The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, progressive technologies, historic relevance, provocative form, and beauty. Each designer should speak to any one of the 6 sub-disciplines supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, graphic design. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. All entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.
Entry Fee & Deadline
The entry fee is $75 for each submission. All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST Residents of the following states by law are not required to pay an entry fee: AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT.
Maximum Number of Submissions
Up to three submissions will be accepted from an individual or team of collaborators. A separate application and entry fee is required for each project submitted.
By submitting an entry, whether as a proposal or a working design, the entrant warrants that it is his/her original work and that they have permission to publish the material.
With the exception of the Personal Information section of the application, nowhere in your application, images, or supplemental material, should your name or likeness appear.
Projects must be submitted electronically via the online submission form at www.metropolismag.com/nextgen. Metropolis will not accept mailed materials. By clicking the submit button applications are finalized and cannot be altered at a later time.
The online application allows applicants to upload supporting materials. If an attached file is corrupt Metropolis will contact the applicant for a replacement file. In this case replacement files must be received no later than February 4, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST
A panel of judges, representing a broad range of design skills and connections, will choose the winner and up to fifteen (15) runners-up during the month of February 2011. The winner and runners-up will be notified by telephone or email. Judges’ decisions are final.
Announcing the Winner & Runners Up
The winner will be featured in the May 2011 issue of Metropolis and on metropolismag.com. The runners-up will also be announced in the May 2011 issue, and stories about select projects will be featured in the Next Generation section of Metropolis magazine thereafter and posted on the Web site.
• The winner must sign a copy of his/her application assigning the rights to Metropolis to use the design in the magazine, its web site, in advertisements and publicity, and license others to do so.
• The winner will be asked for and must present publication quality images of the winning project, defined as 300 dpi at 10” x 12”.
• The winner must provide a publication quality headshot.
• The winner will be asked to provide image credits as necessary.
• The winner must be available for interview by Metropolis.
• The winner may be asked to present his/her project at the announcement ceremonies for the 2011 Next Generation Design Competition, or in other public discussions.
• The winning project may be displayed by Metropolis at events and trade shows.
• Runners-up will be asked for and must present publication quality images of their projects, defined as 300 dpi at 10” x 12”.
• Runners-up must each provide a publication quality headshot.
• Runners-up will be asked to provide image credits as necessary.
• Runners-up must be available for interview by Metropolis.
• Projects of runners-up may form the core of a traveling exhibition.
• Runners-up may be asked to participate in public discussions of their work.
Accuracy and Copyrights
Information provided on the official entry form may appear in Metropolis and on metropolismag.com. Image credit information may need to be condensed or edited for space. Metropolis is not responsible for incorrect information provided on entry forms that misrepresents the copyright of original ownership of ideas.
Metropolis assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted there-in. Metropolis is not liable for violations of any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, claims of copyright, trademark, patent infringement, defamation, trade secrets, or trade dress on the part of the entrant. Metropolis assumes that all images provided with entries are free of any third-party rights. The entrant may submit images that are works for hire for an employer only if entrant has secured written permission for the submitted image(s) to appear in Metropolis magazine and on metropolismag.com. Metropolis will include photographer credits if that information is provided when high resolution images are submitted.
By entering this competition you agree to abide by these rules and you warrant and represent that (i) your entry is your original work, (ii) you have sufficient rights to the material you are submitting, (iii) these rights have been legally obtained and created, and (iv) publication of the material via various media will not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation contractual rights, intellectual property rights, publicity and privacy rights, and rights against libel, defamation, and slander. By entering this competition and accepting the Prize, you grant Metropolis the right to edit, publish, promote, and otherwise use your entry either as submitted or in edited form without further permission, notice, or compensation, including but not limited to in Metropolis magazine and on the World Wide Web.