Pentawards is a worldwide competition with entries accepted internationally. All works presented must have been created or produced (launched) since 1 January 2018, in any country whatever. A physical package must be available (produced) before 1 June 2019.
Unpublished prototypes and speculative or unpublished creations are not accepted (except for Professional Concept and Student Concept categories).
By entering the competition, candidates assign to Pentawards the publication rights for the works submitted, in all forms: real, printed, televisual or digital, including on the Internet.
If the work entered is chosen as a winner, the entrant agrees to pay the €150 technical fee for the design to be featured in the next edition of The Package Design Book(link).
Candidates agree to take responsibility for any claims made against Pentawards – and/or its affiliated companies – in the event of disputes or litigation with possible claimants or others. Pentawards cannot be held responsible for any problem of reproduction and/or designation of the works.
Competition admission fees are not refundable once the application has been accepted. When dispatch of the actual works is required, the candidates must pay all transport costs and taxes beforehand.
Works which are considered to be plagiarisms or which are morally or ethically questionable and/or offensive – whether intentionally or not – will be disqualified either before the verdict or after if necessary. This also applies to works which might turn out to be fictitious (except for Concept categories).
Pentawards reserves the right to demand proof of the actual existence and/or publication of the works presented. Candidates will have 15 days to comply. If Pentawards does not receive the proof requested, the registration will be disqualified. The works received will not be returned, except at the express request and expense of the participants.
The decisions of the jury will be final.
All results are confidential until the Pentawards Gala Ceremony which takes place in London on the 12th September 2019.
Tickets for the Pentawards Gala Ceremony will go on sale in July. Once tickets have been purchased, if you no longer can attend, a full (100%) refund will be provided if you notify us 6 weeks prior to the 12th September. If we are notified 4 weeks prior to the gala you will receive a 50% refund and if it's 2 weeks prior you will not receive any refund.
All communication between Pentawards and the candidates must take place in English.
Applications are accepted online only. The candidates must follow the instructions given on the entry page. For each piece of work submitted they must complete the obligatory fields correctly, upload a photo (or digital renders) of their work and pay the entry fee by means of a credit card. It is possible to submit several pieces of work in a single operation with one payment.
The uploaded displays must comply with the specified minimum and maximum technical values, to avoid the risk of disqualification.
Payment of entry fees can only be carried out by debit/credit card via Worldpay or Paypal and in euro (€).
Pentawards reserves the right to request the winners to send them the award-winning packaging. The winners undertake to forward these packaging, properly protected, with no perishable or dangerous contents, at their own expense (transport and taxes) to the head-office of Pentawards in London (UK). The consignments must specify in English: Materials for contest entry – No commercial value. Not for sale - Pentawards will not be liable for any costs or customs charges.
If Pentawards does not receive the proof requested, the registration will be disqualified. The works received will not be returned, except at the express request (demand to do no later than 7 June 2019) and expense of the participants.