Your deadline to enter has just been extended to 1 June 2015. ENTER NOW!

 

ARE YOU THE NEXT BIG THING IN DESIGN?
The 2015 ELLE DECORATION SOLVE competition, in association with Adams & Adams, is the ultimate search for new talent.

WHEN DESIGN MEETS CRAFT
Design is a relatively modern discipline, while craft is an ancient practice; the challenge is to combine the two. This year’s competition requires a designer and a crafter to collaborate in designing a product for either the home or the garden that integrates design with craft. The judging criteria will be based on the success of the collaboration and the integration of craft and design, as well as the originality and functionality of the product.

WHO CAN ENTER?
Anyone can enter, as long as you were born and live in South Africa. Submission deadline is 1 June 2015.

HOW TO ENTER
Entrants need to complete an official entry form, available to download here, and submit it with the following:

  • Technical drawings and renderings of the product, which show exactly what the product will look like.
  • Material swatches or illustrations must also be included.
  • 3 x A3 presentation boards, with accompanying discs of drawings in high-res jpeg format.
  • A brief motivation (150 words) describing the product, as well as the inspiration for the collaboration.
  • A short biography of both designers (150 words)

You’ll find all the details for where you need to send your entries on page 2 of the entry form.

 

PRIZES

1ST PLACE : R6 000 TO WINNER
2ND PLACE : R2 500
3RD PLACE : R1 500

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ADAMS & ADAMS IP CONSULTATION FOR THE TOP THREE FINALISTS
Adams & Adams is the largest intellectual property law practice in the southern hemisphere, as well as one of the biggest corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa. Adams & Adams has supported the creative industry for many years. having been an associate sponsor of the Design Indaba and The Loeries for the past 3 years. Passionate about the protection of innovative designs, the firm has been very active in advising emerging young designers on how to protect their designs and to avoid the many pitfalls of the business world. The top 3 finalists will each receive a free consultation with one of our experts. We shall be looking for new, unique and fresh designs. Ideally these should be commercially viable both locally and internationally.

We are proud to collaborate with ELLE Decoration on the SOLVE 2015 Competition and to alert designers about their intellectual property (“IP”) rights and to encourage them to protect their designs.’
Elle Decoration- SOLVE

 

*T&Cs apply, please note that all finalists based outside of Cape Town are responsible for their own travel expenses to Cape Town. The finalist event will be held in Joburg in 2016.

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