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2013 PANEL OF JUDGES INCLUDE WALMART, HOME DEPOT AND KRAFT FOODS. WINNERS WILL GET THE CHANCE TO PRESENT AT NEXTPACK 2013 AND AT THE WALMART SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING EXPO


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The IoPP Southeastern Chapter is pleased to announce the panel of judges for the 2013 “48 Hour Re-Pack” Student Design Competition. This year’s panel includes accomplished members of the consumer goods and packaging industries: Peter Borowski, Head of Design at Kraft Foods, Chet Rutledge, Director Private Brand Packaging at Walmart Stores, Inc. and Ron Jarvis VP Environmental Innovation/Sustainability/SER and Chairman of the Environmental Council at Home Depot.

Going in its 4th year, the annual student package design competition was created as a forum to highlight the skills and talents of tomorrow’s design professionals.

The panel of judges will jury all submissions, with winners receiving cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Winners will be announced on May 2, at NEXTPACK 2013. This summit on the “Future of Packaging” is hosted by the Institute of Packaging Professionals Southeastern Chapter and is held at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The summit features leading industry experts on technology, research, design, innovation and trends.

The competition is the link between students and packaging professionals from some of the finest design firms and sponsoring corporations in the Southeast. Every competition participant receives complimentary admission to the NEXTPACK 2013. The top ten finalists will be invited to show their designs in the exhibition area. The three winning teams will present their ideas as part of the summit program. All entries will be featured on the competition website www.48hrrepack.com.

In addition, two members of each winning team will be invited to present their design idea at the 2013 Walmart Sustainable Packaging Expo, May 8-9.

“The 48 Hour Re-Pack Competition is a great way to showcase future packaging professionals,” says Chet Rutledge of Walmart. “This competition will challenge designers to blend function and form, sustainability and material optimization all in a short time frame with a hard deadline.”

Platinum sponsors of the 2013 “48 Hour Re-Pack” include: The Coca-Cola Company, MWV, Unisource Worldwide, Printpack, Southern Graphic Systems, Bemis, Graphic Packaging, Plastic Technologies, IoPP SE and IBPA.

The competition will kick off on February 22, 7 pm and end 48 hours later, on February, 24, 2013. The registration deadline is February 20th, 2013.

For information visit our website www.48hrrepack.com
For questions contact Sylvia Kay, competition@48hrrepack.com

Press Contact: Sylvia Kay
Member of the Board of the IoPP Southeastern Chapter
competition@48hrrepack.com
(404) 664 1025