Young designers called to create quality

The UK’s budding and established designers are being invited to pitch their self-created products for the global ‘red dot award: product design 2006.’

With over 4,000 entries from 40 countries, the annual competition for innovative and ground-breaking product design is one of the biggest worldwide.

Under its usual mantra of ‘quality needs a form,’ red dot organisers are inviting individual designers or companies to register their products into two categories - product design and communication design.

An independent jury comprising international design experts will judge a designer’s achievement; matched and examined in a worldwide comparison.

“There lacks an effective way to connect talent with opportunity and great concepts to industry,” says the competition organisers.

“The red dot design award for design concepts recognises and promotes the high potential and creative energies of a new generation of young talent, designers, and ambitious design companies.”

Budding designers might be encouraged to note that an array of different designs are welcome for entry.

Among short-listed winners for 2005, were two Russian students who showcased pull-out walls and furniture, a Korean who created the bicycle of the future, and Nikolai Cornell’s life-size multimedia interactive navigational TV.

Designers are encouraged to register now to take advantage of ‘early bird’ discount from 2005. Applicants should file their submissions via red dot’s internet portal.

The news comes as Spreadshirt is calling for last entries in a competition hosted through the London Design Festival to find an 'innovative, creative, and boundary-breaking' T-Shirt.

The winning design will "celebrate new design in a new medium" and will be determined by whichever T-shirt brings new concepts and shows innovative application of the medium.

Applicants are invited to set up their own free online shop and populate it with their unique and vibrantly coloured garment, via a simple upload function.

All designs are accepted including designs for digital, plot printing and even embroidery, with just one winner due to take awaye 50 copies of their masterpiece and a £500 cash prize.

To take part, please read the full terms and conditions, and then get uploading! The competition closes on October 30.


13th October 2005

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