Rio Mare Packaging Award

Desall and Bolton Food invite you to design a new packaging for a line of ready meals by Rio Mare.

Participation is free of charge and open to creatives of any age or nationality.

Deadline for submissions: March 18th, 2019

Official award page:

Award: €3000


Bolton Food is the Bolton Group company that produces and markets canned fish under the Rio Mare, Palmera and Saupiquet brands. We are an Italian success case history and European leader in the canned tuna market.

Our mission is to be the leader in sustainable and high quality production of shelf stable canned fished products, thought to make consumers’ life easier and healthier. With this in mind, since 50 years, we produce canned tuna, salmon, sardines and mackerels sold in more than 45 countries worldwide.

DESALL is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.


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Total Prize: $3,000
18 Mar, 19

Young Bird Plan Mascot International Design Competition’ 19

It is more out of imagination if the Kumanoto Prefecture without Kumamon, compared with a sushi restaurant without tunaand green mustard. ——《ラオスにいったい何があるというんですか》by Murakami Haruki

Young Bird Plan, an international competition platform, it has been five years since its establishment. This time, Young Bird Plan launches its own competition globally, and thousands of creative minds will have the unique opportunity to create the mascot image of Young Bird Plan.

Mascot’s Mission:He/She is a cultural brand medium, expressing directly and simply the brand spirit. With the mission of promoting brand concept and creating every opportunity for global designer, he/she will push the connection among design and other fields in order to inspiring deep thoughts on design value. Meanwhile, he/she will emotionally establish relationship between the brand and its audience and also lead the fashion trend.

He/she will represent and speak for Young Bird Plan.


Young Bird is not about YOUNG!

Actually, Young Bird does not means young designers. It is an expression of brand culture. Just imagine, a young bird may be an original city, an undeveloped field but with infinite potential, a new industry once ignored but now generates huge efficiency, a progressing technology under dispute and of course it may also be an ambitious young designer and even an unbuilt project but can inspire people a lot. So Young Bird means the future.

Young Bird Plan is GROWING!

Over the past five years, Young Bird Plan launched 12 international design competitions cooperated with local governments, well-known developers and international brands. By the end of 2018, the platform attracts global participants from 879 universities and 3388 institutes in 217 cities of 54 countries.

Young Bird Plan Mascot

What is Young Bird Plan mascot like? It will depend on you!


Based on the spirit of Young Bird Plan, 3D personage image design and graphic application creation shall be designed with bird elements. Character image is resilient and extensible without limitation of gender;

About mascot design, including:

a.    No limitation on creation categories and skills, including but not limit to graphic image, illustration, cartoon, 3Dmax, etc.

b.    The entrant shall complete 3D mascot archetypal image three-view drawing, including front, side, back.

c.     Captions are needed to match with work, including basic information of image name, gender, etc., design concept or design description, enclosed with story narration which is related to your experience of attending competition or story that happens in your work or study or design career, 100-300 words.

Graphic application creation includes:

a.    Apply mascot to a piece of traditional Chinese festival theme greeting card;

b.    Mascot image package design;

c.     Mascot image badge design;

The entrant shall offer the original drawing files in 300 dpi for print production.


2019.03.28        Call for entries

2019.05.15        Registration deadline

2019.05.30        Submission deadline

2019.06.06         Releaseof shortlisted winners

2019.06.13        Release of Top 30 & Voting by Field Representative (privately)

2019.06.20        Release of Top 10 & Voting by Entrants of Past Competitions and Mentor Representative (privately)

2019.06.27        Release of Top 3 & Open to crowd funding

2019.07.15        Release of the Champion

The schedule is only for reference, the actual release prevails when the specific time is involved.


Please register by logging into our website:

For the latest information about this competition, please follow our official WeChat account: youngbirdplan-cn or our official Weibo account: @YoungBirdPlan;

You can directly contact the competition team by add YoungBirdPlan as one of your Wechat friends. We will remain at your service here for any further questions you may have.


First Prize

1 winner; 30,000 RMB (pre-tax); patent manufactured product; Certificate of Honor.

Top 3

2 winners; 6,000 RMB each (pre-tax); patent manufactured product; Certificate of Honor.

Top 10

7 winners; 1,000 RMB each (pre-tax);Certificate of Top 10 Honor; patent manufactured product.

