Young Designers Award Competition

Young Designers Award Competition-2017

Date: 02/08/2017
Where: Southern California

The Young Designers Award Competition was created to showcase the extraordinary and emerging talents of packaging and design students at the college level. The goal of this competition is to encourage, foster, and develop future leaders in the packaging design industry. 

The awards dinner marks the end of the competition by honoring and celebrating these bright young minds for their creativity and ingenuity. This event draws key packaging industry experts from around the country for the elite networking opportunities it provides, as well as the event’s legacy of hosting prominent and brilliant key note speakers.


2017 Design Competition Criteria

Participating schools are given a clear 6oz jar with cap to design the label and outer packaging for. Schools submit their top 15 entries to be reviewed. Judges then select the top 5 entries. Honorable Mentions are awarded to two and the top three are flown out to southern California for the awards ceremony.

Judged by a prestigious panel of cosmetic and personal care packaging design experts, the criteria in­cludes overall uniqueness, ability to be reproduced economically, and ability to stand out favorably against competitive packages. 

This year's dinner was held aboard the Ambassador yacht which sailed from the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, California.

Balboa Bay Club
1221 Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$175 per person





2017's Young Designers Winners


First Place - Emily Atwood 

Laguna College of Art & Design

Laguna Beach, CA

"Bubb - Bathtime is Playtime"


Maranda Bressi 

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Lancaster, PA

"Milkman Cosmetics Cream Body Milk" 

Willie Green 

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

"Grit! For The Toughest Hands"



2017 Honorable Mentions


Ridan Arellino

Laguna College of Art & Design

Laguna Beach, CA

"Oya Haircare"


Eva Edgren

FIDM San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

"Lock Block: Hair Sunscreen Cream"

2017 Participating Colleges/Universities

AI Miami International

American Academy of Art, Chicago

Chapman University

Clemson University

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mountain College

Creighton University

FIDM Los Angeles

FIDM San Francisco

Indiana State University

Laguna College of Art & Design

Louisiana State University

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

School of Media Art & Design Durham College, Canada

Texas Woman’s University

University of Arizona

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Yale School Of Art


Interested in participating in the 2018 Young Designers Competition?

Contact Donna Hoye at or 800-334-2623 ext. 107.