A striking packaging design for garden plants has won St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Warwickshire this year’s Confederation of Paper Industries’ (CPI) PaperWorks Design and Technology competition for Cardboard Packaging.

The winning entry, Gorgeousness in a pot, from St Benedict’s team of 11-14 year olds, was based on the “Green Geranium” brief and has earned its Design and Technology department a cheque for £250, while the students involved in designing the packaging are rewarded with £100 of High Street vouchers.

PaperWorks’ panel of judges, drawn from the CPI, fellow UK trade association BPIF Cartons and a number of packaging designers and specialists, decided that the Alcester-based school’s graphics and highly functional packaging for delivering organically-grown plants had gone above and beyond the brief, creating a memorable brand image that “could have come out of a professional studio”.

Runners up prizes have been awarded to Montsaye Academy in Northamptonshire, last year’s winners of the competition, for its team design based on the “Bass Tech” headphones brief and Wesley King of Springwood High School in King’s Lynn also for his take on packaging for headphones. Each school will receive a cheque for £100 to use towards equipment for their Design and Technology departments, with the students receiving £50 of High Street vouchers.

Take a look at the winning/runners up, and the shortlisted entries in the video below: