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material TRENDS award 2010

Deadline: Closed

With which innovative ideas do young designers come up with to create intelligent materials? Which changes will we see in future in the field of lightweight construction and composite material? These issues are dealt with by the material TRENDS award 2010 organized by iF for the first time ever. Students and recent gradutes from the disciplines of design, architecture and interior design are invited to submit their creative ideas.

Students of all academic design, architecture, marketing and engineering courses worldwide are invited to submit their concepts to the material TRENDS award. Both team and individual projects will be accepted. Graduates of these courses can also submit their work if they graduated within the last two years (reference date is the date of registration).

There is no limit to the number of contributions each participant can submit. However, each entry can only be submitted once and only in one category, but also in other competitions. Participation in the material TRENDS award is free of charge.

Submission of entry
In addition to the registration, all participants are responsible for the costs of sending their competition entries to iF either via mail or via a forwarding company. The entries must arrive no later than 2 February 2010.

In addition to their registration for the material TRENDS award 2010, all participants will be asked - after they have registered with my iF - to send a presentation poster as well as a CD for each submitted entry. This presentation poster should serve to represent the essence of the design in the form of description and images. The descriptive language should at least be in English.

01. composite materials
This category is about material qualities and characteristics. A composite, which consists of two or more materials, can change its qualities and characteristics. In the area of packaging composite material is very popular and also in the textile industries their uses are gaining increasing importance.

02. lightweight constructions
Lightweight construction is a design philosophy that has the maximum weight reduction as a goal. The reasons to use lightweight construction can differ. A main argument for lightweight construction however is the saving of rescources both at the manufacturing of the product as well as by its use.

last call: 26 January 2010
Entry for the jury: to arrive no later than 2 February 2010
Jury: 18 February 2010
Jury results: from 19 February 2010 onwards
Special display material TRENDS exhibition: 19 until 23 April 2010