WPO – The World Packaging Organisation – has announced the 228 winners of the WorldStar 2023.
In a record edition, the Award registered 488 entries, from 41 countries. In the previous edition (2022) there were 440 competitors from 37 countries. “These numbers confirm that WorldStar is the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe,” says Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.
The enthusiasm with the WorldStar 2023 edition is completed with the 27 entries from the Arab region. “This participation of countries like Lebanon (13 entries), Jordan (5), Tunisia (4), Egypt (3), UAE (1) and Saudi Arabia (1), sends a clear message to the world: WPO is an organisation which mission is to contribute to the development of a sustainable global packaging community. With the WorldStar recognition, we go beyond our vision: ‘Better quality of life, through better packaging, for more people’,” says Pierre Pienaar, President, WPO.
The top five most awarded countries of the WorldStar 2023 edition are:
- Japan – 26 awards;
- Australia & New Zeeland – 19 awards;
- India & Germany – 18 awards;
- Turkey – 14 awards;
- Austria – 13 awards.
The 2023 edition is also special due to the introduction of two new main Categories – Gift Packaging and Digital Packaging – and one new Special Category – Accessible Packaging. Luciana Pellegrino, Senior Vice President Marketing, WPO, adds, “With these and all the other categories, WorldStar echoes the importance of packaging innovation on a global level, fostering science, technology and innovation, recognising and encouraging packaging professionals to go beyond and engaging brands, packaging companies and design offices for greater possibilities.”
The complete list of winners are available both on WorldStar and WPO webpages – www.worldstar.org or www.worldpackaging.org – and they will be awarded in a Gala Ceremony on 6th May, during Interpack 2023, in Düsseldorf (Germany). At the same occasion, WPO will announce the winners for the special categories – President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food Award.