The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced the 2021 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Call for Entries is now available. FPA intends on judging an award competition for 2021, whether in-person or virtually.
In its 17th year, The Student Design Challenge continues to honor flexible packaging solutions developed by students. The challenge is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a packaging issue, such as consumer convenience or the protection of food.
The package should advance the use of flexible packaging; make an improvement over an existing flexible package; convert a non-flexible package into a flexible package; or package a product that is not currently available in flexible packaging.
Students are asked to submit a concept outline prior to sending in the flexible packaging prototype/bench sample. The concept outline will be evaluated and when approved, students may then send in their prototype/bench sample.
The deadline to submit a concept outline is September 25, 2020. The student or team of students who develops the first place winning entry will receive $1,000 and the second place winning entry will receive $500.