Design Knowledge Intermediary
IF Packaging Design Award 2012

Deadline: Closed

Packaging can entice us to buy a product. It can raise a product's value and it can strengthen a brand's image. Packaging can embody concepts such as sustainability and usability. Packaging is no longer just a wrapping, it has become a value in its own right. This kind of packaging deserves being recognized with the iF label - and it deserves the attention that comes with this label.

Manufacturers, developers and designers from all business areas can participate in this award. Whether it's a large corporation, an agency or a medium-sized company - it's worthwhile taking part. The iF packaging award recognizes all types of packaging, including:

    Packaging graphics
    Packaging materials
    Production processes


For the iF packaging design award 2011 you can submit products in the following categories:
01. sales packaging open
02. gift boxes / limited editions / promotion packaging open
03. displays open
04. transport packaging open
05. packaging graphics  open
06. packaging materials  open
07. packaging formdesign open
08. research+development / professional concepts

Evaluation criteria

The following list is an overview of all criteria. These criteria are weighted differently, depending on category.

    design quality
    choice of material
    degree of innovation
    environmental impact
    visualization of intended use
    brand value / branding
    symbolism and independence
    aspects of production and logistics
    universal design