TOP AWARDS

1 winner will be awarded The Dieline Awards Trophy for each category.

 

BEST OF SHOW AWARD

The highest cumulative score among all entries will be awarded the extremely coveted Best of Show prize. This is the grand winner of the entire competition.

EDITORS CHOICE AWARD

One Editor's Choice Award will be handpicked by The Dieline's founder Andrew Gibbs.

STUDIO OF THE YEAR AWARD

One studio will be recognized for their collective work and contribution to consumer package design over the past year. This award will be given to the studio, agency, or in-house team that receives the most overall wins across all categories in The Dieline Awards 2018 competition.

BEST USE OF PAPER 

Presented by Neenah Packaging

The Dieline is proud to collaborate with Neenah Packaging on The Dieline Awards 2018. This year, in partnership with Neenah, we are recognizing the best use of paper in a packaging project. One winner will be handpicked by the Creative Director of Neenah.

 
 

CATEGORIES

3 winners will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place The Dieline Awards Trophy, per category. 
1 winner will be awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award Certificate, per category.

 

01. FRESH FOOD

Fresh fish, Meat, Poultry, Fruits, Vegetables, Fresh, and Ready-to-eat dishes.

02. PREPARED FOOD

Cereals, Bread, Pasta, Rice, Grain, Noodles, Frozen food, Canned food, Savory snacks, Nuts, Snack bars, Chips, Crackers, and Convenience food.

03. DAIRY, SPICES, OILS, SAUCES, & CONDIMENTS

Dairy (milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, butter), Oils, Vinegars, Spices, Condiments, and Sauces.

04. CONFECTIONARY, SNACKS, & DESSERTS

Sweet snacks, Candy, Desserts, Ice cream, Pastries, and Cookies.

Water, Soda, Juice, Soft drinks, Tea, Coffee, Sparkling beverages, Functional beverages, Energy drinks, Energy shots, and Mixers.

05. NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Beer, Cider, Malt beverages, Tobacco and Cannabis.

06. BEER, MALT BEVERAGES, TOBACCO, & CANNABIS

 

07. WINE & CHAMPAGNE

Wine, Sparkling wine, and Champagne.

08. SPIRITS

Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Rum, Scotch, Whiskey, Brandy, Bourbon, Absinthe, and Liqueurs.

09. HEALTH, COSMETICS, FRAGRANCE, & FASHION

Health care (OTC, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, health supplements), Beauty (cosmetics, personal fragrance, make-up, body decoration, tanning products, nail polish), and Fashion (clothing, apparel, shopping bags, retail, merchandising, accessories).

10. PERSONAL CARE

Soaps, Deodorant, Dental care, Hair care, Nail care, Toilet paper, Tissues, Diapers, Feminine hygiene, Skin care, Hand and foot care, Moisturizers, Sun protection, and Shaving.

11. HOME, GARDEN, & PETS

Home (detergents, cleaning products, utensils, home improvement, power tools, automobile products, housewares, furniture, decor), Garden (tools, plants, plant food), and Pets (grooming, food, toys).

12. GAMES, TOYS, SPORTS, & RECREATIONAL

Games, Toys, Gifting, and Sports products.

13. TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, OFFICE, & SELF-PROMOTION

Books, Office supplies, Art supplies, Paper, Stationary, Computers, Printers, Accessories, Software, Movies, CDS, Entertainment, and Self-promotion projects.

14. PRIVATE LABEL

All private label products from all categories.

15. LUXURY

All luxury products from all categories. Luxury products are generally considered to be goods at the highest end of the market in terms of quality and price.

16. LIMITED EDITION

All limited edition, or limited run, products from all categories.

17. STUDENT

All student products from all categories.

18. CONCEPT
 

19. SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Conceptual, non-produced products from all categories.


A packaging project in any industry that is made using sustainable materials and methods.

20. NIELSEN DESIGN IMPACT AWARD

The Nielsen Design Impact Award puts the decision in consumers’ hands. By combining choice and diagnostic responses from a large number of category consumers with point-of-sale data, this award highlights the power of an effective redesign. Learn More