Voting open for Pro Carton young designer award
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Public voting has opened for the Pro Carton Young Designer Award, with the winners set to be revealed in October.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record year for the scheme, which is run by the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers.
The number of entries increased by nearly 20% year-on-year, with well over 550 cartonboard designs submitted by young designers from 85 schools and universities in 25 different countries across Europe.
Anybody can vote, via the Pro Carton website, and voting closes at midnight on 30 September, with winners announced during an online virtual celebration on 7 October 2020.
Pro Carton general manager Tony Hitchin said: “We are incredibly pleased with the volume as well as the standard of entries submitted; 2020 has proven to be the most successful year yet, despite difficulties around the global crisis.
“The Pro Carton Young Designer Award has proven itself again to be a fantastic platform to reach the next generation of designers, not only teaching the importance of using recyclable packaging materials such as cartonboard, but also inspiring a sustainable ethos.”