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Student Video Award: Current Situation


When Schools and universities are closing, what to do?

A guide for online teaching and students working at home.

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We have followed the news of schools and universities in across Europe closing with concern. Pro Carton wants to help the situation by offering a guide for the Student Video Award to help students work from home. Please share this information amongst the students.


1) Get your copy of the award brochure

As this is a completely new award, we especially created an explanatory award brochure to provide you with the most important information. You can either download it or email us with your post address to receive a printed copy.


2) Read the competition rules

Obviously, but there are some crucial points in there, for example that the competition is all about printed “folding” cartons so brown fluted corrugated boxes and liquid packaging (e.g. fruit juice cartons) are excluded.


3) Dive into the world of sustainable packaging

Pro Carton’s members are the biggest companies in Europe in manufacturing and converting cartonboard. They also publish some great media items, like Inspire magazine, the Renewable Future Podcast, Unfolded magazine or the Board magazine. We also offer a big selection of publications about sustainability, consumer behaviour and the benefits of cartonboard packaging, have a look!


4) Watch tutorials on storytelling

We live in a time when it is easy to gain knowledge through the internet and that applies to storytelling as well. Here is a great tutorial on the matter and a great TEDx Talk as well. Or email your teacher and ask for more tips!


5) Sketch your storyboard

Visualise your video in advance, so you get it right when you start filming/producing. Here is a great video on how to storyboard in two ways, even if you can’t draw!


6) Discuss your ideas

Maybe your teacher can set up an online group to exchange ideas and discuss issues or even better, arrange Skype group calls to discuss and share your thoughts.


7) Start filming/editing

We really hope will be able to use the equipment at your college or university but these days smart phones and their apps are tremendously powerful.  Alternatively, this editing software is free to download and, depending on your project, offers all the features needed: OpenShot, HitFilm Express or DaVinci Resolve.

If you want to feature cartons or cartonboard in your videos, use what you’ve got at home. A lot of the groceries you buy already come in sustainable packaging made from cartonboard.


We hope this will help you to keep track of your Student Video Award project – the deadline remains 3rd July.

Even though this is a time of uncertainty, we are excited about your creative output and can’t wait to see the video results.

For further information please contact