Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot

De Gouden Noot is the world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest. With De Gouden Noot the NVC stimulates innovation of packaging and packaged products.

De Gouden Noot 2016
Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2016 has been won by FLEX/design for the FLEXA Creations Color Testers, a novel package for consumers based on both creative and functional design that fulfils a real consumer need for testing colours to be used at home. The Zilveren Noot (Silver) went to the Ecobulk HX IBC of Schütz Benelux, a combined IBC comprising a closed packaging system with an Impeller which enables repeated stirring processes without having to open the packaging. The Bronzen Noot (Bronze) was for Huhtamaki’s GreeNest, an innovative pack that is made out of 50% natural grass and 50% recycled paper fibres.

Winning the contest brings a wealth of international publicity and acknowledges the work put into the packaging. The unique trophy with a solid golden walnut is the symbol of the contest.

The judging took place in two rounds. In the first judging round, on 8 and 9 June 2016, ten entries were selected that merit an award: the finalists. The ten finalists of De Gouden Noot 2016 have been announced on 1 July 2016. In the second judging round, on 2 November 2016, the jury decided which entries won the Bronzen (bronze), Zilveren (silver) or De Gouden (gold) Noot. In this round the submitters had the opportunity to present their entry in the presence of the jury. The winner was announced during the sold-out Award Ceremony at the UFO-shaped Evoluon Experience Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Thursday 24 November 2016. Master of ceremony was Francesca Vanthielen.

All winners and finalists are promoted by the NVC for two years, from the moment they have reached the final. The finalists of De Gouden Noot 2016 were exhibited on the NVC-stand at the North Entrance of interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf.

De Gouden Noot 2018
The registration for the 29th edition of De Gouden Noot closes on 1 May 2018. Please contact Ger Standhardt, NVC manager Knowledge Development and Innovation Projects, for more information. Click here for the registration form and read the General Terms and Conditions here.

About De Gouden Noot:

  • The world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest
  • Trophy with a solid golden walnut
  • Worldwide promotion, online, at exhibitions and conferences
  • The jury of 2016: independent and representing the entire supply chain of packaged products
  • Jury report for participants that are not awarded
  • Discount for NVC members

For more information, please contact Ger Standhardt +31-(0)182-512411.