2.11-3.12.2021
Take part in New materials, New designs -design competition! Lekolar, Annala, A. Vesalainen and Niimaar are looking for new textile and product ideas!

‘New materials, New designs!’ -aims to push new designs made from new materials to markets!
— Elisa Luoto & Heidi Maria Huovinen, Young Finnish Design Cofounders
Young Finnish Design is organizing together with Natural Indigo Finland and Brightplus ‘New materials, New designs!’ design competition in order to find new textile and product ideas which utilize ecological and sustainable materials offered by Brightplus and Natural Indigo. 
In this competition Annala is looking for new textile designs, Lekolar is looking for new product ideas for school environment, A.Vesalainen is looking for new products for offices and home offices and Niimaar is looking for new textile products for their collections. You can make one or multiple design proposals for one or more companies!

Competition prizes are sponsored by OP-henkivakuutus & Nivalan kaupunki.

Let the games begin!

FIRST, order competition assignments!

send an email message ‘ORDER COMPETITION ASSIGNMENTS IN ENGLISH’ to hello@youngfinnishdesign.com. We will send you a PDF of the assignments through email. You can make multiple competition proposals and you can make them for more than one company. Please send each competition proposal separately.
young finnish design is organizing in cooperation with natural indigo finland and brightplus a design competition in which companies such as niimaar who is looking for new textile products for their collections
Niimaar is looking for new textile products for their collections!

SECOND, deliver the competition proposals!

The competition proposals need to be sent in digital format to hello@youngfinnishdesign.com by Friday 3rd of December 2021 at 23.59 (compressed as zip file, max 10MB). A competition proposal needs to include the following materials to be valid for evaluation:
-PDF format
-Landscape A3-size (use as many you need)
-Projection drawings of the competition proposal including main dimension and section in case it is relevant (applies to Lekolar and A. Vesalainen assignments)
-Rendered images (3D) which show how the product functions and is used (applies to all assignments)
-A description of the competition proposal which describes the idea, structure and material solutions (max 2000 characters including spaces), fit the description inside the A3 poster (applies to all assignments)
-Competition proposals are anonymous and you participate with an alias, write your alias to each page
-Please write your alias participant´s/participants´ name, education, contact information to the last (empty) page


Questions regarding the competition
All participants have the right to ask questions regarding the competition. Please send all the questions regarding the competition to hello@youngfinnishdesign.com

 

Finnish furniture company a. vesalainen is looking for new product ideas for home offices and offices spaces. competition is arranged by young finnish design oy
A. Vesalainen is looking for new product ideas for home offices
and office spaces!
 

THIRD, selecting and awarding winners!

4 awarded winners and 8 honorary awards. The awards are in total 4000 € (vat 0%) and are divided between 4 assignments. Lekolar, Niimaar, Annala and A. Vesalainen will choose the winners and to whom honorary awards are given.
Selection principles
Design competition proposals need to demonstrate high quality product design know-how.
The competition proposals are evaluated especially on following criteria:
design and design style
durability and functionality of the product
suitability for industrial production
principles of sustainable development
Make sure to consider the potential for commercial use and competitive pricing of the product

When?
Competition timetable is 2.11.2021 - 3.12.2021

Competition results
The winners will be notified personally by 31st of January 2021
Announcing the winners
The winners will be announced (publicly) in the beginning of February 2022
 
young finnish design is organizing on cooperation with natural indigo finland and brightplus a design competition in which companies such as annala oy is looking for new textile designs for their collections
Annala is looking for new textile designs and textile products
for their collections!

Competition rules! 


1 COMPETITION ORGANIZERS

Young Finnish Design Oy, Brightplus Oy and Natural Indigo Finland are organizing New materials, New designs - design competition in cooperation.

2 THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION

The aim of the competition is to find competition proposals according to the competition assignments. The competition aims to find products that would suit Lekolar AB´s, Annala Oy´s, A. Vesalainen Oy´s and Niimaar Oy´s manufacturing and collections.

