The Plastics Industry Awards Event 2021 - Young Designer Award
The Plastics Industry Awards will take place as a hybrid event on 1-2 December 2021. The event will comprise a two-day virtual conference and networking along with the LIVE glittering Awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Waldorf on the evening of the 2nd December 2021, for those able to attend in-person.
The event will also be livestreamed direct to desktops of the Plastics Industry community. A format that enables us to continue with this treasured industry tradition in a way that is safe, practical and accessible for businesses.
The conference will be a mix of presentations and keynote speeches and will discuss issues and solutions facing the plastics industry today.
The event will offer expansive networking opportunities online across the two days. It will be a time for the core PIA Family to reconnect and open our doors wider to new virtual connections. Being virtual, the event has a guest list with no limits.
The Awards ceremony itself will recognise and reward the very best that the industry has to offer. Projects, products and innovation are more important than ever during these challenging times, and deserve recognition.
The Plastics Industry Awards have firmly established themselves as the forum for recognising and rewarding excellence in an increasingly competitive market. Launched in 2001 and dedicated to rewarding innovation and exceptional performance, The Plastics Industry Awards acknowledge the best companies and the best people in the market.
The 2021 Event is particularly special as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary - ending the year on a positive and boosting morale as we go into 2022.
We would particularly like to draw your attention the Young Designer Award category.
This category is open to individuals of 25 years old and under. They can be students, company employees or anyone with a talent for design. The brief is to design a useful, original product. It should obviously use plastic parts, although it does not have to be made exclusively from the material. Product designs that are a benefit to society or the environment, also industrial or commercial use. Entrants will need to submit rendered images of their project. Additionally, a product profile showing due consideration for materials, processing techniques, end markets etc, should be provided.
The brief is to design a useful, original product. It should obviously use plastic parts, although it does not have to be made exclusively from the material. Product designs that are a benefit to society or the environment, also industrial or commercial use. Entrants will need to submit rendered images of their project. Additionally, a product profile showing due consideration for materials, processing techniques, end markets etc, should be provided.
Press Clearance: Finalists and winners will be covered in Sustainable Plastics magazine and on plasticsawards.com The information on the entries for these is taken from the entry forms. If there is any specific information in your entry that is sensitive and should not be published, then please indicate this clearly within your entry.
Qualifying Criteria: The significant portion of the entry must have taken place in the period from January 2019 - June 2021.
Judging: Judging for this award will take place in Summer 2021. A renowned panel of industry experts will independently judge the award. The judges' decision is final and they also reserve the right to reallocate an entry into a different category. In each category the judges will select a small number of entries as finalists. The winner will be announced 2nd December 2021 at the London Hilton Waldorf.
Supporting Material: There is an option to attach supporting material to your online entry. We recommend that you restrict these supporting documents to those that are most relevant and help illustrate the points you have made in your entry.