Beyond Beyond the Bottle: DCI Product Design Challenge 2012

Last year, Decor Craft Inc (DCI) partnered with A Better World by Design and brought us the DCI Product Design Challenge – and now they’re back with the 2nd annual Product Design Challenge!

The goal of the challenge is to move design toward products that engage with and attempt to resolve real problems facing our world. Here’s this year’s challenge:

“In today’s society, many people are spending more time indoors than ever before and missing the beauty outside. Submit an idea for a product that will encourage people to re-engage with the great outdoors.” (DCI/BWxD)

The challenge is open to designers around the world from any field, so jump on it, kids! It’s a pretty amazing opportunity to develop and submit an idea, and if doing that for its own sake isn’t enticing enough, the first place winner receives $1,000 and the opportunity to have their product distributed by DCI and showcased at the Better World by Design conference in the fall!

The submissions are judged by a panel of members of the design and higher education communities, as well as DCI staff. Last year, the jury selected “I Am a To Go Box,” designed by McKenzie Powers from the Art Institute of Boston, as the first place winner. You can check out and purchase her product on DCI’s website now!

Check out the Challenge PDF for more information or email Submissions are due April 1, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EST — make the rest of March count, y’all!


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