Plastic Packaging Design Competition and Cash Prize up to € 5,000 from Desall

Plastic Packaging Design Competition and Cash Prize up to € 5,000 from Desall



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Date limite
25 nov. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

Desall invites designers around the world to participate in recyclable Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic Packaging Design Competition. These packaging can be used in the beverage, detergent, cosmetic, medical, and food packaging industry.

Contest Guidelines:

  • The objective of the contest: during the last years the packaging industry has been undergoing relevant transformations leaning towards the creation of a more ecological system, keen on environmental issues and attentive to the circular economy. The objective of the contest is thus to imagine a new generation of PET packages, thinking about new possible use scenarios, connected to the ongoing changes, and to the lifecycle of the product.
  • Product typology: you are invited to propose new product concepts for a new generation of PET packages (single-use or reusable), exploring at 360° new applications for this packaging typology in the following sectors:
  • beverage.
  • cosmetics.
  • medical.
  • detergents.
  • food.
  • any other possible application, if accompanied by short business analysis.
  • At your discretion, you may also design any accessories, capable of improving the user experience, extending the product lifecycle, and identifying new applications for PET packages.
  • Context of use: the presentation of the project shall be accompanied by a detailed analysis of the new context of the purchase and use-scenario, that you are invited to describe together with the innovative business ideas you may come up with if any, to support the product concept you present. In this regard, you may draw inspiration from the tangible necessities you find yourself coping with as a consumer, in the specific geographic area where you belong.
  • Production technologies: the new PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) packages shall be exclusively realized through stretch blow molding.
  • Size: there are no constraints for the expected size of the packages you suggest, accordingly you are invited to keep into consideration the design limits set by the technology itself. In particular, the current PET stretch blow molding technology allows the realization of containers with quite a varied capacity, from the smaller packages of about 20 ml to large-size packages containing up to about 30 L.
  • Surface finishes: your PET packages may provide for some surface finishes, including for example logo placement, texture, or other details, to be realized directly on the mold.
  • Colors: you may suggest the colors you prefer, keeping into consideration that the PET allows for the realization of containers with a varying degree of transparency, depending on the purity of the material employed and whether pigments are used or not. With a view to the circular economy, a colorless (without pigments) transparent container allows for a more efficient recycling process.
  • Allowed materials: the packages you suggest shall be entirely made of PET, through stretch blow molding. Instead, the accessories – including cap, label, or any other components – might be realized with other materials suitable for industrial mass production, ideally recyclable (such as paper, metal, wood).
  • Target: in the presentation of your proposal, you are invited to specify the consumer your project is designed for, the specific need it satisfies, the geographic region of the consumer (if any specific), and a short explanation regarding the reason why that product addresses that specific market segment.

Evaluation Criteria:

in the evaluation of your submissions the Sponsor will take into account the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation 5/5
  • Functionality/usability 5/5
  • Market potential 5/5
  • Circular sustainability 5/5
  • Technical feasibility 3/5

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older. 
  • Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the web site, via the upload page related to “Disruptive Plastic Packaging Challenge” will be accepted.


  • The winning project will receive 5000 euros.
  • For the duration of the options right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of Euro 3000 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

Contest Timeline:

  • Upload phase: 28th July 2020 – 25th November 2020
  • Client Vote: from 25th November 2020
  • Winner announcement: approximately before the end of December 2020

About Desall:

Desall is an open innovation and crowdsourcing platform that, through design contests, connects companies and private clients with a worldwide community of creative talents.

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