Design Competition

Call for entries: July 01, 2016
Online registration and submission of competition entries:
January 02 - January 31, 2017
Notification of the nominees: by February 20, 2017
Submission of the nominated works:
April 16 - May 01, 2017

2017: »Time«

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We are looking for designs from all over the world that examine the topic, »Time« – be it product- or processoriented. It may include inventing new services or suggesting innovative applications or user strategies but also designing products that address our treatment of time as a precious resource in a socio-critical, narrative, poetic, sensual, functional or humorous way.

Designers and students of all design disciplines under 40 years of age before the closing date of submission (January 31, 2017) can participate in the competition. Members of the jury are excluded from participation.

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 2017 includes prize money totalling 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.

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

All competition entries will be assessed and those selected will be presented in the final exhibition and catalogue. After the jury´s decision, the promoter may possibly request further models, prototypes, photographs and/or drawings to be submitted. In that case, the nominated participants will receive separate notification with further terms. The awards presentation and exhibition opening are scheduled for May 2017. The precise date will be announced in due time.

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

After the online registration (starting on the 2nd January 2017) participants/teams may submit a maximum of five DIN A3 posters mounted on solid board (such as foam core, cardboard, etc.), showing products, designs or concepts (i.e. design drawings, models, animations or prototypes).

Additional information can be submitted in digital format as video
(as H.264, Quicktime, MPEG4, max. length three minutes) or interactive presentations (as PDF, Flash). Alternatively a permanent link to the digital media can be listed in the online registration form.

An envelope with the name of the participant/s, containing a short CV (max. half a DIN A4 page per participant) and a description of the entry (max. 550 characters including blank space) and a short description (max. 200 characters including blank space) in German or English must be submitted. These documents should be submitted both online in digital format as well as printed and posted with your application.

All posted entries and documents must be legibly marked with the name of the participant/ participating team and registration code (you will receive this code by mail after the online registration).

The submission is only valid if a printed and signed copy of the ‘Conditions of Participation’ form is enclosed. This form will be sent to you by mail after the online registration.

Entries that do not comply with the formal regulations and which have not been submitted by the closing date (January 31, 2017) will not be taken into consideration (the effective date is the date of receipt). Please consider long postal routes from abroad.

Submission address and further
information on the competition

Designpreis Halle (Saale) e. V.
Ernst-König-Str. 1
D-06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone: +49 (0) 345 7751 – 528 (Tu and We, 10 am to 6 pm (CET))
Fax: +49 (0) 345 7751 – 546