And the winners of the PIDA are…

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has revealed the winners of the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA), which was recently held on the 25 and 26 of May as a virtual awards ceremony.

O F Packaging, a Melbourne-based packaging company that produces and delivers top-quality flexible solutions for Australia and around the globe, came out tops, winning three gold awards at the ceremony.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Food Packaging Design of the Year

Gold winner: Brookfarm (O F Packaging)

Silver award: Chobani (PakPot)

Bronze award: Oasis Spice Shaker (Oasis and Qdesign Enterprises)

High commendation:  MasterFoods Herbs and Spices (Mars Food Australia and Cormack Packaging)

High commendation:  Nature’s Way SlimRight (Zipform Packaging)

Beverage Packaging Design of the Year

Gold winner: Sipp Instant (Sipp Instant)  

Silver award: Flexi-Hex Sleeve and Pinch Mailer System (Macher Australia and Flexi-Hex)

Bronze award: Podpress Capsule System (Reflo)

High commendation:  Schulz Organic Dairy (Schulz Organic Dairy and Rhima Australia)

Health, Beauty and Wellness Packaging Design of the Year

Gold winner: Lovekins (Impact International)

Gold winner: Vaccine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)

Silver award: SolvEasy Tinea (Ego Pharmaceuticals – SolvEasy)

Bronze award: rPump (Zipform Packaging)

Domestic and Household Packaging Design of the Year

Gold winner: Zero Co (O F Packaging)

Silver award: Cove (Natures Organics)

Bronze award: Ikea (Packsize Australia and Ikea)

Labelling and Decoration Design of the Year

Gold winner: Brookfarm (O F Packaging)

Silver award: Pana Organic (Zipform Packaging)

Bronze award: De Bortoli Petit Moscato (Cutler Brands)

Bronze award: UV22 QR Print (Danone SN – Mark Purdy)

Outside of the Box Design of the Year

Gold winner: rPump (Zipform Packaging)

Silver award: Ventx Unico (Omni Group)

Marketing Design of the Year

Gold winner: Oasis Spice Shaker (Oasis and Qdesign Enterprises)

Silver award: Cutri Fruit (N.A.V.I Co Global)

Bronze award: KitKat ‘Give the planet a Break’ wrappers and soft plastics promotional packs (Nestle Australia)

Save Food Packaging Design of the Year

Silver award: Junee Lamb (Junee Lamb and Sealed Air for cryovac brand total bone guard for agriculture)

Silver award: Edgell Supa Crunch (Simplot Australia for food service)

Bronze award: Southern Fresh Foods (N.A.V.I Co Global)

High commendation: George Weston Foods (O F Packaging)

Certificate of merit – Retail: Simson’s Pantry Wraps (True Foods and Result Group)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (General)

Silver award: Kapiri Bros Tomato Punnet (BioPak)

Bronze award: Nescafe Blend 43 Lid and Cap (Nestle Australia)

High commendation:  Blue Harvest Oyster Tray (BioPak)

High commendation:  Linerless Closures for Oil-Based Dressings (Wellman Packaging)

High commendation:  Lightweight Fliptop (Wellman Packaging)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (Recycled Content)

Gold award: Squeezepak Squeezy Sauce Bottle (Wellman Packaging)

Silver award: The Collective (Pact Group)

Bronze award: Colgate Palmolive (Wellman Packaging and Colgate Palmolive)

High commendation: Dove (Pact Group)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (Reuse)

Gold award: Cove (Nature’s Organics)

Silver award: Podpress Capsule System (Reflo)

Bronze award: Schulz Organic Dairy (Schulz Organic Dairy and Rhima Australia)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (Recycle)

Gold award: Melbourne Coffee (Cyclpac)

Silver award: Woolworths Meat Tray (Woolworths Group)

Bronze award: Coles Hot Smokes Salmon (Coles Supermarkets)

Bronze award: Flexi-Hex Sleeve and Pinch Mailver System (Macher Australia and Flexi-Hex)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (Closed Loop)

Gold award: Oasis Spice Shaker (Oasis and Qdesign Enterprises)

Sustainable Packaging Design of the Year (Industrial)

Gold award: Ventx Unico (Omni Group)

Silver award: 1/6 Pallet Retail Ready Platform (Chep Australia)

Silver award: NZ Post Jiffy Recycled Shurtuff (Sealed Air and NZ Post – Jiffy Recycled Shurtuff)

Bronze award: Polyrok (Replas)

High commendation: Telstra (Birdstone Collective – Telstra)

Young Packaging Professional of the Year

Winner: Nina Nguyen (Founder and CEO of Pakko)

Industry Packaging Professional of the Year

Winner: Alan Adams (Sustainability Director – APAC of Sealed Air)

Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) Scholarship Program

ABA Diploma in Packaging Technology winner: Karunia Adhiputra (Packaging Specialist at Nestlé Australia)

ABA Certificate in Packaging Scholarship winner: Maria Becerill Roman (Packaging Technologist at Coles)

AIP President’s Scholarship winner: Libby Treves (Packaging Technologist at Frucor Suntory)

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