NEW YORK, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- HBA IPDA--Gain Visibility for Package Design Creativity
HBA Global Expo announces that it is now accepting nominations for its annual IPDA (International Package Design Awards) at http://www.hbaexpo.com/ipda. These prestigious awards honor the year's most innovative packaging in several categories including cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, skin care and sustainability. Categories for Sampling/Travel Size products and At-Home Devices and Tools have also been added to the program.
As the longest running and biggest package design awards in the beauty industry-major brands, niche players and indie companies, have all won HBA's IPDA awards for excellence in package design and engineering achievements. Last year's IPDA winners and finalists included Stila, Anthropologie, Aveda, Benefits Cosmetics, Bare Escentuals, Chanel, CVS, Estee Lauder, Five Star Fragrances, GLO Science, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Mary Kay, Ojon, Obagi Medical, P&G, Pacific Perfumes, Revlon, SK-II, and Unilever.
Any size company can submit designs that are introduced for retail from June 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, including suppliers, design firms, public relations and marketing agencies, and brand manufacturers. Designs that have been re-freshed, improved, or offer new features or technologies are also eligible to participate. The deadline for IPDA submissions is March 23, 2012.
Finalists for the IPDA Awards are announced in early May and the Category Winners and the Grand Award will be revealed during the HBA Global 20th Anniversary Industry Awards Celebration on June 19th at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The award finalists and winners are displayed in the IPDA Showcase during the HBA Global Expo & Conference, June 19-21, 2012, which is the largest source for product development in the industry. More than 16,000 beauty and personal care professionals from all over the world will be able to view the IPDA finalists up close and get inspiration for their future packaging design plans.
"With packaging design being a key influencer in purchasing decisions, innovations in decorating techniques, containers and compacts, and other packaging components have been on an upswing. HBA Global looks forward to showcasing some of the year's most stand-out beauty and personal care products and we are proud to continually support and encourage our industry's creativity and engineering achievements," said Jill Birkett, Brand Director, Beauty & Wellness.
Judging for the IPDA is done by a "Committee of 100" made up of industry professionals, designers, suppliers and members of the media. IPDA submissions are evaluated on the following: originality, design concept, creative use of new materials, components and decorating processes, technical competency and effective brand messaging. The HBA IPDA awards are widely promoted through press releases and PR Newswire, and finalists and winners receive coverage in leading international trade publications and on the HBA Global website.
The HBA IPDA Awards are sponsored by Beauty Packaging and HAPPI magazines. For more information about the HBA IPDA Awards go to http://www.hbaexpo.com/ipda or contact Nicole Bullock at +1-609-759-7603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About HBA Global Expo & Conference
HBA Global Expo & Conference http://www.hbaexpo.com produced by UBM Live, is the most important product development source-from concept to market-for the cosmetics, personal care, skin care, fragrance and wellness industries and features a comprehensive educational program and exhibits floor with attendees coming from the top prestige, mass and emerging beauty and personal care brands worldwide. The in-person HBA Global Expo & Conference is co-located with the New York Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics Expo (http://www.spaandresortexpo.com) and will take place June 19-21, 2012 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. HBA Global also produces industry awards, Webinars and sponsors industry association events throughout the year. HBA Global's first virtual event-Re-Connect-can be viewed on demand here: http://www.hbaexpo.com/reconnect. Connect with the HBA Global communities on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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SOURCE HBA Global