Photos: NJPEC Celebrates Packaging Form and Function


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.


Gift Sets

Gold  Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb (Holiday 2015) for L’Oreal by Maesa

Silver  YSL Black Opium (Holiday 2015 set) for L’Oreal by Jansy Packaging


Color Cosmetics

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


Personal Care

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


Household Industrial

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

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