European Carton Excellence Award 2023

Renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, cartonboard is a perfect example of the circular economy in practice, and one of the best mediators of brand value for both luxury and everyday products. True leadership in circularity.

The European Carton Excellence Awards are the most prestigious in cartonboard packaging, acknowledging and rewarding the very best in ecological packaging design.

Hosted by ECMA and Pro Carton, the Awards challenge partners from across the supply chain to
showcase their most innovative cartonboard packaging designs.

The Award winners benefit not only from the kudos of scooping such a high-profile industry accolade, but also from a host of benefits – Why Enter?.

Categories in the European Excellence Awards are:

  • General Packaging – Virgin Fibre
  • General Packaging – Recycled Fibre
  • Food & Drink Packaging – Virgin Fibre
  • Food & Drink Packaging – Recycled Fibre

Every entry is automatically put forward for the Carton of the Year Award, and entrants can additionally enter for a Sustainability and/or Innovation Award at no extra cost. Check the rules and how to enter here.

A prestigious panel of packaging experts representing different industry stakeholders choose each category winner by assessing each entry against rigorous criteria including graphic and structural design, production techniques, cost-efficiency, ecology, innovation and convenience.

Consumers vote for their favourite pack in the Public Award, plus a selection of Platinum and Gold Award winners.

Submissions have now been closed as wekk as the vote for the European Carton Excellence Award’s Public Award.
The winners will be announced during the Award Dinner of the ECMA Congress in Seville on 21 September.


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