The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, have opened submissions for the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
Applications close March 8.
The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials within each of these five manufacturing categories: food; beverage; health, beauty & wellness; domestic & household; and the new award of labelling & decoration.
The organisers have made three special awards available: Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award; Save Food Packaging Design Special Award; and the new Accessible Packaging Design Special Award.
There are three awards designed for people who have made specific contributions to the packaging industry. These individual awards include: the Young Packaging Professional Of The Year; the Industry Packaging Professional Of The Year; and the Packaging New Zealand Scholarship.
This annual packaging scholarship will offer one person from New Zealand the opportunity to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology course; an internationally recognised and accredited course.
The PIDA Awards form the exclusive award programme for all Australia and New Zealand entries into the WorldStar Packaging Awards.