Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WPO (World Packaging Organisation) turned to virtual judging for WorldStar 21 with two rounds of judging taking place. The WPO members, representing 34 countries from all around the world, judged each entry so diligently and with such intentional focus and spent hours going through 345 submissions before meeting via the Zoom platform for final deliberations to choose the winners. The 194 winners of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021 were announced and posted on its new webpage www.worldstar.org.
The countries most awarded are Japan, with 26 awards, followed by China, taking 22, USA taking 14, ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) taking 13, Czech Republic and Turkey taking 12 each. The winners for the special categories - President's Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food Award - will be announced during WorldStar Ceremony that will take place in May 2021
All winners will be recognised in an Awards Gala Ceremony in May 2021. Information on the ceremony that most likely it will be virtual due to the pandemic; soon it will be communicated.
The complete list of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021 winners can be viewed at; www.worldstar.org/winners/