The Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) competition is aimed at all design students in Europe who are not working as professionals. Focusing exclusively on cartonboard, the award plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainable packaging and innovation amongst students across Europe.

If you are a student that is working on packaging design this academic year or are still looking for a fun course assignment, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Students can enter their cartonboard designs in four categories:

  • Cartonboard Packaging | Food & Drink: The focus here lies on cartonboard as the most sustainable packaging material for food and beverages as well as its recyclability. Give us a taste of great design!
  • Cartonboard Packaging | All Other – excluding Food & Drink: This category focuses on using the most sustainable packaging material for non-food packaging. Everything needs packaging: take a look around you and get inspired!
  • Creative Cartonboard Ideas: Think outside the box! Here is a chance for you to put forward your cartonboard ideas for beyond the packaging market.
  • Sustainability Award: Show us your ideas as to how cartonboard can reduce or replace plastic and help us protect nature!

Take a look at the 2022 Pro Carton Young Designers Award winners for some inspiration!