It takes an effective combination of beauty and utility to create compelling packaging, which is what the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) honored at its 37th Annual Package of the Year (POY) Awards Banquet on Nov. 19 in Morristown, New Jersey.
At the Madison Hotel, the group celebrated packaging excellence and held a remembrance for NJPEC Packaging Hall of Fame Inductee and industry veteran Vincent T. Brady, who passed away this year on Sept. 26. The Bayonne, New Jersey native began his career working for various manufacturers and distributors in the cosmetic packaging industry until 1985, when he founded Brad-Pak Enterprises (which currently employs a full office and warehouse staff along with an outside sales force).
New to the packaging awards line up this year was the gift sets category, recognized by the booming popularity in the marketplace. Led by Peter Gould, the POY's Chair, the evening's festivities culminated with the governing board, judges, members and their guests congratulating the 2015 Package of the Year winners in:
Health and Beauty
The Package of the Year and Health and Beauty Gold winner – Re Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Cream for Estee Lauder Companies by Qualipac-Pochet
Silver – Three Part Harmony for Estee Lauder Origins by Quadpack Group
Bronze – Artistry Supreme LX Packaging for Amway by Amway
HM – Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Crème for Crabtree & Evelyn by Albea
Visual Impact – Rose de Mai face Oil for Chantecaille by SeaCliff Beauty Packaging and Laboratories
Visual Impact – Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial for NeoStrata Company, Inc. by Yonwoo International / PKG Group
Sustainability – EcoPush for Stoked Goods Manufactured by Chicago Paper Tube & Can Co.
Gold – Norell New York for Norell New York by Norell New York
Silver – Narcisco for Women by Narcisco Rodriguez for Shiseido by SGD North America, Inc.
Bronze – I am Juicy Couture for Elizabeth Arden by SGD North America, Inc.
Honorable Mention – Realm Intense for Men and Women for Five Star Fragrance by Five Star Fragrance
Visual Impact – Royal Copenhagen 1775 Collection for Five Star Fragrance by Five Star Fragrance
Stock Packaging – Flirt for Pure Romance by Symrise
Packaging Innovation – Cityscape for Her Cityscape for Him for Mary Kay, Inc. by SGD North America, Inc.
Technical Merit – RiRi by Rihanna for Parlux Fragrances by SGD North America, Inc.
Gold – Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb (Holiday 2015) for L’Oreal by Maesa
Silver – YSL Black Opium (Holiday 2015 set) for L’Oreal by Jansy Packaging
Gold – Buxom Eyeshadow Bar for Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc. by Bare Escentuals Beauty, Inc.
Silver – Into the Wild Look Book Collection for Laura Mercier by HCT Packaging
Bronze – Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer for Milani by HCP Packaging
Honorable Mention – Nails Inc “Styled by You” Monogrammed Caps for Nails Inc by HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
Market Impact – Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup for Redken by Topline Products Company, Inc.
Visual Impact – NARS Narsissist for NARS by HCT Packaging
Gold – Squeeze & Foam Shampoo - Body Wash for Babyganics by Albea (Also won Packaging Innovation Award)
Silver – Up For Air / Curls and Kisses for fave4 by Viva Healthcare Packaging
Bronze – Tunisian Jasmine Lime for Pacifica by Viva Healthcare Packaging
Honorable Mention – SprinJene by McLean Packaging
Gold – Respimat Video Intro Kit for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by Sunbelt Graphics, Inc. (Also won Technical Merit Award)
Silver – Stiolto Select Early Experience Kit for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by Sunbelt Graphics, Inc. (also won Market Impact Award)
Bronze – BalaFive Weight Management Program for Innovations 4 Health by Disc Graphics, Inc.
Gold and Students Choice Award – Elizabeth Taylor Prestige Holiday Sets White Diamonds for Elizabeth Arden by Color Optics by Arcade (also won Gift Set Bronze Award)
Silver – YSL Beauty Holiday Sets for L’Oreal by Color Optics by Arcade
Bronze – Armani - Eyes to Kill Eye Tint Holiday Set for L’Oreal by Color Optics by Arcade
Co-Bronze – Doll 10 Holiday Collection for Doll 10 by Disc Graphics, Inc.
Packaging Innovation – Diamond Hologram for Viva Healthcare Packaging by Viva Healthcare Packaging
Food and Beverage
Gold – Ciroc Ten Vodka Bottle Tamper Evidence for Ciroc Ten Vodka by Metal Dynamics, Inc.
Silver – 1.75ml DeLeon Tequila Ornate IM Cap for DeLeon Tequila by Metal Dynamics, Inc.
Bronze – 750 ml Bacardi Gran Reserve Maestro de Ron for Bacardi Inc. by Piramal Glass USA
Honorable Mention – Godiva Costco Spring for Godiva Chocolatier by McLean Packaging
Market Impact – Mocktails Brand non-Alcoholic Cocktails for Tricor Braun/Mocktails by Piramal Glass USA
Gold – Neon Collection for Casabella by Casabella
Silver – Kodiak Wireless Trail Camera for Comanche Outfitters, LLC. by Package Development Company
Bronze – Clorox for American Blending & Filling by AWT Labels and Packaging
Gold – Phoenix Color Write On Greeting Card Box for Phoenix Color by Phoenix Color
Silver – IFF 125th Celebration Kit for International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. by Brad-Pak Enterprises, Inc. (also won Sustainability Award)
Bronze – Phoenix Color and NAPCO Folded Rigid Box for Phoenix Color and NAPCO by Phoenix Color and NAPCO (also won Packaging Innovation Award)
Visual Impact – Kiehl’s HO15 Setbox for L’Oreal USA by L’Oreal USA/Rock Tenn