The German Packaging Institute e. V. (dvi) is extending the submission phase for the German Packaging Award until May 31, 2021. According to the dvi, Europe’s most prestigious showcase of packaging achievements is held under the patronage of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. The competition is cross-material and open to submissions from Germany and abroad.
“By extending the deadline, we are responding to numerous requests from companies that have not been able to complete their submission so far due to increased workload,” explains dvi Managing Director Winfried Batzke. “The additional two weeks now give all interested parties the opportunity to submit their products or prototypes.”
Categories and Gold Award
For the submission, participants can choose from 10 categories. The independent jury consists of a broad-based panel of experts from business, research, education and the media. All submissions are reviewed during a two-day session according to fixed, category-specific criteria. “In addition to the Packaging Award, the jury can also present particularly exclusive Gold Awards for innovations that still stand out even from the illustrious circle of packaging award winners,” says Batzke. The festive awards ceremony and announcement of the Gold Awards will take place on September 28, 2021, during FACHPACK.
Tangible arguments for sales and marketing
“By winning the packaging award, companies document their outstanding innovative strength and gain tangible arguments in their communication with customers, consumers, partners, future employees and their own team,” emphasizes Batzke. Submissions are made via an online form on the Packaging Award homepage. There, the dvi also provides information on the categories and evaluation criteria of the competition.