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Date 6th March 2009 / www.procarton.com
Title Pro Carton launches 2009 Carton Awards
Text Pro Carton, in association with ECMA, has launched the 2009 Carton Awards. This annual event is now in its 13th year and has over that period had many excellent examples of the skills of carton manufacturers and designers.

The format of the awards will remain much as it has in previous years with many different categories in which entries will be judged. However, this year in response to popular demand, an additional category has been added. This will cover large volume cartons and can come from any type of end use. The aim is to attract entries and then judge them in an area which has not in the past had a very high profile in the awards.

The Judging panel will remain the same as in 2008 with Satkar Gidda of Siebert Head chairing the panel. He will be joined by Pascal van Beek of Unilever, Guido Brosius of Carrefour and Burgunde Uhlig from the German women’s magazine Brigitte. We therefore will have judges from a designer, a brand owner, a retailer and one representing the view of consumers – so reflecting the full carton supply chain. Judging will take place in July and the results will be announced later in 2009.

Entry forms are currently being distributed and can also be obtained in 5 languages via www.cartonawards.com and the closing date for entries is 15th June 2009.

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Richard Dalgleish +44 777 613 8510 dalgleish@procarton.com
Suzanne McEwen +43 1 218 6918 mcewen@procarton.com
Taco Zevenberge +31 7031 23911 tzevenbergen@lejeune.nl
Barbara Ginter +31 7031 23911 bginter@lejeune.nl

Background Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers. Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard to brand owners, the trade as well as designers, the media and politicians as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium.