PACKWINE 2022 Design Awards

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As part of the second annual PACKWINE forum, Winetitles Media is hosting a competition to choose the most outstanding packages on the market. A panel of wine industry professionals will determine the winners in six categories, with a People's Choice award

The winning entries will be featured in the October 2022 issue of Grapegrower & Winemaker and featured at packwine.com.au

Please note: 

It's FREE to enter!
There is no cost to enter the PACKWINE Design Awards in 2022.

Entry is all digital and online.
You will not be asked to submit bottles of your wine to enter this award - your entry will be judged on the information that you provide and the images of the packaging and its components that you supply. 

Enter as many times as you like!
We invite you to enter as many designs as you like.
We also invite you to enter a design more than once if fits multiple categories. When submitting packaging multiple times, please tailor your response to fit the category you are entering into.

If you have any trouble with the online entry form please email [email protected]

Category: Best Classic Format Package Design

This category is open to traditional 750ml bottles. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and the creative utilisation of the classic bottle format. Note: Only 1 bottle per entry should be submitted for this category.

Category: Best Alternative or Sustainable Package Design

This category is open to any packaging not in a 750ml glass bottle format (unless the glass bottle is sustainable eg. re-usable design). Examples include: canned wines, bag in box, large format, and designs which utilise reusable and environmentally friendly materials, etc. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and creative utilisation of the alternative or sustainable packaging format. Note: Image of packages should be submitted exactly how they are sold at retail.

Category: Best Luxury Package Design

Open to any packaging format that retails for $50 and higher at a 750ml equivalent, whose packages are designed to compete and succeed on high-end restaurant wine lists and in fine wine shops against luxury wines from around the world. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and quality of packaging materials used. Note: Only 1 bottle per entry should be submitted for this category.

Category: Best Package Redesign

To enter this category, please send an image of the former package along with the redesigned package (2 packages total). The redesign must have been commercially available in 2020-2021. Packages will be judged on the successfulness of the redesign, their visual appeal, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment.

Category: Best Package Series Design

The Best Package Series Design is open to entries consisting of two or more wine packages that work together as a cohesive whole. To enter this category, please submit images of between two (2) and five (5) packages from the series. Packages will be judged on the cohesiveness of the series, their visual appeal as a series and as individual bottles, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment.

Category: Best Presentation & Gift Pack Design

This category is open to gift packs, holiday sets, wooden boxes, subscription packs, wine club packs and presentation cases. To be eligible for this category, your entry must include an image of the presentation packaging or gift pack along with the wine(s) housed within the packaging. The packaging will be judged on the cohesiveness of the set, their visual appeal as a set and as individual pieces, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment. Note: Image of entries should be submitted as they would be received by the consumer. This category is not open to cardboard shipping boxes.

Please note that cardboard shipping boxes and other packaging accessories will not be judged.

If you need to submit more images, please contact [email protected]

People’s Choice Voting

In addition to being entered in the design awards, the top finalists will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice category. The finalists will be displayed at the PACKWINE Forum, where all attendees will have a chance to vote for the most outstanding package.

Forum attendees will have access to vote prior to the event. People’s Choice is open to all submissions. Exhibitors will be allowed one ballot per company. Voting will end at 5pm 15 August 2022. The winner's package(s) will be displayed on the PACKWINE 2022 Home page.

Entries

Call for entries: 1 May 2022
Entries close: 30 June 2022

People's Choice

All entries will be available to view on the PACKWINE website from 18 July 2022
Voting opens: 18 July 2022
Voting deadline: 15 August 2022

Winners

Winners will be featured in the October 2022 issue of Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker

People's Choice

All entries will be available to view on the PACKWINE website from 18 July 2022
Voting opens: 18 July 2022
Voting deadline: 15 August 2022

Forum attendees will have access to vote prior to the event. People’s Choice is open to all submissions. Exhibitors will be allowed one ballot per company. Voting will end at 5pm 15 August 2022. The winners package(s) will be displayed on the PACKWINE 2022 Home page.

Initial entry

Complete the online entry form by 30 June 2022.

If your design includes specific components (closure, label, etc.) please include images detailing all components included in design.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be asked to submit bottles of your wine to enter this award - your entry will be judged on the images of the packaging and its components that you supply. 

If your entry includes multiple pieces, please label the images that should be included in the competition. Please include in file name and submission information total number of images (image 1 of 3, image 2 of 3, etc.).

We request you send a minimum:

  • up to two bottle/packaging shot and/or
  • one romance/press/marketing material shot image (optional)
  • images of each design component as necessary (closure, label, etc.)
  • anything else required below

Resolution:

  • Web resolution images (72 dpi)

File types:

  • TIF
  • EPS
  • PDF
  • JPG
  • PNG

Category Specific Image Requirements

For entries in the Best Classic Format Package Design and Best Luxury Package Design, only 1 piece will be judged.

For entries in the Best Alternative Format Package Design category, image of packages should be submitted exactly as they are sold at retail.

