Who can Enter

Entry into the AfriStar Awards is FREE
The Entry Deadline is 31st July 2024

Who may enter?

To qualify for FREE ENTRY the entry can only be entered into one of two categories -
Packaging produced in South Africa for export to any other country in Africa
Packaging produced in any country in Africa, excluding South Africa 

  • Anyone may enter, however in all cases the converter and the brand owner must indicate their consent and confirmation of all the details submitted.
  • The packaging entered must have been converted in any country in Africa.
  • The local input will dominate the judges' decisions.
  • The entry must have been in use or on sale prior to the closing date.
  • Entries that have previously won any APO AFRISTAR or IPSA GOLD PACK award are not eligible.


An AfriStar GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medal may be awarded in each of the two AfriStar categories. 

  • AfriStar (Two parts - Best packaging produced in South Africa for Africa and also packaging produced in Africa but not in South Africa)

 Special Awards:  GOLD medals may be awarded to packs deserving unique recognition such as -

  • Save Food (see the criteria for the Save Food award in the "Tips" / "Useful hints to be a Winner" section)
  • African Innovation could be awarded to a packaging innovation with major local creative and technological input
  • Judges' Special Medals Awarded to any entries that may deserve recognition for special features.

Only the top ranked entry in each category will receive a GOLD medals. SILVER and BRONZE medals will be awarded to the entries placed second and third. The judges may decide not to award any of these medals if they feel there are no entries qualifying for the level of the medal.

Each category will have FINALISTS, from which the medal winners will be awarded. The FINALISTS that do not win GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medals will receive FINALIST MEDALS.

All the FINALISTS and MEDAL WINNERS will be eligible for entry into the WPO WorldStar awards subject to the completion of the relevant entry form and payment of fees.