Nature Contest

Nature Contest is the most comprehensive annual contest of ideas inspired by nature. Artists, product designers, engineers, sculptors, technologists, inventors, concept artists, and all those people who observe nature uniquely in their own way- and who can visualize their imagination through sketches, models, drawings, 3D renders or in any other visual media, are invited to participate in this category. Design concepts should be thought-provoking, bold, and inspired directly or indirectly from different processes of nature. Please, check out the illustrations of Leonardo da Vinci and visit NatureGadget.com for early inspiration. It is entirely up to the participants, how they visualize and share their ideas. The only restriction is Two (02) A3 size sheets in landscape orientation.

4th Annual Healthier Design Innovation Contest

For the first year, we are extending the contest to students outside of the United States. To be eligible to enter, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking design program. We will choose winners who exemplify healthy material innovation and advocacy in design. Entries can include models, prototypes, artwork or visual media. We also require documentation of the design process through pictures, drawings/short videos, etc. Another important requirement is an annotated life-cycle diagram summarizing the carbon impact of your design in order to understand how your design responds to the current global climate emergency.

De’Longhi Design Your Breakfast – International call for entries

De’Longhi invites you to suggest new concepts for small appliances designed for the preparation of breakfast. Beginning The company was founded by the de’ Longhi family in the early 1900s as a small industrial parts manufacturing workshop. The first major turnaround took place in 1974, when Giuseppe de' Longhi, the current President, transformed the company by introducing the first oil-filled radiator branded with his surname. Over the following years, De’Longhi expanded to include all portable heating appliances, air-conditioners and every category of small domestic appliances in coffee, food preparation and cooking, household cleaning and ironing. Expansion In 2000 De’Longhi’s acquired the British food processing appliance producer Kenwood, which expanded its reach in the food preparation and secured its position as the leader in the kitchen machine category. The following year, 2001, the De’Longhi Group was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. In July 2012, from Procter&Gamble, the De’Longhi Group obtained the perpetual licence to use the Braun trademark on small household appliances. Today The De’Longhi brand is present in 33 countries with direct commercial subsidiaries and sells its product to countries all over the world, remaining committed to creating innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers' home, making their everyday better. For more information: http://bit.ly/DeLonghiContest Contest timeline Upload phase: 27th November 2018 – 7th March 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 7th March 2019 Winner announcement: approximately before the end of May 2019 Total awards €5000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). DESALL Desall.com 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. [/fusion_text]More: "ap_author_url" Total Prize: $3,000 [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container] [ap_author_url]

APR Global Future Design Awards 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - APR Magazine is pleased to announce its Global Future Design Awards 2019, Architecture Competition inviting all architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around to participate. The APR Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Global Future Design Awards. Established in 2016, the GFDA 2019 Award is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine Architecture design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the Architecture and the natural world, the Architecture and the community, and the Architects and the city. Register Here. The awards will be having the following categories: • Architecture Commercial | Cultural | Sports & Recreation |Residential |Office Building |Institutional Building |Transportation | Hospitality |Mixed Use | Pop-Ups & temporary | Landscape Design |Urban Design and more... • Interior Design Residential Interior | Public Building Interior | Commercial Interior | Corporate Interior • Product Design Households | Lifestyle & Accessories| Interior Design Elements • Artist | Designers Art & Craft | Graphic Design | 3D Design | Animation Submission requirements: • you can send maximum 8 images of your project. • 4 x sheets A1 size (594mm X 841mm). • Project ABOUT in DOCS or PDF format in about 300 to 500 words. • Submission sent do not exceed maximum of 50Mb in zip file. • You can submit 10 projects in multiple categories and there are no restriction in built, concept or projects making date. The Global Future Design Awards 2019 will be judged by two stellar panels: one for design, the other for architecture. Each of the panels will be compiled of industry experts who will use their insight and experience to deliberate the results. The Design panel will be looking for: fresh thinking and originality, beautiful execution, great storytelling, work that pushes and progresses the client brief beyond expectations, work which emotionally connects with its people. The Architecture panel will be hoping to see: work that is programmatically, formally and spatially rich, design that pushes boundaries, projects that address issues of sustainability a people focused, client driven approach. The reputable judges will nominate 3 finalists within each award category. The winners of the GFDA 2019 will be selected by honorable jury members. Submission Fee: [...]

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. THE SWISS ORIGINAL 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: https://bit.ly/SwissOriginal CONTEST TIMELINE 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 AWARDS 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 EXHIBITION - EVENT 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. PANEL OF JUDGES Andrea Amichetti, Zero - Founder Stefano Aronica, Consortium Emmentaler AOP Giovanna Frova, [...]

