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KNUST TEAM SWEEPS FOUR WORLDSTAR STUDENT PACKAGING AWARDS

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KNUST TEAM SWEEPS FOUR WORLDSTAR STUDENT PACKAGING AWARDS

The 2024 Overall Winner Gold Medal for the International Packaging Design Student Competition organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has been presented to Ms. Edna Akyaa Amo-Duah on behalf of a three member team from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), at an impressive WorldStar Global Packaging Awards ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand under the auspices of the 31st Propak Asia Packaging and Processing Exhibition.

 

This esteemed prize celebrates students commitment to designing outstanding packaging. The competition aims at encouraging and showing the talents and innovative ideas of students in the field of packaging. In addition to the Overall Winner Gold Award, the packaging design by the KNUST team consisting of Edna, Barthelomew Nyarko and Maxine Naa Adoley Allotey-Quist received a Gold Medal for the Best Food Packaging, Silver for Sustainable Packaging and Bronze for Packaging that Saves Food. The WPO Vice President for Education, Mr. Kofi Essuman, presented the four medals to Edna, 

The competition attracted 253 entries from 25 countries of which 137 were selected for finalist awards. Each entry was judged and scored by a global panel from 49 countries. The KNUST entry designated Alpha Biopac stood out above all the entries. It is a robust, eco-friendly and sustainable box made from water hyacinth fibreboard. It is intended to enable effective handling, storage and transportation of smoked fish.

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The second Overall Winner Silver Award – a Sushi Takeaway packaging – went to Jeremy Marchant of the University of New South Wales, Australia.  The bronze award winning entry, an innovative carton-in-carton Health and Personal Care sunscreen packaging was presented to California Polytechnic State University. 

Ghana presented seven entries from KNUST, University of Ghana, University for Development Studies, Ho Technical University and Koforidua Technical University. All these packaging designs received awards at the 5th Students Packaging Research and Innovation Challenge organized by the Institute of Packaging, Ghana and Royal Crown Packaging Company in 2023. Qualiplast Ghana Ltd, Kasapreko. The Packaging Innovation Challenge was sponsored by Access Bank, ePac, Brand Innovation and Premaxks Communications. Six of the entries reached the Finalist Stage of the WorldStar Competition and received certificates of recognition.

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               Alpha Biopac for packaging; storage and transportation of smoked fish  

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Edna Amo-Duah with the Medals

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