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Paperboard Packaging Alliance Announces 2017 Student Design Challenge Winners

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WASHINGTON – The Paperboard Packaging Alliance today announced the winners of the 2017 Student Design Challenge at its awards luncheon at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas. 

The challenge participants designed an interactive package for a fitness tracker that allows the customers to try on the product before purchase and to store the tracker after purchase. The submitted designs can be viewed at http://paperboardpackaging.org/university-features/2017-sdc-winners-and-entries.

“Congratulations to this year’s Student Design Challenge winners on their impressive designs, which stood out among submissions from more than 220 student designers,” said American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman.

“We hope all 2017 participants enjoyed their Student Design Challenge experience and are now considering a career in the paperboard packaging industry,” said Paperboard Packaging Council President Ben Markens.

2017 PPA Student Design Challenge Winners

1st Place: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


Team: Stacey Yip, Andrea Shaver, Diana Elias, MiMi Ace

Professor: Bill Wynkoop & Lorrie Frear

2nd Place: California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly)

Entry name: Moov Now

Team: Nicolas Le, Julia McKeag, Konstantin Marowitz, Cody Mindling

Professor: Javier De La Fuente

3rd Place: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Entry name: Fitbit Wave

Team: Garret Chase, Jessica Belcher, Kaia Bolland, Yunjing Jiao

Professor: Bill Wynkoop & Lorrie Frear 

Winners were chosen by a team of paperboard packaging industry professionals who rated submissions basedon their response to the competition scenario, innovative structural and graphic design, functionality, and the quality of the finished product.

The winning student teams received a cash prize to share among their team members and their respectiveschools received a cash award to support their academic program. First place: $5,000 to the team, $5,000 to theschool; second place: $3,000 to the team, $3,000 to the school; and third place: $1,500 to the team, $1,500 tothe school.



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