The deadline for submissions to the German Packaging Awards 2024 has been extended to 14th June 2024, the German Packaging Institute (dvi) has announced.

Due to a high number of enquiries about the original deadline, the dvi has pushed the date back.

Industry players can register and submit their innovations to one of ten categories via an online form. More information about the categories, their assessment criteria, and the members of the independent expert jury is available on the dvi website.

“We are delighted with the keen interest and are acutely aware of the scheduling difficulties caused by high workloads within companies,” says Oliver Berndt, head of Events and Marketing at the dvi. “On top of this, we were only able to open our new submission portal in mid-April, and the numerous public holidays in May have brought about extra bottlenecks. We are therefore happy to agree to these requests and are extending the submission phase until 14th June 2024.

“Winning the Packaging Award provides proof of companies’ outstanding innovative strength and gives them compelling evidence in their communication with customers, consumers, partners, future employees and even their own team.”

German Packaging Award winners automatically qualify to take part in the World Packaging Organisation’s WorldStar Awards. This year’s winner will be announced at an award ceremony on the first day of FachPack in Nuremberg (24th September 2024).

As well as the Packaging Award, an exclusive Gold Award can also be presented to an applicant at the jury’s discretion; this winner will be announced at the same ceremony.

“In conjunction with our premium partners IGEPA Group and FachPack as well as our partner for the machine category, Mitsubishi Electric, we cordially invite all industry members to join us,” Berndt adds.

Two weeks ago today, we announced the fifty finalists of the Sustainability Awards 2024 – the “Nobel Prize” for sustainable packaging innovations.

The winners of this year’s Pharmapack Awards were also announced back in January. They included an injection moulding technology that replaces plastics with pulp; a system that can turn standard prefilled syringes into dual-chamber solutions for lyophilized drugs; and an intra-nasal delivery device for comfortable and targeted drug administration.

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