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Gold Pack Awards 2023

The Gold Pack Awards have been a symbol of excellence in South African packaging for over four decades – here is news of the 2023 beverage industry winners…

Since their inception, the awards have become the most prestigious recognition in the packaging industry, celebrating aesthetic brilliance as well as the profound impact packaging has on sustainability, consumer experience and product integrity.

Packaging is more than a protective shell; it’s a storyteller, an innovator and silent brand ambassador. In a world where first impressions matter, packaging is often the initial touchpoint between consumers and products.

The Gold Pack Awards acknowledge this power, honouring those who leverage it to create memorable, sustainable and technologically advanced solutions.

This year, the Gold Pack Awards weave a rich tapestry of categories, each representing a facet of the packaging industry’s diverse landscape. From beverage and food packaging to sustainability and innovation, the categories reflect the dynamic nature of an industry in constant motion.

Entrants are evaluated not only on aesthetics, but also on functionality, environmental impact and the ability to enhance the overall user experience.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top three winners in each category. However, all entries achieving finalist status and the medal winners qualify for entry into the international World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO’s) WorldStar Awards.

Winning any Gold Pack medal is held in high esteem by the packaging industry. Although innovation is an appealing reason for awarding medals, it is primarily excellence in packaging execution that creates medal winners.

Of course, the most coveted award is the Institute of Packaging SA’s Gold Pack Trophy presented to the best entry overall. This year sees a first in the Gold Pack Awards’ history as the judging panel was unwilling and unable to select just one winner. For very different reasons, they insisted on recognising two entries for their outstanding achievement and execution.

Gold Pack Trophy

The other Gold Pack Trophy winner was a beauty item, and so is not included here – but you can view the full brochure with all the category winners and finalists on the link below

Click on the graphic left to download the full Gold Pack Awards booklet with all the winners and finalists!

Source: Institute of Packaging