In support of startups and distributors, Silgan Closures, Downers Grove, Ill., announced its Free Closures for a Year contest. The company said it will evaluate new product concepts of all food and beverage categories using its stock closures. Three finalists will receive free closures for a year (up to half-million closures) as well as process consultation and a complimentary package evaluation, the company said.

The contest runs through March 29, 2019. To learn more, visit