January 17, 2014
Dutch Design Competition 2014
The Dutch government is looking for a new giveaway to distribute in the United States, and is inviting designers to submit inventive, quirky and smart ideas for a functional and affordable small item inspired by Dutch Design.
The top 10 entries will be selected by a high-profile jury by the beginning of April, and will be printed in 3D by Shapeways. The competition will then start its second phase when the designs become part of a temporary exhibit in New York City. The competition is open to everyone.
Kikkerland Design Inc. plans to produce the winning design and introduce it to the US and global markets. In addition, the Dutch government will buy 500 pieces of the winning product, and use it as its official giveaway in the United States. On top of that, Shapeways will offer the winner a weeklong residency at its headquarters in New York. Flight and accommodations will be included with the prize.
Entries can be submitted by March 7 so get to prototyping!
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