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This annual competition celebrates well-designed graphics, but more importantly the power of design to advance the brand promise and to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth.

The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by its national design competitions for five decades. The goal of these competitions is to focus attention on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design professionals, to recognize the best work being done in those arenas, and to emphasize the value that graphic design brings to business and society.

The reason is simple if profound: Marketers and retailers are challenged as never before to convey their message and promote their brand. Think fragmented audiences, diluted mass media, eroding loyalty, global competition. Package design — along with instore graphics and point-of-sale — is increasingly the difference maker in the consumer’s purchasing decision. This annual competition celebrates well-designed graphics, of course, but more importantly the power of design to advance the brand promise and to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth. Winners receive an embossed Neenah Packaging Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in our American Package Design Awards Annual that will appear in April 2018 in print, online on our well-trafficked website winners gallery.

Deadlines for submissions

Ongoing
Early
Unavailable
Regular
1/25/19
Unavailable
Extended
Unavailable
2/8/19

Eligibility

U.S. Only

Price

$75 - $300