Enter Fast Company’s Innovation By Design AwardsJune 1st, 2012
Did you design a brilliant, life-changing device? Did your firm create an inspiring tool for tomorrow? Enter Fast Company’s inaugural Innovation By Design Awards, honoring the year’s best designs. This award program offers entrants an unmatched opportunity to reach entrepreneurs and executives looking to find fresh talent. Categories for the Innovation By Design Awards include: spaces, consumer products, services & systems,interactive experiences, 2-D designs, industrial equipment,transportation, concepts, and student design. Entries will be judged on their business impact, beauty, originality, functionality, social impact, and depth of user insight—six necessary ingredients for any great innovation. Online submission ends June 1st and finalists will be determined by a stellar line-up of design experts. Finalists will be published in a feature package in Fast Company’s October design issue, and winners will be announced at a gala in New York City in October.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:June 1st, 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:June 1st, 2012
Finalists will be featured in Fast Company's October 2012 issue. The Winners will be announced at a gala event in New York City on October 16, 2012, and on the web at Fast Company’s Co.Design.
Entries will be judged on their business impact, beauty, originality, functionality, social impact, and depth of user insight. Designs must have come to market between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. Concepts must have been made public in that time. The fee for each entry is $100 for all categories except student, for which the fee is $50. You may enter as many products and projects as you like. Each entry should be accompanied by a statement of no more than 500 words describing the design and explaining why it's better than what has come before it with 5-7 images. A video, less than 3 minutes long, explaining the product and how it works is not required, but highly recommended. You should upload that video to Youtube or Vimeo, and provide a link with your entry. Entrants in the Student category should list, in their statement, what year they graduated. Entrants in the Concepts category should address the reasons why their design could be feasible in the near future. The judging process will be blind, without any identification of those involved. Judges will not judge any category in which they are entered. We reserve the right to re-categorize entries.
Finalists in each Category will be selected from all eligible entries by Fast Company editors and three individuals active in the corresponding industry. Entries will be judged on their business impact, beauty, originality, functionality, social impact, and depth of user insight.
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