The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced that the 2019 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge is accepting entries.

The competition, now in its 15th year, is open to students or teams to submit a flexible package solution to address a packaging issue such as consumer convenience or protecting food. The package should advance the use of flexible packaging; make an improvement over an existing flexible package; convert a non-flexible package into a flexible package; or package a product that is not currently available in flexible packaging.

Students interested in competing should submit a concept outline by September 21. Once approved, the students may begin development of the prototype or bench sample. The first-place student or team will receive $1,000, and the second-place entry will receive $500.

The Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge Call for Entries can be downloaded from the FPA's website at