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Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award, one of Europe’s leading student competitions for packaging design, is open for entries for 2021.

The Award plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainability, as it is the only design competition focusing exclusively on cartonboard design.

The winners and their teachers will be invited to the Award Gala ceremony to be held in September subject to restrictions concerning COVID-19. The announcement of the winners will be published in September/October on all our media channels.

Entries can be submitted in the following four categories:

  1. Creative Cartonboard Packaging: Food & Drink
  2. Creative Cartonboard Packaging: All other
  3. Creative Cartonboard Ideas: Think outside the box! Ideas outside of the packaging market.
  4. Save the Planet

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.