DuPont Packaging announces the call for entries in the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.  

“Over the years, packaging innovations selected as winners of the DuPont Award have changed the way we live.  In reaching the program’s 25th year, we would like to particularly recognize breakthroughs that reduce food waste, a pressing need globally.  The program will retain its focus on innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction,” says Shanna Moore, global director of sustainability – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.  “We look forward to entries that demonstrate excellence in addressing these issues.  This is a 25th anniversary year for us, and we are excited about honoring some of those past winners as well as the winners of this milestone year.”

The prestigious international jury panel for the 25th DuPont Awards will be headed by Brian Wagner, vice president, PTIS (a HAVI Global Solutions Direct Company).  The global jury is being formed now and will be posted on our website.  Entry forms and guidelines are available  The deadline for entries is Feb. 28, 2013.  

Packaging designers, converters, consumer goods producers, retailers and equipment manufacturers from around the world are encouraged to enter new packaging that has been commercialized since January 1, 2011.  There is no fee for entry and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure.  In evaluating entries, jurors will consider excellence in one or more of these areas:  innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.  Winners will be announced in May 2013.  Information on the program and past winners is posted on the DuPont Packaging website.