Sunday, November 15, 2009

METROPOLIS Next Generation 2010

Deadline: January 29, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Online)

2010 METROPOLIS Next Generation
Design Competition

Winner announced in May 2010

Good design determines how well products, spaces, and systems work from the beginning. We think that great design ideas can make things work even better. One Design Fix for the Future challenges you to prove us right—whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, communication designer. We’re looking for ONE design fix you can make now in your designed environment—the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city, or any commercial application—that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.

To enter, provide one small (but brilliant and elegant) fix—leading to an incremental (or dramatic) change in sustainability. Your fix needn’t have anything to do with “environmentalist engineering” to make a difference. Concentrate on what you know best, are aching to improve in a way that deploys your training and imagination.

The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, technology, and historic relevance. Each designer should speak to any one of the six sub-disciplines supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, graphic design. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. All entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.

Entry Fee & Deadline
The entry fee is $75 for each submission. All entries must be submitted by January 29, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. PST Residents of the following states by law are not required to pay an entry fee: AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT.

Maximum Number of Submissions
Up to three submissions will be accepted from an individual or team of collaborators. A separate application and entry fee is required for each project submitted.

Submission Process
Projects must be submitted electronically via the online submission form. Metropolis will not accept mailed materials.

A panel of judges, representing a broad range of design disciplines, will choose the winner and up to fifteen (15) runners-up during the month of February 2010. The winner and runners-up will be notified by telephone or email. Judges’ decisions are final.

Visit website for complete rules, profile of judges, faqs & online entry form: