ACG launches first-of-its-kind worldwide Art in a Capsule design competition

The ACG Group (Mumbai, India), the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched the first-of-its-kind Art in a Capsule design competition “to bring science and art together.” The worldwide competition encourages artists from across the globe to create ‘masterpieces’ that can fit inside ACG’s pharmaceutical capsules – such as sculptures, rolled-up artwork, or anything their imaginations can spawn. The winner will receive $5,000 (USD).

Peter Neve.

“At ACG, we firmly believe that science and art belong together – they each require real imagination, vision and expertise,” said Peter Neve, Chief Marketing Officer at ACG. “We therefore felt this concept was the perfect way to showcase the synergies between the two. We’ve launched this exciting competition because we hope to attract entries from promising artists across the globe, and to create some exciting masterpieces that will be celebrated for years to come. It’s our chance to display what we hope will be some breathtaking work, encapsulating real imagination.”

ACG’s founders, the Singh family, has been one of the most formidable corporate art collectors in India. As connoisseurs of art, the family has built a collection that now boasts over 400 individual paintings and sculptures, and has supported many artists over the past 50 years. Entry into the competition is free, with the last date for submissions being Friday, May 31st, 2019. The artwork submitted for the competition can either be new, or a piece that’s been created in the last 5 years. Further details can be found at, or you can e-mail and questions to:

Karan Singh.

In over 50 years as an international pharmaceutical leader, ACG has expanded its global footprint, while its product portfolio has grown from empty, hard-capsule manufacturing to include equipment production, packaging, inspection, testing, research and development. With 13 companies and 5 subsidiary offices around the world, the group has consolidated into four key business areas – namely ACG Capsules, ACG Films & Foils, ACG Engineering and ACG Inspection. Today, the ACG Group is led by Managing Director Karan Singh, employs more than 4,500 associates globally, and is present in more than 100 countries.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.