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VDID Newcomers’ Award: Young designers wanted

5 Mar 2019

Koelnmesse promotes upcoming design talent. Together with the German Association of Industrial Designers, the trade fair company will be presenting the VDID Newcomers' Award at interzum. Young designers have until 20 March 2019 to submit their university projects.

Outstanding study achievements

The VDID Newcomers' Award honors outstanding study achievements. Aspiring industrial designers are thus supported in entering the profession. With interzum, Koelnmesse also offers young professionals an effective platform. Entries can be submitted in all areas of product and industrial design – from household and interior to industrial and office through to interface design. The award ceremony will take place on 24 May at interzum.

High level of design

“The submissions received every two years clearly demonstrate the high level of design education in Germany,” says Stefan Eckstein, VDID President. Together with his colleagues on the jury panel he is looking for the best student projects and final degree assignments at German universities from the years 2017 to 2019. At the end of the selection process, three equal main prizes will be awarded. There will also be a special prize for “Light in product design”.

Innovation requires cooperation

For Maik Fischer, Director of interzum, this way of fostering the next generation is hugely important: “Today, innovation requires cooperation between different disciplines, by which I mean a dialogue between development and application, between established companies and start-ups, between young and old.“ Therefore, interzum not only offers a worldwide unique platform for product innovations, but also an international industry forum. „We provide a forum in which a highly diverse range of people can meet on an equal footing“, says Maik Fischer, „even including industry representatives and the young talent who may go on to revolutionise the products of tomorrow.”

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