German Packaging Award 2022 begins

German Packaging Institute is organizing the award show

German Packaging Institute is organizing the German Packaging Award 2022 Photo: German Packaging Institute
German Packaging Institute is organizing the German Packaging Award 2022 Photo: German Packaging Institute

The German Packaging Award 2022 has started. Companies, organizations, and individuals have until 15 May to submit their innovations and new solutions to Europe’s largest showcase for packaging. The award, organized by the German Packaging Institute (dvi), covers ten categories across all materials and is held under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.

“The packaging industry is not only systemically relevant, but it is also highly innovative,” says Dr Bettina Horenburg, director of Corporate Communications of the Siegwerk Group, dvi board member, and overall responsible for the German Packaging Award. “Its solutions play a prominent role in hygiene, health, product protection, and the security of supply for people and the economy. In addition, packaging is increasingly a pioneer in terms of sustainability and the circular economy. I am convinced that the German Packaging Award will again brilliantly showcase our industry’s performance on the big stage this year, and I am already eagerly looking forward to the award ceremony on the first day of the Fachpack 2022 trade fair.”

German Packaging Award and Gold Award

Participants can select from ten categories to submit their products or prototypes, ranging from design and finishing, presentation of goods, economic efficiency and sustainability to logistics and material flow, digitalization, and packaging machines. They can even submit a product in several categories at the same time. In addition to the Packaging Award, the German Packaging Award jury even has a more exclusive Gold Award to present particularly groundbreaking innovations.

The jury comprises a broad-based panel of experts from business, research, education, and the media. They will examine and judge all the entries against fixed, category-specific criteria at a two-day meeting at our premium partner IGEPA group’s premises. The criteria are published on the German Packaging Institute website.

Powerful arguments for sales and marketing

“The German Packaging Award is a real, transparent showcase of achievements. Winning the Packaging Award or the even more exclusive Gold Award makes a powerful statement for your company. Both demonstrate your outstanding innovative strength and are impeccable testimonials when communicating with customers, consumers, partners, future employees, and your team,” points out Horenburg.

Special awards for young talent

Supported by the premium partner Fachpack, the jury will again award a special award in 2022 for young people at school, studying, or in training. “The commitment that our partners demonstrate is a real asset for the German Packaging Award. This also includes Packaging Valley, our premium partner for the sustainability category this year,” says Bettina Horenburg enthusiastically.

Submission and award ceremony

The innovations and new solutions can be submitted via an online form on the German Packaging Award website at The website also has all the prospective information entrants need on submission deadlines, addresses, categories, criteria, and costs. The German Packaging Awards will be presented at a public meet-up event of the whole industry on 27 September at the Fachpack trade fair in Nuremberg. At the same time, the Gold Award winners will be announced and celebrated.


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