Why Afristar?

Entry into the AfriStar Awards is FREE
The Entry Deadline is 31st July 2024

Promoting Packaging Excellence in Africa
This new packaging awards programme is designed to showcase the very best of the African packaging industry. The AfriStar Awards are introduced as a pan-African Awards programme alongside the established Gold Pack Awards. Entrants who wish to only participate in the AfriStar Category of the Gold Pack Awards are not required to pay any entrance fee. The special AfriStar Category, will be judged in two parts -
1. Packaging entries from anywhere in Africa but outside of South Africa
2. Entries produced in South Africa specifically for markets in Africa but outside of South Africa.

What makes a Medal Winning Pack?
The main criteria for packaging that wins awards and recognition in this competition are the excellent application and execution of packaging that demonstrates creative design, marketing or technology applied to packaging produced in Africa.

Any 'imported' technology, components, constituents etc. must be declared by the entrants, to identify the African input. When evaluating each entry, the local market conditions and environment will be considered for the entry's country of origin.

The judges comprise a panel of impartial and experienced people with a wide range of packaging knowledge. They look specifically for the excellent application and execution of anything that may involve new, innovative or creative design, marketing or technology applied to packaging produced in Africa. The judges take into account the imported technology, components, constituents etc. and look specifically for the African input in the creation of excellent packaging. The critical qualification for entry is that the packaging must have been converted in Africa. Anyone may enter a pack, however in all cases the converter and the brand owner must co-approve the entry form.



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