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International Competition of Packaging Design



On this Thursday we launch the Young Package 2017 Exhibition. You can se 40 best packaging on the topic of Open & Play. An exhibition of the best entries has been designed by duo Matěj Coufal and…


Look at the photos from the Design Award Ceremony that took a place on 26th of May.

Photos: Jan Hromádko



The jury has selected the 40 best packages from 57 countries. Check the packaging that could win one of the awards. Look at the top 40 best packaging.


In the 22nd year of the Young Package, over seven hundred designers from all continents sign up for the competition. Which one will receive the highest award, Model Obaly Prize, will be announced on


19th Year of the International Young Package Competition


University students and young designers of up to 30 years of age

1. Michal Marko, Eat your Food, Grow a Plant, Save the Planet

Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

The bowl created from bio-degradable material not only carries food but also acts as a container for seed planting. Plant seeds are enclosed under a label on the lid of the bowl and once the bowl has been used for food, it can be filled with soil and the seeds planted inside. After germination, the bowl, together with the seedlings can be planted in the ground outside. The concept for using a bowl, something which is usually used only for the transfer of food, is brought further – towards plant growing. The user doesn't take just food, but also the future. He is motivated to continue the story. Where other packages end and harm, this one begins and hopefully, does good.



2. Petra Vlčková, quo.box

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Carefully constructed material that is hygienic, resistant and its firmness is adapted to the purpose of a vessel for the safe picking up of syringes. The graphic design of the vessel is specifically for people who work with addicts and is highly-developed for use. The designer wasn't afraid of this unpopular task, she has analysed the situation and subsequently solved it.



3. Ondřej Elfmark, Jakub Lekeš, Travel Case PickPocket

Czech Republic





The story of this package is bound up with peculiar poetics. It begins when you buy some food and it goes on until the moment when you make your own personal dining experience out of the package at home, like being in a garden or making a connection with somebody close. The food becomes a ritual, a highly aesthetic experience similar to a tea ceremony.




Barbora Moravová, Adrian Jansa, zBistři

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic




This package reacts to common visuals and bistro/fast food packaging. It is an elegant solution with stylish graphic processing. The compact package can turn into large bowl in a moment. This bowl is suitable for outside consumption. Overall enjoyment is emphasized by the witty wordplay. The makeshift bowl is easily closed with a toothpick, which can be used after finishing your meal.



Jury Prize

Zuzana Jirkalová, Take Away Fish

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic



A simple and minimalist package which respects the routine function of transporting aquarium fish, it also deals with the inconvenience and complexity of their transfer. The transport of fish becomes more convenient and handy thanks to the fixation of a plastic bag via a knot within a three-layer cardboard package. The package is simple, easily reproducible and the fish and their owners are happy.



Slovak Design Centre Prize

Šimon Kern, Frisbeer

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Czech Republic


The problem of take away packages is that they are redundant usually after use. This paper „carrier“ made from smooth and firm cardboard allows three cups to be carried in one hand and then it turns into simple and amusing Frisbee. The slots used for grasping and positioning the cups are also the main aerodynamic elements necessary for the Frisbee to fly.




High school students

1. Anna Navrátilová, Heel! Take away one portion of dog food and water

Higher Vocational School Hellichova, Czech Republic



A travel package for a single portion of dog food and water = the essence of TAKE AWAY. It deals with the situation of when a dog accompanies his owner out of the home and it is necessary to take away dog food too. The packaging is processed at a professional level, very compelling and graphically balanced. The package is portable, storable and reusable.



2. Andrea Bimková, Take It Right Away from Asia

High school of Decorative Arts in Hodonín, Czech Republic



Simple incisions in a standard plastic bowl from a Chinese bistro surprisingly create a pagoda shape that symbolizes Asian culture.



3. Kateřina Hrubá, Shoe Cabinet

Higher Vocational School of Packaging Technique in Štětí, Czech Republic


If you want to keep your shoes in shape, a classic shoe rack is not the perfect choice. The Shoe Cabinet package elevates an ordinary shoe box on a high-class bracket, which provides a safe place for luxurious pieces of footwear thanks to its two-part layout. It is also possible to build the shoe rack from unfolded boxes or it can be used for storing other things, if you suspend the boxes. A regular box becomes something more, not only usable, but also practical and pleasing.



We have choosen a further 31 works (presented in the catalogue):

University students and young designers of up to 30 years of age:

David Pacák, PIZZA obal, Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, Česká republika

JIE-FEI YANG, Closet to Go/ Clothes to Hang, Taiwan

Nela Klímová, Aneta Klímová, Nákup na míru, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Česká republika

Michal Šafář, MOOI PACK, Česká republika

Veronika Zelezníková, Vzorkovník materiálov pre firmu mmcité, Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně, Slovensko

Tomáš Melichar, Filip Triner, Wine vs. Type, Česká republika

Sebastian Paweł Grabowski, Raketové pastelky, Polsko

Ágnes Gyömrei, Vita-pack, University of Pécs Faculty of Music and Visual arts, Maďarsko

Lucie Smorádková, NEBRYNDEJ! Obal na mléčnou kaši a dva bryndáky v jednom, Česká republika

Olivia Truong, Baskart, York University, Kanada

Patrik Knoblich, Snídaně v trávě, Technická Univerzita v Košiciach, Slovensko

Aleksandra Zaorska, Série obalů na vajíčka, University of Arts in Poznań, Polsko

Milan Drašnar, Papírová taška, Univerzita Hradec Králové, Česká republika

Toni Hvala, Obal na vajíčka, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Česká republika

Anna Švajdová, Chlebaška, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Česká republika

Viktor Brejcha, Papírová vložka do nákupního košíku, České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Česká republika Gabriela Rovelo Martinez , Obal na knihu, Instituto Tecnològico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexiko Ivana Zlámalová, Please! Take Away, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Česká republika

Dominik Uhlíř, PEPA, České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Česká republika

Mária Fialková, Zlodej pančúch, Technická Univerzita v Košiciach, Slovensko

Filip Hámek, Chinese noodle flower, České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Česká republika

Chloe Georgiades, Modular Packaging, University of Cincinnati, Spojené státy americké

Julie Chrpová, O'Cup, České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Česká republika





High school students:

Patrik Kolbasa, Obal na keramický tanier, Škola úžitkového výtvarníctva Košice, Slovensko

Jan Perháč, MEDOVNÍK, Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola hudebních nástrojů a nábytku, Česká republika

Barbora Vostalová, Kateřina Žočková, 100% RAW, VOŠ a SUŠ Václava Hollara, Česká republika

Matěj Hřib, Bestiarum Shirts, Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola hudebních nástrojů a nábytku, Česká republika

Zuzana Bergmannová, Take Away z cukrárny Donut, Střední škola uměleckoprůmyslová Ústí nad Orlicí, Česká republika

Kateřina Hojdyszová, Přenosný obal na puntíkovaný hrníček, Střední umělecká škola, Ostrava, Česká republika

Paulína Motyčková, Nosič fliaš, Stredná umelecká škola Trenčín, Slovensko

Kateřina Bobková, Obal na Sushi, Střední odborná škola obchodu, užitého umění a designu, Česká republika







(Photograph: Tomáš Polák)