The Glass Packaging Institute announces that submissions are now being accepted for the 2025 Clear Choice Awards, an awards program that recognizes the contributions North American glass makes to the image, success, aesthetic appeal, and recyclability of a variety of glass products. Winners will be announced in 2025 and showcased in a variety of digital and print media.

Qualifying products must be packaged in glass containers manufactured in North America, and have been newly introduced into the North American marketplace between 2023 and 2024. This year’s program includes a total of nine categories, seven of which are products: Beer, Cider & Malt Based Beverages; Food; Wine; Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Cosmetics, Fragrances & Pharmaceutical; Spirits; and the newly added Spirits-Based RTD (Ready To Drink) category.

Brands are invited to submit their product in one of the above listed categories and may also be eligible to compete in the Sustainability & Innovation category, which has been combined into one category, and non-North American manufacturers can enter the Global Member Container categories. Clear Choice Award category winners are automatically entered into the People’s Choice Glass awards, held on GPI’s social media channels after all CCA winners have been announced.

Winners will be picked by an independent panel of judges hailing from the food and beverage media and industry, including lifestyle writers and design and packing professionals. Submissions will be judged based on criteria including storytelling strength of the brand or product, package design, shelf impact, and innovation.

“We’re excited for the 2025 installment of the Clear Choice Awards,” said GPI President Scott DeFife. “The North American glass industry has so much to offer in terms of innovation, consumer appeal, and creativity. We have noticed many new products in glass the past year and The Clear Choice Awards have always been of the best way to recognize North American glass containers. We eagerly anticipate this year’s submissions.”

Since 1989, the Clear Choice Awards have honored consumer product goods (CPG) manufacturers who find unique ways to use glass packaging to tell the story of their brand, create glass packaging designs that stand out on the shelf, and demonstrate novel glass packaging looks.

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