ENTRIES are now open for The Pentawards, the packaging design competition. This year’s event features an extended jury panel led by a new president, as well as a new judging system.
More than 2,300 entries were received last year, spanning five continents and 64 countries.
The Pentawards 2019 will be judged by an International panel comprising 15 designers, packaging design directors and marketing chiefs. The panel will be led by Clem Halpin, creative director at Bulletproof. He said, “I’m truly honoured to have been chosen for such a prestigious position on the Pentawards jury panel. Being passed the president’s baton by Brigitte Evrard, I’ll have big boots to fill, but with a new strategic direction for the Pentawards and a more diverse global jury panel than ever, it’s an exciting challenge that I couldn’t refuse.”
There are six main award categories: Beverages, Body, Food, Luxury, Other Markets & Sustainable Design, plus a Student Award and these are then split into 57 sub categories.
All entries this year will receive individual feedback from the jury, irrespective of whether they win or not. They will also be given a score of excellence.
Winners will receive their prizes at a ceremony on 12 September at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.
Adam Ryan, project manager at The Pentawards said, “Now in our 13th year, there has never been a better time to enter The Pentawards. They’re recognised and respected all over the world. Plus with every single entrant receiving feedback and a score of excellence, from a global panel of experts – who are all working at the top of their game – it’s an incredible opportunity for designers, design students, packaging producers and brand owners to showcase their work and get global attention they deserve.”
Entry for The Pentawards 2019 runs until April 12, with early-bird entry closing on March 3. For further information, visit the website.