AICC, The Independent Packaging Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Annual Student Packaging Design Competition and the recipients for the 2020-2021 J. Richard Troll Scholarship.

All of the winners in the student design competition receive a monetary award and plaque. The J. Troll scholarship recipients receive a plaque and a monetary scholarship is sent to their respective schools for the next calendar year.  

Due to the challenges that students were facing because of Covid-19, AICC modified the competition. This year, students did not need to send a physical entry. Students had to digitally create and design a “Golf Gift Package” shipper to promote a golf tournament like the 2020 Ryder Cup. Structurally, the task was to build a box that could safely ship two traditional 16-oz beer glasses, three golf balls, 100 golf tees, and a baseball hat. Graphically, they needed to design their own tournament logo, promote the tournament and its location, and give the customer a “wow” factor when unboxing.

The First Place winners were Sabelle Conradi, Cory Nyholm, Suzy Lempe, Linn Ericksen, Riley Mingo, Jason Hetland, and Emma Hall from Dunwoody College of Technology located in Minneapolis, MN. 

The Second Place winners were Etai Chen-Zion, Brooke Hager, Sarah Costantini, and Ren Blanding from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

AICC also announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 J. Richard Troll Scholarship. The Graduate Student first place winner is Erin Clark of Clemson University. The Undergraduate Student first place winner is Jaiden Gorniak of Appalachian State University; the second place winner is Jonathan Porter of Virginia Tech; and the third place winner is Nirav Chajed, of California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo.

For more information on the annual AICC Student Packaging Design Competition and the J. Richard Troll Scholarship, contact Laura Mihalick at (703) 836-2422 or lmihalick@aiccbox.org.