Future Textiles Prize Competition

textil prize competitionJanuary 31th the prize competition in connection with Future Textile will set out. The purpose of the prize competition is to find the best new ideas for textiles products of the future, or the most innovative connection between textiles and other product areas.  Show us your ideas and win 50,000 DKK (EUR 6,500) and a chance to meet the experts! Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles invites textile, fashion design and engineering students to participate in the international Prize Competition Future Textiles. Students compete with fellow students to present the best idea within smart textiles.

Information on the prize competition, including registration form, deadlines and rules, is located in the left side menu, Competition.

Future Textiles are Smart: Show us your ideas and win 50,000 DKK (EUR 6,500) and a chance to meet the experts! Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles invites textile, fashion design and engineering students to participate in the international Prize Competition Future Textiles. Students compete with fellow students to present the best idea within smart textiles. If you are selected as a finalist, we will also invite you to take part in Future Textiles’ Expert Summit in Herning, Denmark from 11th to 13th May.
The winner takes home a cash prize of 50,000 DKK (EUR 6,500).

Future Textiles Prize Competition
The Prize Competition in connection with Future Textiles is for textile, fashion, design and engineering students and is part of a three-week programme, which consists of an Expert Summit, the exhibition “pretty Smart Textiles” and much more. Future Textiles takes place in Herning, Denmark from 2nd to 19th May 2011, and is hosted by Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles at TEKO Design + Business VIA University College.

Rules of Competition

What is the Prize Competition?

Future Textiles Prize Competition is all about students presenting their ideas about smart textiles. The following requirements must be respected:

  • Your entry must contain a description and presentation of your idea
  • The idea must be your own/developed by you or your group, which will be checked by Future Textiles
  • Your idea must contain textiles in some way
  • Your project can consist of written material (in English or Danish only), video, websites, products, sketches and much more
  • Your project entry must contain an English summary
  • The rights of your project/product must be in accordance with those of your university/college
  • Participation is open for college and university students only
  • You are allowed to submit more than one project

Why Hold a Prize Competition?

Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles hosts a prize competition to give you a chance to present your ideas about future textiles. Your ideas must have a commercial potential and be relevant to companies that work with sportswear, work wear, home textiles, fashion clothes, furniture fabrics, carpets or other textile related products. However, we do not expect participants to create a product that is ready to be marketed.

By participating in the competition, you will help to draw attention to smart textiles and inspire companies to use modern textile technology in their products. This is a unique chance for you as a student, to present your ideas to business leaders, researchers and other important players in the textile industry.

Important dates

You need to complete the registration form to take part in Future Textiles Prize Competition. It is free to participate, but participation is only open to students studying at a college or university. You must provide details of study programme and student number in order to be able to sign up. Recent graduates cannot participate.

1. February 2011 Future Textiles Prize Competition Opens
4 April 2011 Deadline for submission of entries
8 April 2011 Names of finalists are published and contacted
9-12 May 2011 Future Textiles Expert summit in Herning, Denmark. Finalists participate and a winner is found among the finalists

When you are ready to submit your entry, do the following:

Download the submission form above and follow either of the two options:

  1. if you want to submit by regular post, fill in the form, print and attach it to your submission. Send by regular post to the address below
  2. if you want to submit electronically, save it to your computer first. Then fill it in, and attach to an e-mail it to: mail@futuretextiles.dk along with your relevant electronically submissions (pictures, text material, pdf. etc.)

If you experience any difficulties or have any doubt about how to submit, send us an e-mail at mail@futuretextiles.dk.

Teko, VIA UC
Att: Future Textiles, Merete
Nørreport 2-4
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Submission Form – Download

Submission Form

What does the submission have to include ?
The only thing we require from you submission is an english summary. What we expect is a presentation of your idea/project, which you demonstrate in any way you find suiting. This means that you can and are allowed to present anything from text pages and drawings to materials, sketches, film clips and prototypes.

What you must bear in mind is that there will be a jury who has to look at your ideas and decide if you are going to be selected as a finalist, so we encourage you to present your idea/project very sharp.

Source: http://www.futuretextiles.dk/