The prizes for the best cartons of the European Carton Excellence Award have now been awarded! Outstanding designs and functional solutions were honoured at the ECMA Congress Award Gala.
The winners and finalists have been chosen: young students from Germany, Austria, Poland and Sweden, along with their lecturers, were honoured for their brilliant ideas.
The jury has sat and the tension is mounting but the finalists won’t be revealed until the beginning of August. But here’s a sneak preview of the jury’s initial thoughts.
The number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda) more than doubled this year. Here's what the judges had to say after the meeting:
The European Carton Excellence Award 2018 - enter now!
New for this year: there are more categories and there will be more winners plus more Finalists all of whom get to go to the Gala Dinner which this year is in Riga.
Pro Carton caught up with Magdalena Witkowicz, twice a finalist in the Pro Carton Young Designers Award, who landed a plum job at an international design agency.
Brilliant and sustainable packaging ideas dominated proceedings at the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is becoming an integral part of the college curriculum with 46 design schools from 16 countries participating
A new addition to the judging panel this year was Dr. Janet Shipton who is already very familiar with the Carton Excellence Award not as a judge but as an entrant from her time at Chesapeake/MPS.
Everyone who has ever tried to simply design something, knows how difficult this can be. In his new book on packaging design, “Who Sells What to Whom“, Lars Wallentin - top-designer at Nestlé for many years - shares his tips on how to do it. Pro Carton interviewed him.
The Carton Excellence Award is Europe's most prestigious award for carton packaging. This is where the best and most successful ideas are highlighted every year.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is one of the most important European awards for the design stars of tomorrow!
The carton industry has a great environmental story to tell. But environmental issues related to packaging are a source of misconceptions or “myths”.
The 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award trumped with a new record: more participants, from more countries, and even more entries.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award for students' creativity in cartonboard packaging surpassed all expectations this time round.
The 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award broke a new record in terms of entries. Packaging is becoming more important as a marketing instrument and sustainability is almost always a core brand element.
The number of entries has multiplied since 2016 : 157 entries from 12 countries participated this time round. All the finalists, together with photos and descriptions.
Pro Carton is showcasing the Young Designers’ new concepts online now:
Year in, year out, the Pro Carton ECMA Award for carton packaging brings a fresh breeze to the industry. And since 2004, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award has caused quite a stir among young design talents.
Peter Aldous is Creative Service Director at Elmwood in London. Pro Carton talked to him about trends in packaging and sustainability.
This year, the Pro Carton ECMA Award celebrates its 20th anniversary. Submission details and entry forms are now available online.
More than one hundred entries, including many fantastic innovations, delighted the jury of the Pro Carton ECMA Award this year.
A fantastic competition enters its final round: this year, the jury was overwhelmed by the quality of the entries.
Start of the international "Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2016". The Award honours new, not yet realised design ideas from across Europe. Participation is free of charge.