The 2024 Vertex Awards Opens for Entries 11.10.23

Early Bird: $249 USD – Closes December 15, 2023

Standard: $299 USD – Closes January 12, 2024

Late: $349 USD – Closes January 31, 2024



All entrants may enter as many relevant individual or brand categories as they like.

Entering in an individual category does not automatically enter you into the New Brand or Redesigned Brand categories.

Contest categories are as follows:


These categories are focused on recognizing the brand as a whole – You may also enter the same products in the appropriate Individual Category

  • New Brand – this category is focused on new brand design and should demonstrate how the brand comes to life in a variety of products, structures, and sizes. A photograph of a grouping of 3-5 packages must be included
  • Licensed or Co-Brand – this category is designed to included licensed brands used by retailers as exclusive offers. (i.e. Celebrity Chef, Designer or simply a known brand licensed and exclusive to the retailer.)
  • Redesigned Brand – this category is focused on brand redesign.

    2 photographs – one each of the old and new package design, taken on a white background with no reflection or shadow or other adornment. Only one before and one after image will be used. Each should be labeled on the bottom fifth of image BEFORE or AFTER in 24 point Helvetica.

  • Holiday or Limited-Edition Private Brand


  • Organic and Natural 
  • Packaged Goods
  • Frozen
  • Beverages: Alcoholic (liquid)
  • Beverages: Non-Alcoholic (ready to drink)
  • Pet Products: food, accessories, toys, etc
  • International/Specialty food
  • Home Care & Cleaning: detergents, cleaning products, mops, brooms, paper products, trash bags, batteries, light bulbs, etc.
  • Home Improvement & tools, DIY, gardening, etc.
  • Home decor: lamps, objects, accessories, and decoration of the house
  • Electronics: Computers, cell phones, tablets, home audio and theater, accessories, etc.
  • Office: pens, binders, paper, stationery, etc.
  • Automobile products: additives, oils, car care, spare parts, etc.
  • Sporting goods, camping, toys, and games
  • Cooking & Kitchenware
  • Clothing: clothing, shoes, underwear, hosiery, hats, etc.
  • Health Care: OTC, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, optical, toilet paper, tissues, feminine hygiene, diapers, etc.
  • Body Care: soaps, bath & shower products, deodorants, dental products, hair care, shaving, sun protection, hand, and foot care, etc.
  • Beauty: perfumes, cosmetics, make-up, etc.
  • Baby: Diapers, wipes, medicine, food
  • Organic and Natural HBC & Baby

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