The Glass Packaging Institute is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Clear Choice Awards! This is the only awards program that recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products. 
Since 1989, the Clear Choice Awards has honored consumer product goods manufacturers who find unique ways to use glass packaging to tell the story of their brand, create glass packaging designs that stand out on the shelf, and demonstrate novel glass packaging looks. 
Clear Choice Awards honors the top new products packaged in glass – from tonics and cocktail mixers to BBQ sauces, ciders and craft beers to wine, cosmetics to craft spirits, and much more. Products may be entered for an award in one of eight categories. 
An independent panel from food & beverage media and industry, lifestyle editors and contributors, as well as design and packaging professionals will judge each submission on four criteria: innovation, package design, shelf impact, and how well the package tells the story of the brand or product. 
2016 Clear Choice Awards winners will be announced at a special reception at the Packaging That Sells Conference in Chicago, IL on October 4, 2016. Award winners will also be featured in a variety of digital and print media. 
Entries must be submitted by August 15, 2016, and products must have been introduced between August 2014 and August 2016 to be eligible.
2016 Clear Choice Awards entries are also eligible for the BRANDPACKAGING People’s Choice Glass award given out at Packaging That Sells in October, as well as placement in the December Design Gallery branding and design annual.