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Be part of Europe's best!

Carton packaging continues to make gains worldwide. Successful solutions made of cartonboard are defining the future in virtually all areas. Not only is cartonboard by far the most sustainable material, it also meets all the requirements of the continuously changing multi-channel world.

The Carton Excellence Award is Europe’s most prestigious award for carton packaging. Established over 20 years ago, the event has continually got better and better with a consistent increase in Europe-wide participation. This is where the best and most successful ideas are highlighted every year.

Entry is closed!
The Finalists will be announced early in August.
The Public Voting will start the same day!

The awards are divided into nine different categories, with the winners of each category competing to be the overall champion. In addition, for the first time the consumer will also be able to cast their votes to select the winner of the Public Award.

  • Categories: Drinks, Confectionery, Beauty & Cosmetics, Food & Beverages, Non-food, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals as well as Volume Markets, and
  • NEW: Save the Planet Award for a product that has made a significant contribution to helping the environment and the Most Innovative Award which will highlight new techniques being used in carton production
  • Plus the two ultimate accolades: Carton of the year, NEW: Public Award

Marketing: >> 26 good reasons for entering

NEW 2017: >> Public Award and separate new categories:
>> Save the Planet, >> Most Innovative

FAQs and Rules


“Europe's ultimate award for carton packaging provides tremendous benefits for the participating companies both in terms of positive publicity but also in the motivation it generates amongst the workforce. The competition is very tough but that’s what makes winning this award so special.”
Roland Rex, President Pro Carton
“The design, structure and functionality of the submitted solutions show what is possible with cartonboard, the most sustainable and the most future-oriented packaging material.“
Andreas Blaschke, President ECMA