Welcome to the 8th Annual Vertex Award winner’s announcement. A record number of entries from 41 countries represents the absolute best in package design from around the globe regardless of who owns the brand. That’s right; these are the best package designs in the world – full stop.

Eight years ago, we could never have imagined the impact that the Vertex Awards would have on private brands. This year’s record-setting class of entrants is evidence of not only Vertex’s influence on design but strategy. We have pushed retailers, agencies, and manufacturers to become Retail Brand Owners and Managers, to move beyond the expected and create brands and package design that genuinely differentiates.

This year’s competition included more than 600 entries and 38 retailers. You will discover outstanding designs that retailers are using to win. Private brands have moved from mimicry and fast following to trendsetting branding and design.
Over the next week we will announce all 100+ winners of this year’s competition:

  • Monday: Bronze
  • Tuesday: Silver
  • Wednesday: Gold
  • Thursday: Publishers Choice and Agency of the Year
  • Friday: Retailer of the Year and Best of Show

We want to thank this year’s panels of 18 judges, which includes design luminaries from nine countries: Paco Adin, Danielle Beal, Paula Bunny, Connie Cao, Chris Cheung, Matt Clemens, Charlene Codner, Steven Cox, Maria Dubuc, Michael Duffy, Guillermo Dufranc, Masanori Eto, Loe Limpens, Todd Maute, Fred Richards, Tatiana Ryfer, Jens Sievert, Nick Vaus, Dr. Vickie Van Hurley, and ZHOU Wenjun.

Thanks also to our awards platform Judgify for partnering with us on the competition. Their expertise and professionalism ensure the integrity of the voting process.

To celebrate this year, we featured the Vertex Awards at the My Private Brand Design Summit. The virtual event featured presentations and interviews with this year’s winners from around the world.

This competition has been a labor of love. We know you will find inspiration in the winners, and we hope to see your entry next year.

Christopher Durham President, My Private Brand, Co-founder, The Vertex Awards

Phillip Russo, Publisher, Global Retail Brands Co-founder, The Vertex Awards