Place, Date and Organisers of 
the Competition 


The NAPA BALTIC Packaging Design Awards ceremony along with an exhibition of the selected best work will be held at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Centre LITEXPO on Laisvės Blvd. 5 in Vilnius on 5–7 November 2020 during the TASTE VILNIUS HORECA exhibition. The competition is organised by the Lithuanian Design Association (LDA) and the Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Centre LITEXPO

Entry Rules


Participation in the Competition is free of charge.​

Applications can be submitted by designers, design companies or

clients. Only works that have been created over the previous two years 
(2019–2020) are eligible to be submitted to the Competition. The packaging entered in the Competition must be produced on an industrial level or that which could be easily reproduced on an industrial level. Participants of the Competition, by entering a product or prototype in the Competition, agree to allow the organisers to exhibit the work in the exhibition of the winners in Lithuania and abroad free of charge.

Assessment Criteria



Ecology and Sustainability 

Technological Solutions and Execution 

Functionality and User Convenience

Competition categories
Food products

FRESH FOOD CATEGORY (products such as milk, cheese, eggs, yoghurt, butter, fresh fish, meat, poultry, vegetables, freshly prepared food products, etc.);

PREPARED FOOD CATEGORY (products such as breakfast cereal, bread, pasta, rice, grain, frozen food, preserves, oil, sauces, spices, coffee, tea, meat products, etc.);

CONFECTIONERY, SNACKS, & DESSERTS CATEGORY (products such as sweetened snacks, sweets, deserts, biscuits, savoury snacks, nuts, snack bars, crisps, crackers, etc.); 

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CATEGORY (non-alcoholic beverages such as juice, mineral water, energy beverages, etc.).

Alcoholic beverages

LOW ALCOHOL BEVERAGES (low alcohol beverages such as ready to drink cocktails, cider, beer, wine, sparkling wine and other products up to 18% ABV (Alcohol by volume));

HIGH ALCOHOL BEVERAGES (high alcohol beverages such as liqueur, spirits and other high alcohol drinks above 18% ABV (Alcohol by volume)).

Health and Beauty

(products such as cosmetics, health and hygiene products, shampoo, soap, perfume, etc.).

Private Label

(products available only through the retail network which owns the trademark).

Limited Edition Products

(products of limited supply and limited time period, their presentation being new or distinctively different to the regular edition product).

Artisan Products

(small run products, craft products, non-commercial and other products, often not available though traditional retail networks and also products without mandatory labeling information).


(products which do not conform to other categories or fall into more than one category).

Entry and Evaluation


Applications must be submitted in electronic form to the Competition website www.napa.lt by 20 October 2020. The works will be evaluated in two stages: 




The first stage: 
Selection of works


The jury assesses the works that have been submitted in electronic form (photographs, projects, explanation paper). The works that have been selected by the jury enter the second stage. The shortlist of works will be announced on 27 October 2020.


For the second stage the actual packaging has to be submitted by

3 November 2020.



The second stage:
Evaluation of the works 


The actual packaging objects are assessed and evaluated by the jury.




The Jury


The Competition jury consists of independent experts: designers, producers, marketers, scientists and other representatives of the organisers. The members and the Head of the jury will be announced separately, no later than the final term for submitting the works.



The Awards


The results will be announced and winners awarded during the opening of the BAF Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition on Thursday 5 November 2020. 


The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places winners will be awarded.

An additional special jury prize (diploma) may also be awarded. 


Note: the Head of the jury, on approval of the majority of the jury, can change the number of awards in case when not enough works are submitted or the level of the submitted works is not sufficiently professional.


The winners of the Competition are awarded with prizes and receive a certificate confirming the award.



Award logo usage 


The winners of the Competition receive the right to use the logo of the Competition in the advertising of the awarded packaging in any form or media for an unlimited time period. 


The graphic sign and the NAPA BALTIC name are the property of LDA,

any alterations or changes are forbidden.