Every spring, competitions for the best packaging and label take place in Ukraine. This year we planned to hold the 24th competitions “Ukrainian Star of Packaging – 2022”, “Ukrainian Label – 2022” and “Packaging of the Future – 2022”. However, a war broke out that stopped peaceful life in an instant. Before the war, only nine companies applied for tenders. It’s hard to remember, but some of the companies that sent their packaging samples to the competition were destroyed or shut down a few weeks later. But the organizers of the competitions, namely the Packers’ Club and the Kyiv International Contract Fair, decided that the competitions will be held! We were supported by Windmöller & Hölscher, Heidelberg Printing Machines Ukraine, the Ukrainian Packaging and Environmental Coalition, and the packaging associations of Poland and Latvia.

And here is the result: 21 companies and 7 universities and academies from 11 cities from all over Ukraine took part in the competitions. They sent 54 samples of packaging and 15 samples of labels to the competitions.

On April 21, 2022, a jury meeting was held online, organized by the Polish Packaging Chamber. This year’s winners were chosen by Natalia Kulyk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of NUHT, Volodymyr Slaby, Chairman of UKRPEK, Olena Turzhanska, Representative of Windmöller & Hölscher in Ukraine, Head of the Latvian Association Iveta Krauja, President of the Polish Packaging Chamber prof. Stanislav Tkachyk, Veronika Halajji, Ph.D., Director of IAC “Packaging”, and Valery Krivoshei, Ph.D., who headed the jury.

According to the decision of the jury, the winners of the competition “Ukrainian packaging star – 2022” became companies:

● GORACIO Branding Agency TM (FOP Bondar Ye.O.) – for a box of tea in packages for Liktravy® LLC and a bottle with a dispenser for liquid soap;

● PE “Integra-Group” – for a souvenir box Royal and a souvenir box “Treasury”;

● Pack Group – for the Fom bottle and the Frost bottle;

● Abris Print LLC, PRO100BOX packaging production division – for Breezare pour toujours perfume water for women, 50 ml and packaging for packaging of the 11-focus Mental Box set;

● PJSC “Vetropack Gostomel Glass Factory” – for a bottle of Gem carbonated wine drinks;

● Univest Marketing LLC – for a paper cup for Merry Chtistmas hot drinks, 350 ml;

● PJSC “Verallia Ukraine” – for a series of bottles for craft vodka NIKITA CORN VODKA;

● Premier Group LLC – for a series of Dark Chocolate packages 70%, 85%;

● ATTOLIS LLC (for the first time) – for branded packaging for avocados;

● VTK Polymertsentr LLC – for a polymer box with an isothermal container (thermobox №6433);

● LLC “Cascade” – for packaging for gifts “Santa Claus”;

● Leonix LLC (for the first time) – for packaging containing rPET;

● PABAGS LLC (for the first time) – for a series of paper bags with a handle;

● Creative design agency PUSHKA.AGENCY (for the first time) – for a series of packaging for Harisson On coffee;

● Private enterprise Paper Eco World  (for the first time) – for a multilayer paper bag with a handle;

● PJSC “ZHYDACHIV PULP AND PAPER COMBINE” – for self-assembled corrugated tray and “booties” of corrugated cardboard for berries and fruits and vegetables;

● Khomenko Maria Oleksandrivna, designer (for the first time) – for packing for pasta “Soy noodles” TM “One hundred poods”.

In the competition “Ukrainian label – 2022” the winners were:

● LLC “Technologies of Modern Design” – for the label for wine Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut TM Prince Trubetskoi Winery and the label for a bottle of wine TM Gevelli from Lionidzis Zvari;

● JDesign branding agency (FOP Fesenko YO) for a series of labels for craft beer TM “Pinta”.

In the competition “Packaging of the Future – 2022” the winners were:

For packaging:
● First place – Maria Polyukhovych from NAOMA (head Vitaliy Shostya) for a series of packaging for kitchen items TM “Assistant” (nutcracker, grater, garlic press);

● Second place – Anna Romashko from DNU. Potter (director Mykola Khramtsov) for packaging for the Brenton children’s chocolate series;

● Third place – Lilia Grafska from CDADM (head Olga Ganotska) for the design of LIFE cosmetics packaging.

For the label:

● First place – Dayana Sarafanova from DNU. Gonchara (director Yevhenia Burchak) for a series of labels for hygiene products (shampoo, gel, cream);

● Second place – Maria Polyukhovych from NAOMA (head Vitaliy Shostya) for a series of labels for oil TM “Power of the Sun” (flax, hemp, pumpkin);

● Third place – Malik Umarov from NAOMA (head Vitaliy Shostya) for a series of labels for sardines TM “Sea Feast”.

In addition, in accordance with the terms of the competition “Ukrainian Star Packaging – 2022”, the jury identified three packages – candidates for the special prize “Ukrainian Eco Star”.

They became:

● packaging containing rPET (Leonix LLC);

● Fom bottle (Pack Group);

● self-assembled corrugated trays and “booties” made of corrugated cardboard for berries and fruits and vegetables (PJSC ” ZHYDACHIV PULP AND PAPER COMBINE “). The winner in the position “Special Prize” Ukrainian Eco Star “according to the definition of a member of the competition jury – the company UKRPEK was the packaging  containing rPET (Leonix LLC).

The winner of the special prize “Ukrainian Eco Star” will be determined by the partner of the competition – the Ukrainian Packaging and Environmental Coalition.

The winner of the special prize “Ukrainian Star of Creativity” was a series of exclusive packaging for tea RENA ROSH LLC MIC “SPRING”.

Special awards from the Latvian Packaging Association Packaging Association – participation in the competition The best packaging of Latvia, received: tube “Snowman”, manufacturer of LLC “Cascade” and branded avocado packaging produced by LLC “ATTOLIS”.

The special award of IAC “Packaging” was received by the PETF bank for food products produced by Demetra Odysseus.

All samples that took part in the competition are posted on the Packers’ Facebook page ( The organizers invite everyone to take part in the voting for the best packaging. The package that receives the most votes will receive the Audience Choice Award.



The organizers congratulate all participants of the competitions and wish them new successes and victories.

Prepared by: Director of the Information-Analytical Center Upakovka Dr. Veronika Khalaydzhi