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unique youngstar 2017: Creativity is rewarded

The designs of the unique youngstars 2016 - Credits: Koelnmesse
The designs of the unique youngstars 2016 – Credits: Koelnmesse

How can outdoor living be made more beautiful, more practical or more comfortable? That is the question this year’s young talent competition at spoga+gafa, which is searching for the unique youngstar 2017, is posing. Young designers can still submit their designs for the distinction up until 15 May 2017. The search is on for creative design for the garden, terrace or balcony

“The distinction with the unique youngstar is an appreciation of one’s own work,” commented Juliane Spiegel and Nina Stratmann. The two young designers claimed the unique youngstar title last year for their foldable window box “Space wonder”. Winning the award was not only rewarded with prize-money, but is also combined with the opportunity of exhibiting the product at spoga+gafa – a valuable experience. “The trade fair provides a lot of inspiration and impulses for new ideas,” last year’s two winners added. “The exhibition of our product has brought us a great deal of positive feedback and we met many new and interesting people.”

Indeed creativity is rewarded twice at the unique youngstar: The up to 15 nominees have the chance of winning prize-money to the total value of Euro 7,000 (first to third places as well as a public prize) and exhibition space at spoga+gafa. The largest garden fair in the world is being staged in Cologne from 3 to 5 September. Students and young designers, who have completed their studies no longer than three years ago, still have the opportunity to submit their ideas on ‘Outdoor Living’ to the international expert jury up until 15 May 2017. Innovative suggestions and fresh designs for outdoor living can be submitted.

Further information and the application form for the unique youngstar are available here.

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