make me! December 10, 2018 – March 16, 2019
The make me! competition is a key event of the Lodz Design Festival. Held since the second edition of the Festival, it is now one of the major international competitions for young generation of designers. The competition is addressed to designers, makers, students and graduates, especially from art and design disciplines. To all those that are impulsively triggered to design when noticing a need or problem.
In make me! works are evaluated in two stages, by a specially-selected jury with diversified interests. First, we analyse the submissions and select 20 best projects to be displayed in the post-competition exhibition during the Festival. In the second stage we will select the winner of the main prize – PARADYŻ AWARD PLN 50,000 (~11.500 euro), sponsored by the Patron of the Festival - Ceramika Paradyż.
The key purpose of the contest is to identify and support those young people who are ready to compete and come up with interesting ideas. All of them highlight the new opportunities opened to them: presence at additional exhibitions and mentions in publications. Consequently, they get better recognition and an easier start in the design community.
So go to work and just make me!.
In 2019, 148 designers from around the world have sent applications to make me! contest. In addition to applications from Polish students, graduates and designers, we have received applications from such countries as: Egypt, France, Switzerland, Germany, Lithuania, South Korea, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Canada, Austria, Israel , Turkey, Argentina, Moldova, Spain, the Czech Republic or Norway. On the basis of sent forms, the jury selected 22 best projects that will be presented at the post-competition exhibition prepared as part of Łódź Design Festival 2019 on May 17-26 at Art_Inkubator, at Tymienieckiego 3 Str. in Łódź.