Eco Park Contest

MetaFin and Desall invite you to propose a new concept for a green recreational area that is due to be built in the near future in the whereabouts of Venice (Italy), conceived as an aggregation space for families, a playground for children, an area dedicated to sports, culture, associative activities and events. MetaFin is looking for new ideas for the design of a new green area conceived for recreational and aggregation purposes, that will host several structures and suitable equipment. Submission page: https://bit.ly/EcoParkContest Contest timeline Upload phase: 13th May 2019 – 09th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 09th September 2019 Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

New life for fibres

New contest on Desall.com: dbt FIBRE and Desall invite you to suggest new applications for the semi-finished textile products, exploring fields other than yarn making or similar. You are invited to suggest new contexts of use and applications for the semi-finished textile products by dbt FIBRE, suggesting markets where the company has not yet entered, exploring industries other than textile, yarn-making or similar, taking into consideration the technical characteristics of the fibres and their processability. For more info: https://bit.ly/dbtFIBRE Contest timeline Upload phase: 21st May 2019 – 12th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 12th September 2019 Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019 Total awards €4000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). dbt FIBRE For over 80 years world leader in the utilisation of textile fibres, dbt FIBRE combines the most advanced textile technology with specially modified machinery to offer a wide range of carded sliver and combed tops for classic and fancy yarns. Carded slivers for neppy yarns, flamed slivers for Tweeds, natural fibre tops made from modified fibres such as flat section viscose are the core of our knowhow. DESALL Desall.com 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.

PLASTIC RE-IMAGED: ALTERNATIVE VISION

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 CHALLENGE 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. THE CURRENT ISSUE WITH PLASTICS 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. REGISTRATION SCHEDULE • 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

Temporary Needs

Chicco invites all creative people to dive into the world of children transportation by car and develop a concept of foldable car seat designed for kids from 3 to 12 years old, easy to put away when not in use. Chicco is looking for a new concept of foldable car seat able adapt to the kids’ growth from 3 to 12 years old and to meet the various needs of the different people who take care of them on behalf of the parents. In particular, you are invited to investigate aspects related to the product ease of use and to the reduction of the overall volume of the product after use. For more info: https://bit.ly/TemporaryNeeds Contest timeline Upload phase: 18th July 2019 – 17th October 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 17th October 2019 Winner announcement: approximately by the end of December 2019 Total awards €5000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). The Artsana Innovation platform is part of the Desall eco-system - if you already have an account on Desall, you can use the same credentials. CHICCO Brand all-round dedicated to the world of babies, offering specific and safe solutions to support parents side by side along the extraordinary growth path of their babies, day by day, since their birth. For over 60 years, Chicco is “Where there is a baby”: thanks to its Observatory, the dialogue with parents, the children observation and the continuous collaboration with experts and with the medical-scientific world Chicco is close to parents and families, to listen to them and give them simple and efficient answers. Chicco is one of the top 10 Italian brands of fast-moving consumer goods in the world, present in over 120 countries, in constant growth.

3M for Design

New contest on Desall.com: 3M and Desall invite you to design a new furnishing item for indoors or outdoors, that may be assembled exclusively using the 3M adhesive systems in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.) 3M relies on the international community of designers to explore new projects based on the exclusive use of the 3M adhesive systems for their assembly, in place of the traditional mechanical fixing methods (screws, rivets, soldering, etc.). They are looking for innovative and creative solutions able to maintain an actual feasibility trait. For more info: https://bit.ly/3MforDesign Contest timeline Submissions deadline: 25th November 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Community Vote *: 25th November 2019 – 9th December 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 25th November 2019 Winner announcement: approximately by the end of January 2020 Total awards €5000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). * The contest gallery will remain private for the whole duration of the upload phase and will be made public from November 25th, 2019 to enable the vote of the community. The 3M trademark is exclusive property of the 3M Company 3M Science is core of all 3M products. Company history starts more than a century ago, as a little a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, then named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Now 3M is a global powerhouse and meets most difficult challenges by creating surprising new solutions that improve the daily life of people around the world. We reduce the weight of electrical cables by increasing their power. We help companies consume less by getting more. We automate the health data management to ensure correct information. 3M activates progress, contributing to a genuine global sustainable development by protecting the environment, with social responsibility and for economic progress. We apply our science to have a real impact on every person’s life, all over the world. From industry to safety and people care, from transportation to the energy management 3M is at the side of each person and company and never stops surprising with continuous innovations. DESALL Desall.com 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 [...]