Canadian Packaging

Call for 2013 entries for PAC Leadership Awards

Newly added in-store marketing categories lend to greater peer recognition across North America packaging industry.

October 28, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Via its PAC Leadership Awards, the globally-recognized PAC—The Packaging Association is looking to reward excellence in all formats of packaging, in branding and graphic design, in technical aspects and in sustainability.

As the longest-running competition in North America, the PAC was the first to initiate a sustainable packaging competition in 2008.

Further innovations this year are providing greater recognition to the long-established importance of packaging via in-store marketing categories: display merchandiser; display ready packaging; display ready pallets, and; retail ready packaging.


  • December 14, 2012 – Early Bird deadline for all entries
  • January 22, 2013 – Final entry deadline
  • April 22, 2013 – Awards Gala on Earth Day

“This is a truly unique opportunity for marketers, designers and printers to show the industry what they are doing. As a longtime participant in the PAC competition, we have seen value in many ways; from giving the recognition that our designers deserve, to thanking our clients for the great work they entrust to us, to showing appreciation to our printer partners,” says Davis vice-president of client services Linda McGregor.

Adds Molson Coors Canada‘s Andrew Laufer: “The PAC Leadership Awards set the industry benchmark on how important strategic thinking, innovation, technical excellence and sustainability all play a role within a product’s lifecycle.

For more information, contact the PAC’s Lisa Abraham at 416-646-4640, via e-mail at You may also visit the PAC website at

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