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.
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.
The grocery store is one of the easiest places to think about where you can reduce waste; or perhaps your local restaurant, gas station, or movie theater.
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.