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Dow Packaging Awards

The 2021 Packaging Innovation Awards Program

Entries are now open!

For 33 years, these awards have celebrated the very best in sustainable packaging innovation, and we are so excited to see the fantastic projects that this year’s awards will shine a light on.

The Packaging Innovation Awards have long been recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program. They support Dow’s commitment to recognizing excellence and inspiring innovation in packaging.

What do I need to know before I start?

Before submitting your project to the 2021 Awards program, there are a few important things to consider:

  1. Does my submission meet the entry criteria?
  2. Am I able to send a sample of my project to be reviewed?
  3. Is my project different to others on the market?

You will need to write a high-level executive summary about your project when you submit your entry; please ensure that this is succinct, includes relevant information that’s specific to your project (avoid generalized language) and that you provide technical data and information to back up your claims.

Find out below if your project has what it takes and start your submission today.


Need a hand getting started? The below resources have the latest information on submission guidelines and judging criteria, as well as frequently asked questions about the awards.

Dates to remember: Call for entries Aug. 19. Submission Deadline Oct. 14. Winners Announced 1Q 2022.

What are the Packaging Innovation Awards?

Innovation begins with you. Since 1986, The Packaging Innovation Awards honor innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes across the entire packaging value chain.

We welcome brands, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers around the world to enter and be recognized.

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

Excellence in one, two or the three criteria (technology advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience) define the winners in the silver, gold or diamond category respectively.


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