Packaging Design


The Packaging Design of the Year award represents more than just boxes and bags. Truly great package design advances the graphics, branding, presentation and materials that make a package iconic.

We're looking for the next classic in packaging excellence, from innovative recyclable packaging to new modern classics. Whether your market is fast-moving consumer goods, premiere brands, simple promotions or limited editions, show us your best work.

Winners of Best Packaging Design Awards receive career-advancing recognition for doing more, creating more, and arriving at the next iconic package concept.

Packaging Design categories

PK24001. Animals & Pets
PK24002. Baby & Children
PK24003. Beauty & Personal Care
PK24004. Brand Partnership / Collaborations (NEW)
PK24005. Cosmetics & Fragrance
PK24006. Dairy, Spices, Oils, Sauces & Condiments
PK24007. Electronics
PK24008. Fashion, Apparel & Accessories
PK24009. Fresh Food
PK24010. Games
PK24011. Garden
PK24012. Health & Wellness
PK24013. Home Appliances
PK24014. Household Maintenance & Home Improvement (NEW)
PK24015. Inclusive (NEW)
PK24016. Industrial
PK24017. Limited Edition
PK24018. Luxury
PK24019. Medical
PK24020. Non-Alcoholic Beverages
PK24021. Office
PK24022. Plastic-Free (NEW)
PK24023. Prepared Food
PK24024. Promotional
PK24025. Rebrand
PK24026. Retail
PK24027. Self Promotion
PK24028. Snacks, Confectionary & Desserts
PK24029. Sports
PK24030. Structural
PK24031. Sustainable
PK24032. Technology
PK24033. Tobacco
PK24034. Toys
PK24035. Wine, Beer & Liquor
PK24036. Student Design
PK24000. Other Packaging Design

Deadlines & Fees

Architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, business owners are encouraged to submit work that is in prototype or complete*.

Winners are determined by one entry, and not an entire body of work, so careful selection should be observed.

Entry Period
Early Bird
(Apr 12 - May 16, 2024)
(May 17 - Jun 13, 2024)
(Jun 14 - Jul 11, 2024)
Final Extension
(Jul 12 - Aug 15, 2024)
Professional 1st
$199 $209 $229 $239
$199 $209 $229 $239
$139 $149 $169 $179
Results Announcement: Oct 14, 2024

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increasing the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Prizes and recognition

The Winner of the Packaging Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious MUSE statuette and certificate. Winning works will be highlighted on the main page of the MUSE Design Awards website, and published on all of its social media platforms for a full year.

In addition, Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners will receive a complimentary certificate, personalized press release, as well as graphic for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE Statuette for a reasonable fee. Winning designs featured on our media partner’s site – MUSE.World and online media platforms.


Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement


Showcase your achievement with a published interview you complete with our convenient online form


Promote your success on social media, websites, and more


Display your excellence to the world, with a winning certificate personalized just for you


Take your place in our "Hall of Fame" (winner’s gallery) by adding your name to the pantheon of winners


Build your success by utilizing the winners’ press releases, and showcase your win on our high-visibility website

submission details

Submit your entry online in FOUR easy steps:

Step 1

Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

Step 2

Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

Step 3

Upload your entry* to the system.

Step 4

Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

* File Limits; Up to 10 files in in JPEG/PNG and/or PDF can be uploaded per entry. For a smooth uploading process, please ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

* Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

* Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

* Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.