Packaging Awards

Paperboard Packaging Awards

Helping Customers Win

Winning an award is always flattering. What Great Northern is really passionate about is helping our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t. Below are some of our most recent accomplishments that demonstrate not only award-winning design, but effective in-store strategies that helped the customer win at retail.


2019: Two Excellence Awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) hosted and administered the 76th annual competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging. Great Northern took home two awards–click below to view the details.

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2018: Four Excellence Awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council

Great Northern brought home Excellence Awards for the innovative design and performance of four paperboard packaging solutions. Winners included the Denver Beer Brewing Co. 24-Count Variety-Packs, Roth Industries Meal Kits, BIGS Sunflower Seeds, and the Oskar Blues IPA 12-Count Packs.

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2017: Two Excellence Awards For Package Design

Great Northern received two Excellence Awards in the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The two innovative packaging designs for Griffon Vault – Premium Vodka in a Box, and Matrix Biolage, have an eco-friendly packaging focus while still providing high impact graphics using laminated paperboard combinations.

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2016: One Gold And Two Excellence Awards From Paperboard Packaging Council

Great Northern received three awards, including a Gold Award and two Excellence Awards, at the 2016 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition held by the Paperboard Packaging Council. The gold-winning package was the “Badger Mountain Winery Powers Wine Box” and the two Excellence awards for the Master Lock Bluetooth Padlocks Tray, and the Chinook Seedery – Sunflower Display Carton.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

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