Red Dagger Hot Sauce glass container takes top student packaging design prize
The first-place winner of the 2021 Glass Packaging Design Competition at Michigan State University (MSU) School of Packaging is the student team of Brendan Tulpa, Mitchell VanNote, Maddie Vasquez, Reed Vogt and Kailey Wood with their Red Dagger Hot Sauce packaging design.
“I am excited to congratulate the 2021 winners of the MSU School of Packaging student design competition,” said Scott DeFife, President of the Glass Packaging Institute. “Getting to see the next generation put their heads together to design premier food and beverage packaging in glass makes certain that the future of packaging design is in good hands. Thank you again to the MSU School of Packaging and Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America for making this wonderful partnership possible for another year.”
The winning design features flint glass and is designed to look like a dagger.
The blade, handguard and neck details are all embossed features of the bottle. The neck and closure are designed to look like the handle and pommel of the dagger by which consumers could wield the bottle.
Ardagh hosted the winning team and their instructor Angela Brann for a tour of the company’s Winchester glass manufacturing facility and welcomed the students to its Indianapolis headquarters for meetings with the Ardagh executive team.
The students were presented with a Lucite model of their winning design.
The 44 student teams, all randomly assigned, from the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Packaging with Glass and Metal class participated in the competition, working on the project throughout the semester as they learned about the design and manufacture of glass bottles and jars.
The top 10 submissions (five from each semester) were judged by an industry panel including Jonathan Crowe, Ardagh; Doug Laib, O-I Americas North; Bill Eaton, Pepsico; Dave Wengerhoff, Food Partners Consulting; and Rich Crawford.
Image: Ardagh modelling of the winning Hot Sauce container in Lucite