Distributed Design Awards 2021 Open Call for Projects now is over!
Distributed Design Awards 2021, award that celebrate the best maker and design responses to the post-industrial design paradigm, has been recently announced for entries and this year has intent to recognise the most innovative and sustainably designed projects across Europe.
Distributed Design Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, serves to re-think local manufacturing, with the advancements of digital tech and the internet in mind, has launched the fourth edition of their annual European-wide open competition.
The Distributed Design Awards 2021 celebrate the best maker and design responses to the post-industrial design paradigm. These awards recognize the most innovative, supportive and sustainably designed projects across Europe.
Organiser are looking for design projects that take the following into account:
➜ Distributed Design principles - Open source, transparency, allows for adaptation and/or customization.
➜ Circular economy principles - Local production, smart manufacturing, responsible materials, product life cycle and afterlife.
➜ Social challenges and human wellbeing - Both that of the end-user and potential co-producers (socioeconomic business models, regenerative systems, etc.)
Participation is open to all creative projects at the intersection of the maker movement and digital design under the following restrictions:
➜ The work must have been designed no longer than 5 years ago.
➜ Participation is limited to projects designed within Europe by designers based in any country of the European Union or countries that participate in the Creative Europe Programme.
➜ The design project must reflect some of the aspects of at least two of the four principles of distributed design: valuable, distributable, reproducible and design sensitive.
➜ Projects should be at least in the production stage but ideally are already tested and finalised projects.
➜ Projects submitted for previous editions of the Distributed Design Awards are not eligible.
➜ Explain and defend your project as best as possible. This is your chance to convince the jury.
➜ The images should be a good representation of your project. Sketches or working documents are not allowed. High-quality images are desired. High quality renders will be considered.
➜ Submitted projects don’t need to be addressed to any specific award category. All works compete in all categories.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 1st.
Who can participate? ⇣
This award is open to anyone working in the creative disciplines dealing with Design and Making: creative players, makers, designers, artists, architects, scientists, students and others.
➜ Project Excellence - 2.000 € project funding
➜ Future Thinking winner - SPACE10 mentorship (description to come)
➜ Responsible Design winner - IDEO U Designing a Business course. A 5-weeks online course starting on August 19th on how to make a business desirable for customers, financially viable for stakeholders, and feasible to build and deliver to the world.
➜ Open & Adaptable Design winner - The Index Project mentorship: The Index Project mentorship is part of the Design to Improve Life Education methodology, the Compass, which help entrepreneurs to develop better solutions.
➜ People’s Choice winner - Craftbot Flow 3D printer
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!