The winners of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2022, the leading packaging design competition, have been announced. On 15th September, Horst Bittermann, President of Pro Carton, announced the winners in front of a packed audience at the European Carton Makers Associations (ECMA) Congress, in Krakow, Poland.
Across four categories, including Creative Cartonboard Packaging (Food & Drink); Creative Cartonboard Packaging (All Other); Creative Cartonboard Ideas; and Sustainability, the jury was amazed by the quality of the submissions, with the next generation of packaging designers demonstrating their creativity in problem solving when it comes to packaging design. Two more awards were presented to the best Newcomer and the Public Award.
Burak Ayataç, the designer of ‘Twin Bags for Popcorn and Beverages’, has taken the top spot in the ‘Creative Cartonboard Packaging: Food & Drink’ category, as well as scooping the Public Award. This entry also won the Public Award, where the general public voted for their favourite creative carton concept in four categories: Food & Beverage, All Others, Creative Cartonboard Ideas and Sustainability.
Taking the top accolade in the ‘Creative Cartonboard Packaging (All Other) category for their ‘Float‘ design was duo Jana Becker and Wilma Schulz from the Münster School of Design in Germany.
Demonstrating the opportunities to replace plastic with cartonboard, Austrian student Christian Jammernegg, was announced as the winner of the ‘Creative cartonboard Ideas’ category with the design Swingtape.
The penultimate award of the evening put sustainability firmly under the spotlight when Anna Grubing, Daria-Luna Sagurna and Sabrina Hofmann, from the Münster School of Design in Germany, were announced as winners for their entry, ‘Align’.
The final Pro Carton Young Designer Award recognises aspiring new packaging designers and submissions from institutions entering the awards for the first time. Here, Oxana Zaporoniuc, from the Technical University of Moldova, won the ‘Newcomer’s Award’.
Winfried Mühling, General Manager, Pro Carton, said, “We were delighted to see a record-breaking number of entries for this year’s Pro Carton Young Designer Awards. This year, we received more than 800 submissions from over 100 universities and educational institutions across Europe, a 28% increase on 2021. Each year we see such ingenious, purposeful designs which solve a wide range of problems, from daily inconveniences to global issues. The entries this year perfectly highlight the versatility of cartonboard. We thank everyone for their efforts and a huge congratulations to the 2022 winners. We cannot wait to see the impact these inspiring young designers have on the future of the packaging industry.”