PPC members are now invited to submit their best package designs to PPC’s 69th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition (NAPPC).
Administered and hosted by PPC and judged by a jury of packaging professionals,
industry experts, professors, and magazine publishers, the NAPPC is the premier
competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print,
performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging.
To be eligible for the competition, each entry must be submitted by a PPC
member and converted in their facility. Unless it is a
self-promotional piece, each entry must have been produced and sold by a PPC member for the first time
between June 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012.
The packages must be designed to distribute, market, and protect a product and
must consist of at least 50% paperboard visible to the end user. (Laminated grades made from
E-flute, F-flute, and other small flute paperboard qualifies.) In addition,
each entry must not have been submitted into a previous NAPPC competition.
Packaging companies can compete in the General, Eco, and Innovation categories.
All entries compete for the top Paperboard Package of the Year award.
Other top awards include the Rigid Box of the Year, Folding Carton of the Year,
the Innovation Award (which recognizes outstanding design based on processing
and structural integrity), and the Eco Award (which celebrates sustainable uses
of paperboard as an original or replacement substrate). Winners will be
announced at PPC’s Outlook & Strategies Conference, October 17-19, 2012 in
Las Vegas, NV.
Winners also receive national recognition via publication in the competition
awards program; articles in multiple trade publications; recognition on PPC’s
website and Facebook page; award fliers, plaques, and trophies; and other
“Our annual carton competition is a great opportunity for members to exhibit
the package design innovation they have been working on over the year,” says
PPC President Ben Markens. “It is also an occasion where our members can
celebrate the sustainability, ingenuity, originality, and utilitarianism inherent
to the paperboard packaging industry.”
The early bird entry deadline is May 1 (and offers one FREE entry) while the
regular entry deadline is June 1. The Call for Entries Guide, the official
entry form, and competition details are available atwww.ppcnet.org/cc.
PPC calls for entries for the 69th annual paperboard packaging competition
February 9, 2012