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Student Packaging Design Competition

The annual AICC Student Packaging Design Competition honors the best student designs entered in three distinct categories and allows AICC members a glimpse of what’s in store for the future of the corrugated packaging industry. Entry into the student competition provides students with the best opportunity to show off their talent and creativity to corrugated packaging and display professionals from around the world.



2016 Student Packaging Design Competition - NOW OPEN!

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 17, 2016

You’ve worked hard on your design projects all year long, and now is your chance to get the recognition you deserve.  It’s time to enter AICC’s 2016 Student Packaging Design Competition, which honors the best student designs entered in three distinct categories and allows AICC members a glimpse of what’s in store for the future of the corrugated packaging industry.

Click here to open the 2016 Student Design Competition Brochure & Entry Form


Entry into this year’s competition will provide you with the best opportunity to show off your talent and creativity to corrugated packaging and display professionals from around the world, in person at the AICC/TAPPI 2016 SuperCorrExpo and electronically on our interactive website. AICC will also provide cash awards to the first, second, and third place winners in all categories.

Additionally, the first and second place winners in the two “Design to an Opportunity” categories compete for cash prizes totaling up to $1,100 during ICPF’s annual Careers in Corrugated live broadcast to packaging, graphic design, business, and other college & university schools across the U.S. and Canada--set to take place in February 2017. Industry leaders will serve as judges for this event, which is another outstanding resume-building opportunity for you!
  • ICPF also offers assistance to all student team participants in acquiring local internships in the corrugated packaging and display industry. Students should e-mail info@icpfbox.org today and indicate their interest in corrugated internships.

2016 Student Design Categories

AICC is offering students three distinct categories to enter:
  • Category One: Design To An Opportunity, PART I - Structural Design Challenge, create a "March Madness Party Pack" to be on display at local retail stores to promote "March Madness."
  • Category Two: Design To An Opportunity, PART II - Graphic Design Challenge, create and design the graphics for your "Party Pack" from Part I of the "Design to an Opportunity" project.
  • Category Three: Corrugated As Art - Design a musical instrument of your choosing out of corrugated. The final product must be one of a kind and not commercially reproducible (no production run possibility).


2015 Student Design Competition Winners


Design to an Opportunity – Structural Challenge

Students design a structure that accomplishes a given task while accounting for converting challenges.

First Place Winners – “Party Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Andrew Vo, Allison Herbst, Benjamin Kim and Kiersten Heflin
(image, right top)

Second Place Winners – “Maverick Adventure Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Elena Chudoba, Andrea Norcross, Andrew Czap, Cali Stewart

Third Place Winners – “Countless Mavericks; One Spirit”
University of Texas Arlington:  Amanda Turnage, Samantha Clarke, Marissa Rogers and Karen Juarez

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Design to an Opportunity – Graphics Challenge
Students design graphics for the challenge using one of the following processes: line or screen art,
screened images, process or modified process color or digital printing.

First Place Winners – “Party Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Andrew Vo, Allison Herbst, Benjamin Kim and Kiersten Heflin

Second Place Winners – “When in Doubt – Luau at Stout”
University of Wisconsin-Stout: Brandon Hokanson

Third Place Winners – “Maverick Adventure Pack”
University of Texas Arlington: Elena Chudoba, Andrea Norcross, Andrew Czap, Cali Stewart
(image, right bottom)


Past Competition Winners

 

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