3 Representatives of 24 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 249 packaging projects, from 35 countries, that applied for WorldStar Awards 2014. The judging session took place on November 7th, the third day of WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Barcelona, Spain. The 3-day program, including judging session, was organised by WPO’s member in Spain, Graphispack.
The number of winners, by category, was: Beverage 45 (out of 64 entries); Food 39 (73 entries); Health & Beauty 9 (32 entries); Household 7 (13 entries); Pharmaceutical & Medical 7 (10 entries); Electronics 6 (11 entries); and Other 26 (46 entries). The country that received the most awards was Japan with a total of 14 WorldStar winners. The UK also faired well, with a confident 7 wins.
The candidates for the special categories (President’s Award, Sustainability Award and Marketing Award) will be announced in January. All winners will be recognised in a ceremony during Interpack 2014, to be held on May 13, in Düsseldorf (Germany). It is worth noting that to be eligible to enter WPO WorldStar Awards the packaging must be a winner in a national or multi-national competition that is recognised by WPO.
The complete list of winners of WorldStar Awards 2014 can now be found at www.worldstar.org