AICC (which along with the Fibre Box Association serves as a co-sponsoring association in support of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation - ICPF) conducts its own annual Student Design Competition that recognizes the best student team packaging & display designs entered in three distinct categories. Entry into the competition provides students and their college/university packaging design programs with a great opportunity to showcase creative talent and successful programs to corrugated packaging and display professionals from around the world. The competition guidelines are usually released each December, with student design entries due by early June.
Provided that half of the original team is comprised of underclassmen, the 1st and 2nd place winning teams of students in the first two categories of AICC's annual competition are eligible to participate in ICPF's own annual "Best of the Best" Student Design Presentation Run-Off Competition. The student competition is conducted the following February during ICPF's Careers in Corrugated Packaging & Display Teleconference that is broadcasted to colleges and universities across North America. During the live competition, the qualifying student teams are provided five minutes to "show, tell and sell" their winning entries for cash prizes. More information on the AICC Student Design Competition can be found on AICC's website.