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    Model Young Package Competition

    Hundreds of participants from more than 60 countries & impressive creations made of paper and cardboard. Quintessentially an inspiring exchange about packaging of the future you should not miss.

    This is Model Young Package

    Every year several hundred young talents take part in the internationally renowned Model Young Package competition. But «young» has nothing to do with age and rather means «new to the industry». Cause age does not matter – as anyone can submit an extraordinary idea.

    The participants will show their insights into the packaging of the future by signing up their own prototypes. Often such awards are a springboard for further careers: Some winners are even famous designers today at enterprises such as NASA, IKEA, or Electrolux.

    The Model Young Package competition is open to participants from all around the world, from the age of 15 years. The deadline for registration and handing in your prototype is May 11th, 2022.

    For more details please read the rules.

    Discover more about Model Young Package


    Packaging Design Competition

    Model Young Package has been around since 1996. Today, our packaging design competition is worldwide the largest of its kind. It occupies a distinctive position among other competitions and aspiring designers - thanks to its diverse categories and vibrant community.


    Food Is...

    Food is no longer just about hunger or appetite. Food is... ritual, art, inspiration. Food is... joy, game, passion, love, addiction, health, relaxation. Food is our elixir of life - a daily companion - whose delight is increased by the packaging. 

    Food and packaging - two inseparable elements leveraging each other to the next level? Convince us now.


    Monetary reward & internship

    A total of EUR 7 300 in cash await the winners. Additionally, the ultimate winner will be rewarded with a great opportunity in the form of a three-week honored internship at an Innovation Centre of Model Group.

    Designers of any age


    The competition has two categories. Students of secondary and tertiary professional schools can register to the «High-Schools» category. The «Unlimited» category is for university students and designers of any age.


    The Jury

    We are pleased to host well-known designers and editors of leading design magazines for the jury every year. In addition, experts from the circular economy assess the sustainability of the submitted prototypes.


    From the idea to the prototype

    Model Young Package focuses on packaging made of paper, corrugated cardboard, solid cardboard, and litho-laminated packaging. It is not only about a good idea but also about working appropriately with the material: How does the construction work? How do paper and cardboard behave? We are excited to find out more about your cultural perspectives and how you interpret packaging.

    The organizers

    The Model Young Package competition could not have been founded by a more vocal company than Model Group. The company is one of Europe's largest paper packaging manufacturers and operates several Innovation Centres, where new designs are created by the hands of packaging designers.

    Thanks to the original initiative, the competition has been running since 1996. Since 2009 the competition has been organized by CZECHDESIGN, an independent professional organization in close cooperation with Model Group.


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    The history of the competition



    Model Group launches a new competition for young designers called Young Package.


    New concept

    Together with CZECHDESIGN, Model Group divides the competition into two categories: School-level and university-level resp. designers.


    A new name and one of the highest numbers of participants

    The competition was renamed «Model Young Package», the prize for the winners was tripled and there were 948 en-registrations from 61 countries.


    25th anniversary of the competition

    8 winners, 1 presenter, 0 spectators - for the first time, the Prizes of the Model Young Package were awarded online to ensure the safety of the participants.

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    A dedicated Model Young Package community with inspirational content on Facebook.


    The most beautiful impressions of the packaging of Model Young Package on Instagram.


    Contact us

    If you have any questions about the Model Young Package competition, don’t hesitate to - contact us on myp@modelgroup.com