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:

BRAND CATEGORIES

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. A before and after photograph must be included. As well as an optional photograph of a grouping of 3-7 packages.
  • Holiday or Limited-Edition Private Brand

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

FRESH

  • Organic and Natural food
  • Packaged Goods
  • Frozen
  • Beverages: Alcoholic (liquid)
  • Beverages: Non-Alcoholic (ready to drink)
  • Pet Products: food, accessories, and toys
  • International/Specialty food
  • CBD / Hemp: Grocery

HOME

  • Home Cleaning: detergents, cleaning products, mops, brooms, etc.
  • Home Care: paper products, trash bags, batteries, light bulbs, etc.
  • Organic and Natural cleaning and paper
  • 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.
  • Entertainment: music, photography, television, movies, etc.
  • Sporting goods and camping
  • Toys and games
  • Cooking & Kitchenware

PERSONAL

  • Women’s Clothing: clothing, shoes, lingerie, underwear, hosiery, hats, etc.
  • Men’s Clothing: clothing, shoes, underwear, hats, etc.
  • Children’s Clothing: clothing, shoes, underwear, 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
  • CBD / Hemp: Health & Beauty

STANDARD

$249
  • Standard: $249 – Dates 12.16.2020-1.15.2021
  • All works presented must have been available for sale to the public for the first time from November 2019 to November 30, 2020.
  • The Vertex Awards is exclusively for brands owned by retailers/private brands/private label/own brands.

LATE

$299
  • Late: $299 – Dates 1.16.2021-1.31.2021
  • All works presented must have been available for sale to the public for the first time from November 2019 to November 30, 2020.
  • The Vertex Awards is exclusively for brands owned by retailers/private brands/private label/own brands.
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