The new competition will be launched on 1 October 2018. Thanks for your patience.


The call is open for young designers and photographers under 40 years of age.

Submissions can be uploaded in PDF format (max. 5 MB/max. 5 pages) to this platform:


Online registration and entry upload for product design, photography and experimental set-ups
1 October 2018—31 May 2019


The contest is divided into two phases:

The first phase contains the digital submission of the exhibits. Participants register at this website. After successful registration (on receipt of the participation fee and the issuing of credentials by the Marianne Brandt Design Contest host) participants may upload a digital version of their exhibit as a single PDF document (max. 5 MB). The jury will then nominate the exhibits for the second phase.

The second phase includes the submission of the exhibits by mail. In case participants are nominated for this phase they will receive further details for their submission by mail. The postage fee for submission and return by mail is covered by the participant.

Participation fee

Fee: € 30, payable upon the upload of the contribution.


A prize of 5,000, as well as three awards will be bestowed in all three categories. Special prizes will be awarded by well-known companies, among others: vitra GmbH Weil am Rhein, smow GmbH Leipzig, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin. Other special award donators will be published soon.


Each participant will receive a free copy of the catalogue.