Competitions can be an excellent way to showcase your work, get mentoring from experts, generate funding, and earn critical feedback on your ideas. New industrial design competitions are springing up every year. Line//Shape//Space created a list of 12 upcoming competitions to help stimulate you and your team to take the next step; from drawing to prototype or prototype to market. This list includes:
- Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge: Currently open for submissions and sponsored by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Autodesk, the goal of this design challenge is “to eliminate the concept of ‘waste’ by designing products with materials that may be perpetually cycled to retain their value as nutrients to fuel growing global economies.” Prizes include $2,000 and a three-day pass to Autodesk University.
- Makerspace Contest: Instructables presents some fairly serious hardware prizes for the dedicated makers out there. Participants compete for more than $30,000 in prizes.
It’s worth noting that most of these competitions are held at roughly the same time every year. If you’ve missed this year’s deadline, hang tight because another chance will be coming around. And, for others, the topic or project might change, but the organization won’t.
Review the rest of this list at Line//Shape//Space.