Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

• What works cannot be included in the fourth biennial of Basteha?

Only works that have participated in the previous events of the packages and works that are contrary to the religious and moral standards cannot participate in the fourth biennial.


• Who can participate in the biennial?

Freelance designers, Design agencies, Brand owners, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Students, Enthusiasts and all those who are active in the field of packaging design can participate in the package biennial.


• Can I participate by presenting a concept?

Yes, concepts can participate in the Professional Concepts or Experimental / Student Concepts section if they have not been marketed before. Presentation of concept designs can be in the form of 3D renders or physical examples.


• Do I need to send a physical sample to participate in the contest?

You only need to provide a physical sample if your work is accepted in the first stage of judging to attend the exhibition. Before that and in the first stage, the judges ask all participants to submit their works for the first stage of judging by submitting JPEG images and completing the online form. If your design makes it to the second stage, you will be asked to submit physical sample(s).


• When is the final date for submitting works?

You can send your works until October 22. But we suggest that due to the increase in the cost of participating in the last days, be quick and send your works in the first days.


• Which section should I participate in?

You can select the appropriate section for your work by referring to the biennial section’s introduction page. Your work may be eligible to participate in several groups. In this case, you are the final decision maker in which part of your work will be reviewed and judged. If you still have questions, you can consult with our partners online.


• Can I submit a design in more than one section?

Yes, you can submit a project in any section you like.

NOTE: however, there is a separate fee for each section. Even if you want to participate in the same project several times in several different sections.


• How are submitted works judged?

All entries submitted by the Biennial International Jury will be judged online based on the following criteria:

Quality of Design:

Judges are looking for excellent graphic and structural design, considering aspects such as typography, artwork, the logo or brand name, use of colour, as well as structural aspects such as shape, form and silhouette.

Brand Expression:

Judges are looking for excellent graphic and structural design, considering aspects such as typography, artwork, the logo or brand name, use of colour, as well as structural aspects such as shape, form and silhouette.

Creativity & Innovation:

Judges score the pack or range for the quality of innovation, originality and creativity of the design. Where entries are a revamp or a limited edition of an existing brand, judges are asked to score on the effectiveness of the new design compared to the previous design.

Emotional Connection:

Judges score whether they like the pack overall, how they responded to it emotionally and whether they believe that it will elicit a positive response in its target market.

Sustainability of design (For section 4 only):

Judges are looking for evidence in optimization of the environmental performance and impact of the pack, through pack structure, materials used and production methods

Judges are required to give each work a score of 5, for each of the specific criteria. They give an overall score of 20.


• When will the results be published?

The winners will be announced at the closing ceremony and celebration on February 29. But please note that due to the pandemic limitations of the Corona virus, it is possible to move programs.