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Tx:style Design Challenge 2011

Now in its third year, the Tx:style design competition invites designers to imagine, create and upload design concepts for new Mannington Commercial flooring products – carpets. Practicing designers or architects with less or more than seven years of professional experience are eligible to enter.

Six finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges on the basis of public comments, votes, aesthetics, creativity and manufacturability.

Each finalist wins $3,000, promotion in a national advertising campaign and a trip to NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago. The Grand Prize winners will win even more prizes!

Objective

Acceptable submissions, in digital format only, must include the following:

  • A sketch or graphic design illustrating a carpet that you would like Mannington Commercial to consider for a new product line. A maximum of five (5) concepts can be submitted.
  • An “Inspiration Board” or other type of graphic illustration(s) that serves as your creative stimulus for the proposed carpet design. Examples include images or samples from fashion, art, culture, nature, etc.
  • Optional: Images or renderings of any product you designed prior to the start of this competition. The product can be purely conceptual, in development or fully realized/produced. It does not necessarily have to be a flooring product.

Enter in one of two categories this year:

  • Category 1: practicing designers or architects with less than seven years of professional experience
  • Category 2: practicing designers or architects with more than seven years of professional experience

Prizes

Six finalists will be featured in a national advertising campaign + win $3,000 + a trip to NeoCon 2011.

Two Grand Prize winners will receive a full floorcovering collection of their design + win $6,000 + a trip to the Maison & Objet show in Paris, France.

Rules

  • All entrants must be a practicing Architect or Interior Designer. Students are not eligible.
  • Enter in one of two categories – less than seven years of professional experience, or more than seven years of professional experience.
  • Uploaded photography and renderings must be no larger than 1024 KB and saved in a .jpg format.
  • No mailed submissions will be accepted.

How to enter?

Register on the Tx:style official website and submit your designs.