To Enter


It is important to read this section before you proceed to the Entry Form

CLOSING DATE 31st July 2024
This is the last day for
- On-line entries to be completed,
- Payments to be received
- Pack samples to be delivered no later than Friday 2nd August 2024

The packaging entered must have been converted in a country in Africa
. It is noted that in many cases the definition of "converted in Africa" may be open to different interpretations. Examples are imported components as a part of the finished completed pack or imported pre-forms for PET bottles. The measure will be how much of the entry can be considered "African" when evaluating the excellent application and execution of any new, innovative and creative design, marketing and technology applied to packaging in the African country concerned. If your entry has imported content, components, technology or any other, these MUST BE DECLARED in your motivation.

The packaging must have been in use or on sale prior to the closing date.

Anyone may enter a pack, however in all cases the converter and the brand owner must co-authorise the entry form indicating their consent and confirmation of all the details submitted.

Packs that have previously won any IPSA GOLD PACK or APO AFRISTAR Award are not eligible.


The on-line entry procedure does not have to be completed in one session. You may begin the process and log-out without completing everything required. Remember to SAVE your changes. You may login again at a later date to complete the process.  You may enter as many packs as you wish using the same login details.

What will you require for the On-Line Entry
You will require the following information and items for the online entry system -

  1. ENTRANT'S DETAILS: The precise names and descriptions of the entry and the entry company's name. You will need the details for the convertor and the brand owner. Please be accurate with these, as this information will be used as the winner's details for the awards.
  2. KEY FEATURES: A VERY SHORT summary of the main features of your entry - no more than 50 words.
  3. MOTIVATION: A maximum of 300 words to support why your pack is a winner. The judges will be specifically looking for the excellent application and execution of anything that may involve new, innovative or creative design, marketing or technology applied to packaging in South Africa. You must type this information into the text box provided.
  4. PACK VISUALS: At least 2 digital images of your pack (MINIMUM 300 dpi, width 6cm, height 5cm. MAXIMUM file size 10MB in PSD, TIFF or JPG format). Please ensure that these are good quality representations of your entry as they may be used for publicity purposes. Optional additonal pictures may be submitted highlighing features of the pack to assist the judging process.
  5. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT INFORMATION: You may upload additional pictures and documents in the "additional support information"  section for instance highlighting a clever opening/closing device, the difference between an empty and filled pack or detailed technical support information to substantiate claims. But note that the judges are not obligated to read or examine this section and will only do so if your entry inspires or interests them enough to do so.

At least One empty pack and two full packed samples are required for each entry.
(Entries from outside of South Africa need only send two empty packs).

Packaging samples must be couriered to arrive no later than 2nd August 2024

Samples must be carefully packed and clearly labelled with your entry's name (usually the brand name) on the on the outside of the delivery parcel.

Deliver your samples to:
IPSA Gold Pack
c/o Syndicate Graphics
1 Dorryce Lane Morningside Manor
Sandton 2057
South Africa

Special arrangements for large entries, perishable contents and products of high value may be made by contacting
The Secretary, IPSA Gold Pack Awards  011 804 1614

Return of Entries
To avoid unnecessary handling, the return of small value entries should not be requested. In other cases, entrants must declare the total value and insure the entries.

If the entry is successful in gaining FINALIST status and is in the running to win a medal, the entries can be collected after the awards ceremony. If the entry is not selected as a FINALIST it should be collected within 2 weeks of the announcement of the FINALISTS.
If the packs are not collected by the dates arranged, the pack and the contents will be disposed of.

Single Entry:
R5,700.00 (ex VAT) non-members (R6,555.00 inc VAT)
R4,000.00 (ex VAT) if the person submitting* the entry is a paid up member of the Institute of Packaging SA (R4,600.00 inc VAT)

Two or More Entries:
R4,560.00 (ex VAT) per entry by non-members (R5,244.00 inc VAT)
R3,200.00 (ex VAT) per entry if the person submitting* the entries is a paid up member of the Institute of Packaging SA (R3,680.00 inc VAT)

* The person named as the contact for the entry's submission. This requirement will be stricty applied. For membership details of the Institute go to


Entry Procedure
1. Complete the online entry form (before the 31st July 2024)
3. Check online to ensure that all information requiring verification has been accepted.
4. Despatch the pack samples (to arrive by 2nd August 2024)

The judging panel will meet in August 2024.  The judges' decision is final. The judges have the right to exclude entries that do not meet the conditions of entry. The judges have the right to move an entry to a different category if it is believed it will fare better by the move. 

Announcement of 2024 Results
The succesful Finalists will be announced by mid-September 2024. The final award results will be announced at the Gold Pack banquet in Johannesburg at a date and venue tio be announced.  Ticket sales for this event will open in September.

The top ranked entries in each category will receive GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medals according to their ranking and the other finalists will receive FINALIST medals. 

All the finalists and medal winners will be eligible for entry into the WPO WorldStar awards subject to the completion of the relevant entry form and payment of fees.


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