Press Releases

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Announces 2017 Student Design Challenge Winners

CONTACT: Katharine Eaton
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON – The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) today announced the winners of the 2017 Student Design Challenge at its awards luncheon at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas.

The challenge participants designed an interactive package for a fitness tracker that allows the customers to try on the product before purchase and to store the tracker after purchase. The submitted designs can be viewed at

“Congratulations to this year’s Student Design Challenge winners on their impressive designs, which stood out among submissions from more than 220 student designers,” said American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman.

“We hope all 2017 participants enjoyed their Student Design Challenge experience and are now considering a career in the paperboard packaging industry,” said Paperboard Packaging Council President Ben Markens.

2017 PPA Student Design Challenge Winners

1st Place: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Team: Stacey Yip, Andrea Shaver, Diana Elias, MiMi Ace
Professor: Bill Wynkoop & Lorrie Frear

2nd Place: California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly)
Entry name: Moov Now
Team: Nicolas Le, Julia McKeag, Konstantin Marowitz, Cody Mindling
Professor: Javier De La Fuente

3rd Place: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Entry name: Fitbit Wave
Team: Garret Chase, Jessica Belcher, Kaia Bolland, Yunjing Jiao
Professor: Bill Wynkoop & Lorrie Frear

Winners were chosen by a team of paperboard packaging industry professionals who rated submissions based on their response to the competition scenario, innovative structural and graphic design, functionality, and the quality of the finished product.

The winning student teams received a cash prize to share among their team members and their respective schools received a cash award to support their academic program. First place: $5,000 to the team, $5,000 to the school; second place: $3,000 to the team, $3,000 to the school; and third place: $1,500 to the team, $1,500 to the school.

For more information about the PPA Student Design Challenge, like the Paperboard Packaging Alliance on Facebook and visit

# # #

 About the Paperboard Packaging Alliance
The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) is a joint initiative of the American Forest & Paper Association and the Paperboard Packaging Council. The mission is to promote the benefits of paperboard packaging to influence preference for these materials in packaging design and selection. PPA is a proud supporter of collegiate packaging and design programs across the U.S. and Canada, donating thousands of dollars in scholarships, materials, and classroom resources each year. Alliance membership includes companies representing the full range of mills and converters engaged in the production of paperboard packaging. Additional information about PPA can be found at

About the American Forest & Paper Association
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative -  Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter  @ForestandPaper.

About the Paperboard Packaging Council
PPC is the leading industry association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete effectively and successfully in the marketplace. For more information, call 413.686.9191 or visit


Leave a comment
  1. Model Call Girl in Basilica Bom Beaches | Nov 18, 2017

    We hope all 2017 participants enjoyed their Student Design Challenge experience and are now considering a career in the paperboard packaging industry,” 

  2. frank | Nov 17, 2017
    Hello! Thanks for such a nice and updated information. I got some interesting tips from this post. Nice post with awesome points! Can’t wait for the next one. leather wallets for women
  3. Robinjack | Nov 16, 2017
    Your article has provoked a great deal of positive hobby. I can see why since you have made such a decent showing of making it fascinating.  beirut escorts
  4. sam | Nov 13, 2017
    As the authority of this site page is working, no demand soon it will be phenomenal, in light of its part substance.  godaddy $1/monthly hosting
  5. Essential Oils For Nausea | Nov 12, 2017
    This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more ... good luck. Essential Oils For Nausea
  6. doris | Nov 08, 2017
    It is extremely nice to see the greatest details presented in an easy and understanding manner.If you want any solution related laptop,printer,windows or antivirus then visit here. Virgin Media Support
  7. david | Nov 05, 2017
    A very excellent blog post. I am thankful for your blog post. I have found a lot of approaches after visiting your post. sinkology
  8. john | Nov 04, 2017
    Greatly composed article, if just all bloggers offered the same substance as you, the web would be a much better place.. check out here
  9. david | Oct 28, 2017
    Incredible posting this is from you. I am really and truly thrilled to read this marvelous post. You've really impressed me today. I hope you'll continue to do so! mobile strike cheats
  10. frank | Oct 18, 2017
    RIT were just exceptional in this tournament. They deserved to get the VR Headset Nexus 6P award and I am very happy they got the award.
  11. carl | Oct 18, 2017
    The winners are perfect. They were the best with the Vr Headset Galaxy Note 4 and deserved to win the tournament. Happy for them.
  12. david | Oct 17, 2017
    This is exceptionally instructive substance and composed well for a change. It's pleasant to see that a few individuals still see how to compose a quality post! 3d messtechnik
  13. Eyton | Oct 15, 2017
    Acknowledges for paper such a beneficial composition, I stumbled beside your blog besides decipher a limited announce. I want your technique of inscription... Stroke of Genius System
  14. Eyton | Oct 15, 2017
    I am interested in such topics so I will address       page where it is cool described. Secrets To Dog Training
  15. george | Oct 15, 2017
    All the images are really good. This last call thing was also live on New VR Headset some days back. I think you can still look up for it and see how different things work. 
  16. Eyton | Oct 14, 2017
    I had a lot of fun reading this article here. It gave me the perfect information for my paper writers online job and that makes me very jubilant. Cheers, mate!
  17. Prateek | Oct 13, 2017
    Thanks a lot for sharing this information.
    We are offering Telemarketing Services. IQ InfoTech outbound telemarketing services are widely demanded among telesales. Get maximum benefits from our global telemarketing services. 
  18. Chaslane Grace | Oct 13, 2017
    Thanks for sharing this information. This is really great,unique and very informative post.
    We are offering Kodak printer Support Phone Number. kodak-printer Support Phone Number gives all Kodak  Printer driver solution like printer cartridge refill problem, connecting problem through Kodak  Printer  Helpline Number.
  19. Eyton | Oct 09, 2017
    RIT were incredible in this challenge. They were the best assignment helper team and earned the top place in the competition. Wonderful!

    Leave a comment