Beverages
Packaging for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks including wine, beer and spirits
Electronics
Packaging of all electrical items
Food
All food packaging including fresh, frozen, dried or other
Health & Personal Care
Includes the packaging of cosmetics, toiletries, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oral-care.
Household
Includes the packaging of household items, toys, stationery, gifts, clothing, garden equipment and decorating
Labeling and Decoration
The addition of content to a pack which creates a unique or innovative appearance, function or communication. This may include labels, sleeves, tags, coding/markings, etching, directly applied inks or by any other similar process.
Luxury
Includes seasonal and religious festival gift packaging and high end products like perfume or jewellery that has the ability to "wow" the consumer
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Packaging of all medicines including prescription, over the counter and medical equipment packaging
Other
Miscellaneous packs that are not included in any other category.
Packaging Materials & Components
Any specific material or component which creates a differentiating appearance, unique funtionality or notable innovation that enhances a pack's performance.
Point of Sale
End of aisle display units
Transit
Industrial (heavy duty) and distribution packaging – inter-company packaging and internet packaging
To qualify for entry into one of the special award categories, it is  mandatory to enter your pack into one of the main categories.
SPECIAL AWARD - Marketing
This category focus on the use of packaging design and general esthetics in pack branding to represent the brand equity.
SPECIAL AWARD - Packaging that Saves Food
This category is dedicated to focus on packaging solution that reduce food losses or food waste in a relevant amount.
SPECIAL AWARD - Sustainability
This category is dedicated to focus on the responsible use of packaging material (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore) to promote sustainability.
President's Award
This award is considered the best of the best of all WorldStar Winners and is selected personally and individually by the President of WPO once the judging process is over. All entries receiving a WorldStar will be put forward for the President's Award selection.