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Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020

Laka Foundation is accepting entries for the Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020 — international competition which recognizes the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate.

The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development.

The best projects in each competition category will be awarded with $1,250. In addition the best Emerging designer (student) will receive $625 and the winner of the Solarlux Choice award will receive $1,000. The projects of the winners and laureates of honorable mentions will be exhibited during the ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference at the Solarlux Campus in Germany on 23–24 April, 2020. The laureates will be invited to present their designs during the ceremony.

The winners, laureates of prizes, honorable mentions, and nominations will be selected in each competition category:

  1. architectural design,
  2. product design,
  3. universal design, and
  4. responsive design.

The Design that Educates Awards are open to everyone.

Participants can submit multiple designs in the same category, multiple designs in different categories, or a single design in more than one category, in teams or individually.

All laureates will be included in the awards catalog, which will be available at the awards ceremony and on the website of the awards starting from the second quarter of 2020.

The host of the Laka Competitions is Laka Foundation (a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization, EU VAT No. PL6381817438).

DtEA Deadlines

  • Early registration — until 1 August 2019
  • Regular registration — until 1 November 2019
  • Late registration — until 1 February 2020

Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020 – Entry Fees

  • Team of professionals: Early: $125; Regular: $150; Late: $175
  • Individual professional: Early: $75; Regular: $100; Late: $125
  • Team of students: Early: $50; Regular: $75; Late: $100
  • Individual student: Early: $25; Regular: $50; Late: $75