Tuesday, January 03, 2012

SURTEX: designext® 2012

Deadline: January 25, 2012 (ONLINE)

International Student Design Competition
SURTEX: designext® 2012

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, New York
May 20-22, 2012

SURTEX® is proud to present its 26th annual International Student Design Competition honoring outstanding art & design students for exceptional surface design work.

SURTEX provides a valuable and exciting opportunity for artists, designers, agents and licensors to meet art buyers and licensees from around the world. Since 1986, SURTEX has hosted an annual International Student Design Competition honoring outstanding art & design students for their exceptional surface design work. Students and their work get exposed to thousands of worldwide industry professionals – a terrific path for beginning a career. We invite you to participate in our 2012 competition.

The Challenge
This year we challenge students to create a collection (minimum of 6, maximum of 9) of original surface designs to be used in an outdoor celebrations setting in the year 2020. We encourage students to think ahead, think future trends -- 10 years down the road – to develop designs that will be used on outdoor furnishings, fabrics, invitations, table linens, tabletop, decorative accessories, wall coverings, floor covering and lighting of their choice within the outdoor setting.

We encourage students to be creative, inventive and dramatic as they develop their overall concept / theme and related surface designs. A successful entry will also demonstrate potential for viability in the marketplace, as well as excellent presentation skills.

There is no cost to enter the SURTEX designext competition! However, all entrants must be students in their 3rd or 4th year (junior or senior level) in a college/university, and be enrolled in a surface design-related curriculum. Submissions must adhere to the competition requirements in order to be considered.

Winning students must be able to travel to New York City to participate in SURTEX 2012.

Jury / Criteria
The jury will review entries based on the following criteria:

■ Surface design development (i.e. hand-drawn and/or computer-generated)

■ Creativity, style and use of color and pattern

■ Potential for viability in the marketplace

■ Presentation of overall concept and surface designs

At SURTEX, the judges will review each of the four winners’ booth presentation and portfolio in order to determine the Grand Prize winner.

Visit website for more information including Awards and Submissions details: www.surtex.com/TheShow

Any questions, contact Stephanie Leon-Santiago at ssantiago@glmshows.com