Regular registration closes for Pentawards

Pentawards 2018 in New York


The 2018 Pentawards, the worldwide packaging design awards, will be taking place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on 6 September 2018. The last date for the regular registration is 25 February 2018.

The awards are open for all packaging, or lines of packaging, created or released to market anywhere in the world after 1 January 2017. All works submitted must have been created or produced or launched after 1 January 2017, in any country. A physical package must be available before 1 June 2018 (except for Concept categories).

One can enter the concept category by designing a packaging solution for an exciting company or just as a pure concept. The work must be original and not previously marketed or created.

Anyone (individuals, free-lance contractors, employees), design or advertising agencies, brand owners, product or packaging producers (students for Concept categories) who can claim the creation and/or the marketing of packaging, anywhere in the world can enter the competition.

There are 6 categories (and 55 subcategories)
1. Beverages
2. Food
3. Body
4. Other markets
5. Luxury
6. Sustainable Design

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