Design competition

The Pure Talents Contest is amongst the most highly recognised international design competitions for up-and-coming designers.
 
Pure Talents Contest 2021 will mark the eighteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.
 
In 2021, despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19, Koelnmesse would again like to give young, up-and-coming designers the opportunity to present their work to a large audience and establish contacts in the furniture industry. With a sophisticated security concept, Koelnmesse will guarantee a secure trade fair. 
 
 
Categories:
 
Entries will be accepted in the following product categories:
 
• Furniture
• Home accessories
• Lighting
• Floor Coverings, Wallpapers and Textiles
• Smart Home
 
 
Requirements  :
 
_ Submitted designs should have been produced within the last 12 months. 
_ Only prototype products may be submitted which have not yet been included in series productions, although those in the preparatory stages of series production may be eligible for entry. 
_ Products submitted may have already been on show at other exhibitions or have been featured in publications.
_ Up to three product images in JPG format can be uploaded when registering (maximum 2 MB per image). 
 

here is no entry fee to participate!

Participation in the “ Pure Talents ” Award contest is free

 
 
 The submitted works will be evaluated primarily based on the following criteria:
 
Overall concept
Originality of the design
Conceptual and visionary quality
Functionality/usability
Quality of form and presentation
Sustainability
 
Deadline: September 18, 2020
 
Who may enter  ?
Open to design students and young designers from around the world who have gained their degree not more than three years ago, with a graduation date after 1 January 2017.
 
Awards
 
From the applications received, the international jury will nominate a maximum of 20 products, whose designers will be invited to take part in the competition and thereby in the exhibition at imm cologne 2021. 
 
First prize : € 3,000
Second prize : € 2,000
Third prize : € 1,000
Audience Prize : € 1,000
Living Kitchen Selection : € 3,000
 

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