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Date 27th March 2012 / www.procarton.com
Title Call for entries: Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2012
Text New: as of now the Pro Carton/ECMA Award is open to all partners in the supply chain - entries from the cartonboard and carton industry, as well as designers, manufacturers of branded products and the retail trade are welcome. After all, each member of the supply chain adds its contribution to the design of successful packaging.  
  We call it "Going Public": in its 16th year, the Award will be open to all partners in the supply chain. What used to be a competition for the cartonboard and carton industry has now become a competition for all partners in the supply chain, and thus, for everyone involved in developing packaging.

Not only the members of Pro Carton – the cartonboard and carton manufacturers –, but also the manufacturers of branded goods, the retail trade and designers can, as of now, enter "their" packaging. Pro Carton would like to open the competition to all relevant partners in Europe and involve them more in the Award, but especially in communicating the message that cartonboard is not only a sustainable medium but also a successful marketing instrument.

The Pro Carton/ECMA Award is the stage where Europe's best cartonboard packaging is presented and generates positive public awareness for the entire industry. This is amply demonstrated by the response to the Award website and the Pro Carton press releases. The European press has published numerous articles on the event. The basis for this tremendous success is the extensive marketing package that Pro Carton has created for the Award, all participants, and especially the winners and finalists:

  • Presentation of awards at the ECMA Congress in September 2012 in Copenhagen
  • High-quality images of all entries
  • Videos on the judging of the jury in each category
  • E-News to 8,000 contacts in Europe: brand owners, retail trade and designers
  • Press releases to key media in the supply chain in 22 countries
  • Publication on the websites www.procarton.com, www.procartonecmaaward.com, www.ecma.org
  • The winning cartons will be inlcuded in alternating presentations on www.procarton.com
  • Award brochure with all winners, finalists and entries in English language
    • all winners with success story and comments by the jury
    • all finalists with brief description
  • All the news and the Award brochure are published in 5 languages on www.procartonecmaaward.com: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish
  • Awards for the winners, certificates for the finalists
  • Roadshow with the winning cartons and finalists at exhibitions, congresses, events etc. throughout Europe

Enter your best cartons now – at www.procartonecmaaward.com!
The more dedicated the members in the supply chain are with their entries, the more effectively the Award can be utilised as marketing platform for each entry, and the more prominent the efforts of the participants can be presented.

Entry form (PDF) and online submission in five European languags (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish) at www.procartonecmaaward.com. There are eight categories for entry.
Deadline for entries: 8. June 2012
Presentation of awards: ECMA Congress, Copenhagen, September 2012

Pro Carton
Suzanne E. McEwen
T 0043 676 424 46 37
E mcewen@procarton.com
W www.procartonecmaaward.com

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2012 call for entries

Pro Carton/ECMA Award 2012 call for entries


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.