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Wine Business Monthly PACK Design Awards

General Information

Wine Business Monthly presents a competition to choose the most outstanding wine packages on the market. A jury of wine industry professionals will determine the winners in five (5) categories.

All wines sold in North America have the opportunity to be recognized. The winning entries will be featured in the September and October 2022 issues of Wine Business Monthly .

Categories

  • Classic Format Package Design
  • Luxury Package Design
  • Package Series Design
  • Package Redesign
  • Alternative/Non-glass Format Package Design

Pricing

  • Early Bird pricing through June 9, 2022 - $95 per entry
  • Regular pricing June 10 - June 24, 2022 - $125 per entry

Important Dates

  • Call for Entries May 1 - June 24, 2022
  • Early Bird Pricing ends June 9, 2022
  • People’s Choice voting opens in July (July 18, 2022)
  • Winners will be announced in August (date TBA)

People’s Choice

In addition to being entered in the juried wine packaging competition, submissions will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice category.

How to Enter

  1. Complete online entry form by June 24
  2. Follow link in receipt to your Outshinery form to have your professional images created
  3. For entries in Classic, Luxury, and Non-glass, only 1 piece will be judged
  4. For Package Redesign, you will need to submit old and new package designs
  5. For Package Series you will need to submit two to five package designs

Outshinery Submission Requirements

  • Wine Name
  • Vintage
  • Bottle shape/ mold
  • Glass color
  • Closure type
  • Closure color (if custom, provide file)
  • Capsule finish: matte/gloss/ semi
  • Closure length (optional)
  • Liquid color (on its own, we will apply it depending on the glass color)
  • Paper Stock or if Silk-screen
  • Label position
  • Any special notes on the label finishes
  • Label file - ideally layered pdf or .ai type file, proofs from the printer likely to work as well. Think designer files vs a screenshot of the label, so we can really work with each texture individually and make the bottle shot really stunning.
  • Back Label file - same as above
  • 4 & 6 pack shippers require retail box details and graphics
  • Reference picture
  • Any extra notes

Rules and Eligibility

You are eligible to compete if you are a winery, wine industry packaging supplier or graphic designer. The package is eligible if it contains wine from a North American appellation, was produced (filled) between May 1, 2019, through May 1, 2022, and is currently available or was available to the general public between those dates. For purposes of this contest, submissions can include wine boxes, wine bottles, wine bags or cans. 3-liter maximum. Submissions from previous years may be resubmitted if: 1. The entry is still eligible and 2. If it was not a medal winner in the category in which it is being entered.

Professionally Juried Judging

The 2022 Pack Design Awards will be judged by an independent panel of wine industry and design industry experts.

The winners will be announced in August.