International Design Competition Announced

If International Forum Design GmbH will announce its first "iF packaging award" April 28, 2008, the opening day of interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING 2008, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The competition considers innovative forces throughout the packaging community, including manufacturers, designers, and developers of packaging, packaging materials, graphics, and packaging machinery. All those interested in participating can submit entries until December 15, 2007, for one of eight categories, including sales and transport packaging, machines, materials, graphics, and construction.

For an entry to be accepted, it must not be more than three years old. In the packaging concepts category, designs that have not yet gone into production or are only available as prototypes may also be submitted. An independent panel of experts will consider design quality, ergonomics, materials, and the degree of innovation. Information about participating, as well as entry forms, is available at

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