Awards for Packaging Innovation

Originated by DuPont, the tradition of excellence is now continued by Dow as we welcome brandowners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers around the world to enter and be recognized.

What's the meaning of "innovation?"

Innovation takes many forms. It can be a container that blends rigid and flexible packaging for a myriad of possibilities or a medical package that plays a vital role in surgery preparation. Or, it may even be a squeezable mascara tube that ends product dispensing frustrations. But one thing is consistent…game-changing innovation takes hard work. Determination. Dedication. And in the packaging industry, it takes a strong passion for science.

That’s what the Awards for Packaging Innovation is all about - recognizing those innovations in the packaging supply chain that truly excel in Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging and Enhanced User Experience.

Judging Criteria

In evaluating entries, judges will consider excellence based on these criteria.


All entries are reviewed and judged by a prestigious, independent panel of international judges throughout the value chain.

Judges have expertise in:

  • Consumer insights
  • Structural and graphic design
  • Materials, components and systems
  • Package and materials converting
  • Distribution/retailing
  • Regulations/standards
  • Stewardship
  • Research & Development

Judges' decisions are final.