2013 Top Award Winners


Niles, IL
Motorola Razr Maxx HD Phone Sales Launch Kit
Board: MeadWestvaco Corp.

Changing from a shipping carton to a launch kit—and even into a countertop display at retail—this carton consists of a two-part SBS hinged box with a magnetic closure that, when opened, elevates the central phone carrier unit. Soft touch and gloss UV coatings distinguish the outer structure from the inner glossy red phone carrier unit. Read more...


All Packaging Co.
Aurora, CO
Savory Spice Shop 8-Pack Spice Jar Gift Packaging
Board: MeadWestvaco and Clearwater Paper

Not only does the new “cross-x” design replace hard-to-recycle plastics and heavy corrugate with recyclable CNK stock, but it also reduces assembly time, eliminates several SKUs of packaging, and more than doubles the amount of product viewable on the retail shelf.

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Diamond Packaging
Rochester, NY
Elizabeth Arden’s Limited Edition Sunflowers

As fresh as the fruity notes of the perfume are new carton graphics, embossed sunflower petals on the front and rear panels, and debossed text on the side panels that are perfectly in register. Its friction lock top and slit lock bottom closure simplified fulfillment and allowed for ease of packing and shipping.

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TPC Printing and Packaging
Chattanooga, TN
Wiser’s Red Letter Rigid Box

A one-time promotion and tribute to the founder of Wiser’s Canadian Whisky, this package was designed to display the bottle while providing effective protection and a rich, masculine appeal. With a double-walled circular opening, the lid is vacuum fit to securely hold the custom wooden bottle top in place. To give the carton added strength, the textured woodgrain paper was laminated to vat black stock in a semi-automated process, and then glued to Eska stock. The carton was then hand assembled using six custom-designed forming tools.  

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JUDGES' AWARDThoro Packaging
Corona, CA
2012 Holiday Promotion

This entry shows how a folding carton can go beyond the typical rectangular box. The front panel is perforated into a movable bin, reinforced by a locking panel. Bin side panels form movable reinforcing flaps that prevent the candy from interfering with the movement of the bins. Finally, an insert adds rigidity and helps separate the “nice” mints from the “naughty” chocolates.

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ECO AWARDGraphic Packaging International
Atlanta, GA
Yuengling Tite-Pak® 12-Count
Board: Graphic Packaging International

GPI developed partitions in the shape of shark fins that are pushed up from the base between the heels of the bottles to reduce breakage and lessen the noise they make during transit. Their proprietary Tite-Pak® design integrates into existing brewery equipment with no stops or interruptions and without diminishing line speed. Since the system utilizes existing material from the package’s bottom panel, there are no additional material costs.

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Stamford, CT
Stride ID Gum

This outstanding entry features MagneteX, a new extruded magnetic coating that is applied inline to the surface of the pack. The coating permits consumers to easily open and close the gum packets without wear and tear.

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Competition Video

2013 Package of Year

Gold/Excel. Awards

Participating Members: 31

    General category: 90
    Eco category: 9
    Innovation category: 15
Total Entries: 114

2013 Entrants
Accord Carton Co.
All Packaging Company
Bert-Co Industries, Inc.
BOXit Corp.
Colbert Packaging Corp.
Diamond Packaging
Ellis Paper Box Inc.
Frankston Packaging Co.
Graphic Packaging Int'l
Great Little Box Co.
Great Northern Corp.
Imperial Packaging Corp.
JohnsByrne Co.
Keystone Paper & Box Co., Inc.
MeadWestvaco Corp.
Menasha Packaging Co., LLC
National Carton and Coating
Packrite LLC
PaperWorks Industries
Pioneer Packaging
Quad Graphics
Rose City Printing and Packaging
Sonderen Packaging
Southern Champion Tray
Tap Packaging
Taylor Box Company
Thoro Packaging 
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