YOUR TUBE AWARD
“Comes Alive”!

International Aluminium Tube Design Award 2013/2014

The aluminium tube is the premium choice for packing semi-solid products such as creams and ointments in an attractive way. At the same time, however, the aluminium tube poses one of the greatest challenges within the packaging industry in terms of product and graphics design. After the success of last year’s 1. International Aluminum Tube Design Award 2012, this year’s YOUR TUBE AWARD “Comes Alive”! wants to invite all interested product and graphic designers to take up the challenge.



The YOUR TUBE AWARD is endowed with money prizes totalling € 10,000, and further, gives you the chance to present your design at the Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the world’s biggest packaging trade fair. Read more about this competition on the following pages and details on how to register for participation.

Closing date for the YOUR TUBE AWARD “Comes Alive”! is 28th February 2014.

 

Four simple steps to register your participation for the YOUR TUBE AWARD

International Aluminium Tube Design Award

The European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) has set up the YOUR TUBE AWARD to show its appreciation of outstanding concepts for the aluminium tube in the areas of graphics and product design. Read more about the International Aluminium Tube Award in the section “Information”.

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Information: What is the YOUR TUBE AWARD? Here you’ll find all the details about the
International Aluminium Tube Design Award.

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Registration: Your route to participating in the YOUR TUBE AWARD. Here’s where you can register to take part in the YOUR TUBE AWARD.

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Material: Read here for background information on the topic of the aluminium tube as a packaging material.

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Participation: What else you need to know for taking part in the YOUR TUBE AWARD.

 

The YOUR TUBE AWARD
International Aluminium Tube Design Award

The YOUR TUBE AWARD – the why and wherefore?

The aluminium tube is the premium choice for packing semi-solid products such as creams and ointments in an attractive way. This is not least due to the excellent characteristics of aluminium when it’s used as a packaging material. Although its functional advantages are beyond dispute in the branch, many designers shy away from using this premium packaging material, due to the simple fact that it is poses a number of challenges from the aspect of graphics and product design. In a scheme intended to attract both budding designers and experienced experts who haven’t yet worked with the aluminium tube to experiment with this unique material, the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) is once again sponsoring the international design competition for graphics and product designers.



The YOUR TUBE AWARD – the who and what?

With the YOUR TUBE AWARD the sponsor of the design competition - the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) - wishes to show its appreciation of the creative combination of material and design regarding the aluminium tube. The International Aluminium Tube Design Award will be awarded in recognition of outstanding concepts for the aluminium tube in the areas of graphics and product design. Holistic concepts – for example, for fictional brands – will be just as welcome as creative graphic ideas or out-of-the-ordinary product designs. The competition hence sets no limits to creativity: we’re looking for an innovative staging of the base material aluminium in the shape of a tube.



The YOUR TUBE AWARD – the prizes?

The International Aluminium Tube Design Award includes the following prizes:


1st prize: € 5,000
2nd prize: € 2,000
3rd prize: € 1,000

Special prize for “Best holistic concept”: € 2,000



The jury will determine a top-five shortlist out of all designs. These nominees get a chance to deliver a brilliant performance on the international stage of the Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the world’s biggest packaging trade fair, and will be awarded live in a special event ceremony. For this purpose, the YOUR TUBE AWARD competition office will contact the Top Five nominees in March 2014.



The YOUR TUBE AWARD – the how and where?

Both individual persons as well as classes of design colleges, academies, or comparable institutes are eligible for participation in the YOUR TUBE AWARD. The online registration form on the next page must be filled out to register for participation. The submissions for the competition can be sent in by post or also in digital format.



The address to which postal submissions should be sent is as follows:

Competition Office
YOUR TUBE AWARD
c/o Jeschenko MedienAgentur Köln GmbH
Eugen-Langen-Str. 25
D-50968 Cologne, Germany



The address to which digital submissions should be sent is:

your-tube-award@jeschenko.de

Closing date for submissions:
28th February 2014

The YOUR TUBE AWARD – Anything else I need to know?

The YOUR TUBE AWARD – Anything else I need to know? In the following section “Material” we’ve included additional information on the use of the aluminium tube as a packaging material. This is where you can find, for example, key arguments in favour of the use of aluminium tubes: In addition to a broad spectrum of applications, these arguments include the aspects of hygiene, product protection, convenience, and recyclability – all benefits resulting from the excellent properties of the material aluminium. On top of this, no other packaging material offers the unique look and feel of the aluminium tube. The “Material” section also gives details on the production process and the printing methods that are used for aluminium tubes, and includes templates for conventional graphic design programmes. You don’t have to use these tips and details in your design work, they are merely intended as guidance.

 

 

Are you ready for YOUR TUBE AWARD?

Register here to take part, and secure your chance to win up to € 5,000

Please fill out the following fields with your personal details. You must register to be entitled to take part in the competition. The data you provide will be used exclusively for the YOUR TUBE AWARD and will not be passed on to other third parties or used for promotional purposes.

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Are you ready for YOUR TUBE AWARD?

This section is designed to provide you with information and tips that may come in useful to you in shaping and styling your submission. These and many other details can also be found on our internet site www.aluminium-tubes.org


Tools and tips: Design template for graphics design

For all graphics designers who want to get down to work straight away: Go here to find a design template with the outlines and standard dimensions of an aluminium tube

Template Print Guidelines

For all pragmatists: Go here to find the guidelines for the print design for aluminium tubes



Background information:

The Aluminium Tube: A Statement for Quality

Here you can read about what the outer shell can tell you about its contents …

The Aluminium Tube: Creativity meets Retro

Go here to read just how modern retro can be

The Aluminium Tube: What is it really?

