AICC 2019 Independent Package Design Competition Winners
Friday, September 20, 2019
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
September 20, 2019 – Since 1981, AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has been proud to recognize, showcase, and reward those independents who have met and exceeded their customers’ expectations of their packaging designs and displays. On September 16-18, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, AICC held its 2019 Independent Package Design Competition.
This biennial competition received 145 entries from 32 member companies. The competition featured 42 corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box categories. Additionally, the coveted Judges’ Choice Awards were bestowed upon the top picks for corrugated structure and graphics, folding carton, and rigid box. The final award was given for the People’s Choice, the best overall as selected by the attendees.
Judges for the competition included Cordes Porcher, Check Five Productions SARL; Chris Heusch, ARCH Inc.; Ben Dolezal, University of Texas Arlington; Juan Martorell Climent, Color in Lab; Rick Putch, National Steel Rule, Gary Cooke, Stafford Cutting Dies; Rick Reinsch; Digital Recollections; Dan Malenke, PKGPRO, LLC; and Robert Meisner, UW Stout. AICC offers special thanks to Jim Nelson, Great Lakes Packaging Corp./ Green Bay and Chairman, AICC Package Design Competition Committee for his leadership and oversight of the Competition.
See the full list of honors below.
FOLDING CARTON CATEGORIES
Category 1: Pharmaceuticals & Non-Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
First Place: SkinLite Cream – Pragati Pack India
Second Place: Sorafenat – Pragati Pack India
Third Place: Utah Paperbox
Category 2: Women & Men’s Cosmetics
First Place: Spinz BB – Pragati Pack India
Second Place: Lakme Absolute – Pragati Pack India
Category 3: Confections
First Place: Turtles 300g Lid & Base – Master Packaging
Second Place: Dandelion Chocolate Advent Calendar – Capital Corrugated & Carton
Category 4: Retail Food & Beverages & Alcohol Packaging
First Place: Harken Coffee Box – Great Little Box Company
Second Place: Hexagonal Cookbook – Grupo Gondi
Third Place: High Liner Smoked Applewood Salmon – Master Packaging
Honorable Mention (tie): The Hillcart Tales: Blood Orange Tea Bags – Pragati Pack India
Honorable Mention (tie): Super Mix – Grupo Gondi
Category 5: Hardware, Automotive, Marine, Household & Recreation
First Place: Uncle Mike’s Holster – Utah Paperbox
Second Place: Gold Tip Arrow Boxes – Utah Paperbox
Third Place: Smith 4D Mag – Utah Paperbox
Category 7: Company Self Promotion, Advertising, Promotional, Product Promotion, & Collector’s Items
First Place: UPB Customer Folder – Utah Paperbox
Second Place: Ink Proof Folder – Utah Paperbox
Category 8: Hybrid Packaging (combination packages)
First Place: Better to Know – Ray Products, Inc.
Category 11: Family of Packages
First Place: Pennyback Mixers – Ray Products, Inc.
Second Place: ZHOU Family: Peptides & Keto – Utah Paperbox
Third Place (tie): Scotties 110 Count – Master Packaging, Inc.
Third Place (tie): Royale 126 Count – Master Packaging, Inc.
Third Place (tie): Royale 88 Count – Master Packaging, Inc.
Category 13: Online Packaging Only
First Place: Scentsy Sola Flower – Utah Paperbox
Category 14: Folding Carton Art & Design
First Place: Scentsy Aladdin Box – Utah Paperbox
Second Place: Semanario Hexagono: Caja Para Spagueti 6 pack – Grupo Gondi
RIGID BOX CATEGORIES
Category 1: Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Products/Non-Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
First Place: Farmacopia Farms – Grow Better, Eat Better, Live Better – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Second Place: Vault Health – Ray Products, Inc.
Third Place: Micro Vue Quidel – Utah Paperbox
Category 2: Women & Men’s Cosmetics
First Place: Nivea Gift Pack – Pragati Pack India
Category 3: Personal Accessories, Jewelry, and Eyewear
First Place: Alex & Ani – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Second Place: Jewelry Television – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Third Place: James Avery – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Category 4: Confections
First Place: Jelly Belly 20pc Gift – Utah Paperbox
Second Place: Applause Box – Ray Products, Inc.
Third Place: Garrett Popcorn Gift Set – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Category 5: Technology, Electronics, Computer Products, and Toys, Games, Hobbies & Crafts
First Place: Prosomnus – Utah Paperbox
Second Place: Daily Kit C02 Oil – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Third Place: Byjus K3 Box – Pragati Pack India
Category 6: Paper Products, Stationery, Office Supplies & Retail Store
First Place: Matrix Slipcase – Ray Products, Inc.
Category 7: Company Self Promotion, Advertising, Promotional, Product Promotion & Collector’s Items
First Place: Play Ball! Ticket Pack – Central Package & Display
Second Place: Over 100 Years of Partnering with the Local Community – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Category 8: Family of Packages
First Place: Alex & Ani Family – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Second Place: Nashville Towers – Michigan City Paper Box Co.
Third Place: Enstrom 2lb Family – Utah Paperbox
Category 9: Alcohol Packaging
First Place: Black & White Hipster – Pragati Pack India
Second Place: Glenfiddich Gift Box – Pragati Pack India
Category 10: Combination Rigid Set Box
First Place: Nutrien Ag Solutions – Ray Products, Inc.
