Submissions open for the 2018 PIDA awards


Wednesday, 06 December, 2017


Now is the time to enter submissions for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA), which will be held in Queensland on 2 May.

Established by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand, the awards acknowledge companies and individuals in Australia and New Zealand who are making a significant difference in their field.

The Design Innovation of the Year award will recognise companies that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, innovative packaging and processing machinery/equipment within each of these four manufacturing categories: Food; Beverage; Health, Beauty & Wellness; and Domestic & Household.

Within each of the four award categories, the Sustainable Packaging & Processing Award and the Save Food Packaging Design Award will also be available for companies to achieve.

Individual awards will recognise people with different levels of experience who have made specific contributions to the packaging and processing industry. These include:

  • Young Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year;
  • Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year;
  • The APPMA Scholarship (for Australian applicants) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand Scholarship (for New Zealand applicants). This will offer one person from each country the opportunity to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology, an internationally recognised and accredited course.

The PIDA awards will be the exclusive entry point for Australia and New Zealand for the WorldStar Packaging Awards, which will be held in October 2018.

To view the specific criteria for the awards or to enter, please click here. Applications will close on 23 February 2018.

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