Since its inception in 1997, the European Carton Excellence Award has been one of the most important and prestigious packaging design prizes in Europe honouring striking, future-oriented, fibre-based packaging concepts.
We received over 640 entries for the Pro Carton Young Designers Award this year and, for the first time, more than 100 universities were represented. In addition, under the umbrella of the Pro Carton award, ten countries are also giving out national prizes underlining the wide appeal of the competition.
The Pro Carton Student Video Award challenges students to create a short, imaginative video that explores the advantages of using cartons or cartonboard. In its second year, Pro Carton received more than twice the number of entries compared to its inaugural year coming from students from 38 universities across 17 European countries.
At the recent Pro Carton AGM, two new members were formally appointed onto the Pro Carton Steering Group committee, replacing outgoing members from the same companies. Olaf Starken replaced Öystein Aksnes (both Stora Enso) and Rikard Papp took over from Johan Nellbeck (Holmen Iggesund). They join Horst Bittermann (MM Board & Paper), Maarten Florizoone (Metsä), Michele Bianchi (RDM) and Jean-François Roche (GPI) on the committee.
The TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons Cartons Into Trees) teaches children that trees are a sustainable crop, just like fruit and vegetables. TICCIT highlights the many uses for trees and paper-based packaging, and it underscores the importance of recycling.
It was almost five years ago that I agreed to become General Manager of Pro Carton. I like to think we’ve come a long way in that time, but it couldn’t have been done without the team behind me.
The shortlist for the public voting is now online at www.procarton.com. Now it's up to you, your votes will decide the winner of the Public Award!
Another addition to our 25th anniversary celebration of the European Carton Excellence Award is the Hall of Fame which recognises all the winners since the competition began in 1997.
The 25th anniversary of the European Carton Excellence Award will be a very special year for the whole of the carton industry. We have already told you a little about some commemorative awards we have planned but for the very first time we will be awarding ...
Please find a link to an update from the WTO regarding the German MOAH Ordinance. Within the document there are links to both English and German language versions of the proposed amendments to the Consumer Goods Ordinance.
A number of surprises are planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Carton Excellence Award, highlighting the successful journey from its inception in 1997 as the Pro Carton ECMA Award to becoming Europe's most prestigious award for cartonboard packaging.
We’re launching this year’s European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA) a little bit earlier than usual to give you maximum time to prepare your entries. All partners of the supply chain are welcome to participate. Closing date is 28th May 2021.
Der Carton Austria Award – der Award für die besten österreichischen Faltschachtel-Verpackungen 2020 – wurde heuer schon zum dritten Mal verliehen. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem CASH Handelsmagazin, Pro Carton und PROPAK Austria bietet innovativen Leistungen der österreichischen Verpackungsindustrie eine perfekte Plattform. Gewonnen haben diesmal Cardbox Packaging und AR Packaging.
Zum ersten Mal begrüßte Pro Carton Präsident Horst Bittermann Gäste und Besucher des Pro Carton PROPAK Austria Marketing E-vents im Livestream. Im dritten Jahr der bewährten Partnerschaft richten PROPAK Austria, CASH Handelsmagazin und Pro Carton den Marketing Event gemeinsam aus. Trendforscher Tristan Horx sprach darüber, wie sich die aktuelle Krise auf laufende Trends auswirkt und welchen Platz Karton darin hat. Die Preisträger des dritten Carton Austria Award waren zu recht stolz auf ihren Erfolg.
We are delighted to announce the second year of our international Pro Carton Student Video Award.
First and foremost may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! It’s also a time to reflect and I’d again like to pass on my personal thanks to everybody within the carton and cartonboard industry.
Pro Carton's three major awards competitions - the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda), the new Pro Carton Student Video Award and the European Carton Excellence Award for packaging professionals - have once again proved to be a tremendous success in 2020.
Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united. Sadly, all these things will be put to the test over the festive period this year, with COVID-19 continuing to affect every corner of the globe.
The “It’s not all doom & gloom” article in this newsletter refers to unprecedented¹ global collective action and I believe that in 2020 the paper and forestry industry has also come together like never before.
Most of us talk about the hardships that Covid-19 has brought but there have many positives, as we say in the UK “every cloud has a silver lining”. In the carton industry in particular, I think we have reason to be confident that overall we will come out of the pandemic stronger and with new and better ways of working.
Submissions for the 2021 Pro Carton Young Designers Award are now open and run right through until mid-May 2021. Teachers can plan the award into the curriculum for this academic year.
The winner of the UK Young Designers award that promotes young talent in the packaging industry has been named as Ravensbourne University student, Chloe De La Fontaine by BPIF Cartons, the UK association representing the carton and cartonboard industry.
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.