Categories

Competition Category
Product Design

The competition will be seeking products which are developed in a material-sensitive and resource-conscious manner in relation to manufacturing processes and options for use. Designs which use advanced technologies and new material concepts, as well as product ideas whose functionality can be experienced sensibly are expected to be submitted.

Details Product Design

The competition will be seeking products that are developed in a manner sensitive to materials and aware of resources in relation to manufacturing processes and options for use. Submissions are expected that explore designs using advanced technologies and innovative material concepts, also product ideas whose functionality can be experienced in a special and intensive way through the senses.

Competition Category
Photography

Important in the photography category is imagery that motivates a change in the perspicacious  and sensory perspectives of material and materiality, and works that explicitly draw their character from material observation and the study of materials.

Details Photography

Three single pictures or series of five pictures max can be submitted. Series have to be labeled as such. The submission procedure for entries that have been selected for the final exhibition will be agreed upon individually.

Special competition category
Experimental Design

Key focus of this category is directed on processes and designs for experimental and unconventional exploration and testing of materials in design processes. Requested are experimental designs, studies and models, also enacted representations, which literally "put material to the test". Thus the subject of this category can be resource-aware processing, and also the equally important emotional impact of a material.

Details Special Category

A Product, a study or picture documentation in three variations max can be submitted. Work series must not contain more than five pieces. The submission procedure for entries that have been selected for the final exhibition will be agreed upon individually.