The NJPEC is a non-profit professional membership organization for people who live or work in New Jersey. Other industry pros work closely with packaging companies in the state are eligible for membership as well. And for qualified students, membership is free.
The organization got its start in 1962, and today’s membership comprises professionals in beauty, personal care, and fragrance packaging as well as packaging pros from other industries like beverage and household.
According to press materials circulated by the organization, “The culture of NJPEC is comfortable, collaborative and professional; creating an environment of learning, and business networking. Members invest their time, skills and knowledge to strengthen the packaging industry with talent and innovation. Numerous scholarship programs and mentoring opportunities are offered to support those entering the packaging field.”
Awards are given for, of course, Package of the Year as well as for a Student Choice Award. Nine category-specific awards are given as well for fragrance, color cosmetics, health and beauty, personal care, and more.
“This year’s competition was fierce; generating diverse praise and discussion from our judges especially with the intricate packaging pieces that were submitted,” Peter Gould, chair of this year’s NJPEC Package of the Year committee, tells the press.“We look forward to awards night, when the entire industry comes together to recognize and celebrate this year’s incredible achievements in packaging, design, and engineering.”
The gala gets underway at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 16, and will be held at the The Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey.
This year’s NJPEC award winners follow:
- Package of the Year
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Collection Daylight Edition for Estee Lauder submitted by MW Luxury
- Student Choice Award
Vortex Loose Powder Jar by Jerhel Plastics
- Color Cosmetics
Limited Edition 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette for Clarins submitted by HCP Packaging USA, Inc.
Juicy Sucre for Elizabeth Arden submitted by Verescence North America and Metal Dynamics
- Gift Sets
White Diamonds Holiday Gift & White Diamonds Coffret for Elizabeth Arden / Revlon submitted by Color Optics A Division of Phoenix Color
- Health and Beauty
Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil for Tata Harper submitted by Quadpack Group
- Personal Care
Canale’ Stay Colorful Extender Line for Canale’ Enterprises Inc. submitted by SeaCliff Beauty Packaging and Laboratories
The Thymes Line Extension for The Thymes submitted by Quadpack Group and TricorBraun
- Food and Beverage
Ghirardelli Chocolate Gold Bar Tin for Ghirardelli Chocolate Company submitted by Encore International
- Household Industrial
Basics Line by Casabella for Casabella
GAF Sales Kit for GAF submitted by NAPCO USA
For more information or to register to attend the NJPEC Package of the Year Awards Gala, click here.