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Packaging made sensible



With passing time, technology is enabling items reach our home quick. Most things we desire or require are a few taps away. Be it food to footwear, or tickets to taxis; everything. Online marketplaces / storefronts / eateries and many other forms of commerce are constantly pushing the bar in the ‘fulfillment’ domain and working tirelessly to make this experience as

seamless as possible. Eg. Amazon dash button - Delivery with a click. This definitely has created a wave by inspiring smaller entities/individuals/suppliers to adapt to the digital space and to become a part of this accepted reality at large. This implies our products/food/articles have to travel more than us. Which creates an urge for something we witness every day - ‘packaging’.




More than ever, shopping with a scroll and a click online instead of our local markets stores is evident widely. Lucrative same-day shipping deals and the convenience of shopping from home have propelled the growth of E-commerce: up nearly 25 percent last year, according to an analysis by Slice Intelligence, and this uptrend is not slowing any soon. These orders may seem insignificant when we observe ourselves. However our neighborhoods and cities are ordering millions of packages like these every day, with astonishingly growing numbers. And these online cravings have consequences too. Ever wondered so much of bubble wraps, packets, boxes, duct tapes, stickers, printed bills, airbags, plastic utensils, spoons,etc. where do they eventually go?


You may propose system level changes/ideas like how existing equipments / transport / handling / sorting etc. methods could be revamped, however any such recommendations should be based on exact cases of current methods used in delivery fulfillment.


1st Prize

Reward of 1500$, trophy + certificate. Open for both categories (student and professional)

2 Runner ups

550$ Cash Prize, trophy + certificate for the Juror's Choice to 1 professional & 1 student

People's choice award

Reward of 500$, trophy + certificate. Open for both categories (student and professional)

10 Honorable mentions

medal + certificate and our biannual digest of FunKT (open for both categories: student & professional)


All medal holders, and winners will get an elaborate section of publishing in the FunKT 2019 design book, and on our partner websites

Exhibition of Entries

50 shortlisted entries will be featured on our website and will be awarded a certificate.


Early Bird Registrations ends: 20th June 2018

Students 15$ | Professional 20$


Standard Registrations ends: 05th August 2018

Students 25$ | Professional 30$


Late Registrations ends: 20th September 2018

Students 40$ | Professional 50$


Last Date of Submission: 30th September 2018


Public voting begins: 01st October 2018


Display of shortlisted entries: 10th November 2018


Public voting ends: 11th November 2018


Result Declaration: 20th November 2018


The submission of the entry has to happen on our submission portal at uni.xyz only with the format given on the website. No other mode of submissions will be accepted. In order to avoid last minute rush, plan and try uploading your entries prior to the submission deadline . Check this video tutorial of how to make the submission on the platform .


  1. The awards are open to students and professionals of all disciplines.
  2. Student level include individuals enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s/Undergraduate, Master’s/Undergraduate. Ph. D.  student's will be considered as a professional .
  3. All work submitted shall be original, and participant shall have all the rights of the submitted content.
  4. Students participating in the contest will require to produce a certificate of bona-fide from their universities as a proof of enrollment in an academic program, during result declaration, failing which their entry will be canceled.
  5. The competition is open to all nationalities around the world.
  6. Team/Individual participation is permitted. A maximum of 5 people can participate in a team.


Conversation with Jurors

Unlike other online competitions, we provide participants a chance to explain their projects to jurors and get meaningful critiques.

Public Voting

Best designs is that which is preferred by many. So, through public voting, good designs are brought forward.

Lifetime Hosting

Your project is hosted on UNI even after competition is over and can become part of your portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is ‘FunKT’?

FunKT is an organization which focuses on ideas of industrial and interaction design, issues and challenges for young minds to come up with solutions by means of competitions.


Q2. What is 'PackIt’?

‘PackIt’ is a competition organized by FunKT which is based upon idea reducing wastage caused due to packaging. This competition challenges designers to re-design/ improve/ modify existing ways of packing (mostly due to e-commerce) to make it more sustainable. Read brief


Q4. I’m interested. What do I do now?

All you need to do is click on register above or visit http://funkt.xyz/registration.html


Q5. Why do I need to pay?

We ask for registration fee to ensure that only serious participants take part. Apart from that, it helps us bear logical expenses.


Q6. Can me and my friends participate as a group?

Yes you can. Choice for both Individual or team participation is available. But in case of team, maximum number of participants are restricted to 5.


Q7. Competition registration page does not ask for my team mates details. What do I do?

In the registration page, you're only required to provide details of team leader or any 1 team member. However at time of submission, you'll need to enter details of all team members on our platform.


Q9. How else can I improve my chances of winning?

You can subscribe to our newsletter and follow our blog. We’ll post only relevant information/ strategy regarding the competition. Along with that, all registered participants receive a best practice guideline from UNI which is summary of best presentation techniques for you to follow. It surely will improve your chances of winning.


Q10. I’m facing trouble uploading my entry. Help!

Don’t worry. In case you are facing any kind of trouble / have any query, simply mail us at funkt@uni.xyz or visit our contact page


Q11. Do you have any other competitions too?

Yes, we do! Our ongoing competitions include ‘Breaking Work’ – an architectural design competition , '@ease' - furniture design competition & 'Hyperlocal' - urban design competition. You can also subscribe to know about our upcoming competitions.


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