Entries fail to shine at Steel Pack awards

British Steel Tinplate decided against awarding an overall prize at this year’s Steel Packaging Design Awards last week. The 1000 prize was instead split between the winners of the three categories.

British Steel Tinplate decided against awarding an overall prize at this year’s Steel Packaging Design Awards last week.

The 1000 prize was instead split between the winners of the three categories. Judges included Jones Knowles Ritchie chairman Ian Ritchie and Carter Wong & Partners director Phil Wong.

Somerset College of Art & Technology graphics student Anna Kelly won the beverage category for her cone-shaped steel can to meet Bacardi’s design brief, which asked for a package to launch a ready-mixed alcoholic drink.

Industrial design student Nicola Miller from Loughborough University won the food category with a Refried Beans can targeted at young adults for the Heinz brief.

The aerosol category was won jointly by Damien Andrews and Ian Robinson, both graphics students at Amersham & Wycombe College, for their Instinct dumbbell-shaped aerosol for Boots the Chemist’s brief.

PI Design International has won two awards at The Institute of Packaging’s Starpack awards. Its Fairy dishwashing compact powder packaging received the bronze award in the consumer category and its Shell car chemicals range struck bronze in the consumer family category.

Other winners included Newell and Sorrell, Design in Action, The Design Team and Greenwell Consultants.

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