IoPP Southeastern Chapter Announces Panel Of Judges Including Walmart, Home Depot and Kraft Foods for the 2013 “48 Hour Re-Pack” Competition

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The 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.

"The 48 Hour Re-Pack Competition is a great way to showcase future packaging professionals,” says Chet Rutledge of Walmart.

The 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. 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. 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 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, http://www.48hrrepack.com.

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 Chet Rutledge of Walmart. “This competition will challenge designers to blend function and form, sustainability and material optimization, all in a short timeframe 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 February 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. and end 48 hours later, on February 24. The registration deadline is February 20, 2013.

For information visit http://www.48hrrepack.com.

For questions contact Sylvia Kay at competition (at) 48hrrepack (dot) com

For More Information Contact:
Sylvia Kay
Member of the Board of the IoPP Southeastern Chapter
competition (at) 48hrrepack (dot) com
(404) 664-1025

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