Die Freude bei der Verleihung der österreichischen Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Young Designers Awards war auch in diesem Jahr groß: Die jungen DesignerInnen haben damit den ersten Schritt auf der Karriereleiter erfolgreich bewältigt. Die Vergabe der Preise wurde auf Puls 4 und 24 gesendet.
In a joint ceremony in France, the successful designers of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and the European Carton Excellence Award were honoured.
All the winners from the European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 will be on display at the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, London, from 12 October 2020.
In the award ceremony held by KASAD (Cartonboard Packaging Manufacturers Association) for the first time, 3 winners were awarded TL 7,500 each, and 6 honourable mentions were awarded TL 1,000 each.
For those that might have missed it, or those that want to see it again, the 2020 Carton E-vent and Awards is now available to view in discrete sections on the Pro Carton website.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the number and quality of entries for the European Carton Excellence Award was again very high.
Despite the global pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record-breaking year with over 550 cartonboard designs submitted from 25 different countries across the continent.
The judges were so impressed with the standard of entries that they decided that there should be two winners and they would share the cash prize.
Though we couldn’t meet in person, it really was a pleasure to bring the industry together once again to celebrate the fantastic work and ongoing innovation within the carton and cartonboard industry.
In recent months, nearly all European countries have imposed wide-ranging measures restricting public life and almost bringing it to a complete standstill. Covid-19 has had a stranglehold on Europe and the world, making “Business as usual” no longer an option.
In this rather extraordinary year the cartonboard and carton industry has been busier than ever. As an essential provider of packaging for the supply of daily consumer goods, and with office staff largely confined to their homes, they had their work cut out.
A new consumer survey has re-confirmed that consumers believe paper based packaging to be the most environmentally friendly.
Working with Graphic Packaging, and using material supplied by Stora Enso, a unique dictionary was created made entirely from cartonboard.
We are sure that many of you reading this newsletter are regular visitors to the Pro Carton website. But what you probably won’t know is that the Pro Carton sites had 142,000 hits last year, with over 100,000 unique visitors!
The EduCarton resources include a variety of crafts, worksheets and colour by numbers that have been widely promoted on social media.
Two things that have proven extremely popular during the Covid-19 crisis are video conference calls – be they WhatsApp, Skype, House Party, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or whatever – and quizzes!
Due to the restrictions in working practices we have made some minor changes to the rules and the closing date has been extended by two weeks to 5th June to allow you a little more time to submit your entries.
The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.
The paper & board converters call on the European Commission and Member States governments to ensure continued cross-border and intercountry transport of raw materials, goods and packaging.
Following the huge success of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award, which has now become one of the biggest student creative design competitions in Europe, we are delighted to announce our new award scheme aimed at marketing, media studies, business and film students.
Social media is essential in any marketing strategy in the 21st century - it is a valuable tool for increasing awareness, reputation management and lead generation, offering benefits that other forms of marketing can’t compete with.
As many people in the carton industry will know, a new alliance was formed at the back end of last year called 4Evergreen to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in the circular economy.
The European Carton Excellence Award is Europe’s greatest showcase for outstanding cartonboard packaging. All partners of the supply chain are welcome to enter. Final date for entry is the 21st May 2020. See here what last year’s winners had to say!
Following months of discussion, OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label), the body responsible for the use of recycling symbols in the UK, have published new guidelines which include coated cartonboard.
Ravensbourne University Student, Dariusz Kowalczyk, announced as winner of National Packaging Design Competition
The winner of a national design competition – run by Pro Carton and its UK counterpart, BPIF Cartons – that promotes young talent in the packaging industry, has been revealed as Ravensbourne University student, Dariusz Kowalczyk.