COPENHAGEN, September 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The international design award for life-improving designs, INDEX:Award, calls upon the world community to submit nominations for its 4th award cycle.
The Denmark based, INDEX:Award is the largest monetary design award in the world, and it is presented biennially to five winners at a ceremony in Copenhagen. The next INDEX:Award will be presented in 2011, but beginning on September this year, the world community can nominate their favorite designs for the award.
Design to improve life!
What sets the INDEX:Award apart from other design awards is its focus on designs that have a life-improving impact. INDEX: is looking for designs that target and solve the challenges and problems of human life.
Anybody can nominate his or her favorite life-improving design for the award, which is presented to an international jury of designers, design scholars and thinkers, business people, and curators. The award, worth a total of 500,000 euro, is presented to five winners, which are each presented with a monetary award of 100,000 euro. The online nomination process starts September 7, 2010, and closes December 17, 2010.
All entries will be displayed on the nominations website, and a select group of finalists with between 50 and 100 designs will be displayed in the world touring INDEX:Award 2011 Exhibition premiering in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2011.
Previous INDEX:Award laureates have included Vestergaard Frandsen (2005, LifeStraw(TM)), Yves Behar and One Laptop Per Child Foundation (2007, OLPC XO1), Tesla Motors (2007, Tesla Roadster), Better Place (2009, Better Place Electric Vehicle Services), Christien Meindertsma (2009 Pig 05049) and Philips (2009, Chulha Stove).
INDEX: accepts entries from all fields of design including communication design, product design, architecture, service design, interaction design and greentech.
INDEX: is a Denmark-based, nonprofit organization, established in 2002, which coined the concept "Design to Improve Life." INDEX: works globally to promote and apply both design and design processes that have the capacity to improve the lives of people worldwide. INDEX: is widely recognized for its biennial global design award, the INDEX:Award, the largest monetary design prize in the world, worth EUR500,000 and encompassing the five categories of INDEX:-Body, Home, Work, Play, and Community. Read more at http://www.designtoimprovelife.dk.
Nomination and participation are free of charge. Timeline 17 December: Deadline for online submission of nomination forms April 2011: Shortlisted Finalists are announced September 2 2011: INDEX:Award Exhibition opens in Copenhagen INDEX:Award is presented to five winners at a ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark High resolution images available to the press at http://www.designtoimprovelife.dk Further details: designtoimprovelife.dk Email: email@example.com Telephone: +45-3389-2005