The winners of the Pro Carton Student Video Award 2022, sponsored by RDM, have been announced in front of a packed audience at the European Carton Makers Association Congress in Krakow, Poland. More than 250 spectators attended the ceremony during the Awards Nights in front of a record crowd.
The Award, which challenges European students to make short movies that explore the benefits of cartonboard as a packaging material, received 60 submissions from schools and universities from 19 countries across Europe.
The jury was taken aback by the quality and diversity of the entries. As a result, it was unable to pick just one winner, with two entries receiving the top prize, and three entries receiving the ‘Highly Commended’ award.
The first winner of the Pro Carton Student Video Award was ‘The carton family: a recycle story’, created by Marco Scirè, Shailu Flammini, Stefania Squitieri and Aurora Italiano from Accademia Italiana. The students cleverly highlighted the longevity and durability of cartonboard over time through the depiction of a carton family, viewing their grandparent’s life experiences in a family photo album. The enduring presence of cartonboard is reinforced with a powerful message at the end: ‘With recycling, the history of cartons never ends’. The judges applauded the team’s creativity, with judge Simon Bolton stating, ‘it’s a very big, powerful idea’.
The second winning entry of the 2022 Pro Carton Student Video Award was Cartonovella, by Moritz Hilker, Lærke Blix Hagemann, Kenneth Dumevi and Benedek Tikk from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences. In addition to the two winners, three entries were ‘Highly Commended’.
Winfried Mühling, General Manager of Pro Carton, said, “It was an absolute pleasure to join the jury for the Pro Carton Student Video Award. It was fascinating to see sustainable packaging through the lens of the next generation of talented students. I was dazzled by the originality and diversity of the entries, and the contrasting way in which they were able to convey the benefits of cartonboard through film. I would like to extend a big thank you to all the students who put so much time and thought into their submissions, as well as RDM for sponsoring this year’s award.”
To watch the winning entries, please visit: https://www.procarton.com/awards/pro-carton-student-video-award/2022-2/winners/