Verallia Design Awards is now open for entries!
Verallia Design Awards: Verallia, a global player in glass packaging, recently has been organized a design competition inviting all students or youngs graduates in design, packaging but also plastic arts schools to imagine an innovative project of bottles or glass jars around a defined theme.
Since 2009, Verallia , a global player in glass packaging, has been organizing a design competition that brings together several hundred participants each year.
This competition offers you to imagine an innovative project of bottles or glass jars around a defined theme.
Verallia positions itself as an incubator of the project which may have a chance to be marketed.
This year theme is “The Glass to live the moment”.
Between creativity and authenticity, glass brings together the beautiful and the commonplace: it has created, over the millennia, a unique emotional bond with the consumer. A bond renewed today in the recycling chain and its ecological advantages.
Each candidate will be able to invent a glass bottle or jar, making the most of the creative possibilities offered by the material glass.
Surfing on the trend of slowing down and searching for well-being, organizer propose you to create containers (bottles and jars) that are inspired by nature (biomimicry) and provide sensations of peace and serenity (by their shape, their finishes or their colors).
This theme applies to all markets: still and sparkling wines, spirits, beer, water and non-alcoholic beverages, food.
For general categories (Still and sparkling wine / Spirits / Beer / Food), at the end of April, an internal committee composed of Verallia engineering, production, trade and marketing people makes a pre-selection of the projects. Shortlisted projects will be then submitted to an online vote, opened in May, to Verallia customers and employees as well as packaging agencies and journalists. This online vote will be followed by a debate with a physical jury.
The winners will be notified after the jury deliberation late May, ahead of the award ceremony, so that Verallia has time to make a realistic model of their projects (made of glass in the best case, or Plexiglass or Pyrex or so). To achieve this model, a 3D plan is necessary. The models’ production is ensured by Verallia design office and its network, with the laureates’ approval.
The award ceremony for the 6th Verallia Design Awards 2023 will take place in the end of June 2023..
You can chose a category in which you want to develop a design of a glass bottle/jar:
➜ Still and sparkling wines
➜ Beers, water and soft drinks
1 - Summary of your project
A two-page summary document in PDF landscape format (one front, one back) presenting the main information on the project
2 - The technical file
Each file includes at least a sketch/visual and a technical plan of the project, accompanied by a presentation note specifying as far as possible
3 - Photos of the project
1 main image and up to 4 additional images
➜ Innovative character for the consumer
➜ Labelable area
➜ Respect of the theme
➜ Added value for the various users of the product
➜ Aesthetic value of the glass material
➜ Jury's assessment of economic viability
➜ Presentation of the content
➜ New prospects for the material (the project enables glass to conquer new segments)
➜ Innovative nature of the design/concept
➜ Quality of the dossier (complete, well argued and offering an overall vision of the project)
The winners will be contacted via mail and will also be announced officically during the awards ceremony in the end of June.
The contest is open to all students or youngs graduates in design, packaging but also plastic arts schools.
The model of the winning projects will be produced (if possible in glass). The winners will recieve trophies and prizes and opportunity to see the project developed and marketed.
There is no entry fee to participate!