Each year, ProCarton gives an award to a student packaging designer. This is an award for students for creative and sustainable carton design.* The entries demonstrate “outside the box” thinking in terms of design and sustainability. The entries include a dried herb carton with 3 sprinkle levels, a carton for fresh herbs, quirky sock packaging, tea bag packaging that looks like a flower, an innovative, sustainable nut carton that has room for the shells and much more!
*It should be noted that some of these designs may not be have been tested by a carton manufacturer re “fitness for purpose” throughout the lifecycle of the product. For example, before a carton structure is approved, it should be tested in every life cycle stage such as being filled with product, transported, stored in a warehouse, displayed in retail shelf/chilled/freezer, transported by the end-user, used, stored and finally recycled when empty.
Therefore, anyone considering using a similar design/carton structure should check with us that the proposed carton structure will work throughout the lifecycle of the product before proceeding to graphic design. You can read more about Carton Structure here
Viewers can view the entries and vote for their favourite design. The closing date for voting is September 1st 2021. View the entries and cast your vote here.