an international contest
for young designers
at the Lodz Design Festival!

references

Jan Pfeifer, winner of make me! 2016

Jan Pfeifer, winner of make me! 2016

make me! contest is a great opportunity to present your projects, meet interesting people and participate in very interesting workshops. I’m glad that my project City Instrument has been appreciated not only by the jury but also by exhibition visitors, who were able to test it. I received a lot of comments and warm support to continue my own work. The main award definitely allowed me to further develop the project and helped me to implement my other ideas.

Marlene Huissoud, winner of make me! 2015

Marlene Huissoud, winner of make me! 2015

It has been an honor for me to take part in the contest, surrounded by international designers, a fantastic jury and amazing design pieces. Winning the competition gave me an opportunity to exhibit my project in Poland (for the first time) and to invest in equipment for my studio in London. The competition gave me confidence to continue the project From Insects and to push my practice within the design and art fields. Thank you so much for having me!

Marlene Huissoud, winner of make me! 2015
Jan Lutyk, winner of make me! 2012

Jan Lutyk, winner of make me! 2012

For me, winning make me! contest set off a cascade of events and experiences -invitations to exhibitions, festivals, contacts with various interesting people who saw my project at the next show or on-line. In addition, huge psychological support and incentive to aim high. And, of course, a cash injection, which gives independence for some time, helps with the execution and implementation of next project or lets you have a very long vacation (whatever you like).

Tomek Rygalik, designer

Tomek Rygalik, designer

You should take part inmake me! competition to give people a chance to learn about your talent.

Tomek Rygalik, designer
Nikodem Szpunar and Kamila Niedzwiedzka, winners of make me! 2010

Nikodem Szpunar and Kamila Niedzwiedzka, winners of make me! 2010

Winning the competition has allowed us to visit some very inspiring places and strengthened our belief that we are on the right path. That’s why it is worth to take up a challenge and to face up to the evaluation of your work.

Tomasz Pydo, finalist of make me! 2011

Tomasz Pydo, finalist of make me! 2011

A few days after the announcement of the contest results, the photo of the Wrappie lamp circulated the world and was published on design websites and blogs. The publication in Elle Decoration, which was one of the awards, introduced me to Polish readers and made my work more recognizable. After the publication, more magazines, showrooms and companies contacted me and proposed a co-operation.

Tomasz Pydo, finalist of make me! 2011
Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, juror of make me!

Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, juror of make me!

It is worth to participate in contests, see yourself in comparison to others, to mobilize all your forces. In the make me! contest, to qualify for the finals is a success and the main prize is a trampoline that allows you to jump to the next stage. From being a young designer to become a designer.

Czesława Frejlich, editor-in-chief of 2+3D

Czesława Frejlich, editor-in-chief of 2+3D

We have a lot of competitions for young designers in the country. Usually these are commercial events, focused on organizers. make me! is a contest that promotes young designers through well-organized exhibition, which is visited by a large group of viewers. High award undoubtedly improves the financial condition of young designers starting a professional career.

Czesława Frejlich, editor-in-chief of 2+3D