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!
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
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.
- 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.