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Student Design Competitions

  • 2016

    The students of 5 colleges were given a fictitious but detailed design brief, requiring them to design a packaging solution in relation to Walmart Canada’s plastic bag waste reduction initiative, which is designed to reduce consumer reliance on single-use bags.

     

    The goal is to eliminate the need to ‘bag’ mid to large sized items, and to design a ‘carrying’ solution into the product’s packaging or instore applications for handling and transportation convenience to the home. The students have the freedom to select any product that would typically be put into a large size carry out bag.

    1st place

    The Cube: Stand Up, Stand Out

    Lindsay Van Wyck, Eduardo Diniz Souza,
    Kelly Goodwin

    2nd place

    Jasmine Isidoro, Gwenda Thomas

    Waste Not

    3rd place

    Amanda McCutcheon

    Zip N' Go

    Alyssa Andino, Elina Shafigullina

    Strap It In Packaging Solution

    Peel and Stick Easy Carry Handle

    Daniel Slaa

  • 2015

    The students of 6 colleges were given a fictitious but detailed design brief, requiring them to re-launch an eco-friendly household cleaning product for Walmart Canada, with cleaner ingredients for the safety of consumers and the environment, under the eco-friendly Great Value brand name. They were to redesign the 710 ml toilet bowl cleaner. Naming, branding, and packaging were all part of the challenge.

     

    Their faculty chose the top student of each school as a finalist to present to the audience at PAC's Winning By Design Summit in Toronto, at the PACKEX trade show on June 17, 2015. The audience then chose the winners, as shown below.

     

    1st Place

  • 2014

    The students of 6 colleges were given a fictitious but detailed design brief, requiring them to launch a new 'all natural fruit smoothie' with 20g of protein. Each school was provided a different 350 ml packaging structure to design to: a solid PET bottle, a tetra pack, a foil pouch,  an aluminum can, a glass bottle  and a clear PET bottle. Naming, branding, and packaging were all part of the challenge. Their faculty chose the top student of each school as a finalist to present to the audience of PAC's Symposium in downtown Toronto, on October 1, 2014. The audience then chose the winners, as shown below.

     

    1st place - OCAD

    Mhairi Robertson

    OCAD

    2nd place - Humber College

    Bert Liu and Anne Gomes

    Humber College

    3rd place - George Brown

    Monika Gilbert

    George Brown

    Runners-Up

    L-R: Michael Hill (Transcontinental Pkg & Competition moderator), Ashley Hoang (Durham College), Ashley Groot (Mohawk College), Ashley Martins and Gogosh Sabri (Seneca College)

  • 2013

    1st place - University of Toronto

    Amanda Santos, Ashley Seow, Atigun Treetukpan, Denny Wan : University of Toronto

    2nd place - Conestoga College

    Julia Hummel & Antonia Goga: Conestoga College

    3rd place - Humber College

    Dusan Guzina:

    Humber College

  • 2012

    1st place - Humber College

    2nd place - Mohawk College

    3rd place - Humber College

  • 2011

    1st place - Ryerson University

    Judges: Andrew Telfer - Walmart, Bill Roberson - Unilever, Mohsin Raza - Unilever, Leon Hall - Walmart, Hong Cao - Walmart, Jim Downham - PAC

     

    Students: Liam Maddock, Robert Lee Jones, Andrew Wong, Duke Sigulinksi

    2nd place - Humber College

    Judges: Andrew Telfer - Walmart, Bill Roberson - Unilever, Mohsin Raza - Unilever, Leon Hall - Walmart, Hong Cao - Walmart, Jim Downham - PAC

     

    Students: Christian Thomas

    3rd place - Ryerson University

    Judges: Andrew Telfer - Walmart, Bill Roberson - Unilever, Mohsin Raza - Unilever, Leon Hall - Walmart, Hong Cao - Walmart, Jim Downham - PAC

     

    Students: Babak Amoozgar, Karley Wu, Emily Wong, Faris Abu-Kwiek

  • 2010

    1st place - Mohawk College

    Team Members

    Kristin Hoover

    Kyla Tonkin

    Mike Virag

    2nd place - Conestoga College

    Team Members

    Greg Muhlbock

    Team Members

    Denise Arcand

    Sara Big Canoe

    Damon Martin

    Adam Maryn

    Courtney Schouwerwou

    Laura Tout

    3rd place - Durham College

  • 2009

    Student

    Hilary Walls

    1st place - Durham College

    2nd place - Conestoga College

    Student

    Jen Hoch

    3rd place - Humber College

    Student

    Reika Kokubun

    Sustainable Packaging Student Design Competition

    Sustainable package redesign for Kraft Salad Dressings and their retail ready package.

    1st place - Mohawk College

    Students

    Susan Wilhelm, Carlos Diaz

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