WPO opens entries for WorldStar 2022

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has opened up entries for the WorldStar 2022 awards, which recognises global innovation in packaging.

Packages eligible for WorldStar are those that have already received a national or regional packaging award recognised by WPO.

The schedule for the 2022 edition of WorldStar Packaging Awards is as follows:

·        14 June 2021: Opening for entries

·        15 October 2021: Closing date for entries

·        November 2021: Judging process

·        15 December 2021: Announcements of results

·        May 2021: Awards ceremony and gala evening

“We encourage every WPO member across the globe to help us promote the largest and most prestigious global packaging award. We are confident that we can even better the number of entries registered in the 2021 edition: 345 from 35 countries,” WPO president Pierre Pienaar said.

“In its 54th year, WorldStar is one of the major events of WPO. As always, our aim is to promote packaging innovation in various areas, proving that a good package can be an essential solution to many of the modern problems, especially food safety, save food and sustainability.”

This comes off the back of the recent hybrid WorldStar Ceremony for 2021 winners, with over 250 people attending, from 53 countries across the globe.

The ceremony was co-hosted by Pienaar and WPO vice-president of sustainability and save food, Nerida Kelton. 

During the ceremony, WPO announced 194 winners from 32 countries, including the winners of the Special Categories (marketing, sustainability and packaging that saves the food) and the prestigious President’s Award.

Furthermore, Ralph Moyle received the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021.

Entries for 2022 close on 15 October.

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