The best-of-the-best in packaging - the 2013 WorldStar Packaging Awards

Friday, 15 March, 2013

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be hosting the 2013 WorldStar Packaging Awards on Thursday May 9 at 6.30 pm in the Novotel at Sydney Olympic Park. The WorldStar Awards 2013, organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation), are claimed to be the most important packaging awards competition in the world.

25 judges from all over the world met to select 159 winners from 316 entries from 33 countries.The entries are divided into categories with 41 WorldStars awarded to Beverages; 11 to Electronics; 42 to Food; 15 to Health & Beauty; 11 to Pharmaceutical & Medical; and 35 to Other.

According to WPO President Thomas Schneider, “Once again the WorldStar judging event brings together packaging leaders from all over the world for a singular purpose: to judge the best-of-the-best packaging designs from every continent. In doing so, the World Packaging Organization highlights the creativity that is alive and quite well within the packaging community.”

WorldStar 2013 winners will be presented with their trophies at the next WPO meeting in Sydney in May 2013. This will coincide with AUSPACK PLUS 2013.

At this time, the winners of both the Sustainability and President’s Awards, along with the new Marketing Award, will also be announced.

President’s Award Shortlist

  • TalkPack (Wepak Walsrode GmbH & Co KG - Germany)
  • Mosspack (BossPack Co Ltd - South Korea)
  • Folding returnable pallet for Drums (SANKYU INC - Japan)

Sustainability Award Shortlist

  • Infini Bottle (Nampak Plastics Europe)
  • Loop Pallet (IPG Intelligent Packaging Group - Sweden)
  • Mount Franklin Easy Crush (Coca-Cola Amatil - Australia)

Marketing Award Shortlist

  • Packaging for sunflower seeds (Ukrplastic - Ukraine)
  • Ice Pack (DS Smith Polska - Poland)
  • J & B Twister (MW Creative - UK)

A complete list of the winners can be found at, and

The WorldStar Packaging Awards illustrate the continual advancement of the state of packaging and create a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.

To book your tickets to this gala event, simply visit the events section on

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