The Entry Process

Here is some guidance on how to enter this year’s awards:

Make sure your entry is eligible

Read the rules for each entry carefully to ensure your entry fits the criteria. For example, making sure that your entry relates correctly to the year under review and that packs fit the criteria for where they have been produced.

Be clear and concise

Entries that clearly provide the information asked for will always stand out; a poorly written summary that doesn’t explain things properly will lose out on marks. Don’t simply copy and paste a press release or marketing blurb into the submission – chances are it won’t answer all of the questions.

Think about video

You have the option to upload a video of your packaging project. We introduced this last year, as judges weren't able to meet in person and judge the physical packs like they usually do. This year it’s an option rather than an essential, but could help give the judges a better understanding of your entry. Present its strengths, whether it’s a clever opening or an impressive bit of structural engineering.

Don’t leave it to the last minute

Ensure you have enough time to create a really compelling awards entry. It needs to impress the judges and make it easy for them to recognise why you should win this category!

Put someone on the job

This person isn’t necessarily going to be the closest to the projects you’re submitting, but it is important that someone has ownership of your awards entry. Co-ordination is essential or you may find yourself missing deadlines and rushing your submissions.

Enjoy the Process

This is your chance to celebrate your best work, both inside and outside of your company, so get your colleagues involved – it makes anyone proud to see their hard work put forward to compete against other great products for a UK Packaging Award!