Pro Carton announces the Public Award finalists for the Student Awards

Pro Carton has announced that voting for the Public Award category in this year’s Pro Carton Young Designers Award and Pro Carton Student Video Award is now open.

Twenty-four carton packaging concepts, designed by students studying at universities across Europe, have been shortlisted for this year’s Pro Carton Young Designers Award – sponsored by one of Turkey’s leading packaging designers, Duran Dogan, and leading cartonboard producer in Turkey, Kartonsan. Additionally, eight engaging and highly creative videos have been shortlisted for the Pro Carton Student Video Award.

Together, over 850 entries were received from institutions from across Europe and judged. Satkar Gidda, former Sales and Marketing Director of SiebertHead; Sanjeev Das, Unilever’s Global Packaging Director in the Foods and Ice Cream business; Alican Duran, Managing Director of Duran Dogan and Chairman of KASAD; and Kemal Ozkirim, Marketing Manager of Kartonsan, formed the jury for the Pro Carton Young Designers Award.

The shortlist for the Pro Carton Student Video Award was selected by Simon Bolton, who sits on the boards of Scandinavian agencies EVERLAND, Kontrapunkt, and Kapero; Bady Minck, and award-winning film director and producer; and Winfried Mühling, Head of Marketing and Communications at Pro Carton.

Industry professionals, academics and the general public are now invited to cast their votes for their favourite projects to recognise this talented next generation of designers and filmmakers.

The Public Award winners will be revealed at the Awards gala in Seville, Spain on 21 September 2023, together with the winners of other award categories and the prestigious European Carton Excellence Award. The event promises to be an unforgettable evening. It will bring together industry leaders, professionals, and visionaries to celebrate the outstanding achievements and groundbreaking advancements in sustainable packaging design.

Winfried Muehling, Head of Marketing & Communications, Pro Carton (and member of the jury), said, “The quality of the entries into both the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and Pro Carton Student Video Award demonstrates that the future of our industry is in good hands. The judges for the former award – who represent the entire cartonboard value chain – found it extremely difficult to select a shortlist. Indeed, a number of designers created novel and functional packs that could go on to be used commercially. And the videos we received showed great skills of storytelling, using creative techniques to promote Pro Carton’s key messages about cartonboard.”

Voting is open until midnight on 15 August 2023. For more information and to place your vote(s) in this year’s awards visit the Pro Carton Young Designers Award Public Award and Pro Carton Student Video Award Public Award.

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