Unveiled: ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards Shortlist

ADF/PCD is honoring the best in packaging technology and design at its 2019 New York show.
ADF/PCD is honoring the best in packaging technology and design at its 2019 New York show.

ADF&PCD New York, taking place September 17-18, 2019, at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion, has announced the shortlist for its annual Packaging Innovation Awards.

Registration is open.

The honors showcase new technology and excellence in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging. The judging process was overseen by an independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations and the media.

New categories this year include The Rising Star Award, for outstanding student projects; and the Dandelion Clocks Award, to recognize an inventor.

The winners will be announced at the ADF&PCD New York conference at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18 at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, in an awards ceremony led by Christophe Pradère, CEO and founder of BETC Design.

ADF&PCD New York 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards Shortlist

PCD Categories

Personal Healthcare

  • Coppertone – Glotion Sunscreen
  • Coppertone – Sport Clear Sunscreen
  • Ren Clean Skincare (Clean Screen Mineral)

Hair Care

  • PCR Airless Bottle – SR Packaging
  • Wendy Iles – Iles Formula

Fragrance (Women)

  • Cacharel – Yes I Am
  • I am Chloe – Nomade
  • ES-84 Parfums
  • Paco Rabanne – Pure
  • XS For Her Sue Phillips – Scenterprises


  • Bourjois – Eye Catching Volumizing Mascara
  • Bourjois – Rouge Velvet - The Lipstick

The Rising Star (new category)

  • Recognizing student projects from Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology. Prototypes will be on display during ADF&PCDNY 2019 and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

ADF Categories

Personal Care

  • Kao – Rerise Kenra Professional (Dry Oil Control Spray 14)
  • Monat Studio One Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray
  • Nivea – Forming Sprays
  • PureHale/Aptar Pharma

Technical Application/Sustainability

  • Lindal Group (DuPont's Great Stuff Smart Dispenser)
  • Monat Studio One Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray
  • PCR Airless Bottle - SR Packaging
  • Virbac (Smart Cap)

Dandelion Clocks Award (new)

This year's Innovation Awards will also include the Dandelion Clocks Award. A special prize for an inventor, the Dandelion Clocks Award is organized by Marisol Simard, Founder of Dandelion Clocks Inc., a consulting firm focused on business growth through innovation strategies and creative team dynamics for the beauty industry.

The award's objectives are to:

  • Spotlight inventors whose mindset, practice and scientific contributions (patents) improve lives and generates ROI beyond initial launch.
  • Celebrate the intelligence and agility required to transform ideas into concrete solutions that transcend consumer expectations.
  • Improve how creatives are perceived within an organization, because they are the company's future.
  • Recognize that their strategic and business acumen will benefit all.
  • Educate the community.
  • Create a network of inventors in the category. Innovation Award Jury

The jury panel met on July 11 at the Pratt Institute to review all submissions. Jury members include:

  • Qareena Ahsan, Tarte Cosmetics
  • Sabrina Black, SMB Style
  • Scott Carpenter, Formulated Solutions
  • Ricky Chapman, ES-84
  • Jeb Gleason-Allured, Global Cosmetic Industry
  • Melissa Hago, Fashion Snoops
  • Cindy Hundley, SPRAY
  • Pierre Janssen, Lush Media
  • Ginger King, Grace Kingdom Beauty
  • Sandra Krasovec, FIT
  • Pinar Lacroi, Pinar Lacroix Design 
  • Parker Manis, ES-84 
  • Detlev Melcher, Aerosol Europe 
  • Eric O’Toole, Pratt Institute 
  • Sneha Patel, Coty 
  • Marisol Simard, Dandelion Clocks 
  • Kyle Strenski, UPM Raflatac 
  • Deanna Ustroke, Cosmetics Design 



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