Main prize for winners of 2023 Pro Carton Young Designers Award is a visit to manufacturing sites of Kartonsan mill and folding carton producer Duran Dogan for a learning opportunity; designers will attend two Practical Training Days with award sponsors

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October 18, 2023 (press release) –


In September, Pro Carton announced the winners of the 2023 Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) at a stunning Awards Gala evening in Seville, Spain.



Creative Cartonboard Packaging Food & Drink

  • Entrant name: Nang Htwe Htwe Lwin
  • Institute: Ravensbourne University, United Kingdom
  • Lecturer: Nadine Bennett




Creative Cartonboard Packaging All Other

  • Entrant name: Maria Paula Monroy Vargas
  • Institute: FH Münster – MSD Münster School of Design, Germany
  • Lecturer: Steffen Schulz



  • Entrant name: Johannes Nyborg Heyning
  • Institute: Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, Norway
  • Lecturer: Stein Rokseth




Public Award

  • Entrant name: Emily Klein
  • Institute: Fh Joanneum, Austria
  • Lecturer: Susanne Lippitsch





Main Prize

The main prize for winners of the PCYDA 2023 Award is a trip to Turkey to visit the world-class manufacturing sites of Kartonsan mill and leading European folding carton producer Duran Dogan for a unique learning opportunity.  The young designers will attend 2 Practical Training Days with the sponsors of PCYDA 2023 and take the opportunity to discuss their projects with professional designers.

Following a welcome dinner, the young designers will leave early the following morning for a visit to Kartonsan mill where they will attend a presentation, take a tour of the mill, visit the laboratory for quality control and cardboard specifications and be treated to a slap-up lunch.  Following that visit, they will be driven back to Istanbul for a networking dinner with members of the KASAD team – the Turkish Carton Makers Association.  The following morning they will take a journey to Duran Dogan where the young designers will learn first-hand about cartonboard and the folding carton industry, be exposed to exclusive industry processes and network with executives over lunch – certainly something to add to their CVs!  That evening the young designers will be free to enjoy the delights of Istanbul before being driven back to the airport the following morning.

During the practical training days, the PCYDA 2023 winners will learn a lot about creating sustainable packaging for leading brands on a huge scale and will gain priceless insights into packaging expertise and may even come out with some useful contacts to help kickstart their careers.   We would like to thank Kartonsan and Duran Dogan once again for their sponsorship of PCYDA 2023 and for organising such an unforgettable experience for the winners.

Pro Carton Young Designers Award (PCYDA) is free to enter and open to all students enrolled at a European school or university.

We encourage teachers to make the award a Course Assignment.

If you are a student or a teacher, take a look at what the 2024 Design Awards could do for you and your career.

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