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2014 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design

The Vilcek Foundation is seeking applicants for the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design. Three winners will each receive a $35,000 unrestricted cash prize!

The Foundation has chosen the field of design as the award category for the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts, and is accepting applications through 14th August 2013.

Eligible to apply are foreign-born professionals working in the fields of product, graphic, digital or social design and applicants must be naturalized citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., no more than 35 years old as of 1st January 2014.

Categories include:

  • Product design – functional objects and systems including furniture, lighting, equipment, and transport.
  • Graphic design – visual communication including branding, identity, illustration, packaging for print, or the built environment.
  • Digital design – computer-created visual and interactive multimedia from print to gaming to web-based communications.
  • Social design – projects addressing social issues to achieve a more equitable and/or sustainable solutions at the humanitarian, community, or environmental level.

The winners will be notified in November 2013, and honored at the Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in the spring of 2014.