External Opportunities

This page is dedicated to opportunities not sponsored by the School of Packaging. Each item on this page is from an external source (industry, trade organization, etc.), and should be applied to directly following the information from the sponsor.  Questions about these opportunities should also be directed to the sponsoring organization directly.

Students who pursue these opportunities are doing so with the understanding that they are engaging in these as an individual or team, and support from the School of Packaging is not guaranteed. Students wishing to request support in the way of materials, lab time, etc. from the School of Packaging for external contests, competitions, and projects, may submit a written proposal to School of Packaging Director Dr. Susan Selke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please contact Dr. Selke directly regarding what should be included in this proposal.


Contests and Competitions

Below are links to external contest opportunities. 

Posted 11-3-2016
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council has opened their entry period for their HCPC Package of the Year competition. Scholarship awards are $1000 for first place and recognition at the HCPC annual conference. Please see the following file for all instructions, descriptions, and deadlines.
More details on the following PDF: HCPC_CPY_Student_Competition2016-2017.pdf


Posted 11-11-2016
-Material Handling Education Foundation (Deadline February 28th, 2017)—Please see the Call for Scholarships file. MSU Packaging was grandfathered in prior to changes, so Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students ARE ELIGIBLE for these awards!  More details in the PDF: Call_for_Scholarships_Letter_-_2017.pdf


-Flexographic Technical Association Scholarship (Deadline March 3, 2017)—Please go to the following link for FFTA’s application for scholarships. Open to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Students interested in graphic design are especially suited to this award. https://www.flexography.org/ffta-scholarship/

Posted 1-24-17
We have just announced the 22nd year of the international competition for packaging design, Young Package, and we would like to Invite your students to create interactive, responsible and funny packages related to the topic ‘Open and Play’, for submission to the competition.

Students can register for the competition until March 24, 2017 via registration on the competition website.
A financial reward of 30 000 CZK (1 100 EUR) might also be motivation for entry.

Let them design a package they would like to play with. Prove that even protective packaging can be fun!

You can find more information on our website: www.young-package.com.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), +420 728 899 611).

Best regards from the Young Package team

Jindřich Oukropec, communication & PR design projects,
+420 728 899 611
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