The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has announced the winners of the Worldstar Awards. The Worldstar competition is one of the WPO’s flagship events and the most prestigious international packaging award.
In a record edition, the Award registered 488 entries, from 41 countries. In the previous edition (2022) there were 440 competitors from 37 countries. “These numbers confirm that WorldStar is the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe”, celebrates Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.
The Top 5 most awarded countries of the WorldStar 2023 edition are:
- Japan – 26 awards;
- Australia & New Zeeland – 19 awards;
- India & Germany – 18 awards;
- Turkey – 14 awards;
- Austria – 13 awards.
The 2023 edition is also special due to the introduction of two new main Categories – Gift Packaging and Digital Packaging – and one new Special Category – Accessible Packaging. About this, WPO Senior Vice President Marketing, Luciana Pellegrino, completes: “With these and all the other categories, WorldStar echoes the importance of packaging innovation on a global level, fostering science, technology and innovation, recognizing and encouraging packaging professionals to go beyond and engaging brands, packaging companies and design offices for greater possibilities.”
The complete list of winners are available both in WorldStar or WPO webpages – www.worldstar.org or www.worldpackaging.org – and they will be awarded in a Gala Ceremony on May 06, during Interpack 2023, in Düsseldorf (Germany). At the same occasion, WPO will announce the winners for the special categories – President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food Award.