WPO – The World Packaging Organisation has confirmed that the 228 winners of the WorldStar 2023 will be presented during a Gala Ceremony to take place on 6th May, during interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In a record edition, the Award registered 488 entries, from 41 countries – the full list of winners can be found here. In the previous edition in 2022, there were 440 competitors from 37 countries.
“These numbers confirm that WorldStar is the most prestigious and important packaging award in the globe. And there is no better place to award all these incredible packaging than interpack, the major packaging show in the world,” said Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.
In the 2023 edition, the top five most awarded countries are: Japan – 26; Australia & New Zealand – 19, India & Germany – 18; Turkey – 14; and Austria – 13. 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.
“We continuously encourage every WPO member across the globe to promote the largest and most prestigious global packaging award. Promoting WorldStar, each member promotes the best packaging in its own country, globally, which means an incredible contribution to the sustainable and continuous development of the packaging industry,” states Pierre Pienaar, President, WPO.