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13 Oct 2017

Design School students awarded Twenty-two awards at the Starpack competition.

The Starpack awards were presented at a ceremony in London on 28 June, where Design School students picked up an impressive five gold awards, five silver and six bronze, with three more highly commended. Additional sponsor prizes were also awarded.

In the past, the awards have led directly to a number of employment opportunities for successful entrants. The objective of the Starpack Awards Scheme is to promote the best practice relative to packaging design, recognising: Innovation in design, construction, manufacturing and materials technology

Dr George Torrens, Senior Lecturer and module leader for Industrial Design Studies and competition submission organiser, said: “Design School students have won over 40% of the awards this year, which is an impressive feat.

Daniel Clarke was awarded gold in the ‘Air Freshener Bottle’ category for ‘Air Care’, his simple solution meets all the criteria of the brief. Industrial design student Daniel was also given the Logoplaste Award for the best entry.

Millicent Ashton picked up a gold award and the Coca-Cola Award for the ‘Coca-Cola - Packaging as a Bridge to Digitised Brand Experience’ category. Her design hit the brief and was presented well overall.

Also awarded gold, and receiving the MPMA 2nd prize, was Max Walker for ‘Bear Vodka’ in the category for ‘A New Luxury Vodka Pack’. His design was very interesting and had striking graphics said the judges.

James Silverwood and Alexandra Dodl also achieved gold awards in the ‘Air Freshener Bottle’ category, for best design and supported by their great models.

What makes the achievement even more remarkable is that the majority of winners are in their first year of study and are already succeeding in an international design competition.

The full list of competition winners is available here.