Each year, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) conducts a live, student team design presentation competition that it broadcasts to over 450 faculty and students at 15-20 college campuses across North America during ICPF's annual, Careers in Corrugated Packaging & Display Teleconference. In past years, ICPF's annual "Best of the Best Student Design Presentation Competition" contestants consisted of the first and second place winners in the first two design categories of AICC's previous year's competition. Since these teams already have been judged on their designs by AICC, the ICPF Best of the Best competition places its emphasis on the students' presentation skills, with each team provided five minutes to "show tell and sell" their particular design.

Past Winners

  • 2019
    • 1st Place - Tadiana Martinez, Joyce Liu, Thy Hoang  - University of Texas - Arlington
    • 2nd Place - Leo McCabe, Drake Smedt - Cal Poly
    • 3rd Place - Kevin Martinez and Seena Salehian - Cal Poly
  • 2018
    • 1st Place - Reithna Chhoeum and Emily Brown - University of Texas - Arlington
    • 2nd Place - Derek Breshears, Austin Kron, Kevin Rivas - Cal Poly
    • 3rd Place - Brittany Myers and Eli Brill - Millersville University 
  • 2017
    • 1st Place - Morgan Batley - Appalachian State University
    • 2nd Place - Tom Howell and Adam Fain - Cal Poly
    • 3rd Place - Kyle Welker, Thelmelis Abreu, Katie Helinman and Gabriela Mata-Lopez - Millersville University
    • 4th Place - Jesse Torres - Millersville University 
  • 2016
    • 1st Place - Elena Chudoba, Andrea Ortega and Andrew Czap – University of Texas - Arlington
    • 2nd Place – Brandon Hokanson – University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • 2015
    • 1st Place - Stephanie Burdorf, Charlotte LaCour, Dan Mueller, Noah Rabinowitz and Jenna Weiler - Dunwoody College of  Technology
    • 2nd Place - Emily Mallet, Andrew Morey and Patrick Salibi - Cal Poly
    • 3rd Place - Hynea Redd and Walter Simko - Millersville University
  • 2014
    • 1st Place - Holly Aldriedge, Ayla Haynes & Cosme Olivas - University of Texas - Arlington
    • 2nd Place - Donna Einck, Melissa Resemius & Jake Wondra - Dunwoody College of Technology
    • 3rd Place - Scott Morgan, Alex Wong & Michael Wu - Ryerson University
  • 2013
    • 1st Place - Daniel Sparkes, Bryan Parrish & Drew Kramer - Millersville University “Pirate's Plunder - Dual Purpose Display"
    • 2nd Place - Erin Sensenig & Nolan Myers - Millersville University “Pirate's Plunder - A Treasure of a Mix"
    • 3rd Place - Alex Rigsby, George Alexander, Will Dicks, & Nathan Bailey – Clemson University “Yummy Noodles"
  • 2012
    • 1st Place - Coda Taylor, Samantha Grosz, Geoffrey Tall & Mitchell Benedetti - Cal Poly
    • 2nd Place - Trevon Manzo, Courtney Mitten & Toni Murphy - Mohawk College

Competition - Practice Videos
To prepare them for ICPF's live competition (that is broadcasted each February from PBS studios in East Lansing, MI), ICPF requires the student teams to submit a five minute video of their planned presentation a week prior to the full dress rehearsal that is conducted the day before the Teleconference. In addition to the videos from this year, below are links to the competition videos from past years:


The purpose of the following policy and procedures is to prevent the personal interest of board members from interfering with the performance of their duties to the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), or result in personal financial, professional, or political gain on the part of such persons at the expense of ICPF its Members, or supporters..

Definitions: Conflict of Interest (also Conflict) means a conflict, or the appearance of a conflict, between the private interests and official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust. Persons in a position of trust include officers and board members of ICPF. Board means the Board of Directors. Officer means an officer of the Board of Directors.


  1. Full disclosure, by notice in writing or by oral disclosure captured in meeting minutes, shall be made by the interested parties to the full Board of Directors in all conflicts of interest, including but not limited to the following:
    1. A board member is related to another board member or staff member by blood, marriage or domestic partnership.
    2. A board member or his or her  employer stands to financially benefit from an ICPF transaction or receives payment from ICPF for any subcontract, goods, or services other than as part of her/his regular job responsibilities.
    3. A board member's employer receives grant funding from ICPF.
    4. A board member has an official position, as a volunteer or otherwise, with an institution that is under consideration for ICPF grants or other resources.
  2. Following full disclosure of a possible conflict of interest or any condition listed above, the Board of Directors shall determine whether a conflict of interest exists and, if so the Board shall vote to authorize or reject the transaction or take any other action deemed necessary to address the conflict and protect ICPF's best interests. Both votes shall be by a majority vote without counting the vote of any interested director, even if the disinterested directors are less than a quorum provided that at least one consenting director is disinterested.
  3. A Board member who is formally considering employment with ICPF must take a temporary leave of absence from the Board until the position is filled. Such a leave will be taken within the Board member's elected term which will not be extended because of the leave. A Board member or Committee member who is formally considering employment with ICPF must submit a written request for a temporary leave of absence to the Secretary of the ICPF Board, c/o ICPF's office, indicating the time period of the leave. The Secretary of ICPF will inform the Chair of the Board of such a request. The Chair will bring the request to the Board for action. The request and any action taken shall be reflected in the official minutes of the ICPF.
  4. An interested Board member, officer, or staff member shall not participate in any discussion or debate of the Board of Directors, or of any committee or subcommittee thereof in which the subject of discussion is a contract, transaction, or situation in which there may be a perceived or actual conflict of interest. However, they may be present to provide clarifying information in such a discussion or debate unless objected to by any present board or committee member.
  5. Anyone in a position to make decisions about spending ICPF's resources (i.e., transactions such as purchases, contracts and grants) – who also stands to benefit from that decision – has a duty to disclose that conflict as soon as it arises (or becomes apparent); s/he should not participate in any final decisions.
  6. A copy of this policy shall be given to all Board members upon commencement of such person's relationship with ICPF or at the official adoption of stated policy. Each board member and officer shall sign and date the policy at the beginning of her/his term of service or employment and each year thereafter. Failure to sign does not nullify the policy.
  7. This policy and disclosure form must be filed annually by all specified parties.

Click here for a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.

Below are links to corporate documents and other useful information:


           ICPF Long-Range Plan

           Investment Policy Statement 2017 - 2018

           ICPF Draft 2018 Audit






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