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20 Good Reasons for Entering

The European Carton Excellence Award enhances the participants’ image, strengthens their branding and, as a result can boost sales. Pro Carton spreads the good news about your packaging with a comprehensive marketing package! Social Media and Public Voting assure continued and growing interest in the entries.

All winners receive professional photos of their entries, logos and certificates for their own websites, sales materials and Social Media. This turns your prize into a personal marketing tool!

Some of the benefits:

  1. Announcement of all shortlisted candidates in August on the Pro Carton website, e-news and social media
  2. Public Voting creates awareness for the shortlisted candidates amongst a broad audience
  3. Opportunity to attend the Award ceremony at the ECMA Congress on 19th September 2019 in Malta
  4. Videos of Award Gala and winner interviews, posted onto You Tube
  5. High quality photography of all winners (also for you to use)
  6. Inclusion in E-newsletter to the Pro Carton database of brand owners, retailers and designers
  7. Press releases to the supply chain media in over 20 countries
  8. Publication of the winners on this website (
  9. Publication of the winners on the ECMA website (
  10. Inclusion in the Award brochure, includes all winners and finalists printed in English
  11. Copies of Award brochure sent to all winners for mailing to customers and for local PR
  12. The Award brochure available as pdf on in 5 languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish
  13. Framed certificates for all the winners plus trophies for the winners of the main Awards
  14. Roadshows exhibiting the winning cartons at fairs, congresses and events throughout Europe
  15. Social media coverage throughout the year
  16. Opportunity to promote your successful carton with the Award logo on your publications and events
  17. Use Award Logo as signature sign-off for all employees throughout the company
  18. Kudos amongst your peers and within the industry
  19. Morale boost for employees
  20. Ongoing support of Pro Carton to maximise the benefits
“We all felt truly honoured. Getting the ‘Carton of the Year’ award from our peers, from the industry, is always a recognition for what our people are doing on a daily basis. Developing innovative and excellent packaging solutions; applying a customer-centric approach; and supporting our customers’ and partners’ brand attractiveness.”
Frederic de Somer, Van Genechten