3 RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE

New materials, New designs - design competition is an open competition organized in Finland. Primarily the competition is targeted to designers who are in the beginning of their career despite their age. You may participate if you are studying or you have studied design in Finland including exchange students. The competition languages are both Finnish and English. You may participate as an individual or as a team. 

4 SELECTION PRINCIPALS

Awarded design competition proposal needs to demonstrate high quality product design know-how. The selection is based on how the proposal follows the assignment. The award committees are focusing on design, innovation in product design, manufacturing methods, material choices, durability of the product and clarity.

5 EXCLUDING PROPOSALS &  RETURNING THE COMPETITION PROPOSALS

Proposals will be excluded from the competition if they are delivered after the deadline or are not equivalent to the instructions of the competition program. Exclusion of proposals are decided by the award committees. Competition organizer will not return competition proposals. Competition organizer is committed to destroy the digital material of competition proposals after the competition has ended. Competition organizer has no right to utilize any competition material delivered by the participants without separate written agreement excluding the awarded competition proposals.

6 AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

4 awarded winners and 8 honorary awards. The awards are in total 4000 € (vat 0%) and are divided between 4 assignments. Awards are paid through invoice for the winners one month after the results have been announced. Note that the award money is not tax free income for the designer. Awards are sponsored by Nivalan kaupunki ja OP Henkivakuutus Oy.

7 UTILIZATION AND IMMATERIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THE COMPETITION PROPOSALS

All immaterial property rights of the competition proposals belong to the designer/designers. In case there is a team participating in the competition, the persons in the team need to make a written agreement between each other about how the rights are divided between the team members. Participating companies have the right to negotiate about utilization, manufacturing, marketing and sales rights of the competition proposals with the designer/designers and Young Finnish Design Oy. Negotiations need to take place within six months after the competition results have been announced.

Young Finnish Design Oy will negotiate agreements between companies and designers in collaboration with designers. Young Finnish Design Oy has no right to negotiate agreements without designer´s consent. Young Finnish Design Oy is taking part in the agreement negotiations in order to make the negotiations effortless from both manufacturers´ and designers´ point of view. Participants assure that the proposal does not offend someone else´s rights according to the participants´ knowledge and is not a copy of any public design model. If the participant wants to protect his/her competition proposal, for example, with design model protection it is the participant´s responsibility to do so.

8 AGREEMENT OF MANUFACTURING

Agreement negotiations of utilization of the awarded proposal will be held between designer/designers, the manufacturer taking part in the competition and Young Finnish Design Oy. Collaboration products will be named Customer x Young Finnish Design, designed by X-designer. The purpose of this is to highlight the value of collaboration in bringing new Finnish design to markets and the value of Finnish designers creating the future of Finnish design today.

9 AWARD COMMITTEE

Winners will be chosen by the representatives of each company who have written particular competition assignments. Award committees agree on the competition program and rules.

10 COMPETITION REPRESENTATIVE

Elisa Luoto, CEO of Young Finnish Design Oy operates as competition representative. The task of the competition representative is to gather the competition proposals for award committees and to answer inquiries concerning the competition. Nominated competition representative does not belong to the award committees and has no right to vote.

11 COMPETITION PROGRAM

The competition timetable, participation conduct, presentation requirements of the competition proposal(s), enrollment and award amounts of the competition are described in the competition program. 

12 RESPONSIBILITY OF COMPETITION PROPOSALS

The competition organizers are responsible for the safety of the competition proposals after receiving them. 

13 ASSURANCE OF FAMILIARIZING ONESELF WITH THE COMPETITION RULES AND COMPETITION PROGRAM

By participating in the competition the contestant approves the competition rules, the competition program, and the terms and obligations of the competition and also confirms that he/she owns all rights concerning the competition proposal.

14 DISAGREEMENTS

Possible disagreements will be solved in cooperation with the award committees.






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