FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter this Competition?
The PAC Canadian Leadership Awards Competition is open to all packages or processes, designed, manufactured and sold anywhere in the world.
It is not limited to Canadian companies, and must be in market after January 1, 2015. Typically the entries come from retailers, brand owners, branding and design agencies, package container and technology processors, and raw material manufacturers.
How often is this Competition held?
This is a bi-annual event.
If an entry was submitted in the PAC Global Competition held earlier in the year, can it be submitted in this Competition as well?
What are the choices of categories to submit the entries?
Brand Marketing: Brand Revitalization - Food category
Brand Marketing: Brand Revitalization - Non Food category
Brand Marketing: New Brand - Food category
Brand Marketing: New Brand - Non Food category
Specific Package: Paperboard category
Specific Package: Flexible category
Specific Package: Corrugated Containers category
Specific Package: Labels category
Specific Package: Rigid/Semi-Rigid category
In-Store Marketing category (Shelf Ready Packaging/ Display Ready Pallet/ Floor Display Merchandiser/Counter Top Display Merchandiser)
Sustainable Packaging category
Food Waste Packaging category
How does one enter and when is the final deadline to enter?
All entries will be submitted online, deadline for entries: January 30, 2017. Click here for entry forms.
For Brand Marketing and Specific Packaging entry submissions, the physical package is to be delivered to this judging facility on Thursday Feb 2, 2017:
between 8am and 3pm:
CHSI (Centre for Health & Safety Innovation) CONFERENCE CENTRE room/ Attention Lisa Abraham
Attention Lisa Abraham
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W0A1
For In-Store Marketing, Sustainable Packaging and Food Waste entry submissions , this is an online event only and will be judged online.
No physical packages are required.
What are the costs per entry?
Early bird PAC Member rate - $295 per entry (ends November 30, 2016)
Early bird Non Member rate - $425 per entry (ends November 30, 2016)
How are the entries judged?
All entries will be judged either onsite or online, from our expert panel of packaging professionals. See here for judges.
When will the results made available?
Winners’ announced- mid February 2017
Awards Gala to be held on May 2, 2017: Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3
What happens to the entries after judging?
All entries will be stored after judging until the PACKEX trade show (May 16-18, 2017) at which time they will be showcased in the PAC booth. Companies can pick up their entries after the show ends on May 18.
PAC Member rate - $345 per entry
Non Member rate - $475 per entry