For entries in the Best Package Redesign category, send images of the former package along with the redesigned package.

For entries in the Best Package Series Design category, submit images of between two (2) and five (5) packages from the series.

For entries in the Best Presentation & Gift Packs category, image of entries should be submitted as they would be received by the consumer.

Please note that case packs and other packaging accessories will not be judged.

* If you are submitting multiple entries, an online receipt is required for each entry.


Shortlist

If shortlisted, you will be contacted and asked to supply high-resolution images of the shortlisted design.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be asked to submit bottles of your wine to enter this award - we will only accept images of the packaging and its components. 

These high-resolution images are to be sent via WeTransfer to [email protected]

We request you send a minimum:

  • one bottle shot and
  • two romance/press/marketing material shot images
  • images of each component as necessary (closure, label, etc.)

You are able to send as many photos of the shortlisted design as you like.

These high-resolution images must meet these specifications:

Colour:

  • Full colour

Resolution:

  • High-resolution 300 dpi at A3 (420mm wide x 297mm high)

File types:

  • TIF
  • EPS
  • PDF (for label designs only)

You are eligible to compete if you are an Australian or New Zealand winery or winemaker, wine industry packaging supplier, marketing or graphic designer. The entry is eligible if it contains wine from an Australian or New Zealand appellation and is currently commercially available in 2020 - 2022. For purposes of this contest, submissions can include wine boxes, wine bottles, wine bags or cans. 3-litre maximum. No individual parts or prototypes—complete packages only.

Please note that entry into the contest does not guarantee that the entered package will be displayed at the forum (see below). PACKWINE Forum & Expo and Winetitles Media reserves the right use the photograph of any entry and reproduce it in publications, forum marketing efforts, on our websites and social media. Please ensure that you have your brand owner's consent before entering.

PACKWINE Forum & Expo may refuse any entries that arrive after 1 July 2022. PACKWINE Forum & Expo is not responsible any uncompleted or broken entries.

Winners of last years awards cannot re-enter the same product this year. This competition can be promoted in traditional media, except where individual entries are promoted with the express purpose of securing People’s Choice votes. Any entries promoted for this purpose may be ineligible for judging.

Entries submitted without completing online entry form will not be accepted.

If you are having trouble with the online entry form please email [email protected]

The 2022 PACKWINE Design Awards will be judged by an independent panel of wine industry and design industry experts.

Judging Criteria

Category: Best Classic Format Package Design

This category is open to traditional 750ml bottles. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and the creative utilisation of the classic bottle format. Note: Only 1 bottle per entry should be submitted for this category.

Category: Best Alternative or Sustainable Package Design

This category is open to any packaging not in a 750ml glass bottle format (unless the glass bottle is sustainable eg. re-usable design). Examples include: canned wines, bag in box, large format, and designs which utilise reusable and environmentally friendly materials, etc. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and creative utilisation of the alternative or sustainable packaging format. Note: Image of packages should be submitted exactly how they are sold at retail.

Category: Best Luxury Package Design

Open to any packaging format that retails for $50 and higher at a 750ml equivalent, whose packages are designed to compete and succeed on high-end restaurant wine lists and in fine wine shops against luxury wines from around the world. Packages will be judged on their visual appeal, design functionality, appropriateness for the price segment and quality of packaging materials used. Note: Only 1 bottle per entry should be submitted for this category.

Category: Best Package Redesign

To enter this category, please send an image of the former package along with the redesigned package (2 bottles total). The redesign must have been commercially available in 2020 -2021. Packages will be judged on the successfulness of the redesign, their visual appeal, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment.

Category: Best Package Series Design

The Best Package Series Design is open to entries consisting of two or more wine packages that work together as a cohesive whole. To enter this category, please submit images of between two (2) and five (5) packages from the series. Packages will be judged on the cohesiveness of the series, their visual appeal as a series and as individual bottles, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment.

Category: Best Presentation & Gift Pack Design

This category is open to gift packs, holiday sets, wooden boxes, subscription packs and presentation cases. To be eligible for this category, your entry must include an image of the presentation packaging or gift pack along with the wine(s) housed within the packaging. The packaging will be judged on the cohesiveness of the set, their visual appeal as a set and as individual pieces, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment. Note: Image of entries should be submitted as they would be received by the consumer. This category is not open to cardboard shipping boxes.

Please note that cardboard shipping boxes and other packaging accessories will not be judged.

If you need to submit more images, please contact [email protected]

People’s Choice Voting

Forum attendees will have access to vote prior to the event. People’s Choice is open to all submissions. Exhibitors will be allowed one ballot per company. Voting will end at 5pm 15 August 2022. The winner's package(s) will be displayed on the PACKWINE 2022 Home page.

Prizes

The winner of each category will win:
  • Your winning entry published in the 2022 October Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine
  • Trophy recognising your win
  • A 12-month subscription to the Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine
  • A copy of the 2022 Australia & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory
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