WPO selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2015 in Colombo

The judging session took place on 19 November 2014 as part of the second WPO Board Meeting activities.

Representatives from 17 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 264 packaging projects, from 37 countries, that entered the WorldStar Awards 2015. The judging session took place on 19 November, the third day of WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The week long program included working group meetings, the board meeting, an international congress - Packaging for Global Economic Resurgence, and of course, the judging session, all organised by WPO’s member in Colombo, the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging.

The number of winners, by category, was: Beverages 38 (out of 71 entries); Food 36 (69 entries); Health & Beauty 13 (27 entries); Household 12 (16 entries); Pharmaceutical & Medical 14 (16 entries); Electronics 8 (9 entries); and Other 25 (46 entries), Point of Sale 2 (out of 10). The country that received the most awards was the USA with a total of 21 WorldStar winners.

The candidates for the special categories - President’s Award, Sustainability Award, and Marketing Award - will be announced in January. All winners will be recognised in a ceremony during the IPACK-IMA 2015 exhibition in Milano, Italy, to be held on 19-23 May 2015.

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