The 2023 WorldStar Awards, a global packaging competition organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation), has plenty to celebrate. The 2023 edition registered the record number of 488 entries, from 41 countries.
Last year, there were 440 competitors from 37 countries.
“These numbers confirm that WorldStar is the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe,” WorldStar coordinator and WPO vice-president of events Soha Atallah said.
The 2023 edition is also special due to the introduction of two new main categories – Gift Packaging and Digital Packaging – and one new Special Category – Accessible Packaging.
“With these and all the other categories, WorldStar echoes the importance of packaging innovation on a global level, fostering science, technology and innovation, recognising and encouraging packaging professionals to go beyond and engaging brands, packaging companies and design offices for greater possibilities,” WPO senior vice-president marketing Luciana Pellegrino said.
Companies eligible for WorldStar Awards are those that have already received a national or regional packaging award from a packaging competition that is recognised by WPO, during the last two years.
“WPO is a unique organisation which mission is to contribute to the development of a sustainable global packaging community. With the WorldStar recognition, we go beyond our vision: Better quality of life, through better packaging, for more people,” WPO president Pierre Pienaar said.
“That´s why we encourage every WPO member across the globe to promote the largest and most prestigious global packaging award among their own members. The participation in WorldStar gives the chance to highlight the best packaging in each country, globally, which means an incredible contribution to the sustainable and continuous development of the packaging industry.”
The 2023 WorldStar Awards winners will be announced on 9 January 2023. The Awards Ceremony and Gala Evening will be held during interpack 2023, in Düsseldorf, Germany.