In its 15th year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge has become a prestigious competition within the flexible packaging industry.
The Student Design Challenge honors flexible packaging solutions developed by students. Flexible packaging is used to package a wide variety of items. From retail food to medical and pharmaceutical products, the packaging possibilities are endless.
The challenge for students is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a packaging issue, such as consumer convenience or the protection of food. The package should advance the use of flexible packaging; make an improvement over an existing flexible package; convert a non-flexible package into a flexible package; or package a product that is not currently available in flexible packaging.
Students are asked to submit a concept outline prior to the actual development of the flexible packaging prototype/bench sample. The concept outline will be evaluated and when approved, students may begin development of the package prototype/bench sample. Students may work on the design in conjunction with their packaging schools. FPA members may be available as mentors to students advancing to the flexible packaging prototype/bench sample development round.
The deadline to submit a concept outline is September 21, 2018. The student or team of students who develops the first place winning entry will receive $1,000, and the second place winning entry will receive $500.
For more information on FPA or to download a copy of the Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Call for Entries, please visit www.flexpack.org.