We all know that plastics help to improve the quality of life, and in many cases help extend and protect life. Whether it’s for medical, packaging, toys, cars, planes, agriculture, education, industrial, electronics, or building & construction applications, join us in celebrating all that polymeric materials do to make life better on this planet by submitting part nominations for the 6th annual SPE PLASTICS for Life™ Global Parts Competition. Parts must already have won a category or a competition in an SPE conference or mini-conference in the past year. Maximum 5 nominations per SPE division, section, or special interest group.

There are winners in 4 categories plus a People’s Choice and Grand Prize Award winner which will be announced on Thursday March 21 during ANTEC. Judging (feature-based) categories are:

  • Protecting Life
  • Improving Life
  • Sustaining Life
  • Quality of Life

The parts can be viewed starting on Monday, March 18 through Wednesday March 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on level 4 in the foyer outside of the Renaissance Ballroom. All are invited to come vote for the people's choice award.

Guidelines for Submitting
2019 Entries
Vote for the People's Choice Award



Please direct all questions to Jon Ratzlaff at +1 918.977.4761


Parts Submission Logistics — Contact Scott Marko at +1 203.740.5442


Previous Winners

Winners from 2019’s event at ANTEC® Detroit

Winners from 2018’s event at ANTEC® Orlando

Winners from 2017’s event at ANTEC® Anaheim

Winners from 2016’s event at ANTEC® Indianapolis

Winners from 2015’s event at ANTEC® Orlando

Winners from 2014’s event at ANTEC® Las Vegas