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09 January 2023

WPO just announced the 228 winners of the WorldStar 2023. In a record edition, the Award 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 in the globe”, celebrates Soha Atallah, WorldStar Coordinator and WPO Vice President of Events.

The enthusiasm with the WorldStar 2023 edition is completed with the 27 entries from the Arab region. “This participation of countries like Lebanon (13 entries), Jordan (05), Tunisia (04), Egypt (03), UAE (01) and Saudi Arabia (01), sends a clear message to the world: WPO is a unique organization which mission is to contribute to the development of a sustainable global packaging community. With the WorldStar recognition, we go beyond our vision: ‘Better quality of life, through better packaging, for more people’”, says WPO President, Pierre Pienaar. 


The Top 5 most awarded countries of the WorldStar 2023 edition are: 

1. Japan - 26 awards; 

2. Australia & New Zealand - 19 awards; 

3. India & Germany - 18 awards; 

4. Turkey - 14 awards; 

5. Austria - 13 awards. 


The 2023 edition is also special due to the introduction of two new main Categories - Gift Packaging and Digital Packaging - and one new Special Category - Accessible Packaging. About this, WPO Senior Vice President Marketing, Luciana Pellegrino, completes: “With these and all the other categories, WorldStar echoes the importance of packaging innovation on a global level, fostering science, technology and innovation, recognizing and encouraging packaging professionals to go beyond and engaging brands, packaging companies and design offices for greater possibilities.” 


The complete list of winners are available both in WorldStar or WPO webpages – or – and they will be awarded in a Gala Ceremony on May 06, during Interpack 2023, in Düsseldorf (Germany). At the same occasion, WPO will announce the winners for the special categories - President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food Award.


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 last 2 years. “As always, our aim is to promote packaging innovation in various sectors, proving that a good package can be an essential solution to many of the modern problems, especially sustainability, food waste and extending shelf life of food and agricultural products. That´s why we encourage all the companies from around the world to benefit from this global opportunity to promote their packaging by competing with the best of the best packaging innovation on a global scale”, explains Soha Atallah.


For general enquiries on WorldStar contact Soha Atallah by e-mail [email protected] or visit www.worldstar.orgFollow WorldStar Awards on LinkedIn@WorldStar Awards