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 SHOW OFF your company’s creativity, innovation, and excellence in package design & production capabilities!

RECOGNIZE the people behind the scenes who help to manufacture your best packaging designs including your employees, customers, and suppliers!

ENHANCE the independent box plant manufacturers’ level of professionalism in the industry!



The biennial AICC Independent Packaging Design Competition features corrugated, folding carton and rigid box categories, providing a wider reach into the entire packaging market and a greater diversity of ideas. Independent boxplants compete for first, second and third place as well as honorable mention awards. Contestants also have the opportunity to win the coveted industry’s People’s Choice or take home the prestigious Judges’ Choice Awards.

Since 1981, AICC has been proud to recognize, showcase and reward those independents who have met and exceeded their customers’ expectations of their packaging designs and displays in its packaging design competition. The next Independent Packaging Design Competition will take place in the fall of 2017 at the Annual Meeting, set to be held in Las Vegas in conjunction with PackExpo.

Category Descriptions

Rules, Regulations, & Important Information

Judging Criteria

Shipping Label for Entries

**Judging will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017 during the AICC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, which is being held in conjunction with PackExpo Las Vegas.


The 17th International Packaging Design Competition was held September 28-30, 2015 in Fort Worth, TX. 

View the Winners Brochure.


The 16th International Packaging Design Competition was held September 23-25, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with PackExpo. The competition received 180 entries from 36 companies.

View the Winners Brochure.


The15th International Packaging Design Summit Competition was held October 26-28, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The competition received 155 entries from 31 companies.

View the Winners Brochure.


The 14th International Corrugated Packaging Design Competition was held on October 5-7, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. The competition was located in the "brand zone” at PACKEXPO Las Vegas 2009. Over 120 entries from 30 companies were received in the competition.

View the Winners Brochure.


The 13th International Corrugated Packaging Design Competition was held October 10-12, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN. The competition received 175 entries from 35 companies.

View the Winners Brochure.