On Sunday 17 March, Pro2Pac awarded Leeds Metropolitan student Amy Prendergast the first Sustainable Packaging Prize in the show’s history. Beating over 30 entries from design students at Leeds Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam universities, Amy’s ‘Corners of The Globe’ spice packaging was praised by the judges for its stand-out design.
The judges reiterated the combined practicality and innovation of the ‘Corners of the Globe’ concept during the awards ceremony where Amy was handed her prize. They also emphasised the importance of sustainability and encouraging a new generation of designers. Amy took to the stage to explain that the inspiration for the unique pyramid-style dispensers stem from the origins of the spice trade in Egypt, whilst also expressing her thanks to the judges and organisers.
"Inspiring the packaging designers of tomorrow is crucial to driving innovation," comments Christopher McCuin, Event Director Pro2Pac. "Nowadays sustainability should be central to every packaging design brief – Amy’s concept is very well executed and demonstrates the exciting possibilities when great design means sustainability."
The prize includes an internship with Miller Graphics, £500 and student membership to the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).