March 2016 – European Product Design Award (ePDA) kicks off its first annual competition this year, seeking for the best product designs, concepts, and prototypes.
The competition is open to design teams, studios, individual designers and students around the world.
Victorious designs will receive a coveted prize and a seal of quality to use for publicity and marketing purposes as a proof of their achievement in the creative field. Additional benefits are online promotion through ePDA communications channels, exclusive press releases and more.
ePDA welcomes both up-and-coming designers and renowned design companies to submit their new, innovative and ground-breaking products online to compete for the title Product Designer of the Year. Submissions are open for both conceptual and already manufactured designs. Young designers who graduated within the last five years are particularly encouraged to apply.
Entries will be evaluated by the jury panel composed of international experts, journalists, and designers. The online selection process will pay attention to functionality, innovation, environmental awareness, and other criteria.
Winners will be honored and celebrated at the reception at the European Parliament in Brussels in March 2017, where they will be called on stage to receive their trophy and certificate.