Top 30

20 winners; Certificate of Top 30 Honor.


Several winners; Certificate of Shortlist Honor.

Other entries: Entry Certificate

Top 10 will have the opportunity to be a contract-signed artist of Young Bird Gallery affiliated to YoungBird Brand.

Swiss Original Handmade Creative Project (Awards Eur 36,000)

For centuries, the Swiss tradition of Emmentaler AOP cheese production has focused on the art of cheesemaking, on artisan skills and on HAND MADE expertise, all underpinned by a caring attitude towards nature, time, materials, know-how and the vital energy of the environment we live in.

In order to be able to continue to read, refresh and interpret its own values in an innovative, contemporary and disruptive way, from the outset Emmentaler Switzerland has always been very keen and interested in engaging, supporting and promoting the world of art, talent and creativity for all.

As was the case in past competitions, exhibitions and communication initiatives, Emmentaler Switzerland is launching a new open creative competition for the collection, valorisation and exhibition of a broad selection of works and thematic artworks.


As part of the new globalisation of recent decades, we have learned to appreciate not only certain values and products shared by many civilisations, but also values and products expressly linked to the geographical, historical and cultural origins of specific local areas.

This competition aims to collect, valorise and exhibit artworks that tell stories of Swiss originality. Originality intended in terms of both methods and content that are more specifically and quintessentially “Swiss”, as well as those that are more ironic, interpretative and disruptive.

For all information:


Upload phase: 29th April 2019 – 5th September 2019

Community Vote: 5th September 2019 – 19th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Jury Vote: from 5th September 2019

Winner announcement: during the Exhibition-Event, in November 2019


The total award pool amounts to €36,000.00, split into 6 awards and 6 special mentions.

Entering the competition is free and open to everyone over the age of 18 on the date of registration, without any limit of nationality, profession, education, expertise or other form of restriction, except for being 18 at the time of participating in the contest.

Contest under the patronage of Brera – Accademia di Belle Arti and with the support of Cumulus Association


In the first half of November 2019, a major Exhibition-Event will be organised in Milan featuring the winning projects, the projects that receive mentions and a broad selection of those deemed to be of high quality and pertinent in consideration of the general objectives of the competition.


Andrea Amichetti, Zero – Founder

Stefano Aronica, Consortium Emmentaler AOP

Giovanna Frova, Switzerland Cheese Marketing Italy

Maria Cristina Galli, Accademia di Brera – Vice Director

Michael Krohn, ZhdK Zürich Hochschule der Künste – Cumulus Association

Stefano Maffei, PoliFactory – Director

Massimo Bruto Randone, SosDesign – Founder

Antonio Riccardi, SEM – Editor and Poet

Toni Thorimbert, Studio Thorimbert – Photographer

DESALL is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Total Prize:
5 Sep, 19

2019 Simorgh “Culture Of Health“ Visual Art Poster Festival – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Our 2019 Call for Entries is due open on 20th March, 2019.


  1. Dates

Open Call: 20th March 2019

Deadline: 15th June 2019

  • Visual Art Poster/ Graphic design

3.1 All contestants must be either an undergraduate or a 6-month graduate of any field and nationality after 2014. Contestants are required to submit their student ID cards or a graduation verification which should be for the past 6 months.


  • The theme of the festival is the maintenance and improvement of physical, mental, social and spiritual health including but not limited to:
  • Emphasis on health education, information and culture promotion
  • Studying the consequences of social damages and their effects on individual health
  • Healthy lifestyle and learning life skills and self-care
  • Mental health, promoting vitality, happiness and dynamism and avoidance of stressful behaviors and environments
  • Rehabilitation of chronic diseases or disabilities
  • Happy and hopeful life
  • Mental health and its significant effect on the increase of the quality of life
  • Attention to fatal diseases and suggesting approaches for the prevention and treatment
  • Culture-building in the area of organ transplantation, blood donation, AIDS and diseases caused by high-risk behaviors
  • Focusing on digital health technologies
  • Peace and the world free from violence

Please send your poster file (PDF or JPEGs) to below email address:

Total Prize:
Festival Trophy along with honorary diploma and cash Prize
15 Jun, 19
Contest Website:


Ideas Vision’s Alternative Vision is an international design competition encouraging  experimentation and create an alternative vision for the future. Highlighting the most suitable solution to a design problem and encourage engagement with a topic set by the competition design brief. Alternative Vision Design

The winner (s) of this particular prize will be awarded the “Alternative Vision” Prize for the presenting an alternative design vision of the world for the future.


