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.

MUSE Design Awards

Packaging Design categories

PK22001. Animals & Pets
PK22002. Baby & Children
PK22003. Beauty & Personal Care
PK22004. Cosmetics & Fragrance
PK22005. Dairy, Spices, Oils Sauces & Condiments
PK22006. Electronics
PK22007. Fashion, Apparel & Accessories
PK22008. Fresh Food
PK22009. Games
PK22010. Garden
PK22011. Health & Wellness
PK22012. Home Appliances
PK22013. Industrial
PK22014. Limited Edition
PK22015. Luxury
PK22016. Medical
PK22017. Non-Alcoholic Beverages
PK22018. Office
PK22019. Prepared Food
PK22020. Promotional
PK22021. Rebrand
PK22022. Retail
PK22023. Self Promotion
PK22024. Snacks, Confectionary & Desserts
PK22025. Sports
PK22026. Structural
PK22027. Sustainable
PK22028. Technology
PK22029. Tobacco
PK22030. Toys
PK22031. Wine, Beer & Liquor
PK22000. 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 14 - May 19, 2022)
(May 20 - Jun 16, 2022)
(Jun 17, - Jul 14, 2022)
Final Extension
(Jul 15 - Aug 18, 2022)
Professional 1st
$179 $189 $209 $219
$179 $189 $209 $219
$119 $129 $149 $159
Results Announcement: October 13, 2022

* 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 increase 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

MUSE Packaging Design Awards

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 downloads for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE Statuette for a reasonable fee. All winning designs are featured in the MUSE World online media platforms.


Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement


Showcase your winning work with a published interview you complete with our convenient release form


Promote your achievement on correspondence, social media, websites, and more


Reputation-building endorsement personalized for you, and suitable for framing


Take your place in our "hall of fame" by adding your name to the pantheon of winners


Build success with promotional coverage on our high-visibility website and press releases
MUSE Packaging Design Awards

submission details

Submit your entry online in four easy steps:

1. Tap the "Submit Entries" button to register your user name and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

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

3. Upload your entry (Image, PDF, URL) to the site.

4. Check out to file your entry fees.

Image Limits; Up to ten images in JPEG and one PDF can be uploaded per entry. For easy results, 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, Conceptual 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.