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Call for 2024 NIPHLE Design Awards Nominations

The NIPHLE Design Awards are presented each spring at the annual NIPHLE national training to persons who have made outstanding contributions to government and industry packaging design.  The 2024 NIPHLE Annual Training will be take place on Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07-09 May 2024 and the awards will be presented during the NIPHLE Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn, Rockaway, NJ, 08 May 2024. Recipients may be from either government or industry.

 

Nominations must state the category in which the nominee is to be judged and include the name, address, phone number, employer, and the position title of both the nominee and the nominator.  Sufficient detailed information about the nominee’s design must be provided to allow the judges to score the design package without additional research to obtain information about the type and value of their design.

 

Anyone may submit a nomination except members of the design committee.  Any individual in the packaging, materials handling or logistics field may be nominated, whether they are a member of NIPHLE or not.  Judging is based solely on the nominee’s design package. The submitted design should have been completed sometime within calendar year 2023.  Awards are provided to the first, second and third place packages. The overall best nomination package regardless of category will be awarded the Lapidus Trophy (Best in Show) instead of 1st place as the best overall design submitted.  Nominations should exceed 8 pages (including photos). Winners may display their package at the NIPHLE training.  Logistics costs in each category will be the responsibility of the organization.

 

NIPHLE Awards packages must be submitted electronically to Ms. Jennifer Smith, jensmith6363@gmail.com.

 

Deadline for receipt of package submission is 01 March 2024.

 

The following is the list of NIPHLE design awards categories:

 

1.  Long-Life Packaging

 

2.  Short-Life Packaging

 

3.  Material Handling Device

    NIPHLE Design Competition Submission Format

 

Award packages must not exceed 8 pages (including any pictures) using the format below.  Also, please make sure submission contains organization, mailing address, phone number(s), date of submission, and POC information. Failure to adhere to the requirements may result in disqualification.

 

TITLE:

DESIGN INGENUITY & DIFFICULTY:

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT/DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS:

TRANSPORTABILITY:

EASE OF USE &/OR HANDLING:

GENERAL OVERVIEW/VALUE ADDED:

PRODUCT PROTECTION:

MATERIALS:

ECONOMY:

DISTRIBUTION/PROCUREMENT:

SAFETY:

CONTROL SYSTEMS:

Mary Keane

NIPHLE Executive Director

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