For the second consecutive year the Australian Institute of Packaging have partnered with the Cormack Innovation Awards to offer a $5,000 scholarship to a student participating in the Industrial design program.

The success of the inaugural scholarship program in 2009, which saw talented student Sascha Dal Santo of the University of New South Wales scoop the scholarship with her written essay, was a clear indication to the AIP that the Cormack Innovation program was a suitable partnership for their Certificate in Packaging course.

The tangible nature of the Cormack Innovation Awards, unique to other Awards programs targeted at young designers in Australia, was a natural fit to the Scholarship on offer by the AIP. Both are designed to educate and promote to young industrial design students that there are rewarding and successful careers available within the Australian Packaging industry. To be eligible for the scholarship, which is offered in addition to the 3 month paid internship and $2,500 prize money for the Innovation Awards, students were asked to write a short essay on why they believed that the Scholarship would benefit their future ambitions.

In commenting on the continued partnership with the Cormack Innovation Awards Craig Wellman, National President of the Australian Institute of Packaging said

"The Cormack Innovation Awards program benefits the entire packaging industry providing industrial design students with great opportunities to explore packaging design.  This brainchild of Cormack Packaging remains an excellent initiative and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is very pleased to be involved.  The AIP will, for the second consecutive time, provide a Scholarship for our Certificate in Packaging course which is internationally accredited in 27 countries. This scholarship will enable the successful student to enhance their knowledge of packaging which combined with industrial design will make them very attractive to FMCG companies around the world."

With the 2010 program now well and truly underway and with a focus on current amendments to the National Packaging Covenant, this year will prove to be the strongest competition of the nine year history of the Cormack Innovation Awards.

For more information regarding the Cormack Innovation Awards, please contact Hayley Lia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit for full competition details.