Now in its 19th year the Young Package packaging design competition has opened the registration for 2014. Held annually, the competition is open to young designers of up to 30 years of age.
The main prize of Young Package 2014 is 1100 Euro. There are several other prizes from the competition partners and a special one, awarded by Slovak Design Centre.
The theme for 2014 is smart Take Away package and here is how the organizers describe it:
Originally, a term Take Away was related to packaging of meal from fast food. However, today it isn’t only about quick lifestyle and junk food. We are looking for that kind of „Take Away“ packages, which will be original and functional at the same time. That kinds of package, which can help carry things from shop to home — nice package for clothes, which can be use for instance also as a wrapping paper, an ingenious package of six bottles of beer or clever package for fragile vase.
Competition entries are being accepted in two groups:
- University students and young designers of up to 30 years of age
- High-school students
Since its foundation in 1996, the Young Package competition has achieved an international reputation and a distinctive position among competitions for young designers. Every year, several hundred participants from the whole world send their entries.