The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) celebrated another successful Young Designers Competition, which took place at Twenty Four Fifth in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The evening’s guests included association members, industry executives and featured keynote speaker Ben Bennett of HATCHBEAUTY.

The annual competition showcases the talents of students studying package design and inspires future creative talent in the beauty industry. Judged by a prestigious panel of cosmetic and personal care packaging design experts, each student received a 30ml bottle, which was donated by East Hill Industries based in Dallas.

The criterion was to create the overall packaging concept and brand identity. The winning students were flown to New York City to attend the award dinner and participate in an educational tour of three companies which truly encompass the business of beauty, packaging and design: C.O. Bigelow, The Color Association and RPG.

The 2012 Young Designers Winners are:

1st Place: Tara Meyer, Design Student from Miami International University of Art/Design.

2ndPlace: Samantha Galvez, Design Student from Miami International University of Art/Design.

3rd Place: MattZonona, Design Student from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) of Los Angeles.

“Congratulations to the winners, we are honored to offer such a valuable opportunity to future budding designers,” said Pam Busiek, president and CEO of ICMAD. “We look forward to the Young Designers program continuing to evolve and becoming the catalyst to many others success.”

The awards were presented by Pam Busiek, president and CEO of ICMAD, Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow and chairman of the Board, ICMAD and Ben Bennett, founder and creative director of HATCHBEAUTY.

ICMAD Celebrates Design Talent

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