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WPO announces short listed candidates for President´s Award, Sustainability Award & Marketing Award
World Packaging Organisation, December 2012
WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2013.
WorldStar judging 2013 shows the best-of-the-best in packaging
World Packaging Organisation, December 2012
Judging has just finished for the WorldStar Awards 2013, the most important packaging awards competition in the world, organised by WPO (World Packaging Organisation). Once more the process identified the best-of-the-best in the world of packaging. 25 judges from all over the world comprised the jury and they came together as part of the World Packaging Organization’s series of meetings in Singapore between 24 and 27 November.
WPO establishes new objectives and plans new actions for 2010 in its board meeting in Sri Lanka
World Packaging Organisation, November 2009
With the participation of 18 country representatives – Bangladesh, Brazil, China (2), Ghana, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia,  Turkey (2), UK and US – WPO (World Packaging Organisation) accomplished its second Board Meeting of 2009 in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka, from November 17 to 20.  The meeting, hosted by Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging and Packaging Development Centre, had the main purpose of defining new strategies and projects for 2010, as well as reviewing the results of 2009 plans and actions.
WorldStar winners selected in Sri Lanka!
World Packaging Organisation, November 2009
WorldStar 2009 attracted 237 entries from 35 countries around the world. Out of these, 129 were selected as WorldStar winners 2009 by the jury in their meeting in Mount Lavinia, a district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on November 17, 2009. Five winners were also nominated for the “best-of-the best” President’s Award. The jury consisted of 14 country representatives from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one representative from the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).
WPO will sign two important contracts in its May 31st Board meeting in China
May 2010
In its first Board meeting of 2010, scheduled to May 31st, in Beijing, China, Keith Pearson, President of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), will sign two important contracts for the development of the entity’s activities. The first one, with the British The Packaging Society, WPO member and part of IOM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining), is related to the administration and clerical work of the WorldStar competition. According to the agreement, IOM3 will be responsible for all procedures involved in the competition like receiving entries and organizing the ceremony and the trophies.
China Packaging Federation hosts the 2009 WorldStar Award
June 2010
The WorldStar Awards Ceremony, held at Beijing International Convention Centre, on June 1st, was hosted by the China Packaging Federation and 14 countries were in attendance to receive their awards. The evening comprised of the presenting of awards mixed with entertainment by dancers and musicians and was attended by over 100 guests, including winners from around the world, members of the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and representatives of the China Packaging Federation.
The China Packaging Federation host the 2009 WorldStar Awards
World Packaging Organisation, June 2010
The WorldStar Awards Ceremony, held at Beijing International Convention Centre, on Tuesday 1 June was hosted by the China Packaging Federation and 14 countries were in attendance to receive their awards.
WPO accomplishes its second annual meeting and the first part of the WorldStar jury in Turkey
World Packaging Organisation, September 2010
With the presence of 35 representatives of packaging associations around the world, from 20 countries, the World Packaging Organization (WPO) accomplished its second and last meeting of 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, from September 13 to 17, hosted by ASD – the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association.
WorldStar 2010 brings in 135 winners!
World Packaging Organisation, December 2010
The 2010 edition of WorldStar, the most important packaging award in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), brought in 278 entries from 30 countries from around the world - 47 from India, 37 from Japan, 33 from Turkey, 29 from China, 18 from Mexico, 12 from the USA, 10 from France, 10 from Germany, 9 from Hungary, 9 from Spain, 7 from the Czech Republic, 7 from Switzerland, 6 from Singapore, 5 from Brazil, 5 from Russia, 4 from Ukraine, 4 from Poland, 4 from Israel, 4 from Slovakia, 3 from the UK, 3 from the Netherlands, 2 from Austria, 2 from Norway, 2 from Thailand; Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Sri Lanka had one entry each.
WorldStar judging 2011-2012 shows the best-of-the-best in packaging
World Packaging Organisation, December 2011
Delegates from all over the world gathered in the UK for World Packaging Organization meetings and WorldStar Judging.
WorldStar Students 2011 winners are selected in China
World Packaging Organisation, November 2011
Stockholm (Sweden), November 2011 WorldStar Student 2011 - International Packaging Design Competition organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), attracted 156 entries from 15 countries around the world. Out of these, 152 were selected as WorldStar Student 2011 winners by the jury, including 4 WorldStar Student winners, 10 Certificate of Merit winners and 138 Certificate of Recognition winners.
WPO supports packaging training program in India
World Packaging Organisation, September 2011
WPO supports packaging training program in India. The second edition of the Program joins 14 participants from six different countries, all WPO members.
WPO Board meets in Sydney for first meeting of 2013
World Packaging Organisation, April 2013
From May 06 to 10, WPO (World Packaging Organization) Board and members will be in Sydney, Australia, to accomplish its first meeting of the year. The week of work is organized by AIP (Australian Institute of Packaging), a very active WPO member, and will be part of the program of Auspack Plus 2013, the major packaging show in the region.
WorldStar Packaging Awards 2014 open for entries
World Packaging Organisation, April 2013
WPO (World Packaging Organization) announced that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards 2014 are open and will close on September 27, 2013. Considered the most important global packaging award, the WorldStar is based on the judges’ consensus that a pack is superior in its own right and better in its class, in execution, or innovation by comparison. The judges consider the following criteria: protection and preservation of contents; ease of handling, filling, opening and closing; adequacy of information; sales appeal; graphic design; quality of production; economy of material and cost reduction; environment; ingenuity of construction; and adaption to local conditions (production, materials, market etc).
WPO announces WorldStar winners 2013
World Packaging Organisation, May 2013
The ceremony to announce the winners of the WorldStar Awards 2013 was held on May 9th, during Auspack, in Sydney (Australia). The 2013 round of the WorldStars, the most important packaging award in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization), brought in 316 entries from 32 countries from around the world. More than 227 people attended the awards ceremony.
WPO’s Board Meeting is scheduled for Barcelona, Spain
World Packaging Organisation, October 2013
The second Board Meeting of 2013 of WPO (World Packaging Organization) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will be hosted by the local member, Graphispack. Besides the various committee meetings and the Board Meeting, the representatives of packaging associations, from 22 countries, will also select WorldStar Awards 2014, to be awarded during Interpack, in Düsseldorf, next May. In total, 249 packaging will participate in the competition this year, in 08 categories, representing 35 countries. Voting session is scheduled for November 7.
WPO selects winners of WorldStar Awards 2016 in Mumbai, India
World Packaging Organisation, January 2016

The judging session took place over 2 days in October, 2015 as part of the 95th WPO Board Meeting activities. 17 late entries were judged on line by the same panel of judges during November.

Representatives from 19 packaging associations, members of WPO (World Packaging Organisation), judged 293 packaging projects, from 35 countries that entered the WorldStar Awards 2016. The judging sessions took place on 8th and 10th October during WPO’s Board Meeting program, held in Mumbai, India.

WPO announces short listed candidates for President´s Award, Sustainability Award & Marketing Award
World Packaging Organisation, January 2016
WPO (World Packaging Organization) has just announced the list of candidates for three special awards within the WorldStar Awards 2016 programme.
WPO announces winners of 2016 WorldStar Packaging Award during a gala ceremony in Budapest
World Packaging Organisation
100 of the 194 winners of the 2016 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the most important and global packaging competition in the world, organized by WPO (World Packaging Organization.

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