Australian Packaging Design Awards


In order to broaden the public's understanding of packaging and to encourage excellence and innovation, the PCA conducts a series of Awards which are run annually. An Awards program is held for the packaging and design industry, tertiary design students as well as primary and secondary students.

The Australian Packaging Design Awards (APDA) provide companies in the packaging supply chain with the opportunity to showcase their products, packaging and people on a national stage.

The APDA are open to - brand owners, designers, printers and manufacturers, producers, SME's, foodies, retailers, transport and logistics - in fact anyone involved in the creation of packaging.

Success at the APDA has helped previous winners - attract new clients, reward employees, boost company profile within the industry and help draw the best talent to their organisation.

To view the 2015 Winners, click here.

Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards


The Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards, organised by the Packaging Council of Australia, are aimed at Australian tertiary students studying graphic and industrial design. Our objective is to provide students with a unique experience that can be incorporated into their studies whilst building their knowledge and experience with packaging design all while building a network with the industry.

The Awards are now in their 30th year and we are fortunate to have such committed and loyal support from the industry who have once again worked closely with us to produce an excellent range of briefs to offer the students. Each brief address different issues, materials, products, markets and processes. Students are encouraged to be creative and innovative in their research, design, meeting the requirements of the brief and developing their packaging design solutions.

To view the 2015 Winners, click here.

Awards Presentation & End of Year Cocktail Party

The PCA Awards Presentation & End of Year Cocktail Party is always a great night out! We encourage the industry to come along and help us celebrate the winners of the Australian Packaging Design Awards as well as see the winners of the Southern Cross Awards. This is also a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues in the industry over a few drinks and finger food. All of the finalist packs will be on display.

Stay tuned for the 2016 event details.