• Registrations
    09 September 2019
  • Projects submission
    30 September 2019
  • End of registrations and submissions
    29 March 2020
  • Jury selection
    23 September 2020
  • Awards ceremony
    16 October 2020

What ?

Since 2009, Verallia, a global player in glass packaging, has been organizing a design competition that brings together several hundred participants each year. This competition offers you to imagine an innovative project of bottles or glass jars around a defined theme. Verallia positions itself as an incubator of the project which may have a chance to be marketed. Try your luck !

Who ?

The contest is open to all students or youngs graduates in design, packaging but also plastic arts schools.

Why ?

Participate in this contest is to discover the material through a practical case of development in semi professional conditions. The Verallia Design Awards contest is also a contest classified in the TOP 10 of the students competitions to promote its CV.

How ?

Participate in the adventure! Take inspiration from the theme of this year, “French Glass” and promote the “Made in France”.

Theme 2020 French glass

Spontaneously associated with notions of quality, safety and proximity, the French origin of a product reassures consumers. In the collective imagination and particularly in certain foreign countries, France is synonymous with traditions, luxury and know-how.

You can imagine a glass packaging that allows a French producer to communicate to the consumer the origin of his product and the passion that gave birth to it. Whether it is a still wine, a sparkling wine or a spirit, the content you choose will need a unique packaging to bring the colors of its soil, its country, to France or abroad - in supermarket shelves where competition is fierce!

Your project will illustrate this "made in France" in an innovative way, and will seduce by its aesthetics, by its references or the features it will include. Depending on the category that you will select from the 3 offered (Still wines - Sparkling wines / Champagne - Spirits), the challenges of positioning French products with regard to the consumer and in relation to the competitive environment will be different, and your project in will take into account.

Special prize 2020 The bottle of rosé, consigned and reused

You will imagine a bottle of rosé wine which will be served in cafes, bars, hotels and restaurants in seaside areas and which, through its design, will facilitate its re-use while allowing the winemaker to communicate on the origin and qualities of his wine.

Your creation must take into account the constraints linked to the reuse of the bottle at each stage: design, filling by the wine-grower, transport, consumption, transport, washing, refilling ... and wear during the different cycles.


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    Bottle "Still Wines" award
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    Bottle "Sparkling Wines & Champagne" award
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    Bottle "Spirits" award
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    Special Prize "The bottle of rosé wine, consigned, reuseds"
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    Mentor Coup de Cœur
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    Production of a prototype for each award winner

Success stories

Leslie Dabin

Leslie Dabin, previously a final year student of Interior Design-Architectureat the Ecole Pivaut and winner of the Verallia Design Awards 2016 in the wine category, has seen her bottle “Serac” chosen by the wine distributor Maison Du Sud – JeanJean for the marketing of its wines IGP Saint Guilhem the Desert and IGP Pays d’Oc. The bottle “Serac”; is today sold in supermarkets.

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Mélitine Courvoisier

First prize of the competition in 2010, the bottle of Mélitine Courvoisier “Soirée à rosé” – at the time student at the Ecole Boulle  – has been marketed since 2013 by Gérard Bertand under the name Côte des Roses for AOP languedoc. The bottom of the bottle that is carved  in the shape of a rose is now a success in France and in United States and is even adapted in magnum.

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Sponsor 2020 Eve George

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Design & blow glass

Passed by the Boulle school and then the ENSCI Les Ateliers in Paris, Eve George then specialized in the field of glass creation by becoming a European Glassmaker in glass blowing.

In 2012 she created Atelier George with Laurent George.

His universe: mainly lighting, then tableware, interior accessories and glass tiles.

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