Reinterpreting The Urn: A Symbol of Celebration

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Reinterpreting The Urn: A Symbol of Celebration: Reinterpreting The Urn: A Symbol of Celebration invites participants from all walks of life and at any level of design expertise to craft a new and impactful meaning for the age-old symbol of death which is the urn.

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Reinterpreting The Urn: A Symbol of Celebration invites participants from all walks of life and at any level of design expertise to craft a new and impactful meaning for the age-old symbol of death which is the urn.

Happy Urns has launched this competition to encourage everyone to give new and personal meaning to the urn and transform it into a symbol that represents celebration and appreciation of life.

The Urn has long been stigmatized as a symbol of death. Yet, the conclusion of a person’s life is more than just an end. It is more so about the journey towards final point that is worth celebrating.
As death takes one’s breath away, it also leaves behind a unique legacy and lifetime of precious memories.
Reinterpreting The Urn: A Symbol of Celebration invites participants from all walks of life and at any level of design expertise to craft a new and impactful meaning for the age-old symbol of death which is the urn. Participants are encouraged to reinterpret the concept, design and purpose of the “urn” by considering their culture, personal experiences and community. The design should introduce a new way of approaching the topic of death with loved ones and represent what celebration of life means to you and your loved ones.

Submission requirements:

up to six (6) presentation boards with sketches, photos, diagrams, renders, text description and/or other presentation tools to explain their design concept; OR a video of maximum 2 minute-long that shows your design concept and description of your design in voice-over or caption. Upload files cannot exceed 500MB in total. All information provided in audio or writing should be in English. Minimum font size for all text is 12pt.

Evaluation Criteria:

The jury members will evaluate each submission according to the 3 basic judging criteria - novelty, impact, and emotional appeal.

Who may enter?

The Happy Urns competition is open to participants of all ages. No professional qualification is required. Participants under the age of 12 must be represented by a guardian that is at least 18 years of age who is responsible for making the Submission and providing personal contact details. Designs can be developed individually or as a group (no maximum).

Prize:

The 1st prize winner in a General Public category will recieve $5,000 of the cash prize and the 1st prize winner in a Student category will recieve $1,500 of the cash prize.

All winning designs will receive media coverage and will be featured on the HappyUrns website, sponsor and organizer website as well as relevant social media pages.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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