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2022 Student Design Challenge Submission Form

Submit your application for the 2022 Student Design Challenge by June 10, 2022. 

Challenge Recap

Companies are turning to fiber-based packaging to help achieve their sustainability goals and increase their profile with environmentally conscious consumers.

The goal of this year’s challenge is to identify a real product currently on the market that isn’t packaged in paperboard and design a new paper-based solution.

How to Apply

Please review the 2022 Student Design Challenge Criteria and submit all necessary elements using the form below.

Your entry should include:

  • A Prototype (50 points)
  • Design Elements (25 points)
  • Marketing Plan (25 points)
  • Photos of Final Design
  • Video of Design or Unboxing Experience

In addition, you must submit signed copies of the Certificate of Originality and Image Release Form, as well as the Graduate Advisor Form, if applicable. These forms may be downloaded from the links below:

Submissions are due June 10, 2022. Your physical prototype should be mailed to:

Paperboard Packaging Alliance
ATTN: Gabby Maupin
1101 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005

For any questions, contact Gabby Maupin at ppa@afandpa.org.

Submit Your Entry

Student Contact Information

School Address
Re-order First Name Last Name Degree Program Email Address Weight Operations
Re-order First Name Last Name Degree Program Email Address Weight Operations

Advisor Contact Information

Re-order Faculty Advisor First Name Faculty Advisor Last Name Department Phone Email Weight Operations
Re-order Grad Student Advisor First Name Grad Student Advisor Last Name Department Phone Email Weight Operations
Please submit the signed Graduate Advisor Guidelines form. This form should be signed by your faculty advisor. Download the form.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx, .

Entry Submission

Please submit the following required documentation (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt and .pptx accepted). Please ensure your documentation includes both a marketing plan and design elements that are part of your presentation. Your prototype and dielines will be mailed in.

  • Marketing plan
    • One-page executive summary that explains how design meets necessary requirements; explains the design concept and functionality; identifies the organizations mission, the brand and dimensions; and describes how the packaging can be used to help the organization achieve its goal
    • Plan for program positioning and promotion
    • Explanation of benefits of the design functionality
    • Plan for production on standard machinery for commercial reproducibility
    • Market research for product
  • Design Elements
    • Detailed Production die drawing
    • Design concept and execution
Maximum 5 files.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx.
Please include up to five images of your project (png or jpeg accepted). These will be used on our website and social media to showcase your designs
Maximum 5 files.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
Please submit the required signed photo release form. A team representative must sign the form. If it is not signed, we will ask you to submit it again. Download the form.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.

Certificate of Originality

Please submit the required signed certification of originality (.pdf, .doc, .docx accepted). This form must be signed by all team members. If it is not, we will ask you to submit it again. Download the form.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.