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The Prix Émile Hermès Competition

The Prix Émile Hermès

The Prix Émile Hermès
Created in 2008 The Prix Émile Hermès is here to support creativity of young designers, focusing on both visual and performing arts. The second Prix Émile Hermès comes as an international competition open to entrants all over the world, with theme "Heat, me-heat, re-heat".

If you're less than 40 years old, student, graduate or a professional in field of design this is a great opportunity to showcase your work and even earn funds for your future projects. For more details view the official press release after the jump:

The Prix Émile Hermès is aimed at:

• professional designers, graduates from schools of design, architecture, decorative ats, fine arts, or engineers.
• professional, non-graduate designers or engineers with at least three years' proven experience in the field of design;
• final-year students on masters programmes at schools of design, industrial design, architecture and the visual, applied or decorative arts.

Entrants must be aged 40 years or under by 30 November 2010.

The members of the jury and the theme will be announced on September 15, 2010, along with the call for entries for the award.

Amount of the award:

1st prize ————————————————– 50 000 euros
2nd prize ————————————————- 25 000 euros
3rd prize ————————————————– 15 000 euros

Key Dates

September 15 – November 30, 2010 ———————— Applications online at
December 1, 2010 – February 15, 2011 ————— Submission of projects and designs (also online)
mid-March, 2011 ——————————————————– Jury meets to select final shortlist
March 31, 2011 ——————————————————————- Announcement of finalists
April 1 – June 30, 2011 ———————————————————- Protoypes in development
June 30, 2011 —————————————————— Prototypes delivered to the Foundation
July 2011 ———————————————————- Final jury meeting to assess prototypes
October 2011 ——————————————————————- Presentation of the awards

For more info on conditions and rules of entry for the Prix Émile Hermès visit the website linked above.

Amanda Laine by Max Abadian

Emily Didonato by David Roemer for Marie Claire Spain