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The Printworks Showcase

Urban regeneration developer First Base has got together with Icon to launch a new competition inviting UK designers to create an interior design concept for the show apartment of a major new residential scheme launching in Summer 2010.

The winner of The Printworks Showcase will not only shape the interior space of the one-bed show apartment to be unveiled at the launch event later this year, but it will also feature in a forthcoming issue of Icon magazine. A special student prize will also be awarded to the best young design talent and the overall runner-up will also receive a prize.

Objective

Create an interior design concept for the show apartment of a major new residential scheme launching in Summer 2010.

Prizes

The competition will be judged by leading figures from the world of design plus shortlisted entries will be showcased on Iconeye and in a gallery on the competition website.

The winner of The Printworks Showcase will not only shape the interior space of the one-bed show apartment to be unveiled at the launch event later this year, but it will also feature in a forthcoming issue of Icon magazine. A special student prize will also be awarded to the best young design talent and the overall runner-up will also receive a prize.

The student prize winner will be profiled with their design in a feature in a forthcoming issue of Icon magazine and will win a unique internship opportunity with Universaldesignstudio.

Rules

  • Entry is open to all individual designers (aged 16 and above) or practices in the UK except employees of First Base or Icon and their families, agents and anyone associated with the Competition.
  • To qualify for the student prize, entrants must currently be in further or higher education studying at a school, college or university or have completed their course within the last 12 months. No designers working in a professional capacity will be eligible for the student prize.
  • All other entrants should submit their design for the overall professional prize.
  • The winners and runner up agree to take part in promotional activity and First Base reserves the right to use the names and addresses of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity or press materials promoting the Competition.
  • Dates for the internship for the student prize winner may be restricted.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. First Base reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal of greater value at any time.
  • First Base reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules at any time without prior notice.

How to enter?

Submit your entries through the entry form on the official website.

Student entrants are required to present a concept decoration design for the entire apartment. This should include:

  • A short summary (maximum 400 words) detailing the thinking and inspiration behind the design concept
  • A maximum x3 supporting (low res or web compatible) visuals in jpeg or PDF format (e.g. sketch, mood board etc)

The deadline for initial online entries is Wednesday 5th May 2010.

Once you have completed the online entry process you will receive an email to confirm that your details and files have been received and your entry has been processed.