The Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in collaboration with Ashui.com, and ConsMedia Corporation recently opened the "Designed by Vietnam" contest with the theme "Regeneration".
In the midst of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the contest aims to urge people to utilise available materials to create products with sustainable values.
The contest opens to all individuals living and working in Vietnam including designers, craftsmen and creative entrepreneurs in inter-related fields. Entries must be originally designed by the applicants and have never been submitted to any other prior contests.
Under the support of famous designers and experts in the five areas of Food & Beverage – Living – Fashion – Souvenir – Public Art, contestants will have many opportunities to exchange and learn to create “regenerated” products with high value in design.
The “Designed by Vietnam” Contest also encourages works that showcase Vietnamese characteristics and cultural values using traditional and indigenous materials.
The deadline for the application round is on August 28, whilst the preliminary round will be open from the first week of September until the beginning of October. The organizing board will publish works of the 20 finalists and allow online voting on vietnamdesignweek.com from September 7th to October 7th, 2020.
As planned, the final round and an awards ceremony will take place from November 5 to November 10 in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hoi An.
By Linh Bui