AICC announces 2013 Independent Packaging Design Competition winners for corrugated, folding carton and rigid box packaging categories, recognizes companies including Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging and Graphics, Utah Paperbox and Pragati Pack India

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 15, 2013 (press release) – AICC held its 2013 Independent Packaging Design Competition – September 23-25, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Over 180 entries from 36 companies were received in this years’ competition. Awards were announced in categories for corrugated, folding carton and rigid box. The competition’s top awards; Judges’ Choice in both corrugated graphic and structural, folding carton and rigid box design and the People’s Choice, were also announced

Corrugated Categories


Category 1: Innovative Structural Design, Consumer & Industrial Focus

  • First Place: Sound Packaging – Hot Box of Joe
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Second Place: Arvco Container Corp. – Borg Warner Fan Drive Bulk Pack

  • Third Place: Arvco Container Corp. – Subaru Rear Window Suspension Pack
  • Honorable Mention: Tavens Packaging & Display Solutions - Small 23.25” Clam Shell

Category 2: Counter, Shelf, Power Wing and PDQ Displays (promotional displays not requiring floor space at the retailers)
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  • First Place: PSI – Lickety Stick Auto Vent

  • Second Place: President Container Corp. – Almay Spinner
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Third Place: Tilsner Carton Company – Kraft belVita – Counter Display

Category 3a: Floor Displays, Standees Designed to be used Without Product
  • First Place: Arvco Container Corp. – Under Armour Basketball Shoe Pedestal Display
  • Second Place: Bay Cities Container - Boost Mobile

  • Third Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging - Philips Respironics Simply Go

Category 3b: Floor Displays, designed to merchandise product
  • First Place: Central Florida Box – Sunglass Tower
  • Second Place: Central Florida Box – Rip-It

  • Third Place: Liberty Carton Company - Liquor Barrel Floor
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Honorable Mention: Bay Cities Container – Nintendo Paper Mario Floor Display

Category 4: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Line Work & Non-Process Screen
  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Encore Glass/Liberty
  • Second Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Edelbrock Carburetor
  • Second Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging –Nature’s Wild Grains – Black Chia Seeds
  • Honorable Mention: Sound Packaging – Bod e Box

Category 5a: Flexo Print on Combined Board – Standard or Modified Process Colors used in the reproduction of built color images – Cartoon Art or Computer Art
  • First Place: Hendricks Box Co. –Tide Pods 105 Count

  • Second Place: AllpakTrojan -Smith Seed (Sta-Green)

  • Third Place: Advance Packaging Corp. – Bell’s Oarsman Ale 24
  • Honorable Mention: Central Florida Box - Christmas Box

Category 5b:Flexo Print on Combined Board – Standard or Modified Process Colors used in the reproduction of photographs or original art continuous tone images
  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics -Chamberlain
  • Second Place: AllpakTrojan - Josh Cellars Wine

  • Second Place: Advance Packaging Corp. -Bell’s Best Brown 12 Pack
  • Honorable Mention: AllpakTrojan - First Fruits

Category 6a: Direct Printing on Combined Brown Board – Line Work
  • First Place: Arvco Container Corp. - Grand Traverse Distillery Case
  • Second Place: Wasatch Container – StitchFix Double Print
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Third Place: Central Florida Box - Mailer

  • Honorable Mention: Wasatch Container - Project Gravitas Dress Box

Category 6b: Direct Printing on Combined Brown Board – Line/Screen Combination
  • First Place: Master Packaging, Inc. - Ganong Fruitfall

Category 7: Best Application of Spot or Full Label with or without Direct Print
  • First Place: AllpakTrojan – Chosen Few Cherry Lid

  • Second Place: Wasatch Container – Bees Baseball/Ticket Box

  • Third Place: Central Florida Box - GT Vodka
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Honorable Mention: Advance Packaging Corp. - Amway – Your Products

Category 8: Digital Printing on Combined Board

  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics – The American Fallen Soldiers Project Portrait
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  • Second Place: Bay Cities Container - Monster Cable

  • Third Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging - Buggy Beds 180ct Quarter Mod for Home Depot Canada

Category 9: Form and Function: Using Corrugated outside of Packaging and Displays
  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Cat House

  • Second Place: Tennessee Packaging - Homax Trade Show Booth

  • Third Place: Master Packaging Inc. - CSPS Splint

  • Honorable Mention: Tilsner Carton Company – Navitor – New Business Starter Kit

Category 10: Best Corrugated Self-Promotion
  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - 2012 Holiday Gift Box
  • Second Place: Packrite - Olde Work Magazine Holder

  • Third Place: Central Packaging and Display -Bright Idea in Sustainable Packaging
  • Honorable Mention: Liberty Carton Company - Stadium Box

Category 11: Best Use of Corrugated Replacing Other Substrate (plastic, etc.)
  • First Place: Packrite – Corrugated Drink Koozie
  • Second Place: Mid-Atlantic Packaging – Pfizer Chapstick Power Wing
  • Third Place: Arvco Container Corp. - G.T.P. Adjustable Corrugated Bin Tray
  • Honorable Mention: SMC Wonder State Box - The ZPack

Category 12: Corrugated Art & Design*
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First Place: The BoxMaker – Gems of Fall

Folding Carton Categories:


Category 1 - Pharmaceuticals & Non Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
  • First Place: Pragati Pack India - Dr. Reddy’s –Strea Pack Second Place: AllpakTrojan -Super feet Delux Dress-Fit Carton

Category 2 – Women & Men’s Cosmetics

  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics -Dermalogica Body Therapy
  • Second Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - John Paul Mitchell

