An-Najah University Wins Top Prizes at Palestine's First Creative Packaging Design Competition
An-Najah National University emerged as the big winner at the first Palestine competition for creative packaging design 2022-2023, winning the first prize at the professional level and the first and second prizes at the student level. The competition, the first of its kind in Palestine, was organized by the Palestinian Business Prosperity Centre (PALPRO). It attracted 115 contestants from the northern and southern governorates, the Gaza Strip, and the diaspora.
The results were announced during a ceremony held by PALPRO and the Palestinian Federation for Paper and Packaging Industries on Monday, March 20, 2023 in the city of Jericho.
His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to the State of Palestine, Mr. Yuichi Nakashima, and the Special Representative of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program/ Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People, Mr. Ivonne Healy, were in attendance, along with other high-level personalities from various institutions.
Students from the Faculties of Fine Arts, Engineering, and Information Technology at An-Najah National University submitted entries to the competition. Ms. Massa Jabi from the Department of Applied Arts won first place in the professional category for her creative packaging design for Nabulsi soap. The design featured an attractive shape that caught the judges' attention.
In the student category, a team comprised of Rawand Jamlan from the Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering and Ahmed Assaf from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering won first place. Their design of a distinctive olive oil canister was inspired by the shape of an olive tree branch that can be reused.
Sujood Al-Qutob from the Department of Applied Arts won second place in the student category for her attractive packaging design.
"We are thrilled with the results of the competition and proud of our students' outstanding achievements," said Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid, President of An-Najah University. "This success is a testament to the creativity, innovation, and hard work of our students and their dedication to excellence."
The Faculty of Fine Arts’ students were supervised Dr. Hani Al-Fran, Head of the Applied Arts Department, and Ms. Sawsan Qaneer.
In addition to announcing the winners, PALPRO declared its plans to implement and network the winning designs with target markets.
An-Najah National University's Faculty of Fine Arts students were supervised by Dr. Hani Al-Fran, Head of the Applied Arts Department, and Ms. Sawsan Qaneer.