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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Deadline: August 31, 2014

Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014: Call for projects

Have you got what it takes to put South African design on the world map? Is your design talent just waiting to be discovered?  Now’s your chance to show what you’re made of, with your entry to the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014.

Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.  Design is at the heart of what Rado does and this is underlined by the 30 prestigious international design awards Rado has won for its watches.

April marks the launch of the Rado Star Prize, which gives one talented designer the chance to win 100,000 ZAR and a blog on the design platform throughout 2015. With hundreds of thousands of individual visits to the Rado website each month, it’s a great way to make your voice heard and get your work seen.

The Rado Star Prize is an established competition that has run in seven different countries around the world, and which supports young and non-established designers by giving them a platform to show their work.

As part of Rado’s year of support for the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, Rado is running its competition for the very first time in South Africa.  Endorsed by Icsid (International Council for the Societies of Industrial Design) the competition focuses on Social Design and we’re looking for projects from any field of design that can benefit an individual or a community now or in the future.

To find out more, and to enter, visit the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 website and watch the video.  It could be your entry that makes a difference and wins the top prize!  The competition is open to design students and non-professional designers living in South Africa and looking to start their career in design in South Africa.  The closing date for entries is August 31, 2014.