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WASHINGTON – The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the winners of its 2016 Student Design Challenge at a luncheon on Nov. 7 at PACKEXPO in Chicago.

Participants were asked to design an unconventional, innovative premium package for dry goods food packaging that contains a structural component that enhances its function and stands out on upscale grocery store shelves. All submitted designs can be viewed at http://www.paperboardpackaging.org/university-features/2016-sdc-winners-and-entries.

“Congratulations to the 2016 Student Design Challenge winners,” said American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman. “Their paperboard packages stood out among designs from 16 schools – the highest participation rate since the challenge’s inception.”