The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) held its forty second Annual Package of the Year (POY) Awards Gala, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ.
The annual occasion acknowledges the yr’s greatest packaging designs and improvements, and this yr’s program noticed a formidable variety of submissions.
The highest NJPEC honor for 2022, Package of the Year, was offered to Christian Louboutin’s Loubiworld Fragrance Cap/Collar, produced by TNT Global Manufacturing Inc.
The Students’ Choice Award went to BUBBSI – HAIR Conditioner and Refill Set for The Caldrea Company, by France Lab Inc.
An Elite Panel of Judges
An elite panel of judges of prime packaging executives from a broad spectrum of industries and types in addition to packaging college students chosen the winners in 10 completely different classes. Judges included Remon Zakhary, Bayer; Peter Gould, Sunbelt Graphics; Derek Schmidt, LGH&H Americas/The Avon Company; Anthony Garaguso, Kelly Services, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health; Gina Rokose, Creative Services at Aquent Studios for Colgate-Palmolive; Jill Hilton, Estée Lauder, Jay Gorga, writer, Beauty Packaging Magazine; and Brian Henry, Revlon. Student judges have been Rutgers Packaging college students Lauryn Zygmaniak and Golora Hatefi; John Desierto with Rutgers Packaging and Batallure Beauty; and Derek Schmidt, Jr. with Rutgers Packaging, J&J Pack, Co-Op.
Gold Category Winners in Beauty Included:
Color Cosmetics: Thor: Love & Thunder, Break Apart Eye shadow palette, For: Ulta Beauty By: Michael Giordano International, Inc.
Fragrance: Christian Louboutin’s Loubiworld Fragrance Cap/Collar, For Christian Louboutin, By TNT Global Manufacturing Inc.
Gift Set: Lancôme Advent Calendar, For: Lancôme By: Cosfibel.
Graphics: Clinique Holiday Cartons and Gift Sets For: Clinique By: McLean Packaging
Personal Care: BUBBSI – HAIR Conditioner and Refill set, for The Caldrea Company, by France Lab Inc.
“All the judges have been impressed with the big selection of packaging ingenuity and model influence displayed on this yr’s competitors. It was nice to carry all the business collectively at our awards gala and have a good time this yr’s unimaginable achievements in packaging, design and engineering,” says NJPEC president, Jesse Fischbein. “Because of the generosity of our members, visitors and sponsors, the gala additionally was a profitable fundraiser for the quite a few pupil scholarships that NJPEC bestows.”