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Student Packaging Design Competition

The annual AICC Student Packaging Design Competition honors the best student designs entered in three distinct categories and allows AICC members a glimpse of what’s in store for the future of the corrugated packaging industry. Entry into the student competition provides students with the best opportunity to show off their talent and creativity to corrugated packaging and display professionals from around the world.

2017 Student Packaging Design Competition

We are now accepting entries for the 2017 competition! Click here to download the Entry Brochure.

2017 Student Design Categories
AICC will offer students three distinct categories to enter:
  • Category One: Design To An Opportunity - Structural Design Challenge
  • Category Two: Design To An Opportunity - Graphic Design Challenge
  • Category Three: Corrugated As Art - Vegas Themed

Reminder: the qualifying first place winners in the two “Design to an Opportunity” categories compete for cash prizes during ICPF’s annual Careers in Corrugated live broadcast to packaging, graphic design, business, and other college & university schools across the U.S. and Canada--set to take place in February 2018. Industry leaders will serve as judges for this event, which is another outstanding resume-building opportunity for you!
  • ICPF also offers assistance to all student team participants in acquiring local internships in the corrugated packaging and display industry. Students should e-mail today and indicate their interest in corrugated internships.

2016 Student Design Competition Winners

Design to an Opportunity – Structural Challenge
Students design a structure that accomplishes a given task while accounting for converting challenges.

First Place Winners – “Marauders Basketball Party Pack”
Millersville University: Jesse Torres, Mikael Baez, Kierstin McDonald
(pictured right, top)

Second Place Winners – “MU March Madness Party Pack”
Millersville University: Kyle Welker, Thelmelis Abreu, Katie Heilenman, Gabriela Mata-Lopez


Design to an Opportunity – Graphics Challenge
Students design graphics for the challenge using one of the following processes: line or screen art,
screened images, process or modified process color or digital printing.

First Place Winners – “Party Pack for AppState Homecoming”
Appalachian State University: Morgan Batley

Second Place Winners – “Transformer Party Pack”
California Polytechnic State University: LeeAnne Morris, Adam Fain, Justin Hale, Tom Howell

Third Place Winners – “MU March Maddness Party Pack”
Millersville University: Kyle Welker, Thelmelis Abreu, Katie Heilenman, Gabriela Mata-Lopez
(pictured right, middle)


Corrugated As Art - Musical Instrument Challenge
Students design a musical instrument of their choosing out of corrugation.
The final product must be one-of-a-kind and not commercially reproducible.

First Place Winner – “The Lonely Harp”
Dunwoody College of Technology: Karen Schwartz-West
(pictured right, bottom)


Past Competition Winners


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