2019-07-02

The European Excellence Award – Best Ever!

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.
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2019-07-02

Where are they now?

Pro Carton caught up with a few of the recent winners of the Young Designers award to find out what they are doing now.
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2019-07-01

#pcyda19: New creativity record – VOTE 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!
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2019-03-05

European Carton Excellence Awards – Even Bigger and Better

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.
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2019-03-05

Double Top – Interview with Marie Falk

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.
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2018-12-04

Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2019 – Now open!

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.
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2018-09-23

European Carton Excellence Award 2018: the Winners

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.
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2018-09-23

Pro Carton Young Designers Award: the new design stars

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.
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2018-06-15

The Excellence Awards – hear from the judges

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.
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2018-06-15

#pcyda: A record number of entries!

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:
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2018-03-13

Are you one of Europe´s Best?

The European Carton Excellence Award 2018 - enter now!
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2017-12-14

Design Awards now Open!

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.
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2017-12-11

Award helps open doors!

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.
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2017-09-22

CARTON EXCELLENCE AWARD 2017: THE WINNERS

Brilliant and sustainable packaging ideas dominated proceedings at the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards.
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2017-09-22

PRO CARTON YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD: TOMORROW’S EUROPEAN STARS

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is becoming an integral part of the college curriculum with 46 design schools from 16 countries participating
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2017-09-22

Inside the Jury

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.
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2017-07-03

Keep it simple!

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.
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2017-02-14

Be part of Europe's best!

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.
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2017-02-14

Are you a Star Designer of Tomorrow?

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is one of the most important European awards for the design stars of tomorrow!
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2017-02-14

Myths & Facts

The carton industry has a great environmental story to tell. But environmental issues related to packaging are a source of misconceptions or “myths”.
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2016-09-16

Pro Carton ECMA Award 2016: the winners

The 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award trumped with a new record: more participants, from more countries, and even more entries.
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2016-09-16

Pro Carton Young Designers Award: jubilant young stars

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award for students' creativity in cartonboard packaging surpassed all expectations this time round.
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2016-08-18

Pro Carton ECMA Award 2016 – the finalists!

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.
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2016-08-18

#pcyda16: the finalists – vote now!

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.
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2016-05-26

Vote now for the public winner of the
Pro Carton Young Designers Award

Pro Carton is showcasing the Young Designers’ new concepts online now:
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