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Date 24th February 2010 / www.procarton.com
Title Pro Carton / ECMA Award
Text Pro Carton is delighted to announce the launch of its Annual Carton Awards which is run in association with ECMA, the European Carton Makers Association. For download, please click on the foto.

These annual awards were first run in 1997 and so 2010 will be the 14th time that carton makers across Europe have the opportunity to show what an inventive, progressive and vital part of the packaging industry they are.

After the success of the 2009 Awards with over 120 entries, the format will remain the same as previously with awards being offered in eight separate categories with an additional three special awards being made as well. These special awards are for the most innovative or new use of cartonboard, the entry that most effectively demonstrates sustainability and finally the Carton of the Year.

Entry forms are now being distributed and in addition all the details and entry forms in five languages can be found at www.cartonawards.com . The closing date for entries is 18th June and judging will take place in early July with the Judging panel led once again by Satkar Gidda of Siebert Head, a leading design agency. Whilst only members of Pro Carton and ECMA can enter the Awards, it is hoped that users of carton packaging, such as brand owners and retailers, will encourage carton makers to enter the 2010 awards as well.

The announcement and presentation of the awards to the winners will take place in September at the ECMA Annual Conference in Vienna where in addition ECMA will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

For any further information about the Awards 2010 please contact Pro Carton at:

Stéphane Thiollier, Präsident von Pro Carton

Entry-form in English.

Richard Dalgleish +44 777 613 8510 dalgleish@procarton.com
Suzanne McEwen +43 1 218 6918 mcewen@procarton.com
Background Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers. Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard to brand owners, the trade as well as designers, the media and politicians as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium.