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Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2022

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award, one of Europe’s leading student competitions for packaging design, is open for entries for 2022.

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 in Krakow, Poland, subject to restrictions concerning COVID-19. The announcement of the winners will be published in September/October on all Pro Carton media channels.

Entries can be submitted in four categories:

  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging Eat & Drink: The focus lies on cartonboard as the most sustainable food and beverages packaging material and its recyclability. Give us a taste of great design!
  • Creative Cartonboard Packaging All Other – excluding Eat & Drink: This category is focussed on using the most sustainable packaging material for non-food packaging. Everything needs packaging, have a look around yourself and get inspired!
  • Creative Cartonboard Ideas: Think outside the box! Here is a chance for you to put forward your cartonboard ideas outside of the packaging market.
  • Save the Planet: Show us your ideas as to how cartonboard can reduce or replace plastic and help us save the planet!

In addition to these four category winners, the jury will also choose the winner of the “Newcomer Award“. Additionally, everyone 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.

Ideally, participants should submit physical 3D samples of their designs but illustrations or two dimensional layouts are also welcome. The initial submission should be made online and the physical 3D cartonboard design only needs to be sent if it has been confirmed that it made it onto the shortlist.

For inspiration take a look at last years entries and videos of the gala on the official website.