Category 3: Confections
  • First Place: Capital Corrugated& Carton - Jelly Belly Disney Princess Jewel Bean Gift Box
  • Second Place: Great Little Box Company -Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Tourist Box
  • Third Place: Pragati Pack India -Dadu’s Kaju Katli Pack

Category 8 – Company Self Promotion, Advertising, Promotional, Product Promotion & Collector’s Items
  • First Place: AllpakTrojan - Alternative Holiday Card Campaign
  • Second Place: Allpak Trojan - Igniition Kit

  • Third Place: McLean Packaging Corp. - Mclean 360

Category 9 - Hybrid Packaging (combination packages)

  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Sultra Simply Mind Blowing
  • Second Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Matcha Source Tea Kit

Category 10 - Improvement over Former Package

  • First Place: Utah Paperbox Company - Alvita Tea Boxes

  • Second Place: Utah Paperbox Company - Trico Product Line ReDesign

  • Third Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Viviscal Hair Growth Program

Category 11 – Counter & Floor Display Boxes

  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - OPI Cosmetics – Mini Mouse Collection
  • Second Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - OPI Cosmetics –San Francisco Collection

Category 12 - Family of Packages
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First Place: Utah Paperbox Company - Sweets Taffy Box

  • Second Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics - Fantasia Premium Hooka Flavors
  • Third Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics – Trico Xen Tan

  • Honorable Mention: Utah Paperbox Company - Rocky Mountain

Category 13 - Alcohol Packaging
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First Place: Master Packaging, Inc. – Creemore Collection 12 Bottles

Category 14 - Paperboard & Corrugated Package Unit

  • First Place: AllpakTrojan - Whidbey Island Ice Cream Retail Ready Packaging

Category 16 – Windowed Folding Carton

  • First Place: Utah Paperbox Company -OPI Once Bitten
  • Second Place: Utah Paperbox Company -OPI Sephora Bridal
  • Third Place: McLean Packaging - Lancome Juicy Tubes

Rigid Box Categories:

Category 1 - Pharmaceuticals & Health Care Products/Non Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
  • First Place: Pragati Pack India – Climaware- Cryothermic Wrist Wrap

Category 2 – Women & Men’s Cosmetics

  • First Place: McLean Packaging Corp. - Gucci
  • Second Place: Elegant Packaging - Trish Mc Evoy Pink Jasmine & Black Rose Oud Perfume Set Box
  • Third Place: McLean Packaging Corp. - Untold
  • Honorable Mention: McLean Packaging Corp. - Coach Signature

Category 3 - Personal Accessories, Jewelry, and Eyewear
  • First Place: Pragati Pack India - Lapis Bard – Pen Box

  • Second Place: Ray Products, Inc. - Virgins, Saints, and Angels Jewelry Box
  • Third Place: Michigan City Paper Box - Coldwater Creek

  • Honorable Mention: Utah Paperbox Company - Smith Sports Optics

Category 4- Confections
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First Place: McLean Packaging Corp. - Godiva Holiday

  • Second Place: Utah Paperbox Company – Starbucks 4ct Graham Box & Sleeve
  • Third Place: Elegant Packaging - Chocolatines Chocoture Package

  • Honorable Mention: Pragati Pack India – Dadu’s Bytes Pack

Category 5 - Technology, Electronic or Computer Products

  • First Place: Ray Products, Inc., in conjunction with Global Sourcing Solutions - Nokia Lumia 900
  • Second Place: Elegant Packaging – Clockwork Angels Novel – Watchmaker’s Edition Audiobook
  • Third Place: Pragati Pack India – Whispers – Single DVD


Category 7 - Paper Products, Stationery, Office Supplies & Retail Store Boxes
  • First Place: Pragati Pack India - Wedding Invitation – Deepshikha & Dhiraj
  • Second Place: Michigan City Paper Box - Talbots
  • Third Place: Ray Products, Inc. - Joel Osteen Dream Kit

  • Honorable Mention: Pragati Pack India - Four Seasons – Private Residence Brochure

Category 8 – Company Self Promotion, Advertising, Promotional, Product Promotion & Collector’s Items
  • First Place: Elegant Packaging – Elegant Packaging Collapsible Box
  • Second Place: Ray Products, Inc – Ray Products

Promotional Frustum Category 9 - Family of Packages
  • First Place: Pragati Pack India - Johnnie Walker – Black Label
  • Second Place: Michigan City Paper Box - Uncle Goose

  • Third Place: Elegant Packaging -Tusk

  • Honorable Mention: Ray Products, Inc. - Duck Dynasty

Category 10 - Alcohol Packaging

  • First Place: Pragati Pack India - Black Label

  • Second Place: Pragati Pack India - Paul John – India Single Malt Whisky
  • Third Place: Pragati Pack India - Black Dog – 21 Years Pack.

  • Honorable Mention: Pragati Pack India - Ciroc Vodka

Category 11 - Combination Rigid Set Box
  • First Place: Central Package and Display – Allianz – Transition Boomers Planner

  • Second Place: Elegant Packaging - Focal Point Theory Sales Kit

  • Third Place: Ray Products, Inc., in conjunction with Global Sourcing Solutions – Nokia Lumia 710
  • Honorable Mention: Pragati Pack India - Sumicos Colorants for Cosmetics

Judges Choice Awards:

Corrugated Structure:
  • Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics -2012 Holiday Gift Box

Corrugated Graphics:
  • First Place: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics -Encore Glass/Liberty
  • Honorable Mention: Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics – The American Fallen Soldiers Project Portrait Carrier

Folding Carton:
  • Utah Paperbox Company - Sweets Taffy Box

Rigid Box:
  • Pragati Pack India -Lapis Bard – Pen Box

Peoples Choice Awards:
  • Bay Cities Container Group – Christmas Rocket

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