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Entries for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand close today (5 March). 

The PIDA is an exclusive award program for all ANZ entries into the WorldStar Packaging Awards, which is coordinated by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

2021 PIDA Categories include:

  • Design Innovation of the Year: Food;
  • Design Innovation of the Year: Beverage;
  • Design Innovation of the Year: Health, Beauty & Wellness;
  • Design Innovation of the Year: Domestic & Household;
  • Design Innovation of the Year: Labelling & Decoration;
  • Design Innovation of the Year: Outside the Box;
  • Sustainable Packaging Special Award;
  • Save Food Packaging Design Special Award;
  • Accessible & Inclusive Packaging Design Special Award;
  • Marketing Special Award;
  • Young Packaging Professional of the Year; and
  • Industry Packaging Professional of the Year.

To download the entry forms and criteria, visit the website or click email for further information.

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