News - Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards

Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro  students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards

A cerimónia de entrega de prémios teve lugar pela primeira vez em Madrid, numa gala aberta ao público no Medialab-Prado.

The awards ceremony took place for the first time in Madrid, in a gala open to the public at the Medialab-Prado.

BA Glass - Company in the glass packaging industry – and Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in Cork, gave out the awards in the 4th Edition of the International contest - Glassberries Design Awards. A competition that intends to award the innovation of the young European designers.

The winners of this edition were Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro, pupils from Universidade de Aveiro - with their original proposal for a gourmet pickled cucumber jar. They were awarded with the 1st prize of the contest – the Golden Glassberry Award.

ESAD from Matosinhos took home the second and third prizes of the competition. Maria Teresa Soares was awarded with the 2nd prize - Silver Glassberry, as well as an Honorable Mention for the best and most original use of cork in the range of jars created, promoted by Amorim - the Cork Glassberry Award, with a simple and elegant container. Claudia Baltarejo took the 3rd prize home, the Bronze Glassberry with a stylized packaging proposal.

To complete the prizes, BA Glass gave out 6 Honorable Mentions, with emphasis on the Special Honorable Glassberry for Jameny Rivera, Roni Zaslavsky and Isaac Soler Ramos, three pupils of ELISAVA - Escuela Superior de Diseño and Ingeniería de Barcelona, in Spain. The other Honorable Mentions regarding the choices from BA, the customers and an Honorable Mention in the Design and Innovation area, were given to the University of Fine-Arts in Poznań and the University of Fine-Arts in Warsaw, Poland.

All awards were evaluated by an international jury composed of managers from BA and Corticeira Amorim, also of customers representing the food sector in Portugal, Spain, Poland and Germany, and António Lacerda, President of the Portuguese National Association of Designers - AND, among others.

This year's edition was the most international one up to this date, which included the participation of 186 students of universities in Portugal, Spain and Poland, all invited by BA to create a new range of bottles for the food industry.

For more informations go to: www.glassberriesawards.com