YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
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.
The Young Designer of the Year competition is open to designers who will be younger than 26 years old (i.e. currently 25 years old and not yet turned 26) on the 1st January 2015. In creating a design, competitors may work alone or as a team of two persons, but in the latter case please note that each member of the team must meet the age criteria.
The event will be judged on the 19th January 2014 by a Jury consisting of internationally known yacht designers, after which the five finalists will be announced. The €5,000 prize will be presented to the winner during the Showboats Design Awards prize giving in Kitzbuhel, Austria on the 23rd February 2014. Please note that decisions made by the organising authority and the Judging Panel are final and cannot be contested.
Registration of Entry
Interested entrants must first register their interest in participating online here. Following registration, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of €5,000. The five finalist entries selected by the judges will be invited on an all-expenses paid visit to the Oceanco shipyard in The Netherlands.
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 and the opportunity to attend the prize giving ceremony held during the Symposium.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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.