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June 4, 2024

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Glass Packaging Institute Begins Accepting Entries for 2025 Clear Choice Awards
Contenders will vie for top slot in product categories as well as Sustainability & Innovation, Global Member Container

ARLINGTON, VA — The Glass Packaging Institute is pleased to announce 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.

More information about the 2025 Clear Choice Awards can be found here.


About the Glass Packaging Institute

Founded in 1919 as the Glass Container Association of America, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry. On behalf of glass container manufacturers, GPI promotes glass as the optimal packaging choice, advances environmental and recycling policies, advocates industry standards, and educates packaging professionals. Follow GPI on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and connect with us on LinkedIn for updates on all things glass. Learn more at