Packaging of milk, yogurt and frozen desserts were honored in the 2011 Pentawards competition. Prize winners received trophies at a ceremony in New York in September.

Other categories in the package design competition included spirits, water, wine, personal care and private label.

The fifth edition of the awards program generated nearly 1,000 entries from 51 countries, says Brigitte Evrard, co-founder of the Pentawards, adding that more entries came from emerging countries such as Korea, Taiwan, China and Brazil.

Gérard Caron, editor of the website www.admirabledesign.com, was chairman of the Pentawards jury, which consisted of judges from 10 countries. For information about winners in all of the categories, as well as information about the 2012 Pentawards competition, go to www.pentawards.org. See a gallery of winning dairy products on the Dairy Foods Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DairyFoods).