Read through the competition brief thoroughly before starting your competition entry.
You can submit your entry alone or in a team of maximum four people.
Create your entry as a digital mock-up. Name your entry, add images and describe your idea in words. Mention which material(s) you intend to use (choose from our contest materials). Upload images as a jpg or png file (minimum size 1024 x 574 pixels, resolution 72 ppi). Please also include a structural design blueprint as a pdf file. You can also add a video link (optional). The pdf will be accessible only by the contest organiser, not visible on the public website.
When finished, submit your entry before the 29th of November 2020 at 23:59 CET.
All submissions will be published on the website 7 December 2020. Thereafter, the public choice award will open for everyone to vote. The winner of the public choice award is determined by the most votes. The voting will close 31 December 2020.
From all of the submissions, a top 50 will be chosen. The top 50 will get a material kit from Stora Enso sent to the address you have provided when registering to the competition. Together with the material kit and by email you will get the return address where to deliver a physical mock-up.
Create your mock-up using the materials provided and send it to the return address. Make sure that it reaches us latest 1 February 2021.
The mock-ups will be judged by the jury, and thereafter Stora Enso will reach out to the shortlisted submissions.
Anyone creative is welcome to compete from all over the world.
Everyone takes the same challenge, there are no separate categories.
Entry to the competition is possible as an individual or as a group of up to maximum four members. A person can submit one personal design and one team design.
The competition language is English and the competition proposals must be submitted in English.
The competition proposals must be submitted digitally via the competition website. The entry can include text, images, video link and pdf files containing e.g. structural design blueprints.
In the last competition phase in November-December 2020, the 50 best entrants will be asked to provide a physical mockup for the final judgement. Participants must use the board material provided by Stora Enso. Participants are allowed to mix the materials.
The physical entry will be given a contest ID, by which the jury will identify it. The entry (i.e. the mock-up and visualization) cannot contain any identifying marks other than the contest ID.
Safe and timely delivery of the physical mock-up entry is the responsibility of the participant. The submitted entry is the responsibility of the participant until it reaches Stora Enso, after which it becomes the responsibility of the organiser of the competition. Any damage that may occur to the entry during shipping is neither the responsibility of Stora Enso.
Entries that have previously won awards cannot be submitted. Entries will not be returned. Entries that do not meet the requirements of the guidelines and rules or that do not include all the required information will be disqualified. Late entries will be disqualified automatically. Stora Enso employees and their family members are not allowed to participate in the competition.
The participant authorizes Stora Enso to use the competition entry in any applicable form, digital or mechanical, in order to inform co-operation partners or other interested parties about the results of the competition and present any selected competition entry in any of Stora Enso’s communication and any media concerning the competition. This includes press communications, newsletters, internet pages, exhibitions and printed materials.
Under no circumstances will Stora Enso be held responsible for the payment of royalties or other charges in connection with the aforementioned activities. The participant agrees not to hold Stora Enso responsible for any claims concerning the competition entry in this respect.
The participant undertakes the task of ascertaining that 1) to the best knowledge of the participant the competition entry is not infringing any intellectual property rights like copyrights, trademarks, designs, patents, utility models or any other intellectual property rights (hereinafter referred to as IPR) of any third party; and 2) the competition entry is an original idea. Stora Enso is not held responsible if the competition entry infringes on third party IPR.
If the participant is employed, the participant warrants that it has obtained from his/her employer a written and valid assignment of all intellectual property rights to the competition entry.
Subject to the buy-out rights set out in the paragraph below, in case the competition entry gives cause for commercial implementation, the terms of such implementation are to be negotiated and agreed on separately by the participant and the party who will be responsible for the implementation. Stora Enso will, however, for a period of twelve months from the date of having informed the participant about the winning competition entry, have the right of first refusal regarding obtaining the IPR of any competition entry on the terms set out in the paragraph below.
Buy-out Rights: If Stora Enso wants to acquire any competition entry and thus acquire the IPR (including the right to modify and transfer, the participant that has created the competition entry will be paid a one-time fee and the participant shall irrevocably transfer to Stora Enso all right, title and interest in the competition entry and its IPR. If the participant has filed any application(s) or been granted any registration(s) to the IPR of the competition entry or any right attached thereto, the participant shall further assign the related application(s) and/or registration(s) to Stora Enso and provide all information about related application(s) and/or registration(s) to Stora Enso.
Payment of the one-time fee is independent of the prize money and will be paid additionally.
Stora Enso reserves the right to buy-out any competition entry for a one-time fee of €8 000 for competition entry.
If the participant so wishes, the participant can file for IPR protection before submitting the competition entry to the competition.
If the competition entry is submitted by a team, it must be stated in the submission which team member(s) owns the IPR to competition entry. The participant stated as the owner of all IPR to the competition entry represents and warrants that the participant is the sole legal and beneficial owner of such rights.
A Public Choice Award of EUR 3 000 will be granted to the design that gets most votes in the public voting on this website. The jury will grant the following awards: 1st prize EUR 5 000, 2nd prize EUR 3 000 and 3rd prize EUR 2 000. In addition to the three prize-winning designs, the jury may award up to three honorary mentions. All submitted digital entries will compete for the Public Choice Award. The 50 best who will need to deliver a physical mock-up, will compete for the awards to be granted by the jury.
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Thank you for your interest in Recreate Packaging by Stora Enso. The competition has been encouraging and awarding creativity and excellence in packaging design since 2012. It serves as a platform for innovation and challenges designers across the world to create sustainable packaging solutions based on renewable and recyclable materials with low carbon footprint, replacing plastic and other non-renewable materials.