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YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY

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YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Aim
The aim of the event is to celebrate the best of superyacht design from the boards of student and trainee designers. The competition has been designed to relate to a realistic client request in order to provide valuable practice and experience for a young designer. The result should not just be a styling exercise but a practical ‘outline design’ that is able to deliver a lifestyle appropriate to a superyacht, while the design itself, given further technical and design effort, should be possible to build.

Qualification for Entry
Entries are invited from current students of yacht design and practicing yacht designers aged 25 and under on the 1st January 2014. Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams of up to two individuals, in which case all members of the team must meet the above entry requirements. The judges reserve the right to reject any entry that does not fully meet the requirements of the task.

Judging Schedule
The entries will be judged by an international team of elite superyacht designers. Following the meeting of the judges, a list of Finalists will be posted on the event web site and the Winner will be announced at the prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards gala evening, when the winner will be presented with the award.

Registration of Interest and Closing Date for 2014 Competition
Entries are now open. Interested entrants must first register their interest in participating online here. Following registration, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration and a link to download the AutoCAD file that you will require. Entries must be received by 12.00pm on the 9th January, 2014 (London time).

Prizes
The winning designer will receive a golden Neptune Trophy and a cash prize of €5,000.
The five finalists will benefit from a host of incredible opportunities aimed at advancing their early design careers, including complimentary access to the next edition of the Superyacht Design Symposium, an all-expenses paid trip to visit major shipyard and the opportunity to attend the prize giving ceremony held during the Symposium.
A further discretionary prize, awarded to the highest ranked student of yacht design, will be a two-week work experience attachment in an established yacht design office.

How to submit your entry
Firstly, please register your interest in entering the competition by filling in the online registration form.
Entries are to follow the guidelines given in The Task and are to be submitted or by email or online file transfer. They should be accompanied by a CV.
Entries should be submitted to both youngdesigner@boatinternationalmedia.com and holly.lunn@boatinternationalmedia.com
If you choose to submit your entry by file transfer, please email both of the above to confirm that your entry is on its way.

Click here to see the 2014 Task