Packaging students sweep top three places in national contest

Packaging students sweep national contest

By University Communications
June 15, 2012
Packaging contest winners

Photo: UW-Stout Spotlight Photo

It seems like it would be easier to squeeze salsa from a plastic bottle instead of spoon it from a jar. Or shop for shoes if they were hanging in clear plastic pouches instead of stacked in boxes.

Or put holiday lights in a reusable package rather than throw them into a tangled pile.

Three teams of University of Wisconsin-Stout students think so, and a panel of national judges has wholeheartedly agreed. The innovative ideas swept the first three places in the student division of the national AmeriStar packaging competition.

The students, all UW-Stout packaging majors, will be honored Tuesday, May 22, at the Institute of Packaging Professionals banquet at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare hotel in Rosemont, Ill.

UW-Stout not only took the top three national awards but claimed two of the three honorable mention awards. UW-Stout also took first place last year.

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