Benefits of Entering the Carton Competition
Official Awards Program
The perfect sales tool for showcasing your awards as well as the myriad graphic and structural design possibilities inherent to paperboard packaging, this glossy, full-color program features photos and information on each winning entry. It's distributed to all entrants, PPC members, package design students, as well as conference and trade show attendees.
Imagine a prospective client walks into your company's conference room and immediately notices that the walls are flanked with stunning, framed photos of your winning entries. That'll seal the deal! Each winning entrant receives both print as well as digital, high-resolution fliers of their carton(s).
Today, video marketing will get you noticed. Top winners receive clips from the competition video that highlight their carton and usually feature an esteemed judge explaining its merits! Take your marketing through the roof by posting the video on your website or showing it to current or perspective customers. Your design staff will appreciate the judges' insight as well, so make sure to share the clips with your staff as well!
Each entrant receives a number of high-resolution professional photographs of each package entry. And since they're copyright free, the opportunities for putting these exquisite photos to good use are endless: display them on your website, print them in collateral material, or provide them to the press alongside your award announcements!
Trophies and Plaques
Wow current and prospective customers with a distinguished, luminous trophy or plaque that touts your win! Top awards are given to the best rigid box, folding carton, and overall entry, and special awards are given to the top entries in the Eco and Innovation categories.
Capitalize upon your attractive memento by displaying it in your outer office to impress potential customers, or order extras to give to your current client, thereby cementing the relationship. For a morale booster and a PR opportunity, you could even hold a special ceremony at your plant to reveal the award and honor your design team!
Award Acceptance Photographs
Winners who attend the competition awards ceremony at the PPC Fall Meeting are professionally photographed accepting their trophy or plaque, and will receive a digital copy – another fantastic marketing/PR opportunity!
Each year, PPC secures the top winners face time in industry trade publications. Articles on competition award winners appear in print and digitally throughout the year, giving winners industry exposure and building their reputations as outstanding converters.
Additionally, the top entries are regularly placed on display at nationally recognized trade shows such as Pack Expo, giving executives and salespeople from outside the paperboard packaging industry a chance to see the creativity and ingenuity of your design staff and to learn about the clear benefits of paperboard packaging.