The Glassberries Design Awards, inspired by BA Vidro, are back. In this 3rd edition, BA – a European company in the glass container sector – launched the contest not only in Portugal, but also in Spain and Poland. “Develop an innovative bottle of Vodka” is this year’s challenge.
The concept of Glassberries Design Awards was inspired by the glass production cycle and the four key pillars that this entails: Solid Identity, Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
With this challenge, the ties between BA Vidro and the universities go beyond just participating in a contest, as the young design students from the invited institutions will have a briefing from the BA Marketing and Innovation team, in order to understand how the glass containers are designed and produced. They will also get personalized technical support during the process of the proposal conception. This is increasingly important at a time when the need to transfer and share knowledge is becoming deeper.
This design contest is a clear commitment to innovation and product development – development, time to market, industrial design and continuous improvement in customer service – always with a concern for eco-efficiency and social responsibility (supporting education, local communities and advocacy of an active policy on environmental impact). Further, it is a clear opportunity to educate about the advantages of glass when comparing to other packaging materials, and to explore glass’ inner qualities and beauty.
The proposals will be evaluated by an international jury, composed of BA commercial, production and product development directors, including of Slawomir Mikos, Director of Purchase and Development from CEDC, of Leszek Wojtan, President of the Board Counsel from Polmos Bielsko-Biala, of Mark Tluszcz, Mangrove co-founder and CEO, and of Tiago Barquinha, Mojobrands CEO. The winners will be announced in June this year, in a public ceremony, as in previous years.
For more information visit the website where you can out more information and the rules – www.glassberriesawards.com