BigSEE Product Design Awards 2021 – Call for Entries

BigSEE Product Design Awards recognise and expose excellence in product design from Southeast Europe: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.

Dates & Deadlines

Early Bird: January 20, 2021

Announcement of the Winners: May 5, 2021

– Award ceremony: on Design Expo as a part of Month of Design, October 12, 2021 in City of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
– All awarded projects will be exhibited on posters in City of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia from October 12, 2021 in City of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

Entrants are allowed to submit projects / products that have been completed within the last two years.

– Products can be entered by companies (producers) and designers from anywhere in the world as long as the production is based in the region Southeast Europe.
– Entrants are allowed to submit multiple products, but shall submit a separate entry form for each one, and pay a separate entry fee for each product.
– Only on time submitted products with specified text description and images will be admitted to competition. Entries will not be accepted or judged without payment of the entry fee.
– Submitted product must have been completed and in production within the last two years the following categories:

1. Home (furniture, lighting and lamps, household appliances and accessories, tableware, soft furnishings, sanitary furniture, food packaging etc.)
2. Personal (jewellery, wearable tech, mobile phones, watches, shoes, eyewear)
3. Leisure (sports equipment, bar and restaurant products, luxury goods, toys, personal care, wellness and beauty)
4. Work (working machinery, tools and equipment, office stationery, furniture and lights for work)
5. Mobility (all means of personal or public transport – bicycles, cars, ships, trains, planes, transport related accessories)
6. Urban (urban equipment and public lighting)

Entry requirements
– completion of online entry form with data and description of the product (500-1000 characters – not words)
– 6 photographs in high resolution with name of photographer
– a portrait photo of the author with name of photographer (optional)

Criteria & Judging

The following criteria may be used as a guideline for submitting projects.

Projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

– ergonomy
– aesthetics
– ethics & ecology
– emotion
– creative strength, passion and business excellence of Southeast Europe

Among winners of the BigSEE Product Design Award, Grand Prix winner in each category will be selected. The jury reserves the right to recategorise any entry to another category. The decision of the jury is final. The jury is not obliged to explain its decision.

Costs & Fees

The registration fee covers the cost of competition and judging process.
If the submitted project wins an award, the entrant is obligated to choose Winners’ package. Exclusive Winners’ Services exposure is optional.

Early Bird: 100 €
Regular: 200 €
Latecomer: 300 €

Winners’ Package is obligatory for all winners that receive an award. Among all it includes use of BigSEE Award logo, invitations and free entrance to festival, presentation and promotion of the project in digital, printed media and on event.

Winners’ Package include:
1. Use of BigSEE Product Design Award logo for award-winning project
2. Invitation and free entrance to Design Expo 2021 and on gala award giving ceremony (October 12, 2021)
3. Presentation & Promotion on Design Expo 2021:
– Presentation of the award-winning project on BigSEE Product Design Exhibition with poster (poster production included)
– Lectures Design 180° – Winners stage 180°
– Info point on Design Expo
4. Presentation & Promotion in printed media:
– Publication of the project in prestigious printed catalogue BigSEE Report
5. Presentation & Promotion in digital media:
– Presentation of the project with images and text in the online exhibition on
– Publication of the project on social media (Facebook, Instagram)
6. PR support

For extensive, tailor made exposure of your project you are strongly advised to upgrade the Winners’ Package with the Suggested Exclusive Winners’ Package that includes:
– Website Profile that enables Social Media Campaigns
– Extended exposure of the winning project in the BigSEE Report, 1/3 page project presentation

or you can choose among winners services separately:
– Website Profile that enables Social Media Campaigns
– Extended exposure of the winning project in the BigSEE Report
– Festival Engagement: Dinner Party for Award Winners, Tradeshow Exhibition Unit, BigSEE Talks
– Additional: Postal Delivery of the BigSEE Trophy, BigSEE Report issue

More about exclusive winners’ services with application form here.

Apply here

To enter the award competition, please fill in the data bellow.




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