The second edition of the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents is now open for entries. The competition, an initiative of Shenzhen, a UNESCO City of Design, aims to recognize the success and talent of young creators working in any of the 69 member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, plus Hong Kong.
Under the theme 'Transformation: The Mission of Design,' the Award will reward the efforts of young designers who, through their creativity, have contributed to improving environmental quality as well as to social and economic development-more broadly, making cities more liveable. The competition also seeks, among other things, to encourage exchanges among young designers from various countries, co-operation among the various UNESCO Creative Cities, and the sharing of experiences and ideas in the development of creative and cultural industries.
"This second edition of the Shenzhen Award competition is a fine opportunity for our local designers and architects to spread the word about their talent, creativity and passion," commented Manon Gauthier, member of the Montréal Executive Committee responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design, Space for Life and the Status of Women.
"Montréal is recognized over the world for its creativity and taste for innovation. So I am delighted to issue this invitation to design students and professionals alike to submit projects and, in so doing, raise awareness of the talent and boldness that are hallmarks of our city."
The call for projects is open to design professionals or students aged 35 or younger (in the case of architects, aged 40 or younger) whose main office is located in Montréal, or students enrolled full-time at a Montréal university-level institution.
The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.
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