DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

Congratulations to the winners of the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation!

For more information on the winners, please see the 2014 DuPont Packaging Awards Winners Press Release.

2015 Call for Entries

The call for entries for the 27th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be announced on November 2, 2014.  Deadline for submitting your entry form will be February 1, 2015. 

DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation - Background

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is an international, independently judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, processes, and service across the entire packaging value chain.  Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Packaging Awards program is now recognized as the leading packaging awards program in the world.


Judging Criteria

The judging criteria reflect current trends in the packaging industry.

“The DuPont Packaging Awards honor packaging innovations that use science, inspiration, and creativity to shift the paradigms and change the way we live.  As we enter the next quarter century of celebrating packaging, we believe we need to evolve with the industry,” said Yasmin Siddiqi, Global Marketing Director – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers; DuPont Packaging Awards program leader.“Our past awards categories have been upgraded to reflect future global challenges and the increasingly important role of the consumer in driving packaging innovation.”

In evaluating entries, judges will consider excellence based on these criteria.


All entries will be reviewed and judged during the first week in March 2015 by a prestigious, independent panel of international judges.

Judges have expertise in:

  • Consumer insights
  • Package and materials converting
  • Distribution/retailing
  • Stewardship
  • Regulations/standards
  • Structural and graphic design
  • Materials, components and systems

Judges' decisions are final.

Awards Ceremony 2015

Winners will be announced during a ceremony to be held on May 14, 2015.

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