Friday, September 23, 2011

Centenary of Canberra - A Legacy of Good Design

Deadline: 2 December 2011 (RECEIVE)

Centenary of Canberra
- A Legacy of Good Design

Canberra ACT
Winning Products available through 2013

Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design is a competition to design unique, high quality objects, to be produced and sold as memorabilia for the city's centenary in 2013.

This project aims to:

invite craft practitioners and designer makers of the ACT Region to create a product of memorabilia that recognises and celebrates 100 years of Canberra as Australia's national capital;
celebrate the contribution and history of craft and design in Canberra;
showcase and provide opportunities for Canberra's craft practitioners and designer makers; and
encourage new partnerships between these creative industries and manufacturers, with a view to increasing the manufacturing capacity of the Canberra region.

About the competition
The competition is open to all Canberra and local region residents.

10 finalists, selected from the entries, will each receive $1,000 to develop their design concept into a prototype. The first 10 finalists will be selected on the concept, design and ability to manufacture the memorabilia.

These 10 finalists will then present their prototype and the concept behind the design, to a panel of experts.

From the initial 10 finalists 4 products (winners) will be selected.

Each of the 4 winners will be contracted to manufacture the memorabilia product and paid an amount of $10,000 for the production costs of the initial run of the memorabilia product.

The Competition Guidelines outline the competition structure, eligibility, selection criteria, retail, marketing and distribution and key dates.

Download guidelines: of good design_guidelines.pdf

Visit website for more information:

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
PO Box 992, Civic Square ACT 2608
Contact: Hamilton Darroch, Project Manager
Telephone (02) 6262 9333
Fax (02) 6262 9666