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Ghost Project 2011: New Simplicity – Mikser Festival

Following five years of continuous efforts in discovering and nurturing fresh design talents in Serbia, the annual exhibition Ghost Project has become the central Talent platform within “Mikser Festival”, the biggest Southeast European festival of creativity and innovation.

The cultural organization Mikser is pleased to announce that in 2011, the Ghost Project initiative is expanding beyond the Balkans and is calling young industrial designers and architects from all over the world to take part in the competition.

The winning projects will be part of the core Talent exhibition at the Mikser Festival, Southeast Europe’s largest regional festival of creativity and innovation.

Objective

Ghost Project’s slogan for 2011 is “NEW SIMPLICITY“.

Products, furniture, lighting, everyday objects, home accessories and interior elements that represent original solutions to everyday problems in a fresh yet simple way, will be evaluated according to the following criteria: ergonomics, innovative features that enhance the quality of contemporary life, rational production costs and environmentally friendly production process. “NEW SIMPLICITY” is an initiative to multiply networks of progressive activities among young designers, to establish connections between different cultures, among designers and manufacturers, but also man and nature.

Above all, the slogan “NEW SIMPLICITY” should encourage designers to take social and economic challenges as inspiration for solutions that open up new possibilities for our tumultuous times.

Prizes

The winning projects will be part of the core Talent exhibition at the Mikser Festival, Southeast Europe’s largest regional festival of creativity and innovation.

Mikser will exhibit the winning entries during the Mikser Festival, from 24-29 May 2011.

Rules

  • The Ghost Project competition is open to all persons 35 years of age and younger from all over the world.
  • Applicants can be individual authors or groups of authors.
  • Each applicant can submit more than one entry.
  • Selected designers produce prototypes at their own expense and must cover the shipping / transportation costs of prototypes to the festival venue in Belgrade on 22 May 2011, and from the festival venue on 30 May 2011.
  • The jury will announce the results within 10 days of the submission deadline.

How to enter?

Fill out the online entry form on the official website. Here is what each application should contain:

Info about the author(s): First name / Last name / Date of Birth / City, Country / E-mail address / Telephone number /CV (Short Biography) in English up to 500 words / Web site (if any)

Info about the project(s):

  • Project category (furniture, lighting, etc.)
  • Project title
  • Written description of the project in English up to 500 words
  • Upload of the main image of the project – signature image (3D), JPG, RGB, resolution up to max 2000×2000 pixels, size up to 1 MB
  • Upload of additional images, maximum 4 (3D, plans, sketches, photographs, etc.), JPG, RGB, resolution up to max 2000×2000 pixels, size max 1 MB per image
  • Electronically signed statement: “In the event that my project is selected, I hereby confirm that I will build a prototype of my project and submit it / send it at my own expense to Mikser by 22 May, 2011. I also give permission to Mikser to publicize my project and exhibit it from 24-29 May 2011.”