• Transform magazine
  • December 07, 2023


Pentawards announces its first ever Sustainable design jury panel

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The Pentawards, a UK-based network dedicated that recognises global packaging design excellence, announced its first ever Sustainable Design jury panel. The five sustainability experts have been selected from across the branding and packaging industries and will judge the Pentawards’ new Sustainable Design category.

By establishing this new jury, Pentawards aims to champion the sustainability agenda in the packaging industry whilst recognising and celebrating where progress is being made by brands, manufacturers and designers across the globe.

“Over the last few years we’ve seen the sustainability element shine through more and more in both the entries that have been submitted into the competition, as well as one of the key elements that the judges consider when reviewing the entries. Bringing together this new jury is a way for us to support this need for change, but also to encourage and celebrate those already focused on incorporating sustainability into their designs,” says Adam Ryan, head of Pentawards.

Each member of the jury brings expertise and experience to the judging process for the new Sustainable Design category, which has been established to help push the boundaries of sustainable packaging design today.

With the competition now in its fifteenth year, the new Sustainable Design category has been introduced alongside the new Branding & Consumer category.

The members of the inagural Sustainabile Design jury panel are:

• Kevin Shaw - Founder of packaging design agency Stranger & Stranger
• Silke Bochat - Head of design, Europe Africa-Eurasia at Colgate Palmolive
• Uwe Melichar – Managing partner of sustainable packaging company Melichar Bros. and president of European Brand & Packaging Design Association (epda)
• Jenny Greenwood – Innovation & sustainability manager at design agency Butterfly Cannon
• Robert Taylor – Director of sustainability at UPM Raflatac