Despite a global crisis, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award is proving to be a huge success year after year. Europe’s leading annual young talent competition for packaging design is open for entries now! Deadline is May 21, 2021.
Focusing exclusively on cartonboard, the award plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainability as well as innovation in the European packaging industry and its supply chain!
Teachers can make the award a course project for the coming academic year. If you are a student, please encourage your teachers to let you participate!
Entries can be submitted across these categories:
There will also be an award for the best entry submitted from a university that hasn’t won an award in the past, the “Newcomer’s Award“. So if your university or school has not had a winner before, or maybe has never entered before, now’s the time to do so!
Entries can be submitted in the following four categories:
In addition to these four category winners, the jury will also choose the winner of the “Newcomer Award“ plus, consumers will have the opportunity to vote and select the winner of the Public Award.
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 2021.
Ideally you should submit physical 3D samples of your designs but illustrations or two dimensional layouts are also welcome. The initial submission should be made online and you will only need to send your physical 3D cartonboard design if it has been confirmed that you have made it onto the shortlist.
For inspiration take a look at last years entries and videos of the gala on the official website.