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.
Working with Graphic Packaging, and using material supplied by Stora Enso, a unique dictionary was created made entirely from cartonboard.
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.
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.
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!
The ECMA Annual Congress will be held in Krakow, Poland on 17th and 18th September 2020 with the theme of “Sustainability Unboxed".
Pro Carton’s TICCIT initiative has won the 2019 European Paper Recycling Award (EPRC) for Information and Education.
This year, for the first time, we have organised a special exhibition of the entries to the “Save the Planet” category in the Carton Excellence Awards with the Museum of Brands in London.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award, now in its second decade, continues to grow unabated. Each year new countries are added to the list of those presenting their own national awards.
An incredible twenty eight winners were celebrated at the 2019 European Carton Excellence Award Gala Dinner held on 19th September in the awesome setting of The Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens in Malta, as part of the annual ECMA Congress.
The winners of the annual Pro carton Young Designers Award have been officially announced, with students from Austria and Germany taking the four top awards.
The jury for the European Carton Excellence Award for outstanding cartonboard packaging solutions has now deliberated but they had a tough job in picking the winners. With a total of 122 entries to evaluate (the highest number for 10 years) selecting the winners was a very challenging task.
Pro Carton caught up with a few of the recent winners of the Young Designers award to find out what they are doing now.
This year the number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award rose to an incredible 461! The Award is now the biggest student award in the field of packaging design. The ideas were submitted from 70 universities and colleges in 24 countries, VOTE NOW!
Due to the fantastically high standard of entries in the European Carton Excellence Awards in the past we have completely restructured the competition so that we can reward even more great cartons than ever before.
Swedish designer Marie Falk was the first person to be a double winner of the Pro Carton Young Designer Awards. Her innovative packaging solution Save the Trip followed her winning entry in the 2017 annual competition.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award has established itself as the most successful European student award for packaging design with over 400 entries last year coming from 50 design schools across 21 different countries.
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.