The 2016 AfriStar Packaging Awards under the auspices of the African Packaging Organisation will be open for entries in March this year. This is the second edition of this awards competition and is designed to showcase the very best of the African packaging industry. It is open to entrants from all African countries. The main judging criteria will be to reward entries that demonstrate the excellent application and execution of packaging through the use of creative design, marketing or technology. The judges will take into account the standards, 'state of the art' and market conditions in the entrant's country.

The closing date is 30th June 2016.

All award winners will be eligible for entry into the WPO 2017 WorldStar awards.


The categories for entry will be:

  • Beverages
  • Food
  • Safe Food Awards
  • Health, beauty, medical & pharmaceutical
  • Household including domestic goods, hardware, appliances and and automotive products
  • Transit, secondary packaging & industrial electronics and appliances

Entries will also be eligible for awards given to specific substrates (glass, metal, plastic, paper) Entries open in March 2016 and will be submitted on-line (www.AfriStar.co). The submission deadline is June 2016. All award winners will be eligible for entry into the 2016 WPO WorldStar awards competition.


Promote your company

We would like to take the opportunity to invite you to support this important awards programme through sponsorship and by doing so, link your company to excellence in the African packaging industry. The AfriStar Packaging Awards will be a competition of considerable importance and prestige. This exciting new competition is a unique vehicle to promote your company throughout Africa and gain continent-wide exposure linking your company's image to the best in the industry. There are 3 exciting sponsorship opportunity categories, which are intended to give you maximum exposure for your investment.


lion sponsorship

Lion Sponsorship

A limited number of "Lion" sponsorship packages are available. The sponsorship benefits to your company will be:

  • The sponsor receives "Lion"* branding on printed material related to the event including the official printed and on-line winners' brochure.
  • Sponsors logo and hot link to the sponsor's website on the AfriStar website
  • 50% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM Official Winners' brochure
  • 50% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM AfriStar review edition.

*"Lion" means the largest of the 3 sizes of logos used to identify and promote the sponsorsThe cost of a "Lion" Sponsorship Package is: US$5,000

elephant sponsorship

Elephant Sponsorship

The sponsorship benefits to your company will be:

  • The sponsor receives "Elephant"* branding on printed material related to the event including the official printed and on-line winners' brochure.
  • Sponsors logo and hot link to the sponsor's website on the AfriStar
  • 30% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM Official Winners' brochure
  • 30% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM AfriStar review edition

*"Elephant" means the average of the 3 sizes of logos used to identify and promote the sponsorsThe cost of a "Elephant" Sponsorship Package is: US$3,500


buffalo sponsorship

Buffalo Sponsorship

The sponsorship benefits to your company will be:

  • The sponsor receives "Buffalo"* branding on printed material related to the event including the official printed and on-line winners' brochure.
  • 10% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM Official Winners' brochure
  • 10% discount on the rate charged for advertising in the P&PM AfriStar review edition

*"Buffalo" means the smallest of the 3 sizes of logos used to identify and promote the sponsorsThe cost of a "Buffalo" Sponsorship Package is: US$1,500