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Are you a Star Designer of Tomorrow?

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is one of Europe’s leading young talent competitions for packaging design. For 15 years now, the Award has given young designers both professional recognition as well as a networking platform with the industry – a first step towards a professional career.

Entries can be submitted in two categories:

  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging: Cartonboard is the most sustainable packaging material and, of course, fully recyclable.
  • Creative Cartonboard Ideas: Here’s a chance for you to put forward your cartonboard ideas outside of the packaging market.  Last year’s winner was a cartonboard bowtie!
    Ideally you should submit physical 3D samples but illustrations or two dimensional layouts are also welcome.

Start on your project now; the deadline is
25th May 2017!

The main prize is one-week practical training at an international packaging company. Furthermore, all finalists and their lecturers will be invited to the Gala Awards dinner and  award ceremony on 21st September 2017 in Salzburg – the city of Mozart and Red Bull! And of course, there will also be trophies, certificates and comprehensive marketing activities (>> Look at the images from the Gala 2016).

Every year from now on!

As a result of its overwhelming success in 2016, in future the Pro Carton Young Designers Award will be held every year. This means that all design schools and universities can now include the Award as a regular element in their curriculum, offering students the huge opportunity to demonstrate their creative skills in a competitive environment!

Support for educational facilities

Pro Carton offers lecturers a unique service: this includes >> Publications on cartonboard, information material and, above all, cartonboard for the design work. On request and timely registration, Pro Carton members will come to your school or university and hold workshops on the numerous options that cartonboard and cartons offer (design, technology, production, marketing …)

Public Voting – Win an iPad Air!

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2016 was so successful that we have decided to hold the Award every year. This allows us to sponsor even more young talent. Wishing you every success with your entry!
Tony Hitchin, General Manager Pro Carton
Here’s what one of last year’s finalists had to say: "The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is a great opportunity to meet great people from all over Europe from the Packaging and Carton industry."
Isabel Laugerud Tabarini, Winner 2016
Indeed the teaching staff also recognise the benefits that the awards can bring: "The publicity in the press with regard to the award is extremely valuable and, as in my case – I was a winner myself in 2002 – herald the start to a professional career."
Susanne Lippitsch, Lecturer