Innocent Innovation

The talented design students that are competing for the Cormack Award have presented their initial ideas. The leaps of fresh, unfettered and innocent innovation displayed by these young designers was truly invigorating. We saw new takes on dispensing caps and trigger sprayers and many other ways to dispense lotions, gels and dry goods. Some of the ideas were so good that you know that they could go straight to the market and many others just need a bit of tweaking to be ready.

We can not wait to see their finalized designs in October!

Can't stop the Winning!

The quality of the designers that win our Cormack Innovation Award is being displayed by their success in other design competitions. Our 2005 winner, Frag Woodall is in the final 21 of the International Bicycle Design Competition. Frag has entered his Everglide bike design which can be found here. The numbers of entries this year were 922 from all over the world. Find out more information on the competition here.

Our 2006 Cormack Innovation Award winner, Brad Stebbings is one of the 3 finalists for the Breville Young Designer Award. Brad has entered his design for a Coffee Shakir.

Our Cormack Innovation Award is one of the most practical design competitions opened to industrial design students in Australia and it is great to see that the designers that win the Cormack with a great packaging idea, go on to be recognized for their ability in other design disciplines.

Sarah Stevens Wins!

Sarah Stevens, a 2nd year design student from Monash University has won the 6th Annual Cormack Innovation Award presented in Sydney this week. Sarah is a 2ndyear Industrial Design student at Monash University's Caulfield campus.

Sarah won her award for her elegant design solution for the packaging of nails in a triangular form. Sarah's design gives the DIY handyman easy access to the nails as well as providing a secure way of transporting and storing them. Sarah's design is also easy to manufacture, easy to pack and looks great on retail shelves.

Sarah's design solves the frustration felt by many DIY people, with the current vacuum formed packaging of nails, packaging that is hard to open and harder to close.

Sarah's win is also ground breaking for the Cormack Awards as Sarah is the first student from Monash to win the award as well as our first interstate winner.

Apart from a cash prize and trophy, Sarah will be given the chance to work as a design intern with Cormack Packaging.

The Cormack Innovation Awards are in their 6th year and are recognised as one of the more practically based awards for Industrial Design students in Australia. These Awards are practical as the design criteria are based on industry needs and are judged by leading industry practitioners working in FCMG, Beverage and Pharmaceutical companies - the same people that one day will be commissioning such designs in the commercial world.

Students from UTS, UNSW, Canberra University and Monash University competed for this year's award.