COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant now is over!
COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant: International Design Awards (IDA), in collaboration with European Product Design Awards (ePDA), invites designers and innovators around the world to put their talents to work to find new solutions to combat current global crisis.
International Design Awards (IDA), one of the most respected Design Awards, in collaboration with European Product Design Awards (ePDA), invites designers and innovators around the world to put their talents to work to find new solutions to combat current global crisis.
The global COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for creatives and designers. But it also provides a unique opportunity to come together as acommunity and use our talents and skills to make a positive impact. So organiser is introducing a special ’COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant’ in collaboration with its sister award ePDA, in support of global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
❶ Product design
A ventilator can be the difference between life and death for people with acute symptoms of COVID-19. With a shortage of these life-saving devices around the world, organiser invites product designers to design ventilators or other life-saving equipment that can be produced at a cost of less than $1000.
❷ Architecture and Interior Design
A big challenge facing many during this pandemic is isolating a sick person from the healthy members of their family when they have to remain under the same roof. Organiser seeking for a simple, practical, innovative solution for an in-home isolation pod or system that would allow those with COVID-19 symptoms and others to safely co-habit without transmitting the virus.
❸ Graphic Design
Our modern interconnected lifestyle has allowed COVID-19 to spread around the world at unprecedented speed, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. All graphic designers and illustrators are invited to submit their designs for a resource to help the public protect themselves, prevent spreading the virus to others, or deal with the psychological effects of isolation.
❹ Fashion Design
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise sharply, health experts have begun suggesting that we should all be wearing masks of some kind. We invite fashion designers to create fashionable and reusable masks and other protective gear to help stop the spread of the virus.
➜ Your entry must be an original design
➜ Your design must meet technical standards approved by a person or team in the medical profession.
➜ The predicted production cost of your design must not exceed $1,000
Please submit the following with your entry:
➜ Up to 5 jpg images of your design. These can be drawings or digital images if your design is still in the conceptual stages.
➜ A brief description of your design and how it meets the Grant criteria
➜ A PDF file containing additional details regarding your design (optional)
➜ A link to your project online (optional)
The winner will be selected by jury of industry experts. The winning entry will be announced on the IDA and ePDA websites and via newsletter to our entire database of 175,000 professionals, as well as by press release to our media partners and contacts around the world.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Architects and interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers, professional and amateur alike are invited to submit their work for the IDA design competition.