BIC joins forces
... with the Pentawards to reward design students.
This year again the Pentawards will be open to conceptual packaging, and so also to students.
BIC, internationally known for its simple, inventive and reliable products, wants to reward creativity via the Pentawards, the first worldwide competition devoted uniquely to packaging design.
The student whose conceptual packaging entered for the 2nd Pentawards Concept Competition has collected the most points awarded by the international jury (all categories combined) will be entitled, in addition to his/her prestigious Pentaward, to:
A special BIC "best in class" trophy
PLUS: a cash prize...
...and will participate in a BIC USA package design assignment.
In addition to winning the Gold Pentawads, Mathilde Solanet, a student at CAD (the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels), also won this special BIC prize for a range of packaging for clothes and toys for dogs.
8 design schools stand out at Pentawards.
It should be noted that students who won prizes at the Concept Pentawards this year are pursuing their studies at design schools in France, Russia, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Singapore … showing the global character of design teaching.
- Shenkar School of Engineering and Design – Israel
- Ecole de design | UQAM – Canada
- CAD – College of Advertising & Design – Belgium
- Billy Blue College of Design – Australia
- British Higher School of Art and Design – Russia
- L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique – France
- Nanyang Technological University – Singapore
- Broby Grafiska – College of Cross Media – Sweden
The Jury for 2013
The 7th edition of the annual major world competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, Pentawards 2013, will be judged by an international jury (Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific) composed of eminent marketing specialists and designers.
This year again, the Pentawards are also opening up to packaging concepts, and registration will be held in two different periods.
The 2nd Pentawards "Concept" will be open for online registration from 4 February to 1 March 2013.
The 7th Pentawards "Classic" will be open for online registration from 15 April to 24 May 2013.
Paris - France
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San Francisco - USA
Raf De Geyter
Procter & Gamble
Brussels - Belgium
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Shelton - CT - USA
| ||Jonathan Sands|
London - UK
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Isabelle Dahlborg Lidström
Stockholm - Sweden
| ||Gregory Tsaknakis|
Athens - Greece
| || || ||Yoshio Kato|
Tokyo - Japan
| ||Chris Plewes|
Toronto - Canada
| || || ||Graham Shearsby|
London - UK
| ||Ku, Kyo-Woo|
Aekyung Design Center
Seoul - South Korea
| || || ||Somchana Kangwarnjit|
Bangkok - Thailand
The jury will be chaired by Gerard Caron, founder of Carre Noir (France) and publisher of the site www.admirabledesign.com
The 7th official Pentawards Ceremony will be held in Barcelona, undoubtedly the most creative and exciting city in Europe ! – an event not to be missed on any account.
Registration will be open online:
For the Pentawards "Concept":
From 4 February to 1 March 2013 for any packaging concept created since 1 January 2012, anywhere in the world.
Registration fee per concept entered in a category:
For designers, design agencies, producers, brand owners: €150
For students: €30
For the Pentawards "Classics":
From 15 April to 24 May 2013 for packaging, or line of packaging, created or placed on the market since 1 January 2012, anywhere in the world.
The amount payable per entry in a category will be as follows:
EARLY BIRD - €150 from 15 April to 26 April 2013
FULL REGISTRATION - €195 from 27 April to 17 May 2013
LAST CHANCE - €225 from 18 May to 25 May 2013
ATTENTION: There will be NO extension of the registration deadline.
Click here to download the form (instructions for use) that will help you prepare your registration on line.
Yoshio Kato in the Pentawards Hall of Fame
Yoshio Kato receives an Honorary Pentaward
for his exceptional creativity in packaging design.
Mr Yoshio Kato receives an Honorary Pentaward for his entire career and outstanding creativity in packaging design. The award was presented to him at the 6th Pentawards ceremony which took place in the historic setting of the Opera room of the Intercontinental hotel in Paris on 4th October 2012.
Yoshio Kato is currently Creative Director and Senior Specialist of the Department of Design at Suntory Business Expert Ltd. in Japan, where he has been exerting his talents as a designer for over 30 years. He graduated from the Nagoya City High School Industrial Arts (Design) in 1972, and from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (Major in Design) in 1979.
Mr Kato aims to live out his trade with a deep awareness of the balance between artistic creativity at the service of marketing, and creativity as a personal expression. Yoshio Kato is also Vice-President of the JPDA (Japan Packaging Design Association) and a member of several important societies of designers. He is credited with the creation of outstanding packaging designs, which have become icons in Japan and throughout Asia, for such brands as Dakara, Iyemon, Boss, Natchan, which won numerous awards.
This Honorary Pentaward, which celebrates a lifetime dedicated to creativity in packaging design, was presented to Mr Kato by Brigitte and Jean Jacques Evrard, founders of the Pentawards, and Gérard Caron, president of the Pentawards jury.
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