Any packaging that has been created and released to market anywhere in the world after 1st January 2019.

Concept entries are accepted as long as the concept is original and has not previously marketed or created.

A physical package must be available (produced) before 1st May 2020 (except for Concept categories).

No, the first round of jury deliberations only require entrants to upload (JPEG – RGB).

If your entry is shortlisted for the second round of jury deliberations, then you will be asked to send the physical sample(s) between 13th May and 3rd June.

Physical samples are not required for concept entries.

Freelance designers, design agencies, brands, branding agencies, brand owners, manufacturers, suppliers and students all within packaging, who has been involved with the creation and/or marketing of the packaging.

Use your judgement and expertise to establish which one of the fifty-seven categories the packaging should be entered in to. For more information about the categories, download the user guide here/

The international jury withhold the right to assign an entry to a different category if they deem it in the best interests of the entry to do so.

The awards will be open for entries between 25th February – 12th April.

Entries will close on the Friday 12 April 2019 at midnight, GMT.

There will be no deadline extension

You can enter the Pentawards 2020 via the new awards portal.

Once you have registered you will be able to access the new entry features including a smoother entry process, the ability to save and resume entries, the ability to track the status of entries and a dedicated online shop, where winners can easily order trophies and certificates with customisations.

Register to enter the 2020 Pentawards here .


6th May – First round of jury deliberations will be complete

13th May – Entries which have been shortlisted for the final round of jury deliberations will be notified

13th May - 3rd June – Shortlisted entries will be requested to send the physical samples for the final jury deliberations

17th June – Winner’s will be notified

In total there are five award distinctions; bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond.

Each fifty-seven sub categories can have a maximum of two bronze winners, two silver winners and one gold winner.

Each of the five main categories will have one overall platinum winner.

One diamond award will be given to the best entry of the awards edition.

The 13th Official Pentawars Gala Ceremony will be held in London on Friday 13th September 2019.

Winners who attend the Official Pentawards Gala Ceremony will receive one free trophy per winning award in person.

Winners who do not attend the Official Pentawards Gala Ceremony can purchase trophies and certificates via the shop in the online awards portal.

All winners will receive a free certificate which will be delivered to all winners at the end of 2019.

The 2019 winners will be publicised at the Official Pentawards Gala Ceremony in London on Friday 13th September 2019. All notified winners must keep their success confidential until it is officially announced by Pentawards.

All winners will have a dedicated feature page in the Winners directory on the Official Pentawards website.

Pentawards will distribute press releases globally detailing all winners. Pentawards results are often found in global mainstream and trade press, including print, web articles and blogs.

Our official publishing partner; TASCHEN, will publish the 6th The Package Design Book volume on the Pentawards, in autumn 2020. The 400+ page, hardcover book will feature all Pentaward winners from the 2019 and 2020 awards. Fifteen-thousand copies will be printed and distributed globally.

More questions?

If you still have any further questions, then get in touch with us here.