Since its inception in 1997, the European Carton Excellence Award has been one of the most important and prestigious packaging design prizes in Europe honouring striking, future-oriented, fibre-based packaging concepts.
We received over 640 entries for the Pro Carton Young Designers Award this year and, for the first time, more than 100 universities were represented. In addition, under the umbrella of the Pro Carton award, ten countries are also giving out national prizes underlining the wide appeal of the competition.
The Pro Carton Student Video Award challenges students to create a short, imaginative video that explores the advantages of using cartons or cartonboard. In its second year, Pro Carton received more than twice the number of entries compared to its inaugural year coming from students from 38 universities across 17 European countries.
The TICCIT program (Trees Into Cartons Cartons Into Trees) teaches children that trees are a sustainable crop, just like fruit and vegetables. TICCIT highlights the many uses for trees and paper-based packaging, and it underscores the importance of recycling.
Another addition to our 25th anniversary celebration of the European Carton Excellence Award is the Hall of Fame which recognises all the winners since the competition began in 1997.
The 25th anniversary of the European Carton Excellence Award will be a very special year for the whole of the carton industry. We have already told you a little about some commemorative awards we have planned but for the very first time we will be awarding ...
A number of surprises are planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Carton Excellence Award, highlighting the successful journey from its inception in 1997 as the Pro Carton ECMA Award to becoming Europe's most prestigious award for cartonboard packaging.
We’re launching this year’s European Carton Excellence Award (ECEA) a little bit earlier than usual to give you maximum time to prepare your entries. All partners of the supply chain are welcome to participate. Closing date is 28th May 2021.
We are delighted to announce the second year of our international Pro Carton Student Video Award.
Pro Carton's three major awards competitions - the Pro Carton Young Designers Award (#pcyda), the new Pro Carton Student Video Award and the European Carton Excellence Award for packaging professionals - have once again proved to be a tremendous success in 2020.
Submissions for the 2021 Pro Carton Young Designers Award are now open and run right through until mid-May 2021. Teachers can plan the award into the curriculum for this academic year.
In a joint ceremony in France, the successful designers of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and the European Carton Excellence Award were honoured.
In the award ceremony held by KASAD (Cartonboard Packaging Manufacturers Association) for the first time, 3 winners were awarded TL 7,500 each, and 6 honourable mentions were awarded TL 1,000 each.
For those that might have missed it, or those that want to see it again, the 2020 Carton E-vent and Awards is now available to view in discrete sections on the Pro Carton website.
Even in these difficult circumstances, the number and quality of entries for the European Carton Excellence Award was again very high.
Despite the global pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record-breaking year with over 550 cartonboard designs submitted from 25 different countries across the continent.
The judges were so impressed with the standard of entries that they decided that there should be two winners and they would share the cash prize.
Though we couldn’t meet in person, it really was a pleasure to bring the industry together once again to celebrate the fantastic work and ongoing innovation within the carton and cartonboard industry.
The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards will take place on October 7th 2020. You can register to attend now.
In this rather extraordinary year the cartonboard and carton industry has been busier than ever. As an essential provider of packaging for the supply of daily consumer goods, and with office staff largely confined to their homes, they had their work cut out.
The EduCarton resources include a variety of crafts, worksheets and colour by numbers that have been widely promoted on social media.
Due to the restrictions in working practices we have made some minor changes to the rules and the closing date has been extended by two weeks to 5th June to allow you a little more time to submit your entries.
Ricki Recycle, one of the five Carton Campaigners, has launched a campaign to encourage recycling. You can watch him taking on the Waste Monster as part of Global Recycling Day.
Following the huge success of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award, which has now become one of the biggest student creative design competitions in Europe, we are delighted to announce our new award scheme aimed at marketing, media studies, business and film students.
The European Carton Excellence Award is Europe’s greatest showcase for outstanding cartonboard packaging. All partners of the supply chain are welcome to enter. Final date for entry is the 21st May 2020. See here what last year’s winners had to say!