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2021 Design Challenge

This year’s Student Design Challenge asks students to develop a 100% paper-based,
sustainable packaging solution for a community relief organization.

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

 

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Key Dates

Challenge Announced

October 29, 2021

Challenge Announced

Our 2022 Student Design Challenge theme will be announced at the PPC Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference on October 29.

Submission Deadline

June 2022

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit a project for the 2022 Student Design Challenge will be June 2022.

Finalists Announced

October 27-29, 2021

Finalists Announced

2021 Student Design Challenge finalists will be announced at the Paper Packaging Council’s Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference, October 27-29 in Savannah, Georgia. 

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 will be announced at PPC’s Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference on October 27-29, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.

PPC’s annual Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference brings together more than 200 paperboard packaging and processing professionals. Previous student designers have received internships and jobs as a direct result of their participation in the Student Design Challenge.