In its twelfth year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge recognizes and honors flexible packaging solutions developed by students. 

The Challenge for students is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a packaging issue, such as consumer convenience or the protection of food. The package should advance the use of flexible packaging; make an improvement over an existing flexible package; convert a non-flexible package
into a flexible package; package a new product or package a product that is not currently available in flexible packaging.

Students currently enrolled in a package engineering, design, food science, or related discipline may enter the competition. The student or team of students who develops the winning entry will receive $1000, and $500 for second place. Kaylee Flannery, a student at Western Michigan University, was the 2014 first place recipient for the Perforated Plastic Coin Wrapper™.

The Challenge rules, instructions and criteria are described in the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge, Call for Entries found on the FPA website, The deadline for Concept Outlines is October 2, 2014.

To view past Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Hall of Fame winners, visit the Call for Entries brochure.