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2022 Design Challenge

This year’s Student Design Challenge asks students to design new paperboard packaging and packaging components for an existing product that is currently packaged primarily in plastic.

Each year, the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) challenges students in leading sustainable packaging design programs to show off their design skills, innovative capacity and savvy in meeting real-world customer needs and marketing scenarios.

Key Dates

2022 Winners Announced

October 26-28, 2022

2022 Winners Announced

2022 Student Design Challenge finalists' team placements will be announced at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference from October 26-28, 2022 in Austin, TX. 

2023 Challenge Announced

December 2022

2023 Challenge Announced

Submission Deadline

June 2023

Submission Deadline

1st Place

1st Place

$5,500 to the team
$5,000 to the school

2nd Place

2nd Place

$3,300 to the team
$3,000 to the school
 

3rd Place

3rd Place

$1,650 to the team
$1,500 to the school

Earn cash prizes and bragging rights

The top three finalist teams for the 2022 Student Design Competition will be announced on September 15th. The winners will be awarded at PPC’s Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference on October 26-28, 2022 in Austin, Texas.