5th March 2020 (1.59 PM UTC)





packaging design contest on Desall.com

New packaging design contest on Desall.com: a global packaging leader in the dispensing technologies invites you to design a new actuator for aerosol packaging with a focus on on-shelf / on-line style, environmental sustainability and user experience.

Product typology: you are invited to design a new easy-to-use actuator/dispensing cap for aerosol packaging (pressurised packaging) with a view to proposing a highly recognisable and environmentally friendly product that the customer can easily identify and perceive as novelty in all respects (see Style and shapes paragraph), which represents the major challenge of this competition. As a reference for the full packaging design take into consideration both the current metal-based bottles and new recyclable PET based non-cylindrical containers (see Inspiration tab).

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The contest is sponsored by a major global packaging company active in dispensing and closure technologies working for big brand companies in beauty, personal care, and home care markets.

The company is looking for a disruptive actuator/dispensing cap design, capable of distinguishing itself for its unique shape and appeal, suggesting new gestures and experiences, in a general effort towards creating a more environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy, consumer aerosol packaging solution (next generation aerosols may be air powered and fully recyclable).

Actuator size: your actuator shall have a diameter from 1 inch to 3 inches and from 0.7 inches to 3 inches tall. However, keep in consideration that the most ubiquitous and strategic size (for the market and thus for this contest) is the 1 inch diameter dispenser, which is also the more sustainable and versatile.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Design

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Client Vote: from 5th March 2020
Winner announcement: before the end of May 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older. Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the www.desall.com web site, via the upload page related to “Next Generation Dispenser” will be accepted.
  • Evaluation criteria: in the evaluation of your submissions the Sponsor will take into account the following criteria:
  1. Consumer safe / Environmentally sustainable (5/5)
  2. Aesthetics (disruptive) (5/5)
  3. Functionality/usability (4/5)
  4. Size of the market potential (4/5)
  5. Degree of innovation (4/5)

Opportunity Cost


  • First prize: €5000
  • For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of €3000 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Sign up in Desall, Update your profile and upload your design.

Second Step:

Concept revision: In order to request a revision from Dorsal team, upload your project, include the description project and save it as draft (SAVE DRAFT) from the upload page and send your request to the Desall Team via e-mail or through the contact form. The revision is NOT mandatory: it serves only as a further opportunity for the participants but does not constitute a condition for participation, nor does it constitute any advantage in the final evaluation.

Third Step:

Desall required files

  • Minimum 1 image, up to 5.
  • Recommended dimensions: 960 x 720px (player size), allowed format: (jpg , gif, png), color mode: RGB.
  • allowed resolution: 72 dpi , max file (for each one) size: 1 mb.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Reem Wally/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team