JANUS et Cie announces its second Global Student Design Competition, celebrating budding talent in the design industry. Collaborating with international design collective RIOS to develop the brief and foundational platform, the goal of the 2024 competition is to create versatile products centered around placemaking, with particular emphasis on the dynamic relationship between pieces—how they cluster, group, and fit together to establish a place for dialogue and community.
The competition is open to US and internationally based junior- and senior-level design students or those in their final two years of a design program. Five finalists will be announced in spring 2024 and the grand prize will be awarded at NeoCon in Chicago that June, with cash prizes for the students and a matching amount awarded to their schools’ design programs. The founding jury for the competition includes Carolina Zhang, Sebastian Salvadó, Creative Director and Partner at RIOS, and Adam Stover, Senior Principal at Populous.
In its second year, JANUS et Cie designates Christopher Locke as competition Champion. As co-founder of Designing in Color, Locke aims to diversify the way architecture is taught and practiced, with projects informed by the principles of social and spatial justice and design equity. He uses filmmaking as a key means of communication and storytelling in his work.
The competition is open to US and international junior- and senior-level design students, or those in their final two years of a design program who do not already have an undergraduate degree in design or a related field.
The judges will award one grand prize for overall outstanding achievement, and four finalist prizes which will be determined during the jury process. Each finalist prize will be distinguished by a specific area of excellence.
Grand Prize - 1
- $3,000 awarded to the student
- $3,000 awarded to the school’s design program
Finalist Prizes - 4
- $1,500 awarded for each student
- $1,500 awarded to each school’s design program
Registration is required for participation. Each registered student will receive email updates, including invitations to master classes given by the jury. REGISTER HERE
- December 15, 2023: Student registration forms due by 6PM Eastern Time
- January 26, 2024: All student submissions are due by 6PM Eastern Time
- February 2024: Judges review submissions
- March/April 2024: Finalists are announced
- June 2024: Grand prize winner is announced at NeoCon in Chicago, Illinois
Each submission should be comprised of sketches, renderings, scenario and storyboard, and a video narration, with optional images of scale models and prototypes. Submissions should include two separate files: 1 PDF of sketches, renderings, storyboard, photos, etc. and 1 video file in MP4 format (file size not to exceed 100 MB).
Click here to view the JANUS et Cie Student Design Competition Official Rules.
Questions can be sent to Aubrey Williams at [email protected].
More information, including submission requirements, deadlines, and complete details about the competition can be found at www.janusetcieglobalstudentdesign.com.
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