For 2021, Dieline Awards has reimagined the competition by more than doubling the categories from 29 to 63 to better represent and recognize significant advancements within our industry, particularly when it comes to sustainability.

It is our goal to recognize the innovation and efforts of designers and branding for creating the solutions of tomorrow, today. The expanded categories allow more entrants the opportunity to have their work recognized on a global level.

In 2019, Dieline partnered with A Plastic Planet to launch the world’s first Plastic Free Award for sustainable, plastic-free packaging. This year promises even more ingenuity as we continue to celebrate material innovation.

For the 2021 competition, Dieline Awards has also partnered with Adobe to create six distinct categories dedicated to sustainable package design. Together, Adobe and Dieline believe in the power of design to revolutionize our world.

Additionally, Dieline is proud to announce the addition of a new category—the Design For Good Award. Entry is open to any packaging consumer products designed for doing a good that emphasizes positivity, kindness, and giving back with an overall mission of lifting up humankind.

Dieline Awards is one of the largest design competitions of its kind, and it continues to evolve and shape the design community, highlighting the impactful trends we love to pay homage to. Brand owners, consumers, marketers, agencies, in-house creatives, students, and enthusiasts around the world turn to Dieline Awards as the industry-wide benchmark of impeccably-designed packaging for consumer products.

This year, we will recognize a total of 204 winners, the largest in Dieline Awards history, with every submission reviewed by an esteemed jury of structural packaging, design, branding, and consumer product experts with regards to five key elements: Creativity, Marketability, Innovation, Execution, and On-Pack Branding. Debbie Millman, President Emeritus of AIGA, will serve as the chairperson for our 2021 jury.

Source: Dieline Awards