The Next Generation Design Competition is open to any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students. The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, progressive technologies, historic relevance, provocative form, and beauty. Each designer should speak to any one of the 6 sub-disciplines supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, graphic design. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. All entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules.
A panel of judges, representing a broad range of design skills and connections, will choose the winner and up to fifteen (15) runners-up during the month of February 2011. The winner and runners-up will be notified by telephone or email. Judges’ decisions are final.
The winner will be featured in the May 2011 issue of Metropolis and on metropolismag.com. The runners-up will also be announced in the May 2011 issue, and stories about select projects will be featured in the Next Generation section of Metropolis magazine thereafter and posted on the Web site.