BraunPrize 2018 open for entries

Braun’s international competition for product design concepts will soon open for applications.

Further information about the 2018 competition is now available on the BraunPrize webpage www.braunprize.org. The online registration and upload function will be live for project submission from September 20, 2017 – March 20, 2018.

  • Open for: Education, Students and Young Talents
  • Total prize money: $75,000 USD
  • Participation: Free of charge
  • Submission: 20th Sep, 2017 – 20th Mar, 2018

The BraunPrize 2018 challenges creative minds to envision design concepts that truly matter.

Our global environment is becoming increasingly complex – our focus should be on what is essential, on creating fewer but better solutions and experiences.

By taking on global problems or simply improving the quality of individual lives, we want to encourage innovation that can be physical or virtual, scientific or technical, or that changes our behavior for the better.

Awards will go to exceptional ideas and product design concepts – two or three dimensional, including interactive – that offer progress and improvement, that are significant, substantial, and meaningful: design for what matters.

Two Anniversaries

In 2018 the BraunPrize will celebrate fifty years of commitment to the principles of good design. Established 1968 in Frankfurt, Germany by Erwin Braun, the idea of the BraunPrize is today as relevant as it was then: to nurture and support young, up-and-coming designers and inventors that take on the challenge of making this world a better place with their creativity and craft.

2018 will be the twentieth BraunPrize. It is open to design schools, students and young talents and will award a total of $75,000 USD prize money.

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