The Competition challenges participants to present a design solution for the problem of single use plastics focusing on plastic bottles and sandwich packaging. The brief is to design an alternative water bottle and sandwich packaging solution for visitors to  a London Zoo. The proposed solution should solve the problem of plastic use and provide an aesthetically pleasing and hygienic design solution that engages visitors with the issue of plastic pollution.

Plastic which is very durable and versatile is petroleum-based product made from oil and natural gas. Designed to last forever, means it is not a suitable material for quick disposable packaging as it does not degrade easily. And when it does breakdown, the result is the release of harmful chemicals into our environment.

Annual level of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021. This will affect and further jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, equivalent to approximately 20,000 bottles every second driven by an apparently high desire for bottled water.

With fewer bottles collected for recycling and just 7% of those turned into new bottles, most instead end up in landfill or in the ocean, it has become a major issue affecting our environment. Over 10m tonnes of plastic is estimated to leaks into the world’s oceans.

Plastic contamination is now found widely from tap water to sea salt.  We could reduce this problem by recycling all plastics and reducing production but this is not practical. Another solution could be use of bio-based or certified compostable plastics over petroleum-based plastic material.

• EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – 20 June 2019 until 25 June 2019
• STANDARD REGISTRATION – 26 June 2019 until 01 August 2019
• LATE REGISTRATION – 02 August 2019 until 05 September 2019

• RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT 26 September 2019

Total Prize:
5 Sep, 19

Ecuador Poster Bienal® 2020

The Ecuador Poster Bienal® is a professional international competition and event focused on social, cultural and academic values.

Every two years the Ecuador Poster Bienal® celebrates the most creative in the world works. An international jury of design icons, performs an arduous process that selects the best works that represent the values ​​of a constantly evolving industry. As part of the day Ecuador Poster Bienal®, an International Visual Communication Congress composed of a series of exhibitions, lectures and workshops presented.

The Ecuador Poster Bienal® working hard to pay tribute to outstanding professionals in the design industry and for new generations of creative can showcase their talents to a global audience and direct your career to the professional field.


Category A:
Advertising Posters

Category B:
Social, Political and Cultural posters

Category C:
Posters by Students

Category D:
Animated Posters

Category E:
Visit Ecuador


Pingbo Chen / China
Mario Fuentes / Ecuador
Alain Le Quernec / France
Pekka Loiri / Finland
Erendida Mancilla / Mexico
Stefan Sagmeister / USA
Ahn Sang-soo / South Korea
Teresa Sdralevich / Belgium
Sofía Sozapato / Ecuador
Annik Troxler / Switzerland
Niklaus Troxler / Switzerland
Natalia Volpe / Argentina

Total Prize:
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mentions will be awarded in each category (A, B, C, D and E).

SZIDF 2019 Gadget Design Award

Also this year, SIDA, the Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association, and, invite you all to design the official gadget/souvenir for all the attendees of the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2019.

SIDA and Desall invite you all to design the official for all the participants of the 7th edition of the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF) taking place on November 03rd-05th 2019. The gadget/souvenir shall be a NON-technological product. The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of high-level representatives of SIDA and Desall. The official award ceremony will be held in Shenzhen on the night of Nov 3rd 2019. The winner will be given the opportunity to showcase her/his own works at the fair with a free stand and all travel and accommodation expenses covered by the organisation, including other services.

All projects will be evaluated by a jury consisting of high-level representatives of SIDA and Desall according to several criteria as specified in detail in the brief.

Participation is free of charge and open to any age or nationality.

Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2019

Official award page:


Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008, the first Chinese association joining World Design Organization (WDO). Till March 2018, SIDA has taken in 851 members from Shenzhen and across the country, and has built the Shenzhen Institute for Innovation Design, the Sino-Finnish Design Park, the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), the Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center (HIDC), an industrial internet design platform and first the industrial design IPR station in China.

As the largest industrial design in Asia, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF) ( has been held for 6 years in a row.

