Not only financial rewards from €200 up to €4.000 are allocated, but also it is a great opportunity to get feedback and to compare yourself with young designers from all over the world. There are four categories: industrial design, product design, fashion design and communication design and both individuals and teams of designers may sign up. In addition, the number of projects is not limited, and therefore it is possible to register several entries at once. The only limitation is the age of the designers which has to be under 30. Winners will be announced on the 3rd of May at a gala evening to be held at the Congress Centre in Zlin. For the fifth consecutive year, the Best Design competition forms an integral part of Zlin Design Week which, from the 3rd to 10th of May, turns the city of Zlin into a city of revolutionary design.
This year, a duo of Faculty graduates, Martina Scholleová and Martin Kadlec, were nominated among the finalists in the Communication Design category. Their work which is a collection of posters inspired by the theme of the Hundred Years of Czech Nation was also exhibited in the Gallery of Czech Centres and currently on tour around the world together with the posters created by other students. The work was created under the guidance of Kristina Fišerová. We would like to congratulate Kateřina Šuterová whose work "Redesign of Visual Style PKF" was chosen among the finalists.
In 2010, Jana Potiron, who is the head of the Studio Furniture and Interior Design, succeeded in the competition. In 2011, our very own faculty member took the first place, Štěpán Soutner whose project "RandeVuu - Regional Train" was created at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. The Design Talent of 2013 was awarded to Marie Nina Václavková whose project "Rectangle" focused on shoe design.
More about finalist Best in Design 2019 here