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  • Categories and criteria

    Choose the ideal environment for your submission from the ten competition categories. We create the ideal conditions to make your innovation really shine out with transparent and fixed evaluation criteria. You can submit your solution in one or more categories.

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  • Benefits and opportunities

    By winning the German Packaging Award, you can show your outstanding innovative power and make a strong statement. The trophy, certificate and winner’s seal are solid arguments when communicating with customers, consumers, partners and prospective employees, and last but not least a first-class source of motivation for your own team.

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  • The Gold Award

    Double the chance for your submission: winning the German Packaging Award also gives you the chance to win the Gold Award. The Gold Award gives the independent jury consisting of representatives from material and trade associations, the media, companies, universities and research institutes the opportunity to give an additional award to particularly groundbreaking innovations.

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  • Opportunities for the next generation

    The German Packaging Award has a dedicated category for students, pupils and trainees. There are no restrictions with regard to specific materials or scenarios. Participation is free. We look forward to your fresh, bold and innovative ideas. As a big stage for young talent, the Packaging Award will give that special kick-start to any career.

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  • 1st March 2018 | Beginning of the entry period
  • 30th June 2018 | Registration deadline
  • 31th July 2018 | All entries must have been received in Nuremberg
  • 9th-10th August 2018 | Jury session
  • 24th August 2018 | The results of the jury will be announced
  • 25th September 2018 | Public festive ceremony


The German Packaging Award is held under the auspices of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.



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Winners 2017

Dispenser for cosmetic ampules

The folding carton for continuous serving packs offers a new kind of unboxing experience, giving the customer a new feeling...