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Harry Rigler's Oni-go packaging design

Loughborough students recognised at WorldStar Student awards

The international competition, run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), saw 14 Loughborough students recognised in the awards.

Harry Rigler's Oni-go packaging design

Harry Rigler's Oni-Go design

WPO designed the competition to encourage and demonstrate the talents of both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as display innovative ways of thinking in the field of packaging.

Harry Rigler was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his entry Oni-Go – a 100% recyclable packing design that provides an experience resembling the traditional Japanese Onigiri presentation. This placed him in the top ten entries out of 300 worldwide.

13 Loughborough students were awarded Certificates of Recognition:

  • Samuel Chipper – Central Gin
  • Jacob Barbour – Collaborative Chef
  • Thomas Jenkins – Heart of the Dragon Welsh Gin Pack
  • Christina Binyon – Frosted Mountain Gin
  • Jonah Pollard – Hiker Gin Carrier
  • Taneja Chappiti – Kalisi
  • Haseem Wingfield – Sauce it
  • Mauricio Rocktaeschel – OneElement Sustainable Shaver and Packaging
  • Will Sturdy – Spin Roulette
  • Harry Franklin – Stil Gin
  • Emily Tiller – Timeless Gin Lantern
  • Alfie Watson – Sweet Rock Gin Co
  • Eunjin Jung – Untact pizza sharing

Senior Lecturer, Dr George Torrens said: “Harry winning the WorldStar Student Certificate of Merit and the thirteen other students who received WorldStar Certificates of Recognition have shown the quality of their design abilities on a world stage, following on from their success in the National Student Starpack competition.”

You can view all the entries here.