A TOTAL OF 78 WINNERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED:
Best of Show: The project with the highest cumulative score in the competition will be receive the highly coveted title of Best of Show and a one-of-a-kind The Dieline Award Trophy.
Studio of the Year Award: One studio (agency or in-house studio) will be recognized for their collective work and contribution to consumer package design over the past year.
Editor's Choice Award: One project will be handpicked by The Dieline's founder and editor-in-chief, Andrew Gibbs.
Redesign Effectiveness Award: This category is for redesigns of consumer products were already on the market, and the only category that measures packaging design effectiveness based on consumer sales, with data powered by Nielsen. Learn More.
Sustainable Packaging Award: One project will be handpicked by the judges to highlight innovative contributions to the field of sustainable package design.
Neenah Packaging Award: One project will be handpicked by the Creative Director of Neenah Paper to recognize the best use of paper among all the entries.
Across all 15 categories, 45 winners will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place Award.
Additionally, 15 Outstanding Achievement Award winners will be named across 15 categories.
1 winner will be awarded The Dieline Award Trophy for each category.
BEST OF SHOW AWARD
The highest scoring project in the competition will be awarded Best of Show.
EDITORS CHOICE AWARD
One Editor's Choice Award will be handpicked by The Dieline's founder Andrew Gibbs.
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING AWARD
One project will be handpicked by the judges to highlight innovative contributions to the field of sustainable package design.
STUDIO OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing one studio (agency or in-house studio) for their collective work and overall contribution to the field of consumer product packaging design over the past year.
3 winners will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place The Dieline Award Trophy, per category.
3 winners will be awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award Certificate, per category.
1. FRESH & PREPARED FOOD
Fresh Food (fresh fish, meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, fresh and ready to eat dishes), Prepared Foods (cereals, bread, pasta, rice, grain, noodles, frozen food, canned food, savory snacks, nuts, snack bars, chips, crackers, & convenience food)
2. DAIRY, SPICES, OILS, SAUCES, & CONDIMENTS
Dairy (milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, butter), Oils, Vinegars, Spices, Condiments, & Sauces
3. CONFECTIONARY, SNACKS, & DESSERTS
Sweet snacks, Candy, Desserts, Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cookies
4. NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Water, Juice, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Functional Beverages, Energy Drinks, & Mixers
5. BEER, MALT BEVERAGES, & TOBACCO
Beer, Cider, & Tobacco
6. WINE & CHAMPAGNE
Wine & Champagne
Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Rum, Scotch, Whiskey, Brandy, Bourbon. Absinthe, & Liqueurs
8. HEALTH, COSMETICS, FRAGRANCE, & FASHION
Health Care (OTC, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, health supplements), Beauty (cosmetics, personal fragrance, make-up, body decoration, tanning products, nail polish), & Fashion (clothing, apparel, shopping bags, retail, merchandising, accessories)
9. PERSONAL CARE
Soaps, Deodorant, Dental Care, Hair care, Nail care, Toilet paper, Tissues, Diapers, Feminine hygiene, Skincare, Hand and Foot care, Moisterizers, Sun protection, & Shaving
10. HOME, GARDEN, & PETS
Home (detergents, cleaning products, utensils, home improvement, power tools, automobile products, housewares, furniture, decor) Garden (tools, plants, plant food) & Pets (grooming, food, toys)
11. GAMES, TOYS, SPORTS, & RECREATIONAL
Games, Toys, Gifting, & Sports products
12. TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, OFFICE, & SELF PROMOTION
Books, Office supplies, Art supplies, Paper, Stationary, Computers, Printers, Accessories, Software, Movies, CDS, Entertainment, & Self Promotion projects.
1 winner will be awarded.
14. NEENAH PAPER AWARD
The Dieline is proud to be collaborating with Neenah Packaging on The Dieline Awards 2016. 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, and will receive a custom designed The Dieline Award made out of Neenah Paper.