The Dieline Conference Papercraft Challenge 2013

Have a knack for creating packaging designs that help your clients’ products fly off the shelf? Your skills could earn you a free pass to The Dieline Package Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco this June. All you need to do is enter The Dieline Conference Papercraft Challenge 2013. Your last chance to enter is May 15th. While this might seem like a bit of a time crunch, submitting a stellar piece of packaging is easier than you think. Here’s a step-by-step guide to entering by the deadline.

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1. Consider The Dieline Package Design Conference 2013 theme, which is ELEVATE.

Keynote presentations, seminars and workshops will all focus on elevating package design as an industry, as well as elevating the package designer’s role in the marketing mix.

2. Download the templates for either The Dieline icons or the letters E-L-E-V-A-T-E. Then apply your package design creativity and construct three-dimensional models. This is the hard part. After you complete the entry, submission is easy.

3. Simply tweet a photo of the finished papercraft to @TheDieline and include the #HOWLive and #DLPC13 hashtags. Next, email photos of the project to along with your Twitter username and contact info. Photos should be a minimum of 1200 pixels wide.

4. Creatives that are part of the packaging design community will vote on the finalists via social media. The first place winner will be revealed in an editorial feature on and will snag a full registration pass to The Dieline Package Design Conference 2013, a $1,295 value. The winner will also score a meet and greet with founder Andrew Gibbs, who is pretty psyched:

I am so excited to launch The Dieline Conference Papercraft Challenge. This is a fun challenge for any package designer or aspiring package design to elevate their creativity beyond the typical restraints of a project. There is no brief, no brand, no client; it is a pure creative challenge. I can’t wait to see what our readers come up with!

For complete details on this The Dieline Papercraft Challenge visit

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Can’t enter the contest but still want to learn the ins and outs of the packaging design industry? Don’t miss The Dieline Package Design Conference at HOW Design Live.

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