Second Call for Entries Opens as First Contest Winners Receive Valuable Consumer Insights and Free Closures

Downers Grove, IL – Silgan Closures, a global leader in closure manufacturing, today announced the winning concepts of the 2018-2019 Free Closures for a Year Contest. From September 2018 through April 2019, a team of food and packaging experts evaluated all entries against the set contest parameters of uniqueness, marketability and purchase intent.

The winners of this year’s contest are enterade® Advanced Oncology Formula from Massachusetts and Origin Almond® from New Jersey. enterade® innovated an amino-based, glucose-free medical food clinically proven to significantly reduce the debilitating GI side effects of chemotherapy and radiation cancer treatment. Origin Almond develops cold-pressed almond juices with significantly less sugar, carbohydrates, and calories than traditional fruit juice.

“We congratulate enterade® and Origin Almond® for their outstanding submissions and would like to commend all entries into this past year’s contest,” said AJ Miller, director of marketing for Silgan Closures. “The team was impressed by all concepts and determining the final winning entries was very challenging. We encourage all entries to re-enter in this year’s competition set to run until March 2020.”

Both enterade® and Origin Almond® will now receive consumer insights from Datassential, Silgan Closures’ research partner who assisted in evaluating all entries against the company’s famed SCORES consumer ratings system. Both companies will also select their closure of choice from Silgan’s Stock Closure list and receive up to 500,000 of that closure product free of charge for up to one year.

Call for Entries – Second Annual Free Closures for a Year Contest

The Second Annual Free Closures for a Year Contest is now accepting submissions from September 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. For more information on the Free Closures for a Year Contest and to enter a concept, please visit For more information on Silgan Closures and the Stock Closure Program, visit the company web site at or contact

About Silgan Closures

Silgan Closures is a global supplier of metal, plastic and composite closure systems for food and beverage products. It is a member of the Silgan Holdings group of companies, leaders in providing innovative packaging solutions for a wide range of applications. The Silgan Closure headquarters and innovation center are located in Downers Grove, Illinois and it operates multiple manufacturing plants in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. For more information, visit the company web site at or contact

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