DESALL is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Total Prize:
EUR 11000 (SZIDF 2019 Experience)

LDD-Award 19

LDD – Award 19 is promoted and organized by artecasalugano – LDD (Lugano Design District), the innovative Living Expo. The competition recognizes the particular skills of all design disciplines: design for living, design for work, design of technological systems and product design.

LDD – Award19 is an international contest, which aims to host every designer willing to show his/her work to a Jury selected on an international basis as well as to the public. In fact, the objects are going to be exhibited for the whole length of the event (October 11th– October 20th 2019).

The award consists of a 5.000 Swiss Francs reward assigned to the best product designer as stated by the Jury.

Total Prize:
200 Swiss Francs
19 Jul, 19

Typomania 2019 – Typographic Video Contest


Typomania typographic video competition is one of the key events of the festival. The contest exists from the very beginning of the festival. We recieve hundreds of  type videos annualy. The contest participants are designers, motion designers, cartoonists, students and professionals.

Entry submission for Typomania 2019 will be open from March 1 till May 1 2019. Best videos were chosen by an international jury. The announcement of the results and the award ceremony will take place during the closing ceremony of Typomania festival on June 2 2019 in the Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Zubovsky boulevard, 2).

Curator of the videocontest – Vasily

Themes of the videocontest

1.Videos with type playing the key role in them

2.Presentation of a typeface. Video demonstrating the abilities and specificity of a typeface.

  1. Movie titles.Captions for movies, cartoons, TV series, TV programs. Commercial and student works.
  2. Text visualization. Visualization of a song, a poem or of another text.

5.Typomania. Animation of the TYPOMANIA logo (download the festival logo).


We recieve hundreds of works from Russia, Europe, Asia, America. You can watch them all on our YouTube channel TypomaniaFest.


Every year on Typomania festival’s stage the authors of 9 best videos recieve 9 legendary light letters.  Special prizes will also be awarded for the best performance technique. Shortlisted authors will be awarded diplomas. Mailing of prizes and diplomas are at the expense of the festival. Authors of videos that are not included in the short-list, will be sent pdf-diploma of the participant on request.



BICeBé 2019 International Poster Call


    1. Contestants may be design students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, having posters printed between April 2017 and March 2019, except for those submitting as Category D and E that must be unpublished.
    2. Each contestant can submit up to ten (10) posters including series and categories A,B,C & D. Category D which doesn’t accept series. Category E will accept up to two (2) animated GIF, per designer. The maximum limit per designer or studio is up to ten (10) posters and 2 GIFs.
    3. Design technique is free. Format for categories A,B & C may not be less than 50 x 70 cm. In Category D format must be 70 x 100 cm. VERTICAL. In Category E for animated poster format must be 1000 x 1380 pixeles (vertical) and should last 15 seconds.
    4. Posters submited may participate in the following categories:

    Published works
    Category A Cultural posters
    Category B Social posters
    Category C Advertising or commercial posters
    Unpublished works.
    Category D Unpublished posters on the topic: THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION
    Category E Unpublished animated GIF on the topic: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    Category D & E we will only accept originals & unpublished, not previously printed or digitally published posters (including social networks, blogs, websites or other contests).



    • The designer must provide a valid and active email for future communications.
    • Multiple submissions with different emails are not accepted. In that case we will considered for pre-selection only the first 10 posters.
    • Series are not considered as one poster.
    • Double check your formats and resolution before submitting your work to avoid problems and system rejection.


    • Go to
    • Fill all required information in english or spanish ONLY.
    • In categories A, B, C & D upload your files at 60 cms. tall for vertical width for horizontal, JPG, 8 compression, RGB format at 300 dpi. Each poster must not weigh more than 10 MB.
    • For Category E, submit your animated GIF at 1000 x 1380 pixels (vertical) 15 seconds long and 10 MB of maximun weight.
    • Accept all Rules & Conditions and click send (Point 4).

    If you submitted everything correctly you will receive a confirmation email within the next 48 hoursPlease send files only once to avoid a null participation.


    (23:59 pm -04:00GMT)

    1. Posters will be evaluated and selected by a Selection Committee formed by distinguished designers, artists, illustrator and curators designated by the BICeBé.
    2. The oficial announcement of selected posters will be on MONDAY APRIL 22th, 2019 in our website and social networks.

