Ready to make your mark?

The Pentawards annual competition recognises the best of the best in global packaging design, with entries judged by an incredible line-up of over 50 experts from brands and agencies like Estée Lauder, Microsoft, Pentagram and PUMA.

Since its launch in 2007, it has received in excess of 30,000 entries from over 64 countries across the globe, so its time to make your mark on the global packaging stage, and take part in this year's competition!

Key Competition dates

6-7 February

48hr Launch Rate 

8-10 February

Super Early Bird

13-24 February

Early Bird

27 February - 10 March

Regular entry

13-24 March

Last chance

24 March

Competition closes


ENTRY RATES

We have different rates throughout to help you make the most of the competition. 


€275

Launch Rate

6 February - 7 February

€295

Super Early Bird

8 - 10 February

€345

Early Bird

13 - 24 February

€395

Regular Entry

27 - 10 March

€445

Last Chance

13 - 24 March

Don't forget: you can pay for your entries at our lower rates then edit your information up until the competition deadline. Download our User Guide (p. 7) or get in touch for more information.

Entry fees exclude VAT where applicable for the UK and Europe. Where relevant, please have your VAT code to hand for when you pay for your entry. For information on our Winner's Packages and fees, please see here.

Bundle Offers



€50

STUDENT FEE

Throughout 2023

1 FREE

Bundle Offer

When you buy 5

2 FREE

Bundle offer

When you buy 10

3 FREE

Bundle Offer

When you buy 15

For more details on our bundle deals and to get your discount code, please email info@pentawards.org. Bundle deals are available to both professionals and students.

 

Award levels

The Diamond - Best of Show is award to the top winner of that year's competition. This award includes:

  • An opportunity to nominate an individual to become a member of the Pentawards International Jury for a year
  • One sought-after Diamond trophy, free of charge
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • The winning design will be presented in the global online Winners’ Gallery
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
Platinum awards are given to the best designs from one of our main category groups (i.e. across all Beverages or Food entries). Winning includes:

  • One esteemed Platinum trophy, free of charge
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate, free of charge
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • The winning design will be presented in the global online Winner's Gallery
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
As a Gold Pentaward winner, you have:

  • The opportunity to purchase a Gold trophy
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the online global Winner's Gallery
As a Silver Pentaward winner, you have:

  • The opportunity to purchase a Silver trophy
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the online global Winner's Gallery
As a Bronze Pentaward winner, you have:

  • The opportunity to purchase a Bronze trophy
  • One official Pentawards distinction certificate
  • Your winning work published in the famous The Package Design Book series
  • Global exposure across mainstream and industry media
  • Featured in the online global Winner's Gallery

With less than 20% of entries receiving a Pentawards, getting the global recognition of packaging design excellence has a profound effect on those fortunate enough to receive it.

Those from the international packaging community thinking of entering will not want to miss the opportunity to enter the 2023 Pentawards for a chance to grow their businesses, showcase their work to an international audience and gain honest and actionable feedback.

Feedback on all entries


The Pentawards Excellence Score allows entrants to get feedback on every piece of work submitted into the competition, whether or not the designs go through to the second round of judging.

How does it work?

The Excellence Score is taken from the jury’s verdict of the entry, based on the four aspects of the judging criteria: the quality of design, brand expression, creativity & innovation and emotional connection.

Each element will be scored out of five, allowing entrants to identify areas for improvement as well as areas of success.


What’s the benefit?

Participants will get to know what the judges thought of their packaging – what they loved and the areas where they felt improvements could be made. Actionable, tailored insights like these will be invaluable for packaging designers keen to take their work to the next level.

The average Excellence Scores, broken down by sub-category, will be released at the same time as the bronze, silver, gold and platinum winners. This means participants will also be able to gauge how close they came to winning one of these top positions and how their work compares on a global stage.


Any questions?

Take a look through our FAQs or get in touch with the Pentawards Team either via info@pentawards.org, contact at +44 (0) 7438022161, or by leaving us a message via the gold icon at the bottom right of your screen.