Design Competition

Call for entries: July 01, 2013
Registration and submission of competition entries:
January 02 - January 31, 2014
Notification of the nominees: by February 20, 2014
Submission of the nominated works:
April 16 - May 01, 2014
Award ceremony and exhibition opening: June 03, 2014
Duration of the exhibition: June 04 - June 22, 2014

Download: Call for Entries 2014
Download: Registration Form


We are looking for designs from all over the world that examine the topic in an intense and creative manner – be it product-oriented or process-oriented. It may include inventing new services or suggesting innovative applications or user strategies but also designing products that address our treatment of water as a resource or examine the sensual qualities of water as a material.

Designers and students of all design disciplines who have not reached 40 years of age on the closing date for submission on January 31, 2014 are admitted to the competition. Members of the jury are excluded from participation.

The number of entries is limited to one entry per participant or participating team.

Participants/teams may submit a maximum of three DIN A2 posters mounted on card-covered rigid foam board (Kapa board), showing products, designs or concepts (i. e. design drawings, models, animation or prototypes).

An additional DVD may be submitted only in the case of video formats (H.264, Quicktime, MPEG4, max. length three minutes) or in the case of interactive presentations (PDF, Flash).

An envelope with the name of the participant, containing a short CV and a description of the entry  (max. 1,500 characters) in the German or English language must also be enclosed.

The submission is only valid if a signed copy of the registration form containing all conditions of participation is enclosed. The form can be downloaded here.

Entries that do not comply with the formal regulations and which have not been submitted by the closing date (January 31, 2014) will not be taken into consideration (the effective date is the date of receipt).

Entry fees/costs
There is no entry fee. All costs for shipment and return shipment of the entry must be paid by the participant.

Designpreis Halle 2014 carries prize money of altogether Eur 10,000. The appraisal procedure and the division of the prize money will be determined by the jury. Beyond that, the jury can award one or more special mentions.

All selected competition entries are presented as part of a final exhibition and are shown in the catalogue. After the jury´s decision, the promoter will request models, prototypes and possibly other complementary photographs and drawings. In that case, the nominated participants will receive separate notification with further terms. The award ceremony and exhibition opening will take place on June 03, 2014.

Prof. Volker Albus, Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Edelmann, Prof. Axel Kufus, Nils Holger Moormann, Prof. Axel Müller-Schöll, Prof. Peter Raacke, Prof. Vincenz Warnke

Submission address and further
information on the competition

Designpreis Halle (Saale) e. V.
Ernst-König-Str. 1, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 345 7751 – 528, Fax: +49 (0) 345 7751 – 546