    1. In case of being selected, the designer or studio AGREES —accepting all Rules & Conditions— to send TWO PRINTED POSTERS of each selected poster or choose local printing and transfer US$50 per poster via WESTERN UNION. Not complying with this term would mean automatic elimination from the final jury.
    2. Each selected poster include the Entry Form, that will be emailed to you with our postal address. This form must be printed, filled and attached without damaging the poster. The form must be filled in English or Spanish only.
    3. For those who decide to send their printed posters, consider a tube resistant poster package with protection in order to preserve your work. Not mistreated or folded poster will be accepted. If the poster arrives damaged, the designer will be notified to make the local printing as mentioned at point 4.1.
    4. Selected designer should be pending of BICeBé email communications and send their printed posters or make an effective money transfer within a maximum period of 35 days after the selection announcement.
    5. Submission of printed posters must be made only by public mail services and EMSBICeBé will NOT accept or pay additional costs and taxes of shipments made throughout private companies (DHL, UPS, FEDEX, etc.). The shipment must be sent with NO COMMERCIAL VALUE/SIN VALOR COMERCIAL declared and shall bear the phrase.

    1. The responsible organizer is authorized to reproduce the posters submitted to the contest, in catalogs, exhibitions, promotional editions, electronic media, as well as promotional events of the Biennale whose purposes will be non-profit, respecting the credit of the autors.
    2. All posters will become part of the acquis of the BICeBé®.
    3. The organizers reserve the right to refuse the participation of posters that are considered offensive to morality or culture of any country and that of those who do not comply with the requirements of this solicitation.

    1. The jury will be composed by a panel of prestigious national and international guest designers who will determine the winners, during the week of activities of BICeBé 2019.

    1. The winners will be announced during the main ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.

    1. BICeBé will provide a diploma and a catalogue to the first, second and third awarded positions in all categories.
    2. Special awards:

    Category A First Place. Huari Award $us 4.000.-
    Category B First Place. Fundación Viva Award $us 2.000.-
    Category C Primer Lugar. Fundación Solydes Award $us 2.000.-
    Categoría D First Place. Award $us 5.000.-

    Fundación Viva Award to the Best Bolivian Poster of all categories $us 1000.-
    Award to the Best Bolivian Poster in Category D $us 1000.-

    The winner must assume the corresponding taxes in his country, if necessary.

Category D: Unpublished poster

Technology and social networks have modified our access to information. Day by day we take part of the exchange of information on the reality of the world and our immediate surroundings. Somehow we feel powerful, and it seems we have no time for formal media. That headline in bold and blunt letters seems to be telling us everything we need to know about an event. The photo that shows that public figure in a compromising action is a true irrefutable fact, because it has been share more than a thousand times. However, can we carelessly believe in all the pieces of information to which we are exposed? How can we rightly discern truth, verified information, precise data, and unedited images?

We have played down the importance of distinguishing between known and unknown, in other words, verifying facts and information objectively. Saving time is everything, and a fast finger tap on our mobiles is more convenient. Reading thoughtfully, considering the sources, and deepening our knowledge are not priorities. The information we thoughtlessly get and share, does not have to be a complete falsehood, but it is enough for it to be somewhat credible and compatible with our feelings. As most mainstream communities operate under this logic, we are all accomplices of sharing unverified information almost immediately and we become targets of major advertising strategies and, which is more dangerous, political schemes.

There are no “alternative facts,” but just facts, and there is truth. Sadly, the use of these modern euphemisms does not seem to frighten or bother us anymore.

Fernando Trías de Bes(*) classifies these new so-called “realities” into four categories. The first one is technology, this has led us to live and experience parallel, real, and fictitious worlds all together in a mix. The second is speed, which means we do not care to verify if something is true, as we are only interested in seeing content grow and evolve. The third consists in a loss of confidence in the formal media that we use to trust to obtain information in the past. Finally, the fourth new reality is a desire to confirm the beliefs and feelings by ourselves, this means that we seek and accept only what we think and feel.
Immediacy is our delight. Information is disseminated, as rumor does, thus generating new public opinions. We are free, independent, and we cherish our ability to access information, but we can distinguish which content is false, true, or paid?

Education and methodological research —scientific method — applied to test the reality of facts, provide the only alternatives to move forward and break free from misinformation and being subjects of manipulation. We must look for reliable sources of information to build a conscious, analytical and less influenced society.


Total Prize: $15.000