2023 Student Design Challenge
To continue the goal of increasing sustainability and recyclability, this year's Design Challenge asks students to design new paperboard packaging and packaging components for an existing or original personal care product that is typically packaged primarily in plastic.
The goal of this year’s challenge is to identify a real or original personal care product that isn’t typically packaged in paperboard and design a new paper-based solution.
This challenge calls for an innovative packaging solution that encourages customers to pick sustainable, fiber-based packaging instead of single-use plastic. The new package should also be widely accepted in residential recycling programs.
The PPA Student Design Challenge offers real-world experience for student designers and an opportunity to showcase their talents and innovative skills on a national platform.
The top three winning teams can also earn cash prizes and bragging rights. Finalists can also participate in the Paperboard Packaging Council’s annual Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference where they can network with professionals from across the industry.