Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards for ANZ open for entry

Wednesday, 27 March, 2024

Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards for ANZ open for entry

Entries are now open for the 2024 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand. The awards are designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.

2024 PIDA categories include:

The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging within each of these six manufacturing categories:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Health, Beauty & Wellness
  • Domestic & Household
  • Labelling & Decoration
  • Outside of the Box

There are four special awards available:

  • Sustainable Packaging Design
  • Save Food Packaging Design
  • Accessible & Inclusive Packaging Design
  • Marketing

In addition, there are three awards designed for people who have made specific contributions to the packaging industry:

  • Young Packaging Professional of the Year
  • Industry Packaging Professional of the Year
  • Packaging Technologist of the Year

The Packaging Technologist of the Year Award is designed to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the packaging industry across Australia, New Zealand & Asia. The judges will be looking for packaging technologists, engineers, specialists and designers who have demonstrated advanced technical packaging skills and competencies through projects, initiatives and unique packaging designs. The individual must be an AIP Member, have been working in the industry for a minimum of 5 years and be working in a technical packaging role. The individual needs to have proven results within the business they work in through their packaging designs. The judges will be wanting to also hear about the packaging education that the individual has undertaken, the education and training undertaken to elevate their core competencies in the fundamentals of packaging and future goals for advancing their training and knowledge. The judges will be looking for examples of projects led and driven by the individual and supporting documentation from the business.

In addition to the awards, there are two scholarships available:

  • ABA Diploma in Packaging Scholarship
  • ABA Certificate in Packaging Scholarship

To learn more about the awards, or to enter visit Entries close 3 May 2024.

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