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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   6 Apr 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The day has finally come—the entry period for the 2014 Core77 Design Awards closes tonight at midnight. Make sure to get your work submitted before then for a chance to be recognized across the many Core77 platforms. We won't be accepting any entries after midnight tonight. For all of the information regarding the Design Awards rules and regulations (as well as a complete list of our jury teams and category descriptions), visit the website. We're still offering a pre-release, flocked black-edge edition of our book, "Designing Here/Now" for $10 with any entry.

From Writing & Commentary and Soft Goods to Speculative and Transportation, there's a category for every type of designer. Share your work with us now to get involved in the most inclusive design awards program around.

Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   4 Apr 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The extended deadline for the Core77 Design Awards is upon us! You've got all day today, Saturday and Sunday to work on creating an award-winning entry, but come midnight on Sunday, April 6, we won't be accepting any more submissions. Firms, we hope to see your submissions before you head out to enjoy your weekends!

Remember, we're offering a pre-released flocked black-edge edition of our book "Designing Here/Now" for anyone who enters this year's program. For $10, you can have your own modern design anthology featuring over 500 past Core77 Design Awards honorees.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   3 Apr 2014  |  Comments (0)

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For some of us, the designing stops around 6pm on Friday night (for the most part). If that's the case for you, make sure that your company enters its designs in the 2014 Core77 Design Awards before closing up shop tomorrow evening. The last chance you'll have to enter any work will be midnight on Sunday, April 6th.

If you haven't been keeping up with our updates, make sure to check out our jury teams for the 17 categories we have to offer. From DIY and Speculative to Writing & Commentary and Interiors & Exhibitions, there's something for everyone.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  31 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Hopefully you've had enough time to submit your designs to the Core77 Design Awards after we extended the deadline to midnight on April 6. If the chance to win one of our awesome DIY trophies—which you can use to make giant Design Award chocolate bars—isn't incentive enough, we're offering a limited edition pre-release of our brand new "Designing Here/Now" book. You can get your own copy for $10 with any Core77 Design Awards entry. The flocked black-edge book is currently only available to 2014 entrants and features 448 pages filled with 500 past program honorees.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  21 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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If 101 days wasn't enough time to put together your submission for the Core77 Design Awards—hey, we're not judging—you're in luck! We've extended our deadline to April 6 for those of you looking for a bit of extra time to submit your work. Take a few minutes (now that you have lots of those) to get to know our jury teams, rules and regulations and the 17 categories for both students and professionals.

We're happy to give you a second chance at getting your work seen by some of the coolest names in the industry. After all, there are a lot of people who've been given a second chance—just take a look at Steve Jobs or Robert Downey Jr.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  20 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Today's your last chance to submit your design to the 2014 Core77 Design Awards program. If you haven't gotten a chance to meet our jury—or we haven't name-dropped enough—head on over to our site and get to know the people who will be judging your designs. For those of you who are tuning in late (which is totally ok—there's still time to put together your entry), check out a full list of our categories, from DIY and Consumer Products to Speculative and Writing & Commentary. You can submit designs until 9pm EST tonight.

It's go time, folks! Enter your work today!

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  19 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Some people just work better under the pressure of a looming deadline. If you're one of those people, this reminder is for you! Tomorrow is the last day to submit your design for the 2014 Core77 Design Awards—make sure you enter your work before 9pm EST. You've met the juries, the categories are all laid out and we've shared the top ten reasons for entering. Now the only thing left to do is to head on over to the website and submit your design. If a day doesn't seem like enough time to you, here's a list of five things that can be accomplished in the same amount of time that might flip your attitude around:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  18 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Now that you've met part one and part two of our jury team announcements, we want to introduce our next round of stellar individuals that you get to impress when you enter the Core77 Design Awards. Don't forget that our deadline is just two days away, on Thursday, March 20, so submit your work now!

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  17 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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You've already met the majority of this year's Core77 Design Awards jury captains in our first two announcements (here and here). As you know, these are the people that will be critiquing your work when you enter the Design Awards, which you should definitely do before March 20th. We're pleased to round out our search for the most prominent voices in contemporary design with the final five captains: Alongside their handpicked jury teams, these all-stars will be judging the Consumer Products, Furniture & Lighting, Soft Goods, Interaction and Transportation categories.

Never fear—there's more excitement to be had. Stay tuned for our final jury team announcement coming this week.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  13 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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With only one week left to submit a trophy-worthy design, it's safe to say you might need a glimpse of that "light at the end of the tunnel." We've put our minds together at the Core77 Headquarters to come up with ten perks that come with submitting your work to the program.

