JANUS et Cie 2024 Global Student Design Competition


JANUS et Cie


Short Challenge Summary

Unleash your design prowess with the JANUS et Cie 2024 Global Student Design Competition! Aimed at budding talent in the design realm, this competition is all about creating versatile products that emphasize placemaking and community dialogue.

Key Information

  • Collaboration: JANUS et Cie is collaborating with the international design collective RIOS for this competition.
  • Focus: The challenge is to design products that can group, cluster, and fit together, fostering spaces for dialogue and community.

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic

The competition's core is placemaking. It's about how individual pieces come together, creating spaces that invite conversation, interaction, and community building

Prizes and Recognition

The stakes are high with a grand prize of $3,000 for the winning student and an equal amount for their school's design program. Not to mention, four finalists will also bag $1,500 each, with their schools receiving a matching amount.

How Does the Challenge Work

After registering, students are required to submit their designs by January 26, 2024. The judging phase will take place in February, with finalists announced between March and April. The grand reveal? That's set for June 2024 at NeoCon in Chicago.

Who is Available to Participate

If you're a junior or senior-level design student (either in the US or internationally) and you haven't bagged an undergraduate degree in design or a related field yet, you're in!

Short Introduction of the Organizing Company

JANUS et Cie is not just a name; it's a legacy in the design industry. With this competition, they're not just looking for designs; they're scouting for the next big talent. And with partners like RIOS and champions like Christopher Locke, co-founder of Designing in Color, they're all about diversifying the design narrative

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