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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


Results of the Young Package 2016 in one minute video: http://bit.ly/winners-YP1

Matěj Peca, Czech Republic
Pizza Box <–> Pizza Bin
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, Czech Republic

Through a simple and clever solution, the package can be converted into a wastepaper bin, thereby making significant material savings. The secondary function of the package is absolutely natural, the transformation is very easy, the wastepaper bin is ready for use. Compared to other packages this one clearly stands out. It is not just a vision or an idea, but a fait accompli. Matěj Peca has entered a conceptually sound work with very good graphics and an emphasis on detail.

Marián Čižnár, Slovakia
Package for Opinel knives
University of Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts, Czech Republic

Marian Čižnár's package attracted us mostly by its easy transformation into a new product. The upper part of the package can be easily removed and inserted under the lower part, which then turns into a stand for knives. This work gained second place for both delicately designed graphics and the construction aspect.

Veronika Janečková, Czech Republic
Drink Water - Play with a Bottle

In this case, the jury appreciateed a completely different and new approach to paper. Thanks to new technological possibilities we can think of paper as a material that can hold water, to replace plastic and still be recyclable. The designer of this entry combined the secondary function of packaging in the form of table tennis bats, so that the package becomes fun. The package of impregnated paper material is characterized by balanced graphics, which fully correspond to the shape and character of the package.

Martina Doležalová, Czech Republic
From paper bag to book cover
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Czech Republic

The designer has invented a practical solution for carrying home our favorite book. By a simple transformation, we can create a book cover that will offer protection, and privacy. The package is completed not only by the idea, but also graphically.


Adéla Bláhov, Czech Republic
The High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, Czech Republic

GeoFood fulfils the competition brief precisely. The jury appreciates not only the secondary functions, but also the value and potential of the concept. The package with well-mastered graphics has an aesthetic, decorative, but also an informative function. It serves as a map, and can be a nice souvenir for tourists visiting Prague. The multiple-use package preserves simplicity and via a similar method many other products could be packaged.

Valerie Kropáčová, Czech Republic
Dual-use package for flour
Secondary School of Applied Arts-Musical Instruments and Furniture, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Valerie Kropáčová's work with materials is the main feature - in particular - baking paper. The baking paper forms the bottom part of the package and it is obvious that is used in the right place. Once the package has fulfiled its function, it can be easily used for baking. The paper size corresponds to a larger baking sheet. Simple graphics are in accordance with the character of the product. The package also includes a small recipe card, which also serves as package strengthening.

Hana Koubková, Czech Republic
Let Yourself Disappear!
Secondary School of Applied Art in Jihlava-Helenín,Interior and Homeware design, Czech Republic

The packaging is based on a very simple and playful idea, which attracted the jury immediately. The graphics are minimalist and convincing at the same time. You can put the bag on your head without losing orientation. The designer has managed to move the boundaries of an existing package without any technical intervention, and adds an entertaining feature.

Nikola Kolářová, Czech Republic
The High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, Czech Republic

This work is an example of environment-friendly packaging. Nikola Kolářová has created a package for seeds which doesn’t have to end up in the trash, but can be planted. The seeds are pressed directly into the paper with the addition of natural fertilizers. The package decomposes in the soil and does not develop any excess material. This work with its simple and clear graphics, helps to grow more plants.