DuPont Packaging, Wilmington, Del., is accepting entries for the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition. The awards program returns with changes that reflect current trends in the packaging industry. The deadline for entries is March 1.

“The DuPont Packaging Awards honor packaging innovations that use science, inspiration and creativity to shift the paradigms and change the way we live,” says Yasmin Siddiqi, marketing director, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, DuPont Packaging Awards program leader. “As we enter the next quarter century of celebrating packaging, we believe we need to evolve with the industry. Our past awards categories have been upgraded to reflect future global challenges and the increasingly important role of the consumer in driving packaging innovation.”

The new judging categories for the 26th DuPont Awards include technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience. Detailed explanations of these categories are available at

Brand owners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers from around the world are encouraged to enter new packaging that has been commercialized since Jan. 1, 2012. There is no entry fee, and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. Winners will be announced in May.

For more information about the contest, visit