A striking gift pack for gin which brilliantly captured the colour, fun and nostalgia of seaside rock, landed Loughborough University Design student, Alfie Watson, the MPMA’s £500 top prize from in this year’s competition organised by IoM3.
Students were invited to design ‘a metal gift pack for a bottle of gin with related items’ reflecting the heritage, flavour and quality of the gin. Designed to be sold in retail outlets spanning duty free areas at airports; high end, high street stores; specialist drinks stores; and online shops of individual distilleries, students were asked to create a name, bottle label and, most importantly, the secondary metal pack with a demonstrable after use.
The metals category attracted 35 entries this year, nine of which were awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended awards. The nine awards spanned students from three institutions – Loughborough University, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth High School for Girls.
For details of the 2021 Student Starpack Awards here