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The Institute of Packaging SA welcomes you to the 2019 Student Gold Pack competition and to our website which we trust you will find interactive and useful.

At this stage, plans for Studnet Gold Pack 2020 are continuing to the original timeatable. Contingency plans are in place to accommodate the requirements for social distancing and any other restrictions that may be required. Watch this website for any changes.

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The website provides more than just the project briefs and is intended to give students useful guidelines on how to approach your project, industry contacts to assist in your research and updates and reminders of competition deadlines and happenings.

The competition is open to any registered tertiary education student; in particular in the three disciplines of Packaging Technology, Graphic Design and Food Science & Technology. It provides students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their excellence and creativity in developing packaging solutions and concepts.

Packaging brings together a unique blend of materials, technology, design, and marketing. This competition is also a unique blend The organisers do not expect students in one particular discipline to be packaging, design and marketing experts but they are looking for those students who display an insight into the challenges of packaging and the interaction of the multiple disciplines required in this exciting industry.

By undertaking this project students will gain a wider insight into the interesting world of packaging and enhance their existing career in the industry. Participation will showcase a vital example of their skills to their CV’s and portfolios. You also stand to win prestigious prizes and cash.

To access this website and the full details of the competition, you are asked to register and agree to the terms and conditions. The information you provide will only be used to assist us to communicate with you if you request any information or ask questions.