European Carton Excellence Award 2024

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 now open for entries and are the most prestigious Awards 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.
Read more on why to enter here.

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. The Public Award gives consumers, industry professionals and academics the opportunity to admire and decide on their chosen winner from the finalists of the ECEA Award. Check the rules and how to enter here.


The final entry deadline is 24 May 2024. No deadline extensions are offered.

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.

Click HERE to see the award-winning entries of 2023 that were announced at the annual Awards Gala in Seville on 21st September 2023!
The winners will be announced during the Award Dinner of the ECMA Congress in Berlin on 19 September 2024.


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