ORGANISERS of the 2016 Starpack Awards have extended the deadline for this year’s awards to give companies, particularly the luxury, food and drink and personal care markets, more time to enter.
Anyone who would like to enter the awards now has until Friday, July 8th to make their submission.
With a number of food and drink shows and conferences taking place between now and the autumn, it’s a busy time for this industry particularly, as many are also preparing exhibition stands and attending seminars.
Starpack Advisory Committee chairman David Wiggins said: “Those who didn’t think they had time to enter Starpack might appreciate a deadline extension. We hope this is the lifeline they need, as, judging by the high standards of entries we’ve already received, we know there are plenty of good examples out there and we’d like to see as many as possible.”
The personal care and luxury packaging markets are not as quick to shout about their achievements as other areas, say organisers, yet Starpack is the perfect vehicle to do this, say organisers.
“There are some exciting concepts being put forward this year and we are looking forward to seeing what impact they have on judges,” the Packaging Gazette was told. “We want as many players as possible from the packaging industry to get involved, and we hope companies will take advantage of the extended deadline to put together an entry.”
Organisers stressed that companies from all sectors and sizes are free to enter the awards if they are proud of their product’s innovation, environmental credentials or overall functionality.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a small, family-owned company or part of a larger organisation, we welcome entries from anyone who can show talent, enthusiasm and passion for what they’re doing.”
This year’s judging takes place on July 14th.
The Starpack Industry Awards scheme is now in its 58th year and is the UK’s premier annual awards scheme recognising innovation in design, construction, manufacturing and materials technology; good environmental credentials relating to material usage, manufacturing and at the end of the packaging life cycle (eg re-use, recycling or recovery); consumer needs in relationship to the functionality of packaging through its lifecycle and minimising product waste.
Oranisers urged companies who may not have entered before, to consider competing for a Starpack Award as it not only enhances the profile and reputation of anorganisation, but is also the only UK-based gateway to winning the industry’s highest accolade – a Worldstar award.
To enter, click on the following link www.iom3online.org/starpack-industry-2016 or visit WWW.STARPACK.UK.COM for further details.