The UNCOVER DESIGN AWARDS reward outstanding output and works dealing with the topic DEKADENCE processes, projects or products able to demonstrate and highlight counteracting with societal decay.
THE TOPIC: FACING DECADENCE!
Human history has shown, that civilizations can arise and collapse. When a peak has been reached, a phase of decadence commences. This phase reveals abun- dance, dissipation, decay, brutalization and squalidness in short: the decline of society. Currently there is a lot of evidence that western civilization has reached a tipping point. Social models based on enduring economic growth at the expense of exploiting our planet are reaching their limits.
UNCOVER MANNHEIM calls on students, young professionals, freelancers and agencies from all over the world to translate and implement their own interpretations of DECADENCE into design: create processes, projects or products that have the potential to counteract with societal decay!
The UNCOVER DESIGN AWARDS will reward outstanding output and works deal- ing with urgent challenges of our society, taking into account the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
Deadline for Submissions: February 28th 2021 (23:59 CET)
The UNCOVER DESIGN AWARDS carry a total value of 15.000€ and are presented in four categories: UNCOVER DESIGN AWARD by the City of Mannheim, UN- COVER UX DESIGN AWARD, UNCOVER AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN BY KREATIVREGION, UNCOVER CRITICS CHOICE AWARD BY DESIGNZEN- TRUM RHEIN NECKAR.
In addition, the WELDE DESIGN AWARD carries a value of 5.000€. To participate at the WELDE DESIGN AWARD contest you need to submit a design fitted to the label of a bottle of Welde.
The UNCOVER Jury will assign the submissions to the five individual categories and choose the winners.