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2020 Jury Announced: Which experts will see your work?
2020 Jury Announced: Which experts will see your work?
Pentawards will issue an official call for entries on Monday 10th February 2020
Pentawards will issue an official call for entries on Monday 10th February 2020
Backbone Branding - Agency of the year
Backbone Branding - Agency of the year
Behind the scenes with Katya Mushkina
Behind the scenes with Katya Mushkina
Zhou Jingkuan - Founder of Shenzhen Left and Right Packaging Design
Zhou Jingkuan - Founder of Shenzhen Left and Right Packaging Design


[Press] The Era of Creativity, Product Design and Development under the Global Version Creative Design Forum 2019
[Press] The Era of Creativity, Product Design and Development under the Global Version Creative Design Forum 2019
Microsoft Takes Highest Pentawards Accolade
Microsoft Takes Highest Pentawards Accolade
In memory of Karen Welman, Co-Founder of Pearlfisher
In memory of Karen Welman, Co-Founder of Pearlfisher
Women in Design - Chloe Templeman, Creative Director for Design Bridge
Women in Design - Chloe Templeman, Creative Director for Design Bridge
10 questions with Amanda Jackson - Creative Director of Jackdaw Design
10 questions with Amanda Jackson - Creative Director of Jackdaw Design
The 2018 Platinum winner interview - Deng Xiong Bo
The 2018 Platinum winner interview - Deng Xiong Bo


Meet TASCHEN's master of design and creator of The Package Design Book series
Meet TASCHEN's master of design and creator of The Package Design Book series
Mario di Paolo - the most awarded designer in Italy
Mario di Paolo - the most awarded designer in Italy
An interview with Richard Walzer
An interview with Richard Walzer

As EMEA Head of Design at Mars Wrigley Confectionery, I lead the regional design team, building distinctive and coherent brand experiences across our portfolio of chocolate, gum and fruity confections. We shape the innovation agenda to ensure that the innovation pipeline is fueled with consumer-centric solutions that meet our global brands’ strategies and individual market requirements.

A Pentawards story, created by Ning-Ning Li
A Pentawards story, created by Ning-Ning Li

Pentawards have collaborated with upcoming British illustrator, Ning-Ning Li, to create a beautiful story, depicting the journey of Olmo Garcia and Oliver Montiel, of The Bold Studio, on their way to becoming Platinum Pentaward winners in 2018.

A new initiative for 2019 - Pentawards Excellence Score
A new initiative for 2019 - Pentawards Excellence Score

For the first time ever, all entries, whether a winner or not, will receive individual feedback from the Pentawards’ International Jury. The score will be based on the jury’s verdict of the entry, in relation to the four aspects of the judging criteria - quality of design, brand expression, creativity & innovation and emotional connection.

An interview with Pentawards Designer of the Year: Sebastian Servaire
An interview with Pentawards Designer of the Year: Sebastian Servaire

Without any hesitation, Ingo Maurer would be my greatest source of influence. His work of reconciling design and technology through poetic objects always brings a lot of emotion to me, and I guess that I challenge my team every day to find that level of emotion an object can deliver in all the projects we are designing.

The 2019 Competition: What's new?
The 2019 Competition: What's new?

Life in packaging is non-stop. Whether you work in an agency, manage a brand, supply materials or create the finished article, time is precious. In 2019, Pentawards will offer many new initiatives that will make entering the competition easier, quicker and worth more value, than ever before.