Second Place: Na Pali – Utah Paperbox
Category 11: Rigid Box Art & Design
First Place: Cambria Promo – Central Package & Display
Second Place: Enstrom Holiday – Utah Paperbox
Category 1: Innovative Structural Design, Consumer & Industrial Focus
First Place (tie): Liquidity Winery 4 Bottle Wine Carrier – Great Little Box Company
First Place (tie): 2 Pack Gift Pack Plus – BoxMaster
Third Place: Soccer Ball Pack – Bennett Packaging of Kansas City
Honorable Mention: Atlantic Mariculture Seaweed Flakes – Master Packaging
Category 2: Counter, Shelf, Power Wing and PDQ Displays (promotional displays not requiring floor space at retailers)
First Place: True Bloom Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer Box – Green Bay Packaging – Great Lakes Division
Second Place: EZ Garden – Green Bay Packaging – Great Lakes Division
Third Place: MoBowl Counter Display – Sumter Packaging
Honorable Mention: JMN BBQ Scrapper – Master Packaging
Category 3a: Floor Displays, Standees (designed to be used without product)
First Place: Dia de Los Muertos Flexo Wall (Day of the Dead) – Royal Containers
Category 3b: Floor Displays (designed to merchandise product)
First Place: Game of Thrones WOW Display – Bay Cities
Second Place: Bumble Bee WOW Display – Bay Cities
Third Place: Ryobi Days Train – Peachtree Packaging & Display
Honorable Mention: Humpty Dumpty HD Weekender – Master Packaging
Category 4a: Direct Printing on Combined Brown Board – Line Work
First Place: Beer Carrier – Gerrity Corrugated Paper Products
Second Place (tie): Secret Sauce Carton – Buckeye Corrugated – Tennessee Division
Second Place (tie): Oxford Pennant Carton – Buckeye Corrugated – Rochester Division
Honorable Mention: 3Form RETF – Wasatch Container
Category 4b: Direct Printing on Combined Brown Board – Line/Screen Combination
First Place: Chairmans New Orleans 20 – Master Packaging
Second Place: PSU Bakery – Dynamic Dies, Inc.
Category 5: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Line Work & Non-Process Screen
First Place: Enstrom’s SM Gift Pack – Wasatch Container
Second Place: McNeil Health Equity Shipper – Wasatch Container
Third Place: Mailer for Candy Bar Samples – Tavens Packaging
Honorable Mention: TerrePure – Quarter Horse Rye – Sumter Packaging
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: Zingerman’s Babka Box – Dynamic Dies, Inc.
Second Place: Brooklyn Brewery East IPA Carton – Buckeye Corrugated – Rochester Division
Third Place: Wilson AntOut – Royal Containers
Category 6b: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Standard or Modified Process Colors Uused in the Reproduction of Photographs or Original Art Continuous Tone Images
First Place: Seagrams 24pk Variety – Buckeye Corrugated – Rochester Division
Second Place: Wilson Total WipeOut – Royal Containers
Category 7: Best Application of Spot or Full Label with or without Direct Print
First Place: Juniper Mesa III – Wasatch Container
Second Place: MoBowl Counter Display – Sumter Packaging
Third Place: Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Wheated Bourbon – Royal Containers
Honorable Mention: Lakeside Produce Costco USA Corrugated Master Shipping Tray – Peppers – Royal Containers
Category 8a: Digital Printing on Combined Board
First Place: Spiderman Club/Grocery Pallet Skirt – Bennett Packaging of Kansas City
Second Place: WM Game Endcap – Bennett Packaging of Kansas City
Third Place: Hexagonal Dum Bin 2 Level w/ Header – Corrugados Y Especialidades
Honorable Mention: Boulevard 12 Pack – Bennett Packaging of Kansas City
Category 9: Form and Function: Using Corrugated outside of Packaging and Displays
First Place: Soccer Ball – Grupo Gondi
Second Place: SMC Bee Foster – SMC Packaging Group
Third Place: Creations & Libations Easel Box – Sumter Packaging
Honorable Mention: Boxes for Happiness – A Modular Cat Condo – Reliable Container
Category 10: Best Corrugated Self-Promotion
First Place: Sealrite Cohesive Blister – Packrite
Second Place: Snowman Holiday Gift/Promo – Abbott-Action, Inc.
Third Place: Christmas Wine Box – Gerrity Corrugated Paper Products
Honorable Mention: Holiday Reindeer Promotional Gift – Tavens Packaging & Display
Category 11: Best Use of Corrugated Replacing Other Substrates
First Place: Black Box Coffin – Peachtree Packaging & Display
Second Place: Corrugated Strawberry Quart – Moore Packaging
Third Place: Aquarite Board - Packrite
Honorable Mention: Digirite Board – Packrite
Category 13: Corrugated Art & Design
First Place: Employee Appreciation Plinko – Sumter Packaging
Second Place: Tie Fighter – SMC Packaging Group
Third Place: Game of Thrones Chair – Corrugados y Especialidades
Honorable Mention: Airplane Models – BoxMaster
Corrugated Graphics: Wasatch Container – Enstrom’s SM Gift Pack
Corrugated Structure: Great Little Box Company – Liquidity Winery 4 Bottle Wine Carrier
Folding Carton: Great Little Box Company – Harken Coffee Box
Rigid Box: Pragati Pack India – Black & White Hipster
Sumter Packaging – Employee Appreciation Pinko
The next Independent Package Design Competition will take place on September 27-29, 2021, at the AICC 2021 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Questions about the 2019 Annual Meeting, Independent Package Design Competition, and the value a well-connected workforce brings to a company can be directed to Cindy Huber, AICC Director of Conventions & Meetings, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.836.2422 or Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager, at email@example.com or 703.836.2422.
About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association
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