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19 May 2014

Open Call International Design Contest MAP PIN

Map Pin Logo, courtesy Trieste Contemporanea

MAP PIN Eleventh International Design Contest Triestecontemporanea
Trieste Contemporanea Committee


deadline 15.06.2014 participation in the competition is free

Costanza Grassi - Secretariat
+39 040 639187

Trieste Contemporanea Committee
via del Monte 2/1
34122 Trieste

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The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announces the eleventh edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.
The initiative is under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Central European Initiative (CEI). It avails itself of the collaboration of the Museum of Architecture and Design–Ljubljana (BIO 50, 24th Biennial of Design), the Institute for Contemporary Art–Zagreb and the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale–Trieste.

Theme of the 2014 competition
Contestants are to choose a subject (a physical or intangible cultural asset) which is an original and distinctive feature (whether a well-proven or potential value) of a place in one of the countries within the purview of the competition, with the aim of highlighting its cultural and touristic value.
Contestants should produce a kit consisting of an original item of contemporary design, taking the form of a souvenir and to be conceived for small-scale and low cost production, and an accompanying information flyer.

Requirements for participation

The competition is open to all designers born in CEI member states (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine) in compliance with its stated purposes, and to designers born in Estonia, Germany, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey as well.

Terms of participation and deadline
Participation in the competition is free.
Applicants should register using the online form on the website.
The application must be presented by midnight (Italian time) on 15 JUNE 2014.

Beba Prize - for the youngest designer among those selected: 1000 Euros.
Trieste Prize - for the best design on the set theme of the Tethyshadros insularis: 1000 Euros.
CEI Prize 2014 - for the best design from one of the non-EU CEI countries: 3000 Euros.
Gillo Dorfles Prize / First Prize Trieste Contemporanea 2014 - for the best design 2014: 4000 Euros.

Read more about and check the competition notice

For further information, please contact
+39 040 639187