15th September 2022 … delegates gather to celebrate the announcement of the pan European Carton Awards 2022 winners at the Pro Carton / ECMA Gala evening in Krakow, Poland. The Awards ceremony goes off without a hitch, the organisers breathe a sigh of relief as the Winners remained a secret until their announcement on stage and Winfried Mühling’s hosting of the show goes down a storm.
Over at www.procarton.com HQ, the Pro Carton website team get back to work checking that everything they have prepared over the last few months is ready to go live on the website for the following morning – all winners will be announced, images and stories published, brochures uploaded, photos and videos of the Gala evening the night before all in place on the Pro Carton website.
In 2021, Pro Carton invested in a new, highly-automated website – one which combined several existing Pro Carton websites into one well-oiled “www.” machine – an investment in automation that was very well made! Now, www.procarton.com:
- Ensures that almost 1000 Carton Awards entries contain every piece of information they need to qualify them for judging.
- Enables the Storm Awards team to shortlist entries based on pre-judging criteria.
- Gives expert judges remote portal access to review and rank all shortlisted entries digitally.
- Produces automated bespoke email information for unsuccessful entrants.
- Produces automated bespoke messages for successful entrants – time to send in your prototypes!
- Transfers face-to-face judging decisions to the website – ready for Public Voting.
- Processes over 12,000 online public votes across all Carton Awards competitions – bots screened out and a double validation system interspersed with manual spot checks to ensure all votes are valid.
- Converts Award “Entries” into Award “Winners” at the flick of a switch – with web pages automatically cascading down to a protected area of the website – ready for final web page and url link checks.
- Downloads the professionally photographed images that will flood the website on the morning of 16th September 2022 when the Award winners are announced in Krakow, Poland.