How to enter the ADF, PCD and PLD Innovation Awards
Entering the ADF Innovation Awards, PCD Innovation Awards or PLD Innovation Awards is an easy process that is run through our new online entry platform. Have a look through the FAQs below, plus the categories and criteria page – then when when you are ready, click on the ‘Enter Now’ button to enter your project.
No, participation is completely FREE.
Submission will take about 25 minutes.
Yes! When you begin your entry, you will asked how many entries you want to make in each category. To enter more than one category, simply click on the ‘plus’ button on as many categories as you would like to enter. After registration, our entry platform will prompt you to complete each application individually.
No – you can save your application as a draft and revisit it by going into your registration. However, once you submit your application, there is no going back!
For the PCD Innovation Awards, only brands are allowed to enter the competition. However, if you are at a design agency or a packaging manufacturer and you wish to enter the Awards, we encourage you to work with your client to submit an entry on their behalf.
For the ADF Innovation Awards and PLD Innovation Awards, anyone involved in the creation of the packaging may enter – be it the brand owner, or the design agency. Again, we encourage you to work in collaboration with your project partners to create the best possible entry.
And remember, participation is FREE.
Yes – a pack has to be for a product that is on the market, meaning the product has to be available for consumers to buy in retail. And it needs to have launched in retail channels between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021.
There is one exception to this – the Concept of the Year category in the ADF Innovation Awards. This category is for innovative products that have been developed by brands, packaging manufacturers or agencies that are not yet on the market – but that have the potential to revolutionise the market.
Each programme of Innovation Awards is judged by a panel of senior packaging developers at major brand owners, as well as packaging experts from consultancies, design agencies, associations and the media.
There are two rounds of judging. In the first round, our jury presidents consider all the entries and make a selection of the best to go forward to be judged by the full jury. Then, in the second round, the jury meet to consider all the packs and score them according to the criteria for each category. The highest scoring packs are the winners – and, needless to say, judges are not allowed to vote on or score their own projects.
Meet our Awards juries here.
Winners will be announced during ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2022 taking place 19 & 20 January at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.
Let’s chat! We’re here to help you with any questions you may have in regards to entering the Innovation Awards. Please click here to contact the team.
- 3 high-resolution images of the pack
- Along with your application, you will be asked to send 3 physical samples of your entered pack to the team at: Josh Brooks, Easyfairs Oriex, 29 rue de Trevise, 75009, Paris, France before 19 November 2021. Please note packs can’t be considered without the physical samples