(deserving dog proudly wearing tiara from Wet Nose Photos)
• Socio Design Foundation Integrated Competition — register by 30 April 2010
Craft and clearly communicate your idea for a design school that fosters a socially-aware education for its students.
• International Lace Award — 30 April 2010
“Challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multimedia. … The Award defines lace as an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.”
• Street Furniture Light — 30 April 2010
The objective of the competition is to design an object that qualifies as a street furniture while retaining its primary purpose, lighting.
• Just Sit! Chairs and Stools design — 30 April 2010
The actual deadline says “April 31th” which is sorta ghetto. But it’s a call for submissions into a new book about, uh huh, chairs and stools.
• One Good Chair — 1 May 2010
The theme is Minimum/Maximum. Can you design a chair that is almost nothing and almost everything at the same time?
• Bench Jewelers Passion Award — 1 May 2010
Submit your finished jewelry pieces or CAD renderings designed after January ‘09. Awards will be presented at the Bench Jewelers Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
• Electrolux Design Lab Competition — 1 May 2010
Open to undergraduate and graduate students to design home appliances for small domestic spaces.
• The Earth Awards — 10 May 2010
Do you have an idea that’s going to change the future? Submit your invention/innovation for a chance at $50k and a presentation to venture capitalists in London. Categories are: built environment, product, future, systems, fashion, & social justice.
• Game Changers — 11 May 2010
Design a game that aims to create change by improving lives or inspiring new behaviors.
• MINI Countryman — 11 May 2010
Create a 2D concept for a feature to be added to the MINI Center Rail of the new MINI Countryman car. Pretty nice prizes, like a trip to the Paris Motor Show.
• Porch Shed Design Competition — 15 May 2010
Come up with the ultimate porch for a shed, it may be a simple classic design or a complete wrap around, it could be very clean lines or richly decorated the choice is yours.
• TANGS Green Tote Design Challenge — 16 May 2010
TANGS is calling for all designers to propose a new look for the Green Tote. Get creative and choose from the 3 sizes provided and [include the logo] in your design.
• The Living Climate Change Video Challenge — 25 May 2010
Create a video of no more than 2 minutes in length that depicts how you see climate change impacting or shaping our lives over the next 20 to 30 years.
• Mobile Voter Registration & Info Center Design — 15 June 2010
Pratt Manhattan Gallery present[s] a public art competition to design mobile voter registration centers that will tour New York City from September 15 through November 2, 2010. The goal of the competition… is to provide visual political stimulation during the voter registration process and to inform the public about the democratic process.
• Crochet Guild of America — 15 June 2010
Join the CGOA and enter your amazing crochet creations, anything from fashion and accessories to toys and home decor.
• Seoul International Design Competition — 13 July 2010
“The ‘design for all’ objective is made to increase the efforts and the pursuit of design production that can be shared by all, removing emotional and physical barriers by becoming an universal communicative social solution.” Competition is open to anyone, anywhere!
• Betacup Challenge — 15 June 2010
Submit an idea that could help reduce the waste of the 58 billion paper coffee cups that get thrown away, unrecycled, each year.
• Food Design — 15 June 2010
Design with food; design for food; and a tasting kit design: this is probably the coolest concept competition on this entire list. And even if you have no plans to enter, you should jump over to Dexigner and see the image for this contest. It’s prosciutto juxtaposed with a linen sheet. Cured meat and textiles are both really my thing.
• EVOLVE — 30 June 2010
Design a rug. Open only to full-time professionals in the interior design industry (products, textiles, stylists, consultants) that are also residents of New Zealand or Australia.
• Carpet Vista — 18 July 2010
Design a rug. Open to anyone, I think.
• HABARI Stool Design — 20 August 2010
The objective: present new design ideas that combine the use of modern but simple manufacturing technology with the advantages of typical African Stools. Best idea(s) will go into production. A selection of stool designs selected by the Jury will be exhibited during the 2010 Vienna Design Week.
• The Concrete Classroom— register by 15 September 2010
Students in the field of architecture are invited to present conceptual designs for a new education and training facility for a state concrete association.
• Playable 2010 — 1 October 2010
Submit your designs for Playable Art / Playable Sites / Playable DIY Sites / Playable Kids. The competition will culminate in a conference on designing for play at Georgia Tech.
• Copper and the Home — 30 November 2010
Design a decorative object for the home using copper or copper alloys that exploit the intrinsic qualities of these metals. Separate categories for students and professionals under 40 years of age. (p.s. The site is pretty clunky. To read the competition details go to News>newsletter>#07)