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Trieste Contemporanea 2014, 11th International Design Contest

The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announces the 11th edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea – Map Pin – with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.

Contestants should produce a kit consisting of an original item of contemporary design, taking the form of a souvenir and to be conceived for small-scale and low cost production, and an accompanying information flyer.

This year the competition will award the Trieste Prize (4,000 Euro) for the best original project on the set topic of the Tethyshadros insularis, a wonderful Hadrosaurid that lived some 70 million years ago known as Antonio the Dynosaur, displayed at the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale of Trieste and found in Villaggio del Pescatore in the province of Trieste. Three additional prizes will be awarded as well.

The Trieste Contemporanea 2014 competition is open to all designers born in CEI member states (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine) in compliance with its stated purposes, and to designers born in Estonia, Germany, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey as well.

Any groups competing should consist exclusively of members born in the countries listed above.

Each contestant can enter only a single project, unless entering one for the general theme of the competition and a separate one for the Trieste Prize’s dedicated theme.

All the selected and winning designs, together with any presented by designers invited hors concours, will be displayed in a final exhibition, part of the NOW programme of the 2014 Biennial of Design of Ljubljana (BIO 50), to be held in Trieste in September 2014.

The Trieste Contemporanea initiative is under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Central European Initiative (CEI). It avails itself of the collaboration of the Museum of Architecture and Design–Ljubljana (BIO 50, 24th Biennial of Design), the Institute for Contemporary Art–Zagreb and the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale–Trieste.