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Panel Of Judges Announced For 48 Hour Re-Pack Competition

IoPP Southeastern Chapter announces Walmart, Home Depot and Kraft Food to send judges for the 2013 “48 Hour Re-Pack” Competition

January 30, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff

Atlanta, GA—The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Southeastern Chapter has revealed its 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, vice-president of environmental innovation/sustainability/SER and chairman of the Environmental Council at The Home Depot.

Going into its 4th year, the annual student package design competition of IoPP Southeastern Chapter 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, a summit on the ‘Future of Packaging‘ hosted by the IoPP Southeastern Chapter held at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta. 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, while the top 10 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,

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

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

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

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