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Have you got what it takes to put South African design on the world map? Is your design talent just waiting to be discovered?  Now’s your chance to show what you’re made of, with your entry to the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014.

April marks the launch of the Rado Star Prize, which gives one talented designer the chance to win R100 000 and a blog on the rado.com design platform throughout 2015. With hundreds of thousands of individual visits to the Rado website each month, it’s a great way to make your voice heard and get your work seen.

The Rado Star Prize is an established competition that has run in seven different countries around the world, and which supports young and unestablished designers by giving them a platform to show their work.

As part of Rado’s year of support for the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, Rado is running its competition for the very first time in South Africa.  Endorsed by Icsid (International Council for the Societies of Industrial Design) the competition focuses on Social Design and we’re looking for projects from any field of design that can benefit an individual or a community now or in the future.

To find out more, and to enter, visit the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 website www.radostarprize.co.za and watch the video.  It could be your entry that makes a difference and wins the top prize!  The competition is open to design students and non-professional designers living in South Africa and looking to start their career in design in South Africa.  The closing date for entries is 31st August 2014.

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About Social Design

The Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 is looking for Social Design projects from talented design students or recent design graduates. Rather than creating something beautiful and functional just to create something beautiful and functional, social design focuses on benefits. What can your design project really do for the individuals and communities it is designed for? Can your fashion project make crossing the road safer? Will your lighting project help to educate a community? Can your audio design project make a community a safer or healthier place to live? Rado doesn’t know the answer to these questions but we’re looking forward to seeing what you can do and what benefits your project can bring. This could be the start of something not only beautiful, but also beneficial. Surprise us and show the world what you can do!