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  • 3 x Gold at the German Packaging Award

    Premiere for the Gold Award. The jury additionally awarded three of the winners with the newly created Gold Award. Discover a pioneering achievement in the use of recycled materials, energy- and material-saving modular heating technology for thermoforming and an extremely user-friendly and waste-minimising repair kit for bicycle inner tubes.

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  • Impressions of the award ceremony

    On the first day of FachPack trade fair, about 230 guests from the packaging industry celebrated the best innovations of the year. The creative and sustainable solutions for consumer, market and environment showed clearly how hard the industry continues to work for the future. Resounding applause, flashing cameras, music and stage talk made this award an industry meeting of a very special kind.

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  • Winners 2016

    The jury declared 35 innovations as winners. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  • New categories for your innovations

    Our new categories give your packaging solutions even more opportunity to stand out from the crowd in 2016. We publish the specific criteria of our independent panel of experts for each of the 10 competition categories. This helps you submit a targeted entry and win in your chosen category.

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  • Benefits

    Compete with the best in a cross-material competition. Get a real and effective public seal for your company, your brand, your services, your products.

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  • 50 years of the German Packaging Award

    Choose your favourites! To mark the anniversary of the German Packaging Award, in 2013 we took a little trip through packaging innovations from 1963 to today.

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  • March 2016 | Beginning of the entry period
  • 30th June 2016 | Registration deadline
  • 28th-29th July 2016 | Jury session
  • 18th August 2016 | The results of the jury will be announced
  • 27th September 2016 | Public festive ceremony


The German Packaging Award is held under the auspices of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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Winners 2016

"LUMEN" – new smart packaging concept

Concept study on the added value of printed electronics for brand perception. Intelligent combination of design and...