Design Competitions

  1. Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021

    Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021

    The Stanford Center on Longevity is challenging university students to design solutions for the post-pandemic future, keeping in mind both how these solutions affect people throughout the life span, and how they can be designed in ways that are accessible to all.

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  2. Architizer A+Firm Awards

    Architizer A+Firm Awards

    Annual A+Firm Awards is a new program created to spotlight the architects and collaborators behind the world's best architecture.

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  3. Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021

    Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Taipei Cycle D&I Awards. The competition is open to all designers, manufacturers and retailers in bicycle-related industries.

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  4. Clairvoyants 2020

    Clairvoyants 2020

    Dwie Siostry Publishing House is calling for submissions for the 2020 Clairvoyants international competition for an illustrated children's book.

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  5. CBDX - Cities for All

    CBDX: Cities for All

    The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.

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  6. New Garage Design Challenge

    New Garage Design Challenge

    The New Garage Design Challenge is intended to inspire architecture and interior design enthusiasts of all levels from amateur to professional to reimagine the often-neglected space - which following stay-at-home conditions - is predicted to become the new frontier in design.

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  7. 17th Annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest

    17th Annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest

    Entrants are challenged to create a miniature version of an iconic chair or original of their own - using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles.

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  8. TDC67 and 24TDC

    TDC67 & 24TDC

    The Type Directors Club's TDC67 and 24TDC, the biggest and most respected awards in the world of type design and typography, are now open for entries.

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  9. IESNYC 2021 Lumen Awards

    IESNYC 2021 Lumen Awards

    The New York City section of the IES is calling for entries for its 2021 Lumen Awards.

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  10. 2021 Susan Beech Mid-career Grant

    2021 Susan Beech Mid-career Grant

    Established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, the objective of this $20,000 grant is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of art jewelry.

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  11. Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students

    Knoll Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students

    Knoll is calling for applications for its 'Diversity Advancement Design Scholarships for Black Students,' created to develop the next generation of Black architects, graphic designers, industrial and architectural engineers, interior designers and industrial designers.

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  12. eVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition

    eVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition

    eVolo Magazine is inviting architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2021 Skyscraper Competition.

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  13. Red Dot Award - Product Design 2021

    Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

    The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, appraises the best products created every year.

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  14. Design Ventura

    Design Ventura

    Design Ventura is a design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools in the UK. The free competition invites schoolchildren aged 13-16 to design a product that improves everyday life by addressing social, educational or environmental issues.

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  15. Telly Awards 2021

    Telly Awards 2021

    The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television across all screens, has opened its 42nd annual call for entries with a host of new and expanded categories.

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  16. C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    The C-IDEA Design Award is an annual juried design competition that aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.

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  17. Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2021

    Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2021

    The 28th Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is now open for submissions. This annual competition recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial spaces.

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  18. D&AD Awards 2021

    D&AD Awards 2021

    D&AD has opened entries for the 2021 Awards. Recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, the D&AD Awards have inspired the creative community since 1962 by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising.

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  19. One Show 2021

    One Show 2021

    The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

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  20. ADC 100th Annual Awards

    ADC 100th Annual Awards

    The ADC Annual Awards is the world's longest continuously running awards program recognizing global excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of advertising and design. This year presents creatives from around the world with the once-a-century opportunity to be part of history by winning a coveted ADC Cube in the prestigious show's 100th awards season.

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  21. Design Reset - New Dreams for a New World

    Design Reset: New Dreams for a New World

    On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Pininfarina has launched an international design competition that challenges students from all around the world to create something that expresses their dreams for the future.

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  22. Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions, AKQA's annual global competition to unearth the next generation of creative talent, is now open for entries.

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  23. Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    The 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Competition challenges participants to create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals, while incorporating all three elements of biomimicry into their proposed solution.

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