Read on to see what we came up with and submit your own in the comments:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  11 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Time is running out! You only have a little more than a week left to submit your designs to the 2014 Core77 Design Awards! Yesterday, we announced the jury members for the Equipment, Packaging, Educational Initiatives, Speculative and Food Design categories. This time around, we're excited to introduce you to five more teams: Interiors & Exhibitions, Visual Communication, Social Impact, Strategy & Research and DIY. Get to know who you're out to impress and submit your work before the March 20th deadline:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  10 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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There's a little over one week left to get involved in the 2014 Core77 Design Awards—which means there's still plenty of time for you to enter your design for the chance to win one of our coveted trophies. Previously, we introduced our team of jury captains in two parts (check them out here and here), but what's a leader without a team? Get to know the professionals who will seeing and judging your work in the Equipment, Packaging, Educational Initiatives, Speculative and Food Design categories.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   6 Mar 2014

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On Tuesday, you got to know a bit more about MIOS and what the designers behind the project have been up to since winning. Continuing the 2014 Design Awards spirit, we bring you an in-depth look at Liminal Spaces, a 2012 Interiors & Exhibitions Student winner. Entering and winning earned them the validation and confidence to keep moving forward with their work. If you'd like to earn the same, get busy and submit your entry, because there's only two weeks left to enter the 2014 program.

Core77: How has Liminal Spaces grown since winning a Core77 Design Award? How has your professional life advanced since winning?

Liminal Spaces: Since winning the award, the next major hurdle for the three of us was graduating from the Royal College of Art—which we all managed successfully! We haven't continued to develop Liminal Spaces, but the thinking behind the project has been extremely influential for all of us in shaping our work.
Professionally Alicja, amongst other things, has been working with Bare Conductive and developing her own work.

Hal and Ben, working with Textile designer Kirsty Emery, have set up their own research and development studio Searu which is focused on the potential of digitized manufacturing. They are proud to count Google Creative Lab amongst their clients and are currently developing their own novel manufacturing system they hope to launch by the end of the year—watch this space!

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   4 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)

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With a little under three weeks left until the March 20th Core77 Design Awards deadline, we know you might need a little kick of motivation to enter, which you can do right here. Last week, we caught up with 2011 program winner Load Carrier for Labor to see how life was going post-Awards. This time around, we talked with 2013 Service Winners Museum In Our Street (MIOS). Make sure to submit your design before March 20!

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  26 Feb 2014  |  Comments (2)

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There's less than a month left to enter your work in the 2014 Core77 Design Awards program. The entry period closes on March 20th, but there's plenty of time to put together a submission. To give you that extra push of motivation, we're going to feature a number of past winners in the next couple of weeks.

First up, we've got a 2011 Consumer Products/Equipment winner, "Load Carrier for Labour." We chatted with designer Vikram Dinubhai Panchal to see what the life has been like post-awards. Read on to see what winning has done for him and submit your own entry!

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  18 Feb 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We've always been keen to keep students in mind when it comes to our Design Awards program—after all, today's design students are tomorrow's world-changing innovators, entrepreneurs and design superstars, and recognizing them as such has been part of Core's mission since day one. Your fresh, new ideas are exciting to us, so show us what you got! We also know that competing with professionals is tough, so we've created student sections for 15 of our 17 categories. And since we know your budget is tight—we've been there—we're offering a discounted student entry fee of $50 as opposed to the professional fee of $150.

From Consumer Products and Equipment to Interaction and Social Impact, we can't wait to see what you've been working on this year. Submit your work and we might be featuring you next year! Not to mention you'll get this awesome DIY trophy if you're a student winner in your category:

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To give you an idea of just what it takes to get your hands on that sweet precision-milled block of aluminum, here's a closer look at two student designs that were honored in last year's program.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  12 Feb 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The Earlybird Deadline may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's too late to get in on the Core77 Design Awards. We announced our first round of jury captains at the very beginning of this year and gave you a look into the professional backgrounds of seven of the people who will be judging your work. To add a little motivational fire to your creative process, we're introducing five more jury captains (with the final five to come). Read up—and take notes—on the jury captains for the Visual Communication, Social Impact, Writing & Commentary, Speculative and Service categories:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  29 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The time has come: It's your last chance to enter the Core77 Design Awards and snag a 20% submission discount. Enter your design before 5pm EST on Thursday, January 30th and get in on the money-saving action. Don't worry procrastinators, you've still got until March 20th to get your entry in.

If you've started to submit your project but need an extra kick of motivation, read up on what three Earlybird honorees (Plinko Poetry Machine, ROLF Spectacles and JACK) have been up to since winning in 2013. They did it and so can you.

Get more information and enter here.

Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  29 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)

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You've still got one day to submit your Earlybird entry to the Core77 Design Awards—but hurry, you have just over 24 hours to take advantage of the 20% discount, which ends tomorrow, January 30, at 5pm EST. In the meantime, we've been getting up to speed with a few familiar faces who may well have been in the position you're in now, wrapping up their entries. They've clearly made the right decision, as several of our past Earlybirds were Notables, Runners Up and, as we see below, even Winners.

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Over the past two days, we've talked to as many 2013 program honorees, Plinko Poetry Machine and ROLF Spectacles to see what they've been up to since they were recognized by the Awards back in June. This time, the design team at Springtime tells us about their motorized scooter, JACK, which was the professional winner in the Transportation category last year.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  28 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The Earlybird deadline for the 2014 Core77 Design Awards is only two days away! Save 20% on all entries submitted before 5pm EST on Thursday, January 30.

