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8 Reasons to
Enter the Competition

1 Your first and fourth
entry is FREE!

2 Showcase your staff’s       
creativity and innovations

3 Be recognized as an
industry leader

4 Develop stronger
customer relationships

5 Inspire employee

6 Build company pride

7 Receive ongoing publicity
in trade magazines

8 Help promote the creative
benefits of paperboard

North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

Benefits of Entering the Competition

PPC’s annual Carton Competition is not simply a contest among members... ...it’s the ideal platform for launching an extraordinary publicity campaign!

Awards Programs
This glossy, full-color program features photos and information on each winning entry and is distributed to all entrants, PPC members, and package design students, as well as conference and trade show attendees. This booklet is not only a great sales tool for showing the breadth of eco-friendly and innovative design options inherent in paperboard packaging but also provides an opportunity to promote the awards your creative team has won.

Awards Fliers
Impress clients with the breadth of your award-winning achievements by hanging framed fliers featuring a stunning photo of each winning package in your company’s conference room—or just make copies and include them in your sales materials. Each winning entry receives both a print and digital, high-resolution flier of each winning entry.

Video Clips

Clips from the video played at the awards ceremony (and posted on the PPC website and YouTube channel) are made available to top award winners. The video can be posted on your website or provided on DVD to your clients as yet another promotional piece.

Entry Photographs
Each entrant also receives on CD a number of high-resolution professional photographs of each package entry. These photos are copyright free, so they can be used any way you choose: displayed on your website, printed in collateral material, or provided to the press with your award announcements!

Award Acceptance Photographs
Winners who attend the awards ceremony at the PPC Fall Meeting are professionally photographed accepting their trophy or plaque. The photo is then emailed to winners a few weeks after the ceremony. Hang framed photos in your conference room, post the photos on your website, or mail them out with a press release to gain both local and national recognition for your well-deserved honors.

Industry Recognition

Just prior to the awards ceremony every year at the PPC Fall Meeting, PPC distributes press releases to over 25 trade publications that feature detailed information on each winning entry. Articles on competition award winners appear in these magazines and on their websites throughout the year and editors often use the photos and information in other articles on paperboard packaging.

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 learn about the clear benefits of paperboard packaging.

Download the 2014 Competition Entry Form.