New York Festivals 2016 Torch Awards

New York Festivals 2016 Torch Awards

The 2016 Torch Awards is now open for entries. New York Festivals invites young creative talent from the ages of 18-27 to take part in the third annual competition that explores a different creative challenge each year and offers mentor training on how to pitch their idea. This year's challenge is the Inclusive Design Challenge.

This year, New York Festivals has partnered with the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) for the 2016 Torch Awards. IHCD is dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.

Entrants in the Inclusive Design Challenge will present their creative concept for a digital media showcase that presents the inclusive design progress and success stories. This showcase will be used to introduce the Institute for Human Centered Design and the urgent case for practicing inclusive design in the 21st century to a wide range of global audiences at conferences, as part of presentations to global policy makers, and through strategic partnerships. It will be a permanent fixture in the exhibit showroom at the IHCD headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Five Finalist Teams will be invited to New York City to present their ideas. Before they head into the pitch, they'll fine-tune their work during an intensive work session with their mentor-a member of the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards Executive Jury. The teams will have 10 minutes to pitch their idea to an exclusive jury panel including members of The Institute for Human Centered Design team and members of the New York Festivals Executive Jury.

There is no entry fee for the Torch Awards. Teams of two to four people 18-27 may enter. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.

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