As the first deadline for this year's program creeps up on us, we've been catching up with some 2013 honorees who took advantage of the Earlybird entry period about their award-winning projects. Yesterday, we spoke to one of the designers behind the Plinko Poetry Machine. This time, we touched base with ROLF Spectacles—a small, family-run business situated in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria—who submitted a series of glasses handmade from natural materials. Their project was named a Professional Runner Up in the Consumer Products category.

Read on to see how the team has grown professionally since last year's Design Awards:

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Posted by erika rae  |  27 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The Earlybird deadline for the 2014 Core77 Design Awards is approaching fast—on Thursday, to be exact—and we know you want in on the money-saving action. If you need a refresher, you save 20% off of the registration fee by applying by January 30 at 5pm EST—that's $40 for a student entry (instead of $50) and $120 for professionals (usually $150).

As the first deadline for this year's Awards program draws closer by the day, we caught up with a 2013 honoree who took advantage of the Earlybird entry period about what their project has been up to since winning. You may remember Plinko Poetry Machine by Inessah Selditz and Deqing Sun, the Tweet-compiling, game show-esque installation that won a Student Notable in the Interaction category.

Read on to see how one of the designers garnered the momentum from her project's success to land her dream job.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   6 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Happy New Year, designers! We can't wait to see what this year will bring for the Core77 Design Awards. The deadline to receive one of our limited edition silk-printed posters may have come and gone, but the earlybird deadline (with a 20% discounted registration fee) is still up for grabs if you submit your entry before January 30.

We've got a little motivation for you. We can give you a little insight into the fabulous jury captains who will be leading this year's judging teams. Read on to get to know the people you're out to impress:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  26 Dec 2013  |  Comments (1)

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Procrastinating is way too easy when there are holiday parties to attend, gifts to buy, and Christmas-themed baked goods to consume. But the Earlybird deadline for this year's Core77 Design Awards is quickly approaching (January 30th), so we would advise you to take advantage of the break to get started on your entry. Plus, if you want us to send you one of our limited edition silk-screened posters, you've got to submit your entry by December 31st.

Don't freak—you've still got time. Here are a few tips for fighting procrastination and getting your entry ready for the judges before the end of the year:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  19 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)

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You might wonder how we come up with these super cool limited-edition posters each year. While we'd love to say we're just that good, we can't take all of the credit. As every designer/design enthusiast knows, there's more than meets the eye—this time around, we decided to create a poster that portrays the lifestyle and work ethic of a designer. "Day in, Day out" is an ode to and celebration of the hard work and dedication that the design lifestyle demands. As always, we're a program for the design true-believers and we wanted this year's poster to illustrate that.

We also want to take some time to shine light on the people and processes that go into the finished product. This year, our featured designer is Brooklyn-based Manual Miranda—he's also a design critic at Yale School of Art and a AIGA New York board member. Only 200 prints are available, so make sure you do what it takes to claim yours.

  • 18×24 inches
  • hand-screened at Toto Print Co. in Brooklyn
  • silk-screened on French Construction Pure White 100lb. Cover paper
  • free! (if you submit an entry early enough)

Now that you know everything about it, you must be dying to know how you can get your hands on one. Well, you'll be pleased to learn that all you have to do is submit your entry before December 31st!

Get more information on the Core77 Design Awards and prepare your entry for submission here. What are you waiting for?!

Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  12 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)

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Creating a video can be daunting enough as it is—sure, the tools are more available than ever, but you still need to figure out lighting, sound and editing, to say nothing of composition and the story itself. A video that illustrates how awesome your project is? Even harder... which is why we want to help you get the wheels turning when it comes to making a submission video that will make your project stand out. (Note: Videos are not a requirement for submitting an entry to the Core77 Design Awards, but they are recommended.)

We've pulled together some of 2013's best submission videos. You don't have to be a professional videographer to impress us—some of the best videos we've seen are straightforward, simple and shot with a handheld camera. From our DIY category to Educational Initiatives, there's always a way to bring your project to life in front of the camera. Check out some of our favorites (and find out why we thought they were so neat):

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  10 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)

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It's the most marvelous time of the year—Core77 Design Awards! After three super successful years of receiving the best designs from professionals and students worldwide, we're opening registration for our fourth go-around on December 10th. As always, we're looking forward to seeing what fresh, new designs you have to share.

We know money is tight during the holidays, so we're offering a 20% discount on the entry fee if you submit your project before the Earlybird deadline. And if you enter before December 31, 2013, we'll also throw in one of our limited edition posters—designed by Manuel Miranda and screen-printed in Brooklyn—as a gift for being so fiscally responsible.

We also realize what a busy time it is right now so we'll be reminding you about these important calendar dates after things have settled down, but for the record, here they are:

Dates to remember:

  • Submissions Open: December 10, 2013
  • Earlybird Deadline: January 30, 2014
  • Official Deadline: March 20, 2014
  • Winner Announcements: June 2014

Claim your Earlybird discount AND limited edition screen-printed poster by entering here before midnight Dec 31st.