WPO Members met in Brazil the week commencing 6 November for meetings and the judging of the WorldStar Packaging Awards. The judging session took place as part of the 99th WPO Board Meeting activities and were kindly hosted by ABRE - the Brazilian Packaging Association.
Representatives from 16 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 318 packaging projects, from 38 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2018.
The number of winners, by category, was: Beverages 40 (out of 64 entries); Electronics 7 (9 entries); Food 42 (69 entries); Health & Personal Care 12 (17 entries); Household 9 (14 entries); Labelling & Decoration 3 ( 7 entries); Luxury 6 (out of 11), Medical & Pharmaceutical 20 (out of 26 entries); Other 13 (25 entries), Packaging Materials & Components 21 (35 entries); Point of Sale 6 (out of 12) and Transit 21 (out of 29).
Well done to Japan for taking the highest number of awards - 26; closely followed by India taking 24. All winners will be posted at www.worldstar the week commencing 4 December and winners will be notified individually.
The candidates for the Special Award categories will be announced in January. All winners will be recognised in an awards ceremony and gala evening on May 2, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
To be eligible to enter WPO WorldStar Awards the packaging must be a winner in a national or multi-national competition that is recognised by WPO. A list of recognised competitions can be found at www.worldstar.org
Requests for high resolution pictures of the winners contact Rachel Bayswater at firstname.lastname@example.org.