European Carton Excellence Awards are Open for Entry

The ProCarton / European Carton Manufacturers Association awards are now open for entry. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the most novel, functional, creative and successful cartonboard ideas.

Entries are in four categories:

  • Food and Drink Packaging, Recycled Fibre
  • Food and Drink Packaging, Virgin Fibre
  • General Packaging, Recycled Fibre
  • General Packaging, Virgin Fibre

Two special awards:

  • Sustainability Award: the best carton that has replaced or reduced a less sustainable material
  • Innovation Award: the most innovative carton or material

Overall Carton Winner

The ultimate accolade of ‘Carton of the Year’ award will again be awarded to the overall champion, regardless of category of product or substrate.

Platinum, Gold and Public awards

In addition to these awards, the judges will choose a further selection of packs that they also believe deserve recognition as either Platinum or Gold Award winners. Consumers vote for their favourite pack in the Public Award.

Marketing Support for Winners

Winners will receive a comprehensive marketing package, including social media and public voting to raise the profile of entries and interest in the winners. Find out more in the Why Enter page?

Number of Entries Permitted

You can enter as many times as you like.


EUR 200 per entry

Deadlines for Entry 

Submissions will be accepted until 26 May 2023.
Samples should be delivered at the ECMA office no later than Friday 16 June 2023!

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