The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) completed the first stage of the judging process for the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2016 in October, during a board meeting in Mumbai, India. Seventeen WPO members, plus a member of the international trade press, participated in the judging, which involved 276 packages from 35 countries.

The Food and Beverage categories received the most entries—69 and 57, respectively. The other categories are Health and Beauty (38 entries), Transit (28 entries), Other (21 entries), Luxury (14 entries), Pharmaceutical & Medical (14 entries), Point of Sale (14 entries), Household (12 entries) and Electronic (9 entries).

The winners will be announced in early December, and the award ceremony will be held in May in Budapest, Hungary. For information about the WorldStar Packaging Awards, contact or visit or