I place: Anna Gwardyś-Skuza for poject - „Z’wieszak”.
II place: Dorota Chwedoruk for project - „Pinkki-opakowanie na tampony”.
Monika Jokiel and Karolina Bazan for project - „POPcornBOX”
and Iwona Skrzeczkowska for project - „Fifty fifty”.
Congratulations for all participants! Great job.
The Student Zone is a special contest dedicated to young designers who want to make first steps on the carrier path in the packaging industry.
Year after year it gathers more attention of as well the students as the Exhibitors and Visitors. It is a chance for young, talented people to show their projects within the public and gather the first hand opinions and remarks from the industry leaders.
Our Contestants also take part in international contest for the best carton packaging. The contest is open to any Student under 26 years what is also an opportunity for the business to get a breath of fresh air and a lot of new brilliant ideas.
I am really shocked and happy. All the more so because I’m only starting in the packaging industry. I have previously worked as an interior designer, and these are my first steps in the packaging design industry. I
think that the first prize in this competition is a great opportunity for me. Not only for me – but for all other participants. Many companies are looking for interesting, original solutions, and this is our chance to be
noticed and appreciated. I just wanted to see how far I can get, but this has been a great success! Who knows, maybe this is the direction I should take career-wise.
Agnieszka Pluszczewicz, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, The winner of the 6th edition
I study Industrial Design at the University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz. I came here to exhibit my work. I wanted to see if there would be any interest in my ideas and projects. Taking part in the best packaging competition wasn’t that important to me. There’s been great interest in my projects, not only in what I’m showing here but in the rest of my portfolio, too – which is a pleasant surprise. Participation in the Student Zone is an opportunity to show off one’s work and get noticed for new, fresh ideas. And for the companies interested in innovative projects, it’s a chance to meet the designer and to interact with him or her directly. I’ve had some discussions about the possibility of getting my ideas into production.
Eliza Sikorra, UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, The Finalist of the 6th edition
'I feel that taking part in the Student Zone at this year's Packaging Innovations Trade Fair has been an extraordinarily worthwhile experience. Students have the chance to present themselves, their work and skills, to learn about the wide range of opportunities available in the packaging market and to make many valuable contacts in one place. I find it surprising that so few students take advantage of this opportunity. Personally, I’m more than happy to take part in the Trade Fair next year.'
Daria Kondracka, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk | Laureate of 5th Student Zone