We are challenging you to design a package for your favourite snack to share or to protect eggs! 

Submit by 30th June 2023

Packaging shapes our experience of many foods. It helps us store and keep food fresh at home. On supermarket shelves, packaging grabs our attention and communicates the contents.

You should consider:

  • How to open and close the package
  • Ways to make it easier to share
  • Ways to make it easier to eat the contents
  • Ways of storing leftovers

For eggs in particular think about:

  • How you transport them home
  • How they are stored
  • How the empty spaces can still be useful after an egg is used

Extra Challenge

To get the Extra Challenge Prize make your package sustainable!

This doesn’t only mean using recyclable materials or reducing the amount of packaging.

It can also be about reducing food waste! There is a balance to maintain between protecting the food, so we don’t waste the resources used to grow it, and over-packaging which adds to the carbon footprint. 

  • For example, the thin plastic cover on cucumber will extend the cucumber’s life by 3 weeks. When comparing the plastic’s ecological cost to the resources used to grow another cucumber, the little plastic cover is actually more sustainable than not using one.

There are lots of historical ways of keeping things fresh that could be integrated into package designs.

  • If you store apples with potatoes, it stops the potatoes sprouting, or if you keep carrots in sand, they stay crisp longer.

Also, consider how the packaging can be used afterwards!


You can make or draw your designs. If you are making your design check out these videos on using a craft knife.


Note the following requirements:

  • You must submit your work by 24th July 2022.
  • Videos must be less than 30 seconds
  • Submit using #FutureDesignersNZ. Post your videos or photos to Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter. Make sure your post is public so we can see it.

There are no rules of what materials or technology you can use. This is entirely up to your creative intent, and what resources you have access to. 


Future Designer Champion

$300 Prize for the best submission

And we will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website.

Future Designer Runner-up

swag bag for second-best submission

We will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website and you will receive a School of Design Innovation Swag Bag.

Extra Challenge Winner

$150 Prize for the best submission addressing the Extra Challenge

And we will publish your name and work on the Future Designer’s website

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