WPO selects winners of the WorldStar Awards

WPO Members met in Vienna the week commencing 14 November for meetings and the judging of the WorldStar Packaging Awards.  The judging session took place as part of the 97th  WPO Board Meeting activities and were kindly hosted by DI Dr. Johannes Bergmair, OFI Verpackungsinstitut.

Representatives from 23 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 291 packaging projects, from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2017.

The number of winners, by category, was: Beverages 42 (out of 66 entries); Food 43 (74 entries); Health & Beauty 21 (29 entries); Household 7 (11 entries); Luxury 12 (out of 16), Pharmaceutical & Medical 14 (16 entries); Electronics 7 (9 entries); and Other 20 (29 entries), Point of Sale 9 (out of 13) and Transit 20 (out of 25).  

Well done to Germany and Japan for taking 20 awards each; closely followed by China taking 16, USA -15, UK and Spain – 12 each and Turkey & Austria  - 11 each.  All winners will be posted at www.worldstar the week commencing 5 December.

The candidates for the special categories - President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Food that Saves Packaging- will be announced in January. All winners will be recognised in an awards ceremony and gala evening on May 4,  Dusseldorf, German to coincide with Interpack.

The complete list of winners of WorldStar Awards 2017 is published at www.worldstar.org. The results will also be linked from  WPO’s website - www.worldpackaging.org. All winners will be notified individually. To be eligible to enter WPO WorldStar Awards the packaging must be a winner in a national or multi-national competition that is recognised by WPO. A list of recognised competitions can be found at www.worldstar.org  

Requests for high resolution pictures of the winners contact Rachel Bayswater at  rachel.bayswater@iom3.org.

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Liliam Benzi – ldbcom@uol.com.br - +55 11 99989-1597

About WPO

WPO – World Packaging Organisation is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of packaging institutes, associations, federations and other interested parties including corporations and trade associations. For more information, visit WPO webpage at www.worldpackaging.org.


With headquarters in Chicago (USA) the entity promotes projects and actions aligned to its main slogan “Better Quality of Life Through Better Packaging for More People.” With that mission in mind, WPO encourages the development of packaging technology, science and engineering; stimulation of international trade; and the advancement of packaging education and training. The President, Thomas Schneider, is based in US.