PPC Calls for Competition Entries

SPRINGFIELD, MA | Members of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) members are invited to submit package designs to PPC’s 69th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition (NAPPC). 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 qualify.) 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).

The early-bird entry deadline is May 1 (and offers one free entry) while the regular entry deadline is June 1. Winners will be announced at PPC’s, October 17–19, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.

“[This] is an occasion where our members can celebrate the sustainability, ingenuity, originality, and utilitarianism inherent to the paperboard packaging industry,” says PPC president Ben Markens.

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