Rcook got their new product packaging by running a design contest:
New product packaging wanted for PermaMatrix Biotic Soil Conditioner
Check out Rcook's Product packaging contest…
This product will go into the homeowner, gardening, agriculture, and nursery markets. PermaMatrix is 100% organic, and recycled, and we are looking for packaging that illistrates what it does, and how it will replace conventinal nitrogen chemical fertilizers. The sizing for packaging will be 1 pound, 5 pound, 10 pound and 25 pound and 50 pound. Think of it as "innovation inspired by nature." The core idea is that nature, imaginative by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with today. Plants, animals, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They have found what works, what is appropriate, and most important, what lasts here on Earth. This is the real news of bio mimicry: After 4.2 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and the successes are living all around us!
What's your vision?
We are introducing an entirely new concept to the home gardener that will radically change the way things are done in their gardens. Think organic, trendy, white space and sustainable! We want consumers to "LOVE THE DIRT YOU’RE WITH" as opposed to disturbing the environment by bringing in large quantities of topsoil (and fertilizers that contaminate everything). The concept is to work with the dirt you have and "love" it very well while respecting the environment elsewhere by not raping and pillaging dirt from it. The current practice homeowners use is to haul in dozens of bags of topsoil from big box retailers...but where did all that dirt come from? It came from some other part of the earth where the topsoil harvesters disturbed some other soil area, and released gobs of toxins into the air in the transportation process in order to truck it to your local retailer. PermaMatrix is how you love the dirt your with! By adding PermaMatrix to the dirt you already have in your own yard, you are not disturbing the earth somewhere else, you are not contributing to the carbon imprint dump trucks leave from transporting all the dirt. Perhaps best of all, you are not dumping toxins into the neighborhood water supply by covering your dirt with nitrates and other harmful fertilizers. Now that is not exactly "loving" the dirt you’re with...much less loving your neighbors. PermaMatrix is modeled after the exact recipe of the Earth’s most fertile soils. We literally studied the recipe of nature’s most fertile soils on earth, subtracted the ingredients that are already in your yard, and combined the remaining essential ingredients in a highly concentrated soil amendment called PermaMatrix. It is concentrated “LOVE” for your dirt. It organically adds the perfect amount of highly concentrated biotics to the dirt in your own yard. Another key ingredient is Biochar – a charcoal-like substance that not only acts as a giant Britta filter for your dirt, but also creates a lovely home environment for all the microbes. It’s like a microbe mansion! It also stores water and nutrients for the plant and soil’s future needs. Now that’s love! The packaging will be some type of a biodegradable box or carton probably. It could be a recyclable plant-based plastic jar. Think outside the box. We are looking for someone who has his/her finger on the marketing trends, was classroom taught, and loves the environmental movement.
PermaMatrix is currently packaged for a commercial market with Hydraullic applicators, those guys you see spraying that green stuff along the road side for seeding projects. PermaMatrix also has the microbes in it that clean up oil spills! Also the logo is used on our commercial bags but if you are interested in taking some creative liberty please feel free! We are looking for a great looking package that will move people to an emotion.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Product packaging starts at €409.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their product packaging.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Rcook collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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