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As a new initiative in pizza packaging, Stateside Foods based in Westhoughton has involved the students from Rivington and Blackrod High School to design packaging for its future products. The students have been asked to focus on elements like creativity, functionality and reusability in their packaging design that might be implemented in the year 3,000.

Stateside Foods has been in business for more than 20 years. It has played a leading role in shaping the chilled pizza market in the UK. At present, the company supplies own label and branded chilled pizzas to UK’s leading food retailers.

At Rivington and Blackrod High School, young talents belonging to year eight seemed to enjoy the entire experience thoroughly. The initiative of Stateside Foods encouraged them to explore various designing concepts. Environment-friendly, sustainable design concepts of packaging were the major forte of the competition.

One of the teachers of the school – Sarah Dunlop, has commented that the competition arranged by Stateside Foods on pizza packaging gave the students a wonderful opportunity.

She said it was a platform to simulate the commercial practice by addressing a design need of the real world and then presenting plans and prototypes to Stateside Foods’ design team.

Innovative Pizza Packaging Design Competition Encourages Students

In the competition, the young students got a chance to use various facets of communication skills to present their ideas. This included computer design, illustration and photography.

To acknowledge the efforts of the students, Stateside Foods awarded two Kindle Fires to the first and second prize winners of the pizza packaging design competition.

The third winner was awarded with an art kit. The winners for the first, second and third places were William Ewens, Bethany Peace and Callum Goldthorp respectively.

Natalie Goodall of Stateside Foods said that despite having an employee strength of less than 800, the company enjoyed working with young talents and giving them a feel of the real world.

She said they were overwhelmed with the design standards that the students have showcased in response to their brief.

She said the company expects to organize and support more such events in the future similar to this pizza packaging design competition. To know more about Stateside Foods, you can check to site.