Paperboard Packaging Alliance Honors Student Designers

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Winners of Student Design Challenge announced at PACKEXPO 

WASHINGTON – The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the winners of its Student Design Challenge at a luncheon on Nov. 3 at PACKEXPO in Chicago. 

Teams of student designers from Pratt Institute were awarded first and second place; the Fashion Institute of Technology took home third place. Participating teams were tasked with designing an innovative men’s cosmetic gift set package that can also be used as a merchandiser display. All designs can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1uqW9tN.

“The 2014 Student Design Challenge winners developed impressive paperboard packaging designs,” said American Forest & Paper Association Group Vice President Cathy Foley. “We hope all participating students gained awareness and appreciation of paperboard through the challenge.”

“Through this real-life experience and exposure to the versatility of paperboard, we hope the students are encouraged to pursue careers in the paper-based packaging industry,” said Paperboard Packaging Council President Ben Markens.

2014 PPA Students Design Challenge Winners

1st Place: Pratt Institute

Team: Elizabeth Taurisani, Paula Ip, Amy Shun Yeh

Professor: Tom Delaney

2nd Place: Pratt Institute

Team: Hsiao-Han Chen, Inyoung Bae, Jia-Ru Lin, Sungmin Kim

Professor: Tom Delaney

3rd Place: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Team: Claudia Arisso, Moonhee Cho, Tracy Pellington

Professor: Sandra Krasovec

Winners received a cash prize to share among the team and one of equal value for the school. First place received $5,000, second place received $3,000, and third place received $1,500. Winners were chosen by a team of paperboard packaging industry professionals who rated submissions based on their response to the competition scenario, innovative structural and graphic design, functionality, and quality of the finished product.

For more information about the PPA Student Design Challenge, visit www.paperboardpackaging.org.