The jury has sat and the tension is mounting but the finalists won’t be revealed until the beginning of August. But here’s a sneak preview of the jury’s initial thoughts.
The number of entries to the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda) more than doubled this year. Here's what the judges had to say after the meeting:
New for this year: there are more categories and there will be more winners plus more Finalists all of whom get to go to the Gala Dinner which this year is in Riga.
Brilliant and sustainable packaging ideas dominated proceedings at the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is becoming an integral part of the college curriculum with 46 design schools from 16 countries participating
The Carton Excellence Award is Europe's most prestigious award for carton packaging. This is where the best and most successful ideas are highlighted every year.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is one of the most important European awards for the design stars of tomorrow!
The 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award trumped with a new record: more participants, from more countries, and even more entries.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award for students' creativity in cartonboard packaging surpassed all expectations this time round.
The 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award broke a new record in terms of entries. Packaging is becoming more important as a marketing instrument and sustainability is almost always a core brand element.
The number of entries has multiplied since 2016 : 157 entries from 12 countries participated this time round. All the finalists, together with photos and descriptions.
Pro Carton is showcasing the Young Designers’ new concepts online now:
Year in, year out, the Pro Carton ECMA Award for carton packaging brings a fresh breeze to the industry. And since 2004, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award has caused quite a stir among young design talents.
This year, the Pro Carton ECMA Award celebrates its 20th anniversary. Submission details and entry forms are now available online.
In response to the question, "Sustainability yes, but how?!", Martina Hörmer, Managing Director Private Labels, REWE International, gave a clear answer.
More than one hundred entries, including many fantastic innovations, delighted the jury of the Pro Carton ECMA Award this year.
A fantastic competition enters its final round: this year, the jury was overwhelmed by the quality of the entries.
Start of the international "Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2016". The Award honours new, not yet realised design ideas from across Europe. Participation is free of charge.
The call for entries to Europe's leading award for cartonboard packaging has opened as of now.
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award was presented to the winners on 18. September 2014 during the gala event of the ECMA Pro Carton Congress in Sorrento (Italy).
The Pro Carton ECMA Award 2014 and the Pro Carton Young Design Award 2014 were an overwhelming success!
The Pro Carton ECMA Award is widely supported: in 2014, more companies participated than ever before, and at 120 entries, this is the second highest number of entries in the history of the competition. The award ceremony for both Awards is a premiere this year: the winners will receive their awards at the first joint congress of ECMA and Pro Carton in festive surroundings – on 18th September at the Award Gala in Sorrento (Italy).
The meeting of the jury for the Pro Carton ECMA Awards at the beginning of July proved highly satisfactory: with over 120 entries from 12 European countries, the competition has taken on a broader base than ever before. In August, the finalists will be presented here on the E-News and the redesigned Pro Carton Website, and on 18th September the awards will be presented – at the Award Gala of the ECMA-Pro Carton Congress in Sorrento (Italy).
The mood was excellent at this year's Interpack in Düsseldorf from 8. to 14. May which set a new record with 175,000 visitors. The award-winning packs of the Pro Carton ECMA Awards were the eyecatchers at the joint Pro Carton stand.
Cartons are not only attractive, they also have a lot to offer! To advance their development, the Pro Carton ECMA Award is presented annually by Pro Carton together with ECMA, the European Carton Makers Association. In addition Pro Carton runs a special competition, the Pro Carton Young Design Award, every two years to promote young talent. Participants from across Europe are welcome to join. The deadline for submissions to both awards is June 6th 2014.