Competition Roundup

Spring is here. Are you ready to shake off the design doldrums of winter and get those creative juices flowing?

Get your ideas noticed–and maybe gain some cash prizes in the process! Here are a few of the most recent competitions to arrive in our mailbox (see more listings in our Events/Competitions section):

New Practices New York 2008
A portfolio competition and exhibition sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter serves as a platform to recognize and promote new, innovative, and emerging architecture firms within New York City.
Registration Deadline: May 16

One Good Chair Design Competition
one-good-chair-logo.jpg The focus of the competition is the lounge chair or similar casual seating—simple objects to aid the body in the act of sitting.
Registration Deadline: May 30

ADC Young Guns 6
adclogo.jpg This competition is open to those under the age of age 30 who have been working for at least two years in a design field.
Submission Deadline: June 2

Millennium Promise Competition
mill.jpgThe purpose of this competition is to create a campaign design for Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization with the mission to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Africa by 2015. *Check the DESIGN 21 Web site for more competitions
Submission Deadline: June 17

Design is Air—2008 Seoul Design Competition
clipcity.jpg This competition addresses the ubiquitous and sustainable city life in Seoul and seeks to identify creative design solutions to be applied to future city projects.
Submission Deadline: July 31

The 8th Space Prize for International Students of Interior Design: It + Ecology
This competition urges students to read the signs of the changing patterns of the 21st Century society in their surroundings and propose new styles of dwellings.
Submission Deadline: September 16

The 26th Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design: Where/How Do You Live?
Explore how to apply and adapt architecture to the surrounding nature, and how to change and adjust the relationship between nature and architecture in future space.
Submission Deadline: September 11

And here are the competitions whose deadlines loom. Get your submissions in soon!

IIDA/Metropolis Smart Environment Awards
sea07blast.jpg The third annual Smart Environments Awards recognize interior projects that integrate design excellence, human well-being, sustainability.
Registration Deadline: March 28

ReGeneration: International Green Computing Technology Design Competition
Create a design concept or innovation for technology products that demonstrate responsible solutions for green computing technologies.
Submission Deadline: April 2

Reinventing Grand Army Plaza
This goal of this international ideas competition is to generate new visions for every aspect of this Brooklyn plaza’s design.
Submission Deadline: April 2

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