Entries for the WorldStar Awards 2024, the global packaging competition organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), are now open for nominations until October 15, 2023.
Solutions eligible for the WorldStar Awards are those that have already received a national or regional packaging award from a packaging competition that is recognised by WPO in the last two years.
“Our aim is to promote packaging innovation in various sectors, proving that a good package can be an essential solution to many of the modern problems, especially sustainability and circular economy, food waste and save food, digitalisation, retail, and e-commerce,” WPO vice-president of events and WorldStar coordinator Soha Atallah said.
“That’s why we encourage all the companies from around the world to benefit from this global opportunity to promote their packaging by competing with the best of the best packaging innovation on a global platform.”
The expectation is that the 2024 edition surpasses the record of the 2023 that registered 488 entries, from 41 countries.
“The numbers confirm that WorldStar is the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe,” WPO president Pierre Pienaar said.
WPO senior vice-president of marketing and upcoming president Luciana Pellegrino said, “From a global to a local perspective, the WorldStar Awards showcases global trends in packaging around the globe highlighting how each region is addressing packaging innovation.
“And from a local to global one, winners from each country gain visibility and recognition on a global level, opening doors for business opportunities”.
For the 2024 edition, the Beverage category was divided into ‘Alcoholic’ and ‘Non-Alcoholic’.
“The continuous updating of WorldStar, according to the global packaging industry demands, 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,” Atallah added.
The 2024 WorldStar judging process will take place in November 2023 and the announcement of the winners will be made in January 2024.
Further information on the Awards Ceremony and Gala Evening will be communicated in January 2024.
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