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Core77, a leading resource for the design community, is announcing it’s first international awards program called the Core77 Design Awards. Entrants can submit into one of 15 categories ranging from apparel and DIY to interactive and design for social impact.

Along with their design, entrants will also be asked to submit a short behind-the-scenes video to show the story behind their design concept, as well as to give a personal point of view and background story to their submission. Each of the 15 categories is open to both students and professional designers and awards will be presented for both levels in each category (30 awards in all).

Embracing the accessibility of the internet and a transparent judging process, Core77’s teams of judges will announce the winners of each category via livestream broadcast over several days, allowing the judges to share both the reasoning and methodology that lead to their final decisions. Judges include Peter Kallen from the sustainable urban and outdoor apparel company, Nau; Max Fraser, editor and publisher of the London Design Guide; Eric Wilhelm and Christy Canida from Instructables; Steven Heller, Co-Chair of the MFA Design as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, and many more movers and shakers of the design industry.

Entires are due by May 3rd, 2011 so jump over to Core77 to learn more about how to submit your designs to this bold and innovative new program!


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    Apr 20, 2011, 07.15 PMby darciepemberton

    These comments reminded me of working @ a retail company where they had an “employee t-shirt design contest”. I entered, never heard anything, obviously didn’t win (never heard who won) & a couple of years later they produced a t-shirt that was amazingly like my submission. What a rip-off! I’m sure they would deny any of it! I’m sure they rec’d many designs that “didn’t win” yet gave them years of original material to work with. Watch out, this is a reputable & popular company!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 10.06 AMby ajtak7171

    Ok, I just went over there and read about it. I would love to hear from others – do you think it is normal and ok that one would pay to submit an entry? And what do you get in turn if you win – anything else than the trophy for your fireplace and a mention on their website? I’m not at all criticizing, I’m really just curious. I always worry about the easy use of creativity some companies make through the internet…

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      Apr 19, 2011, 10.10 PMby mlssfshn

      Usually when you pay an entry fee there is a cash award but I found no mention of that on their website. I understand your suspicions.

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