The Carton Excellence Award: the deadline is 17th May 2018


Cartonboard packaging is making gains worldwide. Successful solutions made of cartonboard are defining the future in virtually all areas. Not only is cartonboard one of the most sustainable materials, it is also one of the best in communicating brand values, whether that be for luxury brands or everyday goods.
Established over 20 years ago, the Carton Excellence Award is Europe’s most prestigious award for cartonboard packaging.

So, give your packaging designers the recognition they deserve! Enter your most creative and successful ideas by 17th May 2018.
Entries must have been sold on the European market within the last three years.
All partners of the supply chain are invited to enter: cartonboard manufacturers, carton converters, designers, brand owners and the retail trade.

The awards are divided into nine different categories, plus the ultimate accolade of Carton of the Year. In addition, the consumer will also be able to cast their votes to select the winner of the Public Award.


  • Dry Foods & Beverages (including tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer & wine)
  • Frozen & Chilled Foods
  • Fast/Convenience Food (including paper cups)
  • Confectionery
  • Luxury Goods (e.g. spirits & sparkling wine, beauty care, gifting)
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Non-food
  • Save the Planet: packs that have made a significant contribution to helping the environment
  • Innovative Material: newly developed cartonboard or paper based substrate
  • Plus the two overall awards: Carton of the Year and the Public Award

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