Every year we challenge students to design a product or service according to the principles of ecodesign or with a positive social impact. This year we challenge students to work on the circular economy with the slogan 'Can you design a circle?'. Young designers play an important role in the future of ecodesign. By inspiring and challenging them during their studies, we hope that they will also pay attention to ecodesign and the circular economy in their later professional careers.
What is there to win? A cash prize of 1000 euros and individual guidance by Flanders DC, the contact point for the creative sector and Circular Flanders, the hub and the inspiration for the Flemish circular economy..
A jury of experts and professionals presents prizes in the 'Problem solving' and 'Everyday life' categories. In addition, there is also an audience award.
Today's designers want to offer a solution to the challenges that we, as a society, face, both ecologically, economically and socially. In this category we aim for entries that are daring to be disruptive and that aim at a system approach. The solutions may still be conceptual, but they are already well thought out.
FIRST PRIZE: 1000 euro
3 honorable mentions
This category is for the projects that contribute to a more sustainable daily life. Every day we use dozens of different products and services: for our personal hygiene, to dress, to go to school or work, to cook and eat, to relax or sleep. All this causes an impact on our planet. The products or services of these submissions offer an alternative and have already been worked out in terms of prototyping and choice of the business model.