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Young designers can apply now

unique youngstar 2017:
Young designers can apply now

Apply now for the unique youngstar award 2017!spoga+gafa is looking for the unique youngstar 2017: Once again this year in the young designer competition of the international garden fair everything revolves around new ideas and products on the theme of “Outdoor Living”. Up until 1 April 2017, young designers and design students can submit their designs for the creative competition. In addition to prize-money totalling Euro 7,000, the young designers also have the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes at this year’s spoga+gafa in Cologne.

06_fotocollage_unique_younstar_blogAn international expert jury will nominate up to 15 finalists from among all of the entries once the application deadline has expired. The evaluation criteria for reaching the big finale include the overall concept, the originality of the design, the conceptual and visionary quality, the functionality and quality of presentation. Those, who make it under the top 15, will also take part in the online voting for the public prize and will automatically receive one of the coveted places in the ‘unique youngstar’ competition exhibition at the international garden trade fair.

From 3 to 5 September 2017, the nominees can present their ideas at spoga+gafa 2017 and thus get feedback from both the jury and interested trade visitors or exhibitors. This is a great opportunity for the young designers to establish important contacts. “The exhibition of our product brought us a great deal of positive feedback, and we met many new and interesting people,” the two designers, Juliane Spiegel and Nina Stratmann, commented. Their foldable window box “Platzwunder” (Space-saving wonder), won the title unique youngstar 2016. “spoga+gafa also provides a lot of inspiration and impulses for new ideas,” both of last year’s winners added.

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