The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association has announced the winners of this year’s Young Designers Awards Competition. The competition was created to showcase the talents of packaging and design students at the college level, and to develop future leaders in the packaging design industry. Design schools from across the country and Canada participated in this year’s event.
The ceremony was held on February 8 aboard The Ambassador yacht, which sailed from the Balboa Bay Yacht Club in Newport Beach, CA. Special awards presenter, Los Angeles-based perfumer Lisa Hoffman, presented the student awards. (For more on Lisa Hoffman, please see Online Exclusive at BeautyPackaging.com)
The First Place winner and recipient of a $5,000 cash prize was Emily Atwood of Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA, with her design “Bubb—Bathtime Is Playtime.”
The Second Place winner and recipient of a $2,500 cash prize was Maranda Bressi from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA, with her design “Milkman Cosmetics Cream Body Milk.”
The Third Place winner and recipient of a $1,500 cash prize was Willie Green of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO. His product entry was “GRIT” hand soap.
In addition to the top three winners, two Honorable Mentions were each awarded a $500 cash prize: Ridan Arellino, Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA, with his design “Oya Haircare;” and Eva Edgren, FIDM San Francisco, San Francisco, CA., with her design, “Lock Block: Hair Sunscreen Cream.”
The winners and honorable mentions were selected among student participants from 18 schools competing in the annual program. The 2017 Young Designers Awards program was made possible in large part thanks to East Hill Industries, Inc. Additional sponsors included: Beauty Packaging, Biorius, Business Printing, Inc., CIS, Colour Collective, eos, happi, Lisa Hoffman, Luminess Air, Masterpiece International, PartnerShip, Quadpack, and Steward Printing.
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