The Metropolis Next Generation® Design Competition was created in 2003 to promote environmental activism, social involvement, and entrepreneurship in young designers. Metropolis saw the need for a new type of competition, one that went beyond the usual beauty pageants for finished projects, a competition that would generate and reward ideas.
The competition is challenging you to develop solutions that empower, advance, and include groups often overlooked in the design process (including but not limited to, our rapidly increasing aging population and citizens with disabilities). The form is up to you; consider how tech-savvy people are becoming and what devices, materials, and modes of transportation will stay relevant 20 years from now. Keep in mind what other groups will benefit from the design.
The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students.Each design should speak to at least one or several of the 6 sub-disciplines of design supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, and graphic design. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. All entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.
Up to three submissions will be accepted from an individual or team of collaborators.
A separate application and entry fee is required for each project submitted.
By submitting an entry, whether as a proposal or a working design, the entrant warrants that it is his/her original work and that they have permission to publish the material.
Projects must be submitted electronically via the online submission form at www.metropolismag.com/nextgen
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