WE TAKE YOU
Registration will be open from 5 November 2019
The international ein&zwanzig competition, organized by the German Design Council, is aimed at you! Design students and graduates! Talents and newcomers! Join us with innovative products and product ideas in the product design and lifestyle sector.
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What's it all about?
Participation in the competition is free. Twenty-one products and product ideas will be honoured with awards and exhibited during the Tortona Design Week at Milan.
As well as offering financial support for transport, travel and accommodation, the German Design Council will support and promote the winners with extensive marketing measures.
What you get
What you need to do
Entries for the competition are to be made online in the My Design Council platform. As well as information about the product, up to three printable images for each product must be uploaded.
If a piece of work is given an award, we will require a 1:1 model of the product. The designer must be personally present in Milan.
Closing date for registrations is 24 January 2020.
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How to participate?
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Who can take part?
ein&zwanzig is the competition for design students and graduates who finished their studies no more than three years prior to registration. Individuals and groups of up to three people may register, whereby all group members must satisfy the specified conditions.
What kind of works can be entered?
Products from the areas of furniture, home accessories, lights, flooring, wallpaper, textiles and lifestyle can be submitted. The works should not be more than one year old and they should not be available on the market. The prize-winning works must be available for the exhibition in Milan as a 1:1 model or a prototype.
How are entries submitted?
Entries for the competition are to be made online in the MyDesignCouncil system. As well as information about the product, up to three printable images for each product must be uploaded. If a piece of work is given an award, we will require a 1:1 model of the product from February 2020. The designer must be personally present in Milan (from April 20 until 26, 2019).
The work submitted will be assessed based on the following criteria, whereby the jury reserves the right to determine their weighting: overall design, autonomy of the design, originality, conceptual and visionary quality, functionality, quality of use, design and presentation quality.
Which criteria will be assessed?
The jury will determine who will go to Milan in two phases. An initial shortlist will be created from all the entries and posted on the website from the middle of February. In the second phase, twenty products from the shortlist will be honoured as »Winners« and one as the »Best of Best«, and their designers will be invited to the exhibition in Milan.
Who will go to Milan?
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