2023 GDUSA Package Awards Showcase

60th Anniversary Showcase

The 60th anniversary showcase stands among our largest ever. More than 325 winning projects and campaigns from talented design firms, agencies, departments and institutions, scaled from more than ten times the entries. Why is package design so vital? Makers, marketers and sellers are challenged as never before to convey the message, tell the story, advance the brand, amplify the experience, make the sale. We celebrate beauty and style, of course, but more importantly, the power of design to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth.

Sponsored by Neenah

For more than 100 years, Neenah has been a partner in the creative process providing paper-based solutions that transform ideas into results. The Neenah signature portfolio includes market-leading brands such as CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, NEENAH® Folding Board, ESTATE® Label, NEENAH IMAGEMAX® Paper Card, and the new NEENAH ENVIRONMENT® Mailer. With multiple manufacturing facilities, Neenah is proud to devote significant efforts to increasing sustainable premium paper production by implementing responsible fiber sourcing standards, conservation efforts, and focusing on our products’ recyclability.

New this year: the NEENAH GOLD AWARD for the best use of paper in a packaging project selected by Neenah’s in-house creative team. The winner is a striking and complex branding and packaging project for Exponent Beauty by Bartlett Brands (shown above). The project will be featured on, among other things, the Idea Shop by Neenah, a place to browse and explore innovative ideas for paper-based products.

American Package Design Awards Galleries

Food + Beverage
Wine, Beer, Liquor + Spirits
Beauty + Personal Care
Health + Wellness
Fashion + Clothing
Computers, Electronics + Tech
Home, Garden + Industrial
Toys, Games + Sports
Babies + Children

Animals + Pets
Music + Entertainment
CBD + Cannabis
Luxury Packaging
Sustainable Packaging
Private Label Packaging
P-O-P, Posters, Signs + Displays
Store Logos, Identity + Brands
Student Design

American Package Design Awards Winners

Click on the name of an organization or firm to see their winning work

10 Thousand Design
4Parts Design
AARP Publications
Affinity Creative Group
AMPHORA Brand Design
Andon Guenther Design, LLC
AT&T/Imagine/Midnight Oil
Auburn University Graphic Design
Avid Creative
Barenbrug USA
Barnett Design
Bartlett Brands
Beardwood&Co. LLC
Behr Color+Creative
Belmont University, Watkins College of Art
Big Easy Foods
Blackberry Farm
Bleutiful Design LLC
Bonavita Design LLC
Boxer Brand Design
BrandFire Creative
CF Napa Brand Design
Chad Michael Studio
Chase Design Group
Christiansen Creative
COHO Creative
Concordia University, St. Paul
CSB Cornerstone Strategic Branding
Dark Horse Design
Daymon Design
Dell Technologies, Experience Innovation Group
Design on Edge
Design Resource Center
Design Womb
Diversionary Tactic
Doubleknot Creative
DreamWorks Graphic Communications
Drexel University/Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Eight Moon™
Ellen Bruss Design
Equator Design
Erik Borreson Design
Erno Laszlo Inc. and Free the Birds
east|west marketing group
Gary Wong Designs
Gatto Rivera Branding
Gauger + Associates
General Mills/Imagine/The Martin Williams Agency
Grant Design Collaborative
Hagerty Creative
Harris Teeter & Daymon Design
Hatch Design
Hybrid3 a design studio
Inland Packaging
Interact Brands
Invok Brands
John Kallio Graphic Design
Julie Dernigoghossian
Kennesaw State University/School of Art and Design/ Graphic Communications


Kudos Design Collaboratory
Left Right Labs
Little Big Brands (LBB)
Little Lady Studio
Louisiana State University
Lowe’s Creative Services
MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College)
Matrix Partners
Mattel, Inc.
MCD, Inc.
McHale Design
Meaningful Works
Michelle Farinella Design
Mountain View Productions
mk management & co.
Nelson Schmidt
One Flight Up Design
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCAD)
Piedmont Brand Co.
Pratt Institute
QNY Creative
RAS Communications
Raven Mo Design
Rocky, Rocky Brands, Inc.
Rogers Media/TSC Creative
Roland Foods, LLC
RRD Packaging Solutions
RSM Design
Sara Nelson Design
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
SCI Stanley Church Inc.
Signal Theory
Smith Design
Smurfit Kappa Brazil
Smurfit Kappa Colombia
Spectrum Brands - Global Pet Care and Home & Garden
Spit + Image
Spread’Em Kitchen
Stacy Karzen LLC
Starr Hill Brewery
Stephen Gould/Pittsburgh Design Center
Stranger & Stranger
Studio Eighty Seven, LLC
The Biondo Group
The Creative Pack LLC
The GRO Agency
The Metal Ware Corporation
The Steve Williams Design Office
The University of Alabama
Thrasher Photo & Design
Topco Creative Services
TRYBE Creative
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), School of Design
University of Southern Mississippi
VSA Partners
Waltz Creative
Watermark Design
Watkins Systems
Weiler Abrasives Creative Services
WFM, Inc.
Woodbury University
Zack Group LLC
Zotac Technology Limited
Zurn Elkay Water Solutions