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Be part of Europe's best!

Carton packaging continues to make gains worldwide. Successful solutions made of cartonboard are helping to define the future in virtually all regions. Not only is cartonboard one of the most sustainable materials, it is also one of the best in communicating premium brand values.

Established 20 years ago, the Carton Excellence Award is Europe’s most prestigious award for carton packaging.

>> Official Presentation of the finalists

Now it’s your opportunity to get involved as everyone can vote for their favourite. There’s no charge for voting, in fact one lucky voter will win an iPad Air! The carton with the most votes will receive the newly created Public Award.

Also, you can vote, follow, like, share, comment, involve friends and promote your favourite designs on our social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.

The awards are divided into nine different categories plus the the new Public Award and the ultimate accolade, Carton of the Year. The categories are:

  • Drinks, Confectionery, Beauty & Cosmetics, Food & Beverages, Non-food, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Volume Markets and
  • NEW for 2017: Save the Planet Award for a product that has made a significant contribution to helping the environment and the Most Innovative Award which will reward technical excellence

The winners will appear on on 22nd September 2017.

The Awards go to prove that cartons are not only one of the most sustainable forms of packaging but are also one of the most attractive, versatile and innovative.

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“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