Call for submissions: California-based Nectar Design will be hosting"Ecotopia," an exhibition of green innovations in product design, in January, and they're looking for contributions.
"EcoTopia" [is] a juried group exhibition devoted to new ideas and potential breakthroughs in environmentally friendly product design. It will feature designs for new products from designers of all experience levels specifically aimed at fostering a healthy ecosystem and a more sustainable society.
Entries may range from initial concept ideas to finished designs. All media will be considered, including 2D presentations, video, prototypes, scale models, and mockups. There is no entry fee and students, professionals, and independent inventors of all ages are welcome to apply.
"'EcoTopia' is a call to action," said Nectar Senior Designer, Yutaka Kazamaki who is spearheading the event. "It's clear to us that product designers will be playing a key role in the fight for sustainability, and the more skilled and imaginative people who devote themselves to creating innovative product designs, the better our chances will be of developing effective solutions for issues like climate change and declining natural resources," Mr. Kazamaki said. "Our hope is that 'EcoTopia' will introduce promising new talents to the world of sustainable design. Considering the huge stakes on issues like climate change and declining natural resources, we're hoping to be overwhelmed with submissions."
The deadline for entries is November 20, 2009. For details and a complete list of rules, click here.