Pentawards 2017 entry registration begins on 20 February

Awards ceremony in Barcelona on 23 September 2017

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The prestigious Diamond Pentaward, 2016 Best of Show was won by the London-based agency Jones Knowles Ritchie, for the new boxes of the famous home delivery Domino’s pizza.

The 11th edition of the Pentawards, the most prestigious international competition dedicated exclusively to packaging design and designers, brand owners, packaging suppliers and students among others, is slated to be held on 23 September 2017. The awards body invites participants to enter their packaging creations by registering at www.pentawards.org from 20 February right up to 7 April 2017.

Interested participants just need to log on to www.pentawards.org

 and upload up to five different visuals of each of their creations (in .jpg format; RGB; minimum 700 KB, maximum 1.5 MB). They must completely fill in the registration form and pay the entry fee with credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Paypal).

Only packaging created or placed on the market since 1 January 2016 is eligible to compete in the Pentawards 2017. Packaging designers, brand owners, packaging suppliers and students from the world over are invited to enter their best creations in 55 categories divided into 5 major sectors: Food, Beverages, Body, Other Markets, and Luxury.

An international jury composed of 12 professionals from packaging design and marketing will bestow the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Pentawards. The best of the show will be crowned with the prestigious and unique Diamond Pentaward. The Pentawards ceremony will be presented on 23 September 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

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