Submit deadline: 17 May 2018
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is one of Europe’s leading annual young talent competitions for packaging design. It also plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainability as it focuses exclusively on cartonboard design.
The competition is aimed at all design students in Europe who are not working as professionals. They must not have completed their studies before the summer of 2018 (proof is to be supplied with the entry, e.g. student enrolment document). An entry gives the organisers the right to showcase the submitted concepts in a public exhibition, including publication, promotion and documentation of the competition.
Entries can be submitted in four categories:
– Creative Cartonboard Packaging: Food & Drink
– Creative Cartonboard Packaging: All Packaging excluding Food & Drink
– Creative Cartonboard Ideas: cartonboard ideas outside of the packaging market
– Save the Planet: ideas as to how cartonboard can reduce or replace plastic
The main prize for the category winners is a visit to the Metsä Board Mill in Finland plus a practical training at the international carton producer Mayr-Melnhof Packaging in Austria.
All finalists and their lecturers will be invited to the Gala Awards dinner and ceremony on 20th of September at the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) Congress in September 2018 in Riga, Latvia. The European folding carton industry will meet for this networking event of the year! All expenses will be covered by Pro Carton: Travel costs, 2 nights in a luxury hotel, the elegant Award Gala and even a budget for a night out in Riga!
Participation is free of charge.