an international design contest
for young designers
at the Łódź Design Festival!

make me! 07.01.2020 - 30.06.2020, till 11:59 p.m - extended recruitment!

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.

This year's prize pool in the competition is 65.000 PLN! (approx. 15.200 EUR)
PARADYŻ AWARDS in amount of 60,000 PLN (approx. 14.000 EUR) funded by Ceramika Paradyż:
1ST PRIZE 30.000 PLN (approx. 7.000 EUR)
2ND PRIZE 20.000 PLN (approx. 4.700 EUR)
3RD PRIZE 10.000 PLN (approx. 2.300 EUR)

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 the most promising projects that were presented at the exhibition during the 13th edition of the Łódź Design Festival. In the second stage of the competition, the winners and prize winners were selected. The main prize, 50 000 PLN PARADYŻ AWARD, funded by Ceramika Paradyż, went to Patrick Henry Nagel and Nils Körner from the Haus Otto studio for the project  „The One Dollar Glasses”.

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