How to compete as a student

New category in Packnorth Award 2024 – The future of the packaging industry

In many parts of the Nordic region, education in packaging design and packaging technology is available. Those who study in these areas can be said to be the future of the industry. Many go on to the industry after their education and contribute with fresh thoughts and ideas.

Packnorth Award is now opening a new category called “The Future of the Packaging Industry” where you as a student can participate and show your thoughts and ideas. You can contribute with a mock-up / simple prototype or why not a 3D print.

In addition to a diploma and fame, a scholarship from Packnews and Scanpack of SEK 10,000 awaits the winner.
We know that money is scarce when studying, so the entry fee is only 150 SEK.

Remember to take into account the upcoming environmental and sustainability requirements. How do you develop packaging that meets both visual and functional design requirements while addressing both environmental and climate requirements?

The award ceremony takes place on the main stage (Packaging Plaza) at Scanpack in October.

The future of the packaging industry

We like to call all packaging students ‘the future of the industry’. Now you have a chance to show off your skills in this category. With skill and a bit of luck, you could win a SEK 10,000 scholarship from Packnews and Scanpack (plus a diploma and flowers, of course).


Cost: February 1 to August 30 – 150 SEK

Entries must be submitted by August 30, 2024.

Entries should be sent to:
AGI Media i Malmö AB
Altonagatan 5
211 38, Malmö

Label with “Packnorth Award 2024 STUDENT”.

The Jury

Katarina Elner-Haglund
Lecturer Design Sciences, Lund University/ Lund University of Technology

Katarina teaches product development and teaches almost finished civil engineers to develop the plastic products of the future together with brand owners and industry. Wise material choices and smart functionalities create products that fit well in the circular society. Her experience in the field of packaging also covers production processes.

Carsten Bøg
Candidate in environmental and resource planning

He is involved in developing the criteria for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. On a day-to-day basis, he is the head of Danish Grakom’s CSR and environment department. With 30 years of experience, he advises the packaging industry on sustainability, life cycle analysis and resource utilisation and often participates in the public debate with articles on these topics.

Felix Helander
Independent marketing and strategy consultant

I work with packaging issues as a marketing and strategy consultant. With a background in the packaging and food industry, I have gained experience of the entire value chain, in Sweden and internationally. I have worked with all packaging materials and the major product categories.

Ulla Risager
Lecturer at the Danish School of Media and Journalism

Ulla Risager primarily teaches the BA program in Graphic Design. One of her key research areas is packaging design, where she both teaches and runs research projects. She has a professional background as a graphic designer, art director and photographer.

Bo Wallteg
Chairman of the Jury / Editor-in-Chief Packnews

The jury is chaired by Bo Wallteg, editor-in-chief of Packnews magazine and Packnews.com. He is the founder of Europe’s largest packaging network, Packbridge, and the founder of the Nordic Bioplastics Association. For a period he was also chairman of the global packaging journalists’ organisation IPPO, the International Packaging Press Organisation. For over thirty years, he has been covering developments in the packaging industry.

Register entries

February 1 to August 30
150 SEK per entry 

Entries must be registered and sent to us for assessment by August 30.