On Friday 26th August, Public Voting for European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA), Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) and Pro Carton Student Video Award (PCSVA) closed with record participation in the public voting.

For the first time, all 3 Carton Awards were open to Public voting – including Pro Carton Student Video Award (PCSVA).  European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA) and Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) received a 10% uplift in votes this year over 2021, making this the most successful year ever in terms of public involvement and participation in the Awards.

Shortlisted entrants for all 3 awards ran their own social media campaigns with material provided by Pro Carton, which resulted in intensive traffic across social media, raising awareness of the cartonboard and carton industries.

Results of the Public Votes and all Award category winners will be announced during ECMA Congress in Krakow, Poland on Thursday 15th September.  The creative work and industry expertise of cartonboard manufacturers and converters will be celebrated on stage alongside students and teachers from different Universities across Europe who came up with creative solutions for packaging designs and short films.  Join us in celebrating the winners – registration is still open for Congress.  Please click here.