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Crescent and Stars of Packaging Awards Open For Applications

Turkey Names ‘World Packaging Crescents and Stars'

The countdown to the most prestigious competition in the packaging industry which plays a key role in the marketing and sale of products has begun. The deadline for applications for the ‘2018 Packaging Crescents and Stars Competition', organized by the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD), is 1 June 2018.

The ‘2018 Packaging Crescents and Stars Competition', organized by the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and recognized as the most prestigious of its kind in Turkey, was opened for applications on 1 February 2018. The Competition, being organized for the 8th time, has been serving as a platform for many diverse and innovative packaging projects and has already become a national brand. Naming the world's Packaging Crescents and Stars, ASD started to accept applications from abroad, too, since 2015.

Packaging manufacturers, suppliers, designers and packaging brand owners may participate in the Competition with their packaging products. As part of the Competition, unique and innovative packaging designs and practices leaving their marks on the global packaging industry receive various awards.

The international Competition features awards for packaging in the following individual categories:

"- Food, Beverages, Electronic and Electrical Supplies, Healthcare and Cosmetic Products, Household Products, Automotive, Office Equipment and Supplies, Packaging for Other Non-food Products, Medical and Pharmaceutical Products, Industrial and Transportation Packaging, Packaging Materials and Components, POS Display, Presentation and Storage Products, Flexible Packaging, Graphic Design, Luxury Packaging*.

The Competition, which has become a traditional one, is intended to help local packaging brands and manufacturers gain competitive strength in the international packaging market. Competitors ranking in the top four in the Competition, where unique packaging designs and practices are awarded the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Competency prizes, gain international recognition as the Competition is accredited by both the World Packaging Organization (WPO) and Asian packaging Federation (APF). ASD, jointly with the Turkish Standards Institute, will also select "Golden Packages” from among the packages meriting the Gold Award.

The application deadline for the ‘2018 Packaging Crescents and Stars Competition' is 1 June 2018 and all the winners will be presented their awards at a ceremony which will be held in Istanbul in October 2018.