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THE INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL

The judging Panel of WorldStar is composed of WPO Board members which consist of leading packaging professionals and Executive Directors of National and regional Packaging Institutes for more than 60 countries.The judging panel usually meets in November of each year  for the judging process. The jury's decision is final.The jury has the right to exclude entries which do not meet the conditions of entry. 
 

JUDGES FOR WORLDSTAR 2022
Mr. Silvio Colombo
Education Coordinator Area
Argentinean Packaging Institute
ARGENTINA
Ms. Nerida Kelton
Executive Director, AIP/ WPO Vice President Sustainability & Save Food
Australian Institute of Packaging
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
   
Mr. Ernst Krottendorfer
President
Packforce Austria
AUSTRIA
Mrs. Luciana Pellegrino
Director of ABRE, WPO Vice President
ABRE – Brazilian Packaging Association
BRAZIL
Ms. Mariana Soto Urzúa
Gerente General
CENEM
CHILE
Mr. Guanzhong Wang
CEPI
China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI)
CHINA
Mr. Wang Yuezhong
VICE PRESIDENG
CHINA PACKAGING FEDERATION
CHINA
Ms. Drena Tejić-milijević
Managing Director
Institute of Packaging and Graphic Arts Tectus - IatT
CROATIA
Ms. Iva Werbynská
Managing Director
Czech and Slovak Packaging Institute SYBA
CZECH REPUBLIC
Mr. Soren Rahbek Ostergaard
Senior Specialist
Danish Technological Institute
DENMARK
Mr. Antro Säilä
CEO
The Finnish Packaging Association
FINLAND
Ms. Kim Cheng
Managing Director
German Packaging Institute dvi
GERMANY
Mr. Dimitris Mandis
Chairman
AGMPM
GREECE
Mr. Miklós Nagy
Secretary General
Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (CSAOSZ)
HUNGARY
Dr. Tanweer Alam
Director
Indian Institute of Packaging
INDIA
Ms. Ariana Susanti
Director
Indonesia Packaging Federation
INDONESIA
Mr. Afshin Fakhr
CEO
Iranian Institute of Packaging
IRAN
Mr. Yassir Abdulwahid Radhi
NCP Manager
National Center for Packing and Packaging
IRAQ
Ms. Alessandra Alessi
Communication Manager
Istituto Italiano Imballaggio
ITALY
Mr. Takehiro Kaneko
Manager, Transport Packaging Div.
Japan Packaging Institute
JAPAN
Mrs. Sujud Al-balawneh
Director
National Packaging Center - Jopack
JORDAN
Mr. Joseph Nyongesa
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya
KENYA
Ms. Iveta Krauja
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Packaging Association of Latvia
LATVIA
Mrs. Soha Atallah
Director of LIbanPack, WPO Vice President
LibanPack
LEBANON
Mr. Corné Huijben
Project Manager De Gouden Noot
NVC
NETHERLANDS
Mr. Ahmed Alex Omah
Director
Institute of Packaging Professional Nigeria
NIGERIA
Ms. Kari Bunes
Managing Director
The Norwegian Packaging Association
NORWAY
Mr. Ayman Sbeih
Chairman of board
Palestinian Federation for Paper & Packaging Industries (PEPPI)
PALESTINE
Mr. John David T. Soon
President
Packaging Institute of the Philippines
PHILIPPINES
Mr. Jin Kie Shim
Director
KITECH
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Ms. Susi Moore
Immediate past chairman and marketing group member�
IPSA
SOUTH AFRICA
Mr. Nacho Cusí
Managing Director
Spain Packaging Association
SPAIN
Mr. Anuradha Jayasinghe
President
Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging
SRILANKA
Mr. Magnus Sidling
Sales Manager
Swedish Packaging Guild
SWEDEN
Mr. Philippe Dubois
President
Swiss Packaging Institute
SWITZERLAND
Ms. Hager Ben Mami
Marketing Manager
Tunisian Packaging Technical Center
TUNISIA
Ms. Aslihan Arikan
General Secretary
ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association
TURKEY
Ms. Veronika Khalaydzhi
President
Club Packagers
UKRAINE
Ms. Jane Chase
Director
IOPP Institute of Packaging Professionals
USA
JUDGING CRITERIA
FOR WORLDSTAR MAIN CATEGORIES
The judges consider the following criteria:

Protection and preservation of contents

Sales Appeal: On-Pack Branding/ Marketability

Ergonomics

Quality of Execution

Sustainability

Cost Reduction, economy of material, and cost saving

Ease of handling, filling, closing, opening and reclosing

Creativity and Innovation
JUDGING CRITERIA
FOR WORLDSTAR SPECIAL CATEGORIES
Marketing Award:
  • The overall success of the packaging to represent the equity of the brand and  relevance to the product
  • The point of difference that gives it a marketing edge encouraging purchase
  • The packaging that best creates value to the consumer based on interaction, emotional connection or usability

Sustainability Award
  • SOCIAL: Benefit to Society
  • MATERIAL: Responsible raw materials sourcing, including materials from renewable resources
  • SOURCE REDUCTION: weight reduction when compared to the previous package or to general packs in its class
  • ENERGY: Optimization during transportation, storage and use
  • RECOVERY: Re-usability, recyclability, recoverability, post-consumer material recycling, ease of disposal

Packaging that Save the Food
  • The packaging solution has shown to reduce food losses or food waste in a relevant amount.
  • Appropriateness, adequacy, convenience
  • Innovative but feasible
  • Sustainability
  • Communicates to consumers that the package is saving food or reducing food losses/food waste
  • Benefit to Society/Community

 
JUDGING PROCESS

Due to the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible for WPO Board Members to meet physically during the regular WPO  Board meetings that take place usually  in one of the WPO member countries on yearly basis to judge WordStar entries.  Unfortunately, the meeting that was supposed to take place in November 2020 in South Africa  was cancelled.

Therefore the  judging process for WorldStar 2020 was  conducted  over 2 phases in November 2020:
 

  • The first phase was done online where each judge  assessed each WorldStar entry remotely and individually based on the above judging criteria

 

  • The second phase was a  live deliberation session via zoom meeting to assess the shortlisted entries  and to select the special award categories.


Due to the success of this virtual approach, WPO Executive team will discuss with the board the possibility to adopt this virtual  judging for the future WorldStar Editions