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Paperboard Packaging Alliance Announces 2018 Student Design Challenge Scenario

CONTACT: Katharine Eaton
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) today announced the 2018 Student Design Challenge scenario:

Design packaging for the contents of a subscription box package that enhances the customer experience and can be reused for storage.

A subscription box is a recurring delivery of niche consumer products that many e-retail companies are providing to a wide range of customers. Currently, 23 percent of online shoppers sign up for a subscription box service, with the average subscriber receiving four monthly boxes.

The PPA Student Design Challenge is open to undergraduate packaging, industrial and graphic design collegiate students in North America. Additional information about 2018 Student Design Challenge criteria, submission instructions and requirements, and participation forms are available at http://www.paperboardpackaging.org/university-features/2018-sdc.

Winning student teams and their academic programs will receive monetary awards. Participants’ submissions are due Friday, May 25, 2018.

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

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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 www.paperboardpackaging.org.

About the American Forest & Paper Association
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue 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 www.afandpa.org 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 www.paperbox.org.

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