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.
Carton of the Year 2019 went to “Gabrini In Love EDT” by Printpark and Metsä Board. The distinctive structural design gives the packaging a diamond shape and harmonises perfectly with the encrusted crystal jewels. The jury said: “The winning point is that the product, pack inner and pack outer work together brilliantly for the target market – young women who like a bit of “bling”.”
You can find all 28 winning designs on the Pro Carton website well as photos and video interviews with the happy prize winners immediately after the award ceremony. The top awards were given for the best packs on both virgin fibre and recycled cartonboard as well as for the best entries in the Save the Planet and Innovation categories.
This year Platinum and Gold Awards were also given to other outstanding packs that highlighted some of the most exciting developments in the carton market and showed many new ways to replace less sustainable packaging with cartonboard!
It was a fantastic competition this year and many congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who took part.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s competition!
Printed brochures in English showing all the winners are available from Pro Carton via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winners (see pictures below)
Carton of the Year
Gabrini In Love EDT, by Printpark & Metsä Board
Save the Planet
BalloonGrip™, by Van Genechten Packaging & Stora Enso
Winner General Packaging, Virgin Fibre
Curodont Repair Fluoride, by K+D & Metsä Board
Winner General Packaging, Recycled Fibre
Sonett Detergent Dispenser, by PAWI Packaging & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Winner Food & Drink Packaging , Virgin Fibre
Bonne Maman Compotée, by Graphic Packaging International & BillerudKorsnäs
Winner Food & Drink Packaging, Recycled Fibre
Tuna Pack – 3 x 80 g cluster pack, by Graphicsleader Packaging & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
CEP Compression Sport Socks & Tights, by rlc | packaging group & Iggesund
Hemply Balance, by Strand Packaging & Iggesund
IK Skin Perfection, by Omaks Packaging & Metsä Board
Champagne Devaux Cuvée D, by VGP Angoulème & BillerudKorsnäs
Davo Beer Giftpack, by Smurfit Kappa Zedek & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Havana Club 7 Cancha, by Miralles Cartonajes & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Saica Fresh Pack Tray, by Saica Pack & RDM
Sonnentor Manuka Drops, by Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Austria & Metsä Board
Mawu, by A&R Carton Graz & Metsä Board
Nestlé Corporate Gift Box, by Goerner Formpack & Kotkamills
SteadySense – 2-in-1 Flexi Shipping, by A&R Carton Graz & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
SwissGetal Collagen Lifting Mask Set, by Omaks Packaging & Stora Enso
Webecos – Elementary Skincare Promotion Box, by Intergrafipak & Stora Enso
Bear Claws, by Qualvis Print & Packaging & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
BienenFink Honey, by Harland Print & Packaging & WestRock
Good Beer S.L. Cerdos Voladores 3 can tube, by Miralles Cartonajes & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Meßmer Tea, by H.O.Persiehl & Mayr-Melnhof Karton
M&S Tart insert, by Firstan & BillerudKorsnäs
Nestlé Pic-a-Pac Variety Cube, by Graphic Packaging International & Stora Enso
Unilever Carte D’Or, by Seda International Packaging Group & Stora Enso
Winner Professional Young Designer Award
Stand Out Bottle Pack – Bottled Alcoholic Beverage, by Alexander Coles, Multi Packaging Solutions