• Some of the ANZ award winners, clockwise from left: Vaccine Protector by Planet Protector Packaging; Squeezy Sauce Bottle by Wellman Packaging; Pana Organic by Zipform Packaging; Colgate Palmolive 100% rPET by Wellman Packaging; NZ Post Jiffy Mailer by Sealed Air; Roll 'n Recycle by O F Packaging.
    Some of the ANZ award winners, clockwise from left: Vaccine Protector by Planet Protector Packaging; Squeezy Sauce Bottle by Wellman Packaging; Pana Organic by Zipform Packaging; Colgate Palmolive 100% rPET by Wellman Packaging; NZ Post Jiffy Mailer by Sealed Air; Roll 'n Recycle by O F Packaging.
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Australian & New Zealand packaging companies have received the second highest number of WorldStar Packaging Awards behind Germany, with Wellman Packaging, Planet Protector Packaging, Zipform Packaging, OF Packaging, Omni Group, Sealed Air and CHEP Australia all winning multiple awards. 

ANZ PIDA Award winners have been internationally recognised, with 27 awards across 12 categories in the prestigious 2022 WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

The global packaging design competition attracted over 440 entries from 37 countries, which represented a 30 per cent increase in submissions. Thirty-six judges from across the globe deliberated over the 440 submissions and determined 240 winners for the 2022 round of the Awards program. In terms of the number of awards won by country or region, Germany narrowly pipped ANZ to the winner's post, with Japan coming in third and China fourth.

"This is the highest number of awards ever won for the ANZ region, which is an outstanding achievement and recognition for the innovations that are being developed in this region," AIP executive director Nerida Kelton told PKN, noting that only companies that have won Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) are eligible to enter the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

(Read more about the 2021 PIDA award winners here, many of which entered the 2022 WorldStars.)

The categories where ANZ designs were recognised include Food, Beverage, Labelling & Decoration, Health & Personal Care, Household, Packaging Materials & Components, Transit, eCommerce, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Electronics, Medical & Pharmaceutical and Other.

Among ANZ companies achieving multiple awards, Wellman Packagingreceived four awards, two each for Squeezepak sauce bottle and Colgate Palmolive rPET bottle; Planet Protector Packaging received three for Vaccine Protector; Omni Group received three for VentX Unico; Zipform Packagingreceived two, one for Pana Organic and one for rPUMP; Sealed Air received two, one for Junee Lamb and one for NZ Post Jiffy Shortuff mailer; O F Packagingreceived two, one for Brookfarm and one for Zero Co, and CHEP Australiareceived two for the 1/6th Retail Ready pallet.

The 2022 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand are:

WorldStar Packaging Awards Food Category:

  • Brookfarm Kerbside Roll N Recycle stand up pouch - O F Packaging
  • The Collective 100% rPET drinking yoghurt bottle - Pact Group
  • Chobani Yoghurt cup - PakPot
  • Junee Lamb & Sealed Air for CRYOVAC Total Bone Guard
  • Squeezepak squeezy sauce bottle - Wellman Packaging
  • Woolworths paper seal Meat Tray

WorldStar Packaging Awards Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Category:

  • VentX Unico - Omni Group

WorldStar Packaging Awards Beverage Category:

  • Melbourne Coffee - Cyclpac
  • Schultz Organic Dairy - Rhima Australia

WorldStar Packaging Awards Labelling & Decoration Category:

  • Pana Organic Drink Blends - Zipform Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Household Category:

  • Cove – Natures Organics
  • Zero Co - O F Packaging
  • Colgate Palmolive - Wellman Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Packaging Materials & Components Category:

  • Blue Harvest Oyster Tray – BioPak
  • VentX Unico - Omni Group
  • Edgell Super Crunch Delivery Carton - Simplot Australia
  • Colgate Palmolive - Wellman Packaging
  • Squeezepak squeezy sauce bottle - Wellman Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Health & Personal Care Category:

  • Dove 50% rHDPE bodywash bottles - Pact Group
  • Vaccine Protector - Planet Protector Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Medical & Pharmaceutical Category:

  • Vaccine Protector - Planet Protector Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Electronics Category:

  • Telstra packaging design system - Birdstone Collective

WorldStar Packaging Awards eCommerce Category:

  • NZ Post & Sealed Air for Jiffy recycled Shortuff mailer


WorldStar Packaging Awards Transit Category:

  • 1/6th Retail Ready pallet - CHEP Australia
  • VentX Unico - Omni Group
  • Vaccine Protector - Planet Protector Packaging

WorldStar Packaging Awards Other Category:

  • rPump - Zipform Packaging

The full list of 2022 WorldStar Packaging Award winners are available to view here.

The WorldStar Special Awards, of which there are a number of ANZ entries, will not be announced until the 2022 WorldStar Awards ceremony, which will be held in Milan, Italy in May during IPACK-IMA.

Applications for the 2022 Australasian PIDAs will be open in late January. The PIDA Awards, run by the Australian Institute of Packaging, are the exclusive feeder program for ANZ region for the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

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