The Glass Packaging Institute is accepting submissions for the 2018 Clear Choice Awards.

It is the only awards programme for North America that recognises the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products.

The awards are open to all North American glass container manufacturers and their customers to submit products introduced between August 2017 and August 2018.

Products may be entered for an award in one of nine categories. Enter by August 17, 2018 to win recognition as the “best in glass” at

New this year is a ‘sustainability’ award category.

“While all glass bottles and jars are 100% and endlessly recyclable as well as ocean-friendly, this category recognises glass containers that feature innovation in light-weighting, high recycled content, returnable and refillable bottles, and more,” said Lynn Bragg, GPI President.

An independent panel of leaders from the food and beverage media and industry, sustainability sector, and design and packaging professionals will judge each submission on four criteria: innovation, package design, shelf impact, and how well the package tells the story of the brand, product or sustainability initiative.

“We look forward to seeing this year’s submissions,” said Bragg.

“Glass bottles and jars are not only naturally beautiful, but glass is a sustainable and healthy choice that delivers on taste and premium appeal.”

The 2018 Clear Choice Awards winners will be announced at the Packaging That Sells Conferencein in Chicago, IL, on October 9, 2018.

Submit an entry to:

Pic: The 2017 winners