The results of the Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards, which recognise the creativity of Australian students, have been released.
Awards manager Jen Salem said the judges were impressed by the level of thinking and demonstrated ability to solve the industry's set briefs.
Under the guidance of the Australian Institute of Packaging, this award program was adopted 30 years ago by the Packaging Council of Australia (PCA).
This year, more than 400 entries were received from 20 institutes across Australia including Universities, TAFEs and private colleges specialising in graphic, packaging and industrial design.
The judging panel included graphic and industrial designers, business owners and former winners.
Senior judge Michael Grima said students had six briefs to choose from, with the direction of each brief set by the sponsors and driven by a packaging format or process.
“As judges we always aim to find that trifecta of quality that includes an articulate and methodical rationale, a creative, well-formed packaging design solution, and a quality finished mock-up,” he said.
“It was encouraging to note the diversity of schools and geographic dispersion from Commendation through to Gold winners, with five states across Australia represented.
“Congratulations to all those involved. We're looking forward to next year’s creative pool of talent on display."