ITC, Pragati, Cadila, Marico and HUL among big IndiaStar winners

The art of designing a package – printed or unprinted is thriving. Indian Institute of Packaging, the autonomous body under the government of India, which hosts the national awards for excellence in packaging, design and development, IndiaStar Awards, had this in abundance during the 2017 edition. The awards function was held in New Delhi on 28 October 2017.

31 Oct 2017 | By Noel D'Cunha

Notable winners were ITC with 31 awards; Pragati Pack with 30 awards, Cadila with 16 awards, Marico and HUL with 12 awards each and Jayna with 11 awards.

Instituted in 1972 to promote and encourage excellence in packaging design, innovation and sustainability once every two years, the Awards programme over the period of time, has firmly entrenched itself as one of the most popular and premier events for India’s packaging fraternity.
This year’s edition saw a record 622 nominations. “It is the most encouraging to share that this year the Awards programme received maximum nominations surpassing all past records along with the quality of the nominations making this contest much more trustworthy and even more competitive as well,” said Shekhar Amberkar, assistant director, IIP.
The nominations received in different categories such as consumer package, eco-friendly package, food package, pharmaceutical package, packaging material and adjunct, transport package and packages designed by students, were judged by a panel of eminent packaging and design experts.
The jury panel included Dr NC Saha, director, IIP; Prof G V Sreekumar, head, IDC; Prof Nishant Sharma, associate professor, IDC; Prof Santosh Kshirsagar, dean, Sir JJ School of Arts; Kiran Prayagi, consultant, Graphic Arts Technology & Education; Dr Hitesh Bhatt, director, marketing & communication, Retailers Association of India; Hemant Ranadive, vice president - production services, FCB India; and Tarun Deep Girdher, sr. faculty, NID-Ahmedabad.