The pentawards Competition

The 2020 competition is now closed, thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our winners!

This year's competition received more than 2,000 entries from across 60 countries across the globe, with the winners showcasing some of the world's most innovative, inspiring and powerful packaging designs of 2020.

Missed out? Entries will open again for our 2021 competiton on 1st February.

Stay tuned for further details!


Key Dates

1 February 2021 Super Early Bird Entries open for 2021
8 - 19 February 2021 Early Bird 2 weeks period
22 Feb - 5 March 2021 Regular Entry Phase 2 weeks period
8 - 19 March 2021 Last Chance 2 weeks period







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Winner's Prizes


  • Nominate an individual to become a member of the Pentawards International Jury for a year
  • Invitation for one person to attend the official Pentawards Gala Ceremony, free of charge
  • One sought-after diamond trophy, free of charge
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • The winning design will be presented in the global Pentawards Winners’ Exhibit Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the digital winner’s exhibit
  • One esteemed platinum trophy, free of charge
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • The winning design will be presented in the Pentawards Winners’ Exhibit Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the digital winner’s exhibit
  • The opportunity to purchase a gold trophy 
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the digital winner’s exhibit
  • The opportunity to purchase a silver trophy 
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the digital winner’s exhibit
  • The opportunity to purchase a bronze trophy
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the digital winner’s exhibit


Feedback On All Entries



How does it work?

The score will be based on the jury’s verdict of the entry, with the four aspects of the judging criteria - the quality of design, brand expression, creativity & innovation and emotional connection. Each element will be scored out of five, allowing entrants to identify areas for improvement as well as areas of success. In round one, the maximum score is twenty, with the top five scoring entries being shortlisted for round two. Additional Excellence Points will then be awarded in round two, depending on the jury’s final verdict.


What is the benefit?

30 of the world’s most respected packaging design and innovation talents judging will give out the honest feedback of each work. The participants will get the clearest possible sense of what the judges thought of their packaging – what they loved and the areas where they felt improvements could be made. Actionable, tailored insights like these will be invaluable for packaging designers keen to take their work to the next level.

The average Excellence Scores, broken down by sub-category, will be released in October, at the same time as the bronze, silver, gold and platinum winners. This means Pentawards entrants will also be able to gauge how close they came to winning one of these top positions and how their work compares on a global stage.



Entry Fees


€295

Early bird

€345

Regular

€395

Latecomer

€445

Last chance

Entry fees exclude 4% administration fee and VAT.

VAT:

UK: VAT applies

Europe: During registration, please enter your VAT number to exclude VAT

Rest of World: VAT does not apply

There will be no extension of the final deadline.



Entry Specifications


Our highly esteemed jury are passionate about recognising global excellence in packaging design, and they need your help to understand why your work deserves to be awarded. Give your work the best chance of winning a coveted award by staying up-to-date and preparing your entries correctly.

1-5 Visuals

Photographs or digital renders of packaging in Jpeg and RGB format. The minimum individual file size is 500KB No Zip, Stuffit or compressed files.

Project Description

Describe the project and consider the judging criteria, referencing quality of design, brand expression, creativity & innovation and emotional connection. Maximum 1500 words.

Credits

Giving credit to individuals who have contributed to the project is very important. If your project is awarded, these credits will be published online and in the globally distributed The Package Design Book.

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