Countdown for Design Turkey starts in a bid to boost innovation, branding
ISTANBULThe Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards, to be held for the fifth time this year, will name its winners during Turkey Design Week in October, while the deadline for applications is Aug. 31.
Organized in cooperation with the Economy Ministry, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Association (ETMK) as a Turquality Program event, Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards are given in the fields of innovation and branding.
Award categories include 13 industries, including packaging, lighting, electronic products, domestic appliances, home and office equipment, public and commercial products, furniture, sports, hobbies, games and personal products, transportation and carrying devices, building materials, investment products and medical equipment.
Products submitted to Design Turkey should be produced with industrial methods and introduced into the market between Jan. 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. The designers, producers or brand owners must be Turkish citizens.
The products will be evaluated in three categories, including the Good Design Award, Outstanding Design Award and Conceptual Design Award, by an international jury of more than 30 design authorities.
The award ceremony will be organized as part of Turkey Design Week, which will be organized for the first time this year between Oct. 18 and 22. Panels, conferences and workshops will enrich the organization with the participation of world-known designers, universities, design schools, industrialists and academics.