Jump to content
Product Design Forums


Design Competitions

Recommended Posts

Guest SportsStuff_R&D

The Great Tube Challenge


Calling all product designers. We here at Sportsstuff have teamed up with Boating Life magazine to hold a tube design competition. Read below to find out more and good luck!


From http://www.boatinglife.com/:


Spend two days with a bunch of caffeinated friends testing 20 exotic tubes and you can imagine the ideas that start flying around. And that got us to thinking...


What if we had a contest where kids could send in ideas for a new tube? And so, the Great Tube Challenge was born.


How it works:


You send us your idea for a new tube. Include drawings, a brief description and a name for the tube. We'll send the entries to the Sportsstuff team so they can determine a winner based on creativity and practicality.


What you could win:


Sportsstuff will make an actual prototype of the winning idea and Boating Life will invite the winner to a site to be determined for a maiden run on the tube. You could find yourself featured in the magazine and on sportsstuff.com.


Go to http://www.boatinglife.com/ or http://www.sportsstuff.com/ for entry forms and official rules.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


The 11th International Bicycle Design Competition is inviting entries!



Hi! The Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center is organizing the 11th International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) and invites entries.


There is no entry fee!


You may read about it, especially the schedule and the rules, on the web page http://design.runride.com


You may register through this web page from May 1 to August 15 2006.


After registration you have until August 15 2006 to submit your work (4 electronic files in jpg format) via email for the First Round.


Twenty-one finalists will be selected and notified by September 15, 2006.


These twenty one submit their final work (a small-scale model) by December 20, 2006.


Final results will be announced on March 24, 2007, the first day of the 2007 Taipei International Cycle Show.


The Grand Prize NT$500,000 as well as high honorary is waiting for you!


We take great pleasure in inviting you to take part in the ONLY international bicycle design competition!


Besides, we would appreciate if you could forward this message to your designer friends.




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest husseindesign



Challenge the imagination.


Make your dreams come true! If you win the Peugeot Design Contest 2007,

you will be able to see your concept car in full-scale at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show!


Design is first and foremost a story of passion, which we have had at heart over the six years of sharing with you. With the 4th edition of the Peugeot Design Contest, the adventure continues. It is the free expression of tomorrow’s talents and imagination is its motor. Car design fans, take up again the challenge offered to skill and talent. Once again, let’s dream together.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest belitcha

post-1041-1156678118.gifHOUSE PARTY - design interior acessories for party fun



C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S

designboom and DA - design association international design competition.

participation is open to applicants from every country in the world,

to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.

free registration required.




01 - the subject of the international competition is



design home accessories for party fun!

we are looking for new design ideas to revolutionise house parties.

enhance the party experience and optimize enjoyment in your living space

with fun- chairs, lamps, table accessories, gifts, stationary, ...







02 – awards

the designers of 5 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards

- first prize YEN 500,000

- second prize YEN 200,000

- 3 third prizes YEN 100,000

winning entries and a selection of the works sent in will be shown

at the 100% design tokyo fair, 31.10. - 05.11. 2006

and as always

designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.







03 – the jury is composed of

to be updated,

the jury members will consist of respected names from the world of design - watch this space!







04 - design criteria

please don't send in vague concepts, but go a step further.

the designs must satisfy the following four criteria:

1. original / innovative design

they should not look like any existing designs.

2. attractive design

they should have popular, aesthetic appeal.

3. they should be safe


4. low manufacturing cost

designs should be mature designs and not to difficult to manufacture,

therefore they are more likely to sell in quantity.







05 – registration deadline

application registration will be accepted through to september 25th, 2006







06 - registration

teams register with one name only

(when submitting works you should add all team member’s names).

there is a maximum enrollment, registration may close prior to that deadline.




07 - submit your entry / entries

whether you're an individual or group, you can submit max.3 works.



for each work you will be requested to supply:

1 - up to 3 files (images or a composition of more images) of your project.

please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file.

image size max 600 (width) x 700 (height) pixels.


if you are not able to reduce the size of your file please see

the tutorial on how reduce the size of your file with photoshop.


( the original high-resolution image(s)

will be requested if your work is shortlisted )


2 - explanation of ideas

a brief description of your work.

(english text only, explanation is expected to be concise)


3 - you will be requested to accept the competition guidelines

(competition guidelines:

projects participating to the competition, must be original works.

projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation.

the design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right,

including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names,

or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy.

only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted !)





08 – deadline for submission of entries

works can be submitted through to october 5th, 2006







10 - copyright

any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for application is designer’s property.



by participating in the competition, all participants authorise designboom

and DA design association to publish and exhibit all the designs

(including project data submitted) – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events

and/or to use them in any publications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary.






11a - further info on Da design association, japan can be found at



11b - further info on 100% design tokyo 2006 can be found at








12 - questions

inquiries to mail@designboom.com

please write in the subject line : HOUSE PARTY

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

logo.gif..... andheader_left.jpg


We please to launch a footwear design competition at IDAsia.org in collaboration and support of Sprandi with prizes to be sponsored by the company.