Read here to find out what demands a packaging material must fulfil

The Aluminium Tube: When Bauxite is transformed into a Premium Packaging Material

Click here to discover how an aluminium tube is manufactured

The Aluminium Tube: Of Bodies and Shoulder

Go here to read all about the ABC of the aluminium tube: from “b” for “body” all the way to “w” for “wall thickness”

 

Welcome to the Your Tube Award

Welcome to the YOUR TUBE AWARD. We’re already eagerly looking forward to seeing your creative ideas all around the topic of the aluminium tube. It goes without saying that your efforts deserve their due appreciation and won’t simply disappear into a bottom drawer! This is why we’d like to ask you for your consent to the following conditions of the YOUR TUBE AWARD “Comes Alive”! competition in connection with your participation and submission of your entry.

1. By registering for participation and the submission of your entry you give your consent to the publication of the images of your entry in the “Hall of Fame” section of this internet site, as well as its presentation at the Interpack trade fair in case your design is included in the nominee short-list. At the same time you consent to the publication of the prepared images and/or films, reproductions, or copies in changed or unchanged form by the sponsors of this competition for public relation or promotional purposes.

2. The four prize-winners agree that upon the complete payment of the prizes all legal rights of use shall be transferred to the sponsor of the competition.



If you have any questions or need any further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Competition Office
YOUR TUBE AWARD
Jörg Mutz, Marco Schürmanns
Jeschenko MedienAgentur Köln GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)221-3099-578
E-Mail: your-tube-award@jeschenko.de

 

Jury

The jury of the YOUR TUBE AWARD is made up of design experts, representatives from the packaging industry and decision-makers from the etma member companies.







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Patrick Burgoyne

Chief editor of Creative Review,a prestigious international design magazine being situated in London

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José Manuel Mateo Hernández

Industrial Designer and founder of oZ, estudi in Barcelona. He writes regularly in some digital publications and he has been, on several occasions, lecturer of design

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Matthias Mahr

Chief editor of Neue Verpackung, leading magazine for news and information about the packaging industry in Germany

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Oliver Höll

Managing director of Karl Höll GmbH & Co. KG, aluminium tube producer in the 5th generation, chairman of the YOUR TUBE AWARD committee

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Dipl.- Ing. Dipl.- Des.
Andreas Kalweit

Full professor of manufacturing & material science with focus on construction and systematics of design at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal

 

Hall of Fame

Go here to see the winning concepts of the YOUR TUBE AWARD 2012!


1st place:

Mathilde Gullaud & Jérôme Foubert
Young designers from France


Project “Folding concept/Mayonnaise”

Folding tube concept, spotlighting the logo and brand image when the tube is squeezed / folded

2nd place:

Mohamadreza Shahmohamadi
Design student from Iran


Project “New Tube Design”

New forms of design for the aluminium tube

3rd place:

Pedro Romero Oceguera
Industrial designer from Mexico


Project “Tube pendant”

The aluminium tube as a practical pendant for end-consumers and for presentation at the POS

Best Holistic Concept:

The “Best Holistic Concept” prize is shared by two winners, whose submissions impressed the jury to an equal extent.

Jennifer Skibbe
Product designer from Germany


Project “TubeSoup”

Instant-soup concept including a convenient tube closure in the shape of a spoon for the fast-moving lifestyle of today

Best Holistic Concept:

Carlos Díaz Domínguez
Industrial designer from Mexico


Project “Xocolatl”

Traditional Mexican chocolate with an especially mouth-ergonomic opening for direct out-of-the-tube enjoyment and an original, appetizing closure design

All of the materials submitted and the winning concepts published here are protected by copyright, and the rights of use to them are owned by the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma). They may be used solely for the idea submitted in connection with the competition. Any use of these materials and concepts in contexts beyond the scope of the design competition requires the express approval of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma).

 

Press release

YOUR TUBE AWARD - A dazzling appearance for the aluminium tube (Sept. 2013)

Staging the “International Aluminium Tube Design Award” for the second time, the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) again celebrates creative designs for the aluminium tube +++ The award winners will be presented to an audience of trade professionals at the Interpack 2014, the world’s largest packaging fair, taking their prizes in a live show according to this year’s motto “Your Tube Award Comes Alive!” …

 

ContaCt

Competition Office
YOUR TUBE AWARD
c/o Jeschenko MedienAgentur
Köln GmbH

Phone: +49 (0)221-3099-578
E-Mail: your-tube-award@jeschenko.de

The YOUR TUBE AWARD is awarded by:

EUROPEAN TUBE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (etma)
Haus der Metalle 2nd floor
Am Bonneshof 5
40474 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone: + 49 (0)211 4796-144
Fax: + 49 (0)211 4796-25141
E-mail: info@etma-online.org
website: www.etma-online.org

Secretary General:
Mr. Gregor Spengler

Assistant:
Mrs. Heike Heckmann-Hardy

 

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Supplier:

GDA
Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.
EUROPEAN TUBE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (etma)
Haus der Metalle 2nd floor
Am Bonneshof 5
40474 Düsseldorf Germany
Phone: + 49 (0)211 4796-144
Fax: + 49 (0)211 4796-25141
E-mail: info@etma-online.org
website: www.etma-online.org

Represented by Secretary General:
Mr. Gregor Spengler

Assistant:
Mrs. Heike Heckmann-Hardy


Editors

Competition Office
YOUR TUBE AWARD
c/o Jeschenko MedienAgentur Köln GmbH
Eugen-Langen-Str. 25
50968 Köln Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)221-3099-578
E-Mail: your-tube-award@jeschenko.de


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