Design Gallery Call For Submissions

How to submit
You’re invited to submit your best packaging work for consideration in BRANDPACKAGING's Design Gallery, our bound December issue that has become known as the definitive brand packaging annual. Submitted packages are also entered in the running for our People’s Choice and Editor’s Award trophies.

Packaging speaks volumes about a product and brand’s worth and appeal. We're looking for packaging that effectively tells a brand’s story through design and structure and connects with the consumer.

Selected packages will be voted upon online in the month of September for the People’s Choice awards. Five People’s Choice trophies will be awarded — one trophy to the package in each category (glass, flexible, metal, rigid, paperboard) with the most votes.

In addition, one package, chosen from all the entries by our editor, will win the Editor’s Award. Packages will be displayed and all awards will be given out at 2016’s Packaging That Sells, October 3-5.

The packages that best meet the brand’s purpose will run in the Design Gallery book in December.

The six trophy-winning packages will have their print and digital edition Design Gallery page digitally enhanced with Digimarc's imperceptible barcode technology, allowing readers to interact with that brand via mobile devices. Please be prepared to provide the winning brand’s specific URL (i.e. video, coupons, recipes, nutrition facts, brand details, etc.) upon notification of winning the Design Gallery award.

Create a log-in to begin the entry process.

All entry forms must be completed and delivered by Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Packages that miss this deadline are not eligible for the trophies and may not be considered for the Design Gallery book. The physical package must be received by Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Submission Requirements
  1. Products should have launched within the last year or will be launched by October 2016.
  2. Completed entry form with as much detail as possible.
  3. Two well-protected package samples to the address provided when the entry form is completed. We're unable to return any submissions, and we’re also unable to pay for package release from customs.
  4. A high-resolution image (300 dpi, minimum 8”x10,” shot on a white background) uploaded with entry.
  5. Submission fee of $125 an entry; an entry can be one branded package or an entire product line. A party can submit as many separate entries as it likes.
Where to go for more information: Contact John Kalkowski, Editor in Chief, at

Packages should be sent to:
John Kalkowski
Brand Packaging
9865 S 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85044

*Be sure to credit every individual involved in concept and development of the package, including brand team and design firm members and suppliers. BRANDPACKAGING cannot be responsible for omissions.