HOW DO I REGISTER?

Click here to register.
 

WHY SHOULD I ENTER THE DIELINE AWARDS?

Each year, The Dieline Awards receives thousands of entries from designers and agencies around the world, and a select few are recognized as the finest in packaging by the design community. Simply by participating, you directly support The Dieline's efforts to highlight the immense value that lies in well-designed brand packaging. Every single entry gets reviewed carefully by an esteemed jury of industry experts, putting your work in front of the eyes of some of the most talented creatives in the industry.

Winners of The Dieline Awards not only gain recognition as leading innovators in packaging, but they also receive impressive prizes and a custom engraved trophy. Winning entries become featured on the world's most visited packaging design website, TheDieline.com, and earn a spot in The Dieline Awards exhibit which appears at events like HOW Design Live and CosmoProf.  


WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES? 

Click here to see the 2017 categories.

 

WHERE WILL THE THE DIELINE AWARDS 2017 BE ANNOUNCED? 

The Dieline Awards 2017 top winners (Best of Show, Editor's Choice, Sustainable Packaging Award, and Studio of the Year) will be announced live at HOW Design Live 2017 in Chicago, IL.

All winners will announced on TheDieline.com in, May 2017.

 

WHAT PROJECTS CAN BE ENTERED INTO THE DIELINE AWARDS?

Any consumer package design project created, produced, or launched in retail between Dec 1st, 2015 and Dec 31st, 2016. The Dieline Awards will not accept works that are considered to be plagiarisms. All works submitted must be photographs or digital renders of packages. 

Concept work, unpublished prototypes, speculative, or unpublished creations are not accepted in any category except Student and Concept. 

 

Can I enter my project into multiple categories?

Yes, the same project may be submitted to multiple categories in The Dieline Awards. By allowing cross submissions, entrants have the opportunity to see how their packaging performs in vastly different environments, with regards to the judging criteria: Creativity, Marketability, Innovation, and Execution. A luxury bottle of whiskey, for example, is eligible for submission to and the chance to win in both the Luxury and the Spirits categories. 

 

WHO CAN ENTER THE DIELINE PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS? 

The Dieline Awards is a worldwide competition with entries accepted internationally. Anyone can enter The Dieline Awards. 

 

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES TO ENTER?

Click here to view the entry deadlines. 

 

WHAT IS THE FINAL DATE TO ENTER MY PROJECT INTO THE DIELINE PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS? 

Entries will be closed on February 7th, 2016. There will be NO extension of the registration deadline. 
 

WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE? 

Click here for details on the entry fee.
 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE PUT ON A MAILING LIST?

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WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT ALONG WITH MY PROJECT? 

In order to successfully enter your project, you will need to gather the following items:

1. Your Full Name (First and Last).
2. The name of your company, agency, studio, school, or self. 
3. A physical address. This can be your company, agency, studio, or home address.
4. Photos of your project. Please note that your first upload should be the one that best represents your project. 
5. A short description of your project which should include: who designed the project, and who the client is. Also describe what type of product it is and the creative inspiration behind the packaging.
6. A website address (if available). 
7. A phone number.
8. Also, read and understand the rules.

 

WHAT FORMAT IMAGES ARE ACCEPTED?

All images must be JPG or PNG format in RGB, with a maximum file size of 700KB.

 

HOW WILL THE WORK BE JUDGED?

The Dieline Awards are judged by a highly esteemed panel of industry experts, and awarded based on quality of Creativity, Marketability, Innovation, and Execution. No judge may vote on his or her own work. Debbie Millman, President Emeritus of AIGA and President of Design at Sterling Brands, serves at the chairwoman of the judges. 

Click Here for the list of judges.
 

WHAT WILL THE WINNERS RECeiVE?

Click Here to see the prizes.

 

WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE NOTIFIED?

Winners will be notified at the end of March 2017.

 

WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL TROPHIES?

Yes, the winners may order additional trophies.

 

WILL THE WINNERS BE ADVERTISED?

Press releases will be sent to the principal design, marketing, communication, and packaging magazines throughout the world. Each winner will have the right to communicate personally about his/her winning entry. Winning designs will be showcased on TheDieline.com.

 

WHO HAS WON A DIELINE AWARD?

The Dieline Awards have had the privilege to award some of the best package design work in the industry. Check out our past winners HERE.

 

WHAT IF I ENTER A PACKAGE DESIGN THAT WAS DESIGNED THROUGH THE COLLABORATION OF A DESIGN AGENCY AND A COMPANY?

Enter the brand or project name in the "Project Name:" field. Include the design agency and company name in the "Company/Agency/School:" field.

 

DO I NEED TO SEND PRODUCT SAMPLES TO ENTER?

No, however if you are selected as a winner, you will be asked to submit samples.

 

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

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