The international make me! competition is one of the most influential and innovative events in the field of product design in Europe and a key event of the Lodz Design Festival. The key purpose of the contest is to identify new trends, brave ideas and support those young people who are ready to compete and come up with interesting ideas. The finalists of previous editions emphasize 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. The competition, which has been carried out since 2008, 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! projects that experiment with material or seek new interpretations of existing functions are also awarded. Submitted works are evaluated in two stages by a specially-selected jury with diversified interests. Thanks to the presentation of projects at the exhibition open to the public and contacts with experts, make me! can be a springboard for further professional development.
Thanks to the 15-year support of Ceramika Paradyż, also this year the best young designers will receive financial awards make me! Paradyż Awards with a total value of EUR ~13.000!
1st make me! Paradyż Award (30.000 PLN) EUR 6.600
2nd make me! Paradyż Award (20.000 PLN) EUR 4.400
3rd make me! Paradyż Award (10.000 PLN) EUR 2.200
A special Interprint Award of EUR 2.200 will be provided by its Sponsor, INTERPRINT Polska.