India bags seven WorldStar awards

After two rounds of virtual judging sessions, The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) revealed the WorldStar award winners for 2021.

23 Jan 2021 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Among the 194 winners, seven Indian converters bagged the WorldStar honours. Huhtamaki bagged two awards, while ITC, Max Speciality Films, Cosmo Films, Asian Paints and Alpla India were honoured with one award each.

Pierre Pienaar, president of WPO, said, “The submissions were, again, of a significantly high standard, and to note was how well the submissions, in general, reflected the focus of packaging with sustainability in mind. Also, of interest was the number of clever and unique ideas. I particularly was impressed with the number of submissions from countries that have in the past not partaken in any significant way. We received a good variety of entries covering all the categories. We will continue to review the categories thus ensuring due relevance is always maintained.”

Japan grabbed the lion’s share with 26 awards, followed by China taking 22 and USA bagging 14. Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) bagged 13 and the Czech Republic and Turkey took 12 awards each.

The packages eligible for WorldStar are those that have already received a national award recognised by WPO. All winners will be recognised in an awards gala ceremony in May 2021.