The aim of this competition, in-line with Sprandi's start of Spring Summer 2008 design season, is to look for fresh ideas from the forumers, and commercial or useable shoes from this will be a plus.



The competition starts on 27th September


Phase 1: 3 weeks (submission of all entries)

submission deadline Oct 18, 2359hr


Phase 2: 1 week (initial selection of 5 finalists, designs can then be modified before final selection)

submission deadline Oct 24, 2359hr


Phase 3: Winner and 2 runners-up announced



-Winner: 1 pair of latest Sprandi shoes and T-shirt

The winner also has the possibility of a USD3000 prize money if Sprandi decide to use the shoe design in their Spring Summer 2008 collection (this would be announced after their sales meeting in July 2007)


- More information

For more information on the judging criteria and design brief, please head on over to http://idasia.org (Membership is required and easy!). If you are already a member at IDAsia.org please head to this direct link.


Competition closing today at 18 Oct 2006

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest donsmith design

Theme of October-November 2006 EDITION

1st Design Competition[

'CARS OF THE REVOLUTION'CALL-FOR-ENTRIES the 1st international design competition , participation is open to applicants from any country in the world. to professionals,design students.,school students and design enthusiasts. 1.- the subject of the international competition is:-



2.- the awards:- the designer of the winning entry will be granted with a cash prize. winning entries and a selection of the work sent in will hopefully be presented in autocar magazine.


3.- the jury:- Stephen Donald, Michael Dennis, we are currently contacting designers and other representatives to help in the judging side. if you have any suggestions i will be more than happy to hear from you. contact me at donsmithdesign@hotmail.co.uk


4:- Design criteria:- the designs must satisfy the following four criteria:-

1.Original Innovative Design

2.Attractive Design

3.Efficient In Power



5:- competion dates

5th October 2006 - 20th november 2006 entry Fee:- £2 make check payable to stephen donald. this fee is only to get funding into the competition so dont take it as a scam.

Entries should be posted to

Donsmith Design

4 Hylton Road

Ferryhill County




We look forward to receving the entries and wish you loads of luck

Stephen Donald & Michael Dennis.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest john-john



Link to participate : daihatsu design contest


You must hurry, you first have to register before taking part and the deadline for this is the 31st November (an extension has been given over the date stated on the Daihatsu site)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Mark Beckman

Not so much a competition but the winner will get money!


I need a design for a car/bike hybrid similar in style to the Campagna T-Rex (google it).


Interested in fame and fortune then email me please




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest hido





T-shirt design contest


We are a non-profit organization, Humanitarian International Design

Organisation (HIDO) (LOI 1901) designing for people in Third World countries

and we are looking for designers / creative people to help design us our first

generation T-shirts.


We are looking for a funky and fresh design that reflects our aim and conveys

our message effectively by incorporating our logo HIDO and slogan

“Humanitarian Design for people in needâ€.


You can find the rules and guidelines on:

T-shirt design contest


For more info you can contact us on:



Registration deadline: 15th of January 2007


We are looking forward to receive your designs.


the HIDO team

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest PI Yiting



Play Imaginative (PI) and The Coca-Cola Company are embarking on an urban designer program themed "A Better Tomorrow". This program features a worlwide online design contest using PI's designer toy 'trexi' as a canvas.


Revolving around Coca-Cola's global brand campaign "Coke Side of Life" and the manifesto that Coca-Cola is much more than a beverage; it reflects the simple, optimistic moments in life -- the companies are calling for designers who can express their passion for design and for the Coca-Cola brand by way of their art. Using 'trexi' as a 3D medium, the challenge is to depict their own personal definition of happiness creatively, and show the world what their vision of "A Better Tomorrow" looks like.


Comprising 25 designs in total, the top 15 designs will be chosen by way of the public's votes to join 10 other internationally renowned character artists in the new "A Better Tomorrow" trexi series. The series will be launched in May 2007.


Top prize includes USD$10,000 cash, seeing your trexi design in the ABT trexi series, an an opportunity to see your art on a Coca-Cola bottle.


Submissions are open from 16 Nov 2006 to 15 Jan 2007 so spread the word!


Please log onto www.trexi.com.sg/abt.htm for details.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ainsley

Gennum, a leading manufacturer of wireless headsets, have a great opportunity for designers to get internationally recognized, win $10,000 and other great electronic prizes!


Visit www.nxzen.com/designcontest for more details.


Contact ainsleym@hendersonrobb.com/ www.hendersonrobb.com for questions/ help.

*Contest is open to international students.


Good luck to all participants!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest hido



'NON violence against girls and women'


The Humanitarian International Design Organisation (HIDO) is working on an awareness project together with Regional Network on Child Protection (RENOCP) and would like to invite designers/creative people to create a poster to promote 'NON violence against girls and women'. This poster will be distributed in schools in African rural areas, starting in Kenya.


We are looking for a graphically attractive poster with a dynamic and inviting message to attract girls/women in different African Cultures to discuss these gender based violence issues. With this poster we would like to motivate girls to contact the local organisation RENOCP for further help and support. The poster needs to incorporate the slogan ‘NON violence against girls and women’.


Look here for more details, rules and guidelines.


For more info you can contact us on:



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.


Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.