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2017 AICC Independent Packaging Design Competition Winners

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, the Independent Packaging Association, held its 2017 Independent Packaging Design Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, in conjunction with their Annual Meeting. Held from September 25-27, this biennial competition received 86 entries from 26 member companies. Winners were awarded in three categories: corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box. Additionally, the coveted Judges’ Choice Awards were bestowed upon the top picks for corrugated structural, corrugated graphics, folding carton, and rigid box distinctions. The final award was given for the People’s Choice, the best overall as selected by the attendees. See the full list of honors below.  

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FOLDING CARTON CATEGORIES
Category 3 – Confections
First Place: Great Little Box Company – La Churreria 2/3 Churro Cup
Second Place: Utah Paperbox – Shari’s Gourmet Berries
Third Place: Great Little Box Company – Moonshine Doughnuts – Doughnut Party, Long Box


Category 4 – Retail Food & Beverages & Alcohol Packaging
First Place: Utah Paperbox – Uinta Ready Set Gose


Category 7 – Company Self Promotion, Advertising, Promotional, Product Promotion, and Collector’s Items (items not for sale)

First Place: Utah Paperbox – UPB Motion Coat


Category 9 - Improvement over Former Package 
First Place: Utah Paperbox – Real Fruit Juice Sweet’s Sticks
Second Place: Great Little Box Company – Temper Pastry Chocolate Collection


Category 11 – Family of Package 

First Place:  Ray Products, Inc. – Fort Scott Munitions 
Second Place: Great Little Box Company – Temper Pastry


Category 12 – Paperboard & Corrugated Package Unit

First Place:  Abbott-Action, Inc. – Salesmen Totem 
 
RIGID BOX CATEGORIES
Category 1: Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Products/Non-Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices 
First Place: Ray Products, Inc. – Medical Device Box


Category 3 - Personal Accessories, Jewelry, and Eyewear 
First Place: Ray Products, Inc. – John Stephens Custom Crafted Calls


Category 4- Confections 

First Place: Central Package & Display – The Dodecahedron
Second Place: Ray Products, Inc. – Christopher Elbow Chocolate Box


Category 6 – Paper Products, Stationery, Office Supplies & Retail Store
First Place: Central Package & Display – Heartland 
Second Place: Ray Products, Inc. – Coldwell Banker


Category 8 - Family of Packages 
First Place (tie): Elegant Packaging – Baked by Melissa V Notch Slide Boxes
First Place (tie): Michigan City Paper Box Company – Frango Mint
Third Place: Utah Paperbox – Cache Toffee Collection Family


Category 10 – Combination Rigid Set Bo
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First Place: Utah Paperbox – Cache Toffee Collection Medium
Second Place: Ray Products, Inc. – Eminence E-Liquid



CORRUGATED CATEGORIES
Category 1: Innovative Structural Design, Consumer & Industrial Focus
First Place: BoxMaster – 2 Bottle Vodka Carry Pack 
Second Place: BoxMaster – Carry Case Displayer
Third Place: Great Little Box Company – Strange Fellows Brewing 4 Pack Crate
Honorable Mention: Wasatch Container – Falcon Performance Shock Shipper 


Category 2: Counter, Shelf, Power Wing and PDQ Displays  (promotional displays not requiring floor space at the retailers)
First Place: Commencement Bay Corrugated – House of Donuts Wholesale Box
Second Place: Skybox Packaging – Life Support Power Wing
Third Place: Bennett Packaging of Kansas City – Ridgelander Truck Counter Display


Category 3a: Floor Displays, Standees Designed to be used Without Product
First Place: Bennett Packaging of Kansas City – Galaxy S8 Launch Campaign
Second Place: Abbott-Action, Inc. – Digital Spiderman Promotion


Category 3b: Floor Displays, designed to merchandise product
First Place: Bay Cities Container – Transformers Display
Second Place: Abbott Action, Inc. – Sharpie Floor Display
Third Place: Weber Display & Packaging – NJ Lottery Nutcracker Holiday Promo 


Category 4b: Direct Printing on Combined Brown Board – Line/Screen Combination
First Place: Commencement Bay Corrugated – Xing Long Farm Sweet Potato/Ginger
Second Place: Sumter Packaging Corp. – Rewined – CF Monthly Box
Third Place: Wasatch Container – Honeyville Mailer


Category 5: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Line Work & Non-Process Screen
First Place (tie): Mid-Atlantic Packaging – Rusty Rail Seasonal 12pk
First Place (tie): Supplyone, Inc. – Almond Cluster Box
Second Place: Skybox Packaging – Next Generation Super Duty
Third Place: Sumter Packaging Corp. – Terressentia – Rising Creek Bourbon


Category 6a: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Standard or Modified Process Colors used in the reproduction of built color images – Cartoon Art or Computer Art
First Place: Supplyone, Inc. – Chicken Box


Category 6b: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Standard or Modified Process Colors used in the reproduction of photographs or original art continuous tone images
First Place: Commencement Bay Corrugated – Lovers Lane Cherry Top
Second Place: Weber Display & Packaging – Cherrydale Gold Fundraising Box
Third Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging – Lakeside Organic Peppers Tray


Category 7: Best Application of Spot or Full Label with or without Direct Print
First Place: BoxMaster – Beer Advent Calendar
Second Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging – WL Gore Elixir Sales Kit
Third Place: Phoenix Packaging – Andrew Pearson Design
Category 8a: Digital Printing on Combined Board 
First Place: Abbott-Action, Inc. – OceanSpray Mocktails Pallet Skirt 
Second Place: Sumter Packaging Corp. – Gillespies Peanuts 10oz Display
Third Place: Bennett Packaging of Kansas City – AICC 2017 Packaging Design Competition Invitation


Category 9:  Form and Function: Using Corrugated outside of Packaging and Displays 
First Place: Packrite – Self Promotional Magazine Holder


Category 10: Best Corrugated Self-Promotion
First Place: Corrugated Container Corp. – CCC Vintage Box Truck Self Promotion 
Second Place: Lewisburg Printing Co. – Halloween Customer Gift 
Third Place: Abbott-Action, Inc. – The Beast Salesmen Kit
Honorable Mention: Sumter Packaging Corp. – MAG-Lite House


Category 11: Best Use of Corrugated Replacing Other Substrate (plastic, etc.) 
First Place: Packrite – Self Promotional Koozies


Category 12: Corrugated Art & Design
First Place: Sumter Packaging Corp. – Eclipse Day Skeeball


JUDGES’ CHOICE
Corrugated Graphics
Supplyone, Inc. – Almond Cluster Box 
Corrugated Structure
Bay Cities Container – Transformers Display
Folding Carton
Great Little Box Company – La Churreria 2/3 Churro Cup
Rigid Box
Central Package & Display – Heartland

 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Sumter Packaging Corp. – Eclipse Day Skeeball

For more information on the AICC 2015 Package Design Competition, please contact Laura Mihalick at AICC toll-free (877) 836-2422.




About AICC
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is uniting and celebrating the success of inspired, independent packaging companies. We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974. 


 
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The responsive and agile.


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