Calling all students!
At Pentawards we want to inspire, connect and celebrate the future talent in packaging design from around the world. Over the years, our judges have seen exceptional work come through, and we can't wait to see what you get up to next.
Get involved in our annual competition for a chance to make your mark on the global packaging design stage and help kick start your career in the industry.
The 2022 competition is now closed for entries. Good luck to everyone who has entered!
Explore the categories
Student Conceptual work - Beverages
Student conceptual work - Food
Student conceptual work – Body, health & beauty
Student conceptual work – Home, leisure & other markets
Student conceptual work – Luxury goods
Student conceptual work – Sustainable design
2022 Student briefs
Diversity & Inclusion - LEGO
FREE to enter
The LEGO Group are on a mission to expand their Diversity & Inclusion, believing that the toy industry can and should do more in this area to inspire, enable play, and touch the lives of children, teenagers and adults of all communities. Download the brief here.
Hear what the LEGO® group has to say about it.
O-I x Design Bridge
FREE to enter
O-I : EXPRESSIONS is a new printing innovation that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with glass printing. We want YOU to express something that is important to you, or tells us something about you through a branded bottle design. Download the brief here.
Student Prices & offers
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Student Briefs are free to enter. For more details on our bundle deals and to get your discount code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bundle deals are available to both professionals and students.
Students will also get 50% off trophy and certificate purchases. Winner's Package fees apply to Student Conceptual entries only, find out more here.
It’s the first time our university wins this award so it feels special and we can’t be more honored.
The Package Design Book has always been a reference to us for creativity, quality, and ideas execution in our sector. Achieving this award is a result of teamwork so we are still shocked with happiness and for the opportunities that it brings to our careers.
It’s mind blowing to win such a prize! I want to thank Pentawards for sharing my idea worldwide and getting recognised for it. I believe great packaging is made from a great story and value.
Packaging is the most affordable and influential media and we should use it not only for selling products but to show an image of a better world.
When I was on stage receiving the award at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, it felt like a dream. I got the opportunity to connect with so many talented professionals in the design industry, and it made me feel more connected with the global design community.
I am really thankful to Pentawards for giving me the opportunity to get my name on the international stage with the NXT-GEN award. It opened the door for many collaboration opportunities. More importantly, I was recognised for the first time in my life. I wasn't very confident before.