WPO – World Packaging Organisation awarded the winners of WorldStar 2023 and WorldStar Student during a Gala Ceremony on May 06 at Messe Düsseldorf during interpack 2023.
Some 140 companies, from a total of 228 winners, were present to receive their trophies. In a record edition, the WorldStar 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 on the globe, and interpack was the perfect place to award these incredible packages,” said Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.
During the Gala dinner, the WPO also awarded the winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze – of the Special Categories – Marketing, Sustainability, Accessible Packaging, and Packaging that Saves Food. “These Special Categories reinforce the importance and power of the main trends in packaging. We highly recommend that companies apply for WorldStar. Participating and winning WorldStar is a global recognition and puts your packaging in a different and prestigious level,” states Pierre Pienaar, President, WPO.
Another Special Category awarded during the ceremony was the ‘President’s Award’. In this case, from all the entries received, Pienaar chose the one that represents the main innovation and differentiation in the packaging industry.
“Packages eligible for WorldStar Awards are those that have already received a national or regional packaging award from a packaging competition that is recognized by WPO, during the past two years. The aim is to promote packaging innovation in various sectors, proving that good packaging can be the essential solution to many of the modern problems, especially sustainability in consumption chains, prevention of food waste, extension of shelf life, safety and consumer convenience,” adds Luciana Pellegrino, Senior Vice President of Marketing and President elect, WPO.
The complete list of winners of these global packaging competitions is available here.