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New packaging design competition at interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING 2008

iF International Forum Design GmbH will launch the first ever “iF packaging award” at interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING 2008. The competition is aimed at all the innovative forces in the entire packaging industry – manufacturers, designers and developers of packaging, packaging materials, graphics and packaging machinery.
 All those interested in participating can submit entries to o­ne or several of the eight different categories, which include various forms of packaging, for instance, sales and transport packaging as well as packaging machines, packaging materials, graphics and construction, until 15 December 2007. For an entry to be accepted, it may not be older than three years. In the packaging concepts category, designs that have not yet gone into production or are o­nly available in the form of prototypes may also be submitted.
An independent jury of experts will go through the entries with a fine-tooth comb, basing their evaluations o­n a comprehensive set of criteria. Among other things, attention will be paid to design quality, ergonomics, choice of materials and the degree of innovation. Particular emphasis will be placed o­n the focal aspects of the category an entry has been submitted to.
iF gold awards for outstanding design
Winners will receive the much-coveted iF label as a quality seal for the award-winning design. What’s more, outstanding entries will also be crowned with the iF gold award. Up to five contenders can look forward to taking home this design honour. They will be celebrated at a prize-giving ceremony o­n 24 April 2008 – the opening day of interpack PROCESSES AND PACKAGING. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to size up all of the entries awarded the iF label throughout the trade fair’s run from 24 to 30 April 2008.
Potential competitors can find detailed information about participating as well as entry forms at www.ifdesign.de. The closing date for entries is 15 December 2007.
About iF
For over fifty years, iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been based in Hanover, Germany. The company’s origins date back to the 1953 “Special Show for Well-designed Industrial Goods”. In 2001, the organisation received a new operating arm, iF International Forum Design GmbH. This company has been responsible for all iF business areas and above all the staging of the renowned iF award competitions. Since its creation in 1953, iF design awards have become a respected and prestigious hallmark of award-winning design.
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