On May 19, 2015, entrants of the WorldStar Awards gathered at IPACK-IMA for the ultimate packaging awards ceremony. The 2015 round of the WorldStars, the most important packaging award in the world, organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation), brought in 264 entries from 37 countries. Judged in Colombo, Sri Lanka, there were 148 winners from 33 countries; 84 of those winners attended the ceremony to collect their awards.
Locked4KidsBV celebrated winning Gold in the President’s Award, one of the prestigious special awards. The winning pack, Locked4Kids Child Resistant Carton Box – by Ecobliss is the World’s first child resistant carton certified against both ISO/EN 8317 and US 16 CRF 1700.20 standard.
GrandsMoulinsd’Israel/Studio Batshi, won Gold in the Marketing Award category for their Series of retro style flour packaging.In the Sustainability Award, the Del Valle Reserva in Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 10000 with bio-based packaging took the Gold Award – the packaging industry’s first in a carton.
Following the awards presentations, attendees continued the celebrations in a cocktail and networking reception. Tom Schneider, President of WPO, said, “When you win a WorldStar Award you become part of a bigger process and part of pushing the envelope of packaging and that’s what we need to make packaging more valuable to people. Better quality of life for more people through better packaging is the World Packaging Organisation’s moto. The WorldStar Awards embody that concept”.
When asked about the standard of this year’s entrants, Schneider also said, “it seems that the quality and creativeness of the entries become more interesting and sophisticated every year”.
A complete list of the winners can be found at www.worldstar.org.