The Cormack Innovation Awards are much more than a design award program. Now operating for over 10 years, the Awards have evolved into a foundation program that introduces students to the practical nature of packaging and product design. This creates a bridging program between tertiary studies and the industry. The Cormack Innovation Awards are the leading practical design student awards program in Australia with a refreshing blend of intelligence, practicality and opportunity.
Universities throughout Australia teaching Industrial Design are invited to participate in the program, available as both an integrated University program and as a stand alone design competition. The Cormack Innovation Awards is designed as a flexible and adaptable program to suit the needs of students and provide opportunity at commercial design exposure. Our integrated program is designed with leading academics and incorporates current industry issues to remain relevant and challenging for students.
Cormack Packaging sales and technical staff are heavily involved in the program and attend university lectures to give an initial design brief presentation. From there, students are invited to attend a factory tour to get a real experience in a manufacturing environment and access to industry professionals.
A dedicated “helpline” contact within Cormack Packaging is assigned to answer any technical questions students may have during the program. Finally, a follow up university briefing is then arranged for students to have the opportunity to discuss their initial concepts. Students then submit their designs which are judged by a panel of industry professionals.
The Top 20 placegetters are then announced and invited to the gala presentation evening. The awards night is now an important date on the packaging industry calendar, with fabulous entertainment, food and venue a few of the highlights.
The winner is then invited to commence an Internship with Cormack Packaging, gaining them invaluable experience within the packaging industry as well as receiving a cash prize.
The Board, Management and Staff at Cormack Packaging are committed to this exciting program and look forward to the journey that each new brief brings to our business.