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2016 Schools Brief A: Gift pack for your pet

Sponsored by Graphic Packaging International                                                               

Year 11 and AS Level

We love our pets; they’re part of our family life and we’ll do anything to treat them, especially at Christmas time, on their birthdays or as a reward for being well behaved.

The Brief

Create a display carton that would show off some really imaginative pet gifts. For the carton to work really well, consider the following:

  • Does it attract a sale by showcasing the products, with an interesting decorative design? The carton could be printed inside and out, and have windows.
  • How are the products held in place with fitments?
  • Could the packaging be used as a toy for the pet, or used to teach a trick, or educate the owner on pet care?

Materials to use

The brief requires a cartonboard carton, not corrugated board or plastic like a pouch or bag, but could use other materials like plastics for windows or fitments or string to hang it.

Free cartonboard material can be obtained by contacting Nikki Clark.


GPI will award £500 to the school which has provided the best overall cartonboard entries.

The Packaging Society will also award £50 for the best supporting portfolio.


For guidance with the brief contact Nikki Clark, email: 

For general enquiries contact Rachel Brooks, email T: 01476 513885

Sponsor background

Graphic Packaging International is one of the Europe’s leading packaging suppliers, designing and producing unique packaging products and solutions for the food and beverage industries across the UK and Europe.