The 2019 Competition: What's new?

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Life in packaging is non-stop. Whether you work in an agency, manage a brand, supply materials or create the finished article, time is precious. In 2019, Pentawards will offer many new initiatives that will make entering the Pentawards easier, quicker and worth more value than ever before.

Benefit from the new website, save time with the new entry portal, maximise the chances of success with the new judging criteria and receive individual feedback on each entry, whether you win or lose.


  1. Website
    The new website will make it easier for you to keep up-to-date with everything Pentawards related. Browse the winners' archive, explore our events calendar, discover exclusive interviews with industry icons and learn how you can benefit from Pentawards.

  2. Entry Process
    A key feature of the new website is an easy, user-friendly platform where you can save, amend and track your competition entries. All entrants will have their own account, allowing access to a live tracking feature, displaying the status of the entry with an online shop.

  3. Judging Criteria
    Soon to be released, the new judging criteria will maximise your chances of success by outlining exactly what the International Jury will be looking for when judging your creations. Pentawards have worked closely with the new President of the International Jury and Creative Director at Bulletproof, Clem Halpin, to establish the criteria.

  4. Feedback from the jury
    For the first time ever, all entries, whether they are a winner or not, will receive individual feedback from the International Jury, allowing entrants to understand the thinking behind the jury's verdict. Each entry will be given a score of excellence which can be benchmarked against the Global Pentawards Standard for the bronze silver and gold awards.

  5. International Speaker Opportunities
    In 2019 Pentawards will host 6 conferences to international packaging, design and branding audiences at various events throughout the year. Pentawards winners will be given the invaluable opportunity to gain exposure and deliver presentations at these conferences.

  6. Winners’ Exhibit
    In 2019 Pentawards will host 6 conferences to international packaging, design and branding audiences at various events throughout the year. Pentawards winners will be given the invaluable opportunity to gain exposure and deliver presentations at these conferences.

How to prepare?


Step 1 – Register: Our new entry process requires you to create an account. Your account will be an area where you can save and track your entries.

Step 2 – Prepare:  Download the entry guide and find everything you need to know regarding eligibility, judging criteria, and entering the awards.

Step 3 – Enter: If you are registered and you have taken a look at the entry guide then you are ready to enter the Pentawards 2019! Log in to the account created and start filling out the entry form.

Pentawards is the leading network dedicated to sharing and bringing exposure to global packaging design. Through the annual competition, international conferences and dedicated networking events – Pentawards is committed to recognising excellence in design, providing a source of inspiration and connecting the global packaging community.

Download the user guide herehttps://we.tl/t-gIIurkLTUC