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Attention young creative designers: spoga+gafa is searching for the unique youngstar 2017

Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Harald Fleissner
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Harald Fleissner

Application period for the young designer competition of the international garden fair spoga+gafa gets underway. With immediate effect, students and designers, who have completed their studies within the past three years, can apply with their ideas on the competition theme ‘Outdoor Living’. The participants have the chance to exhibit their prototypes at the fair. Furthermore, prize-money totalling Euro 7,000 (first to third places as well as a public prize) and the title unique youngstar 2017 are up for grabs. Koelnmesse organises for the fifth time the competition, which became an important event within the spoga+gafa over the last years.

Whether furniture for the garden, balcony or terrace, shade or irrigation systems, whether simple or complex. Everything that fits in with the ‘Outdoor Living’ theme and which isn’t already found in the summer living-room is allowed in the unique youngstar competition. Young creative designers can submit their ‘garden design’ ideas up until 1 April. An international expert jury will select up to 15 nominees from among all entries. Evaluation criteria include the overall concept, the originality of the design, the conceptual and visionary quality, the functionality and quality of presentation.

Award ceremony unique youngstar 2016 Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Maxi Uellendahl
Award ceremony unique youngstar 2016
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Maxi Uellendahl

The ‘chosen ones’ can exhibit their designs at the international garden fair and thus have the chance to present their idea to an international trade audience. In 2016, over 39,000 visitors came to Cologne for spoga+gafa. Furthermore, the winners (first to third places as well as a public prize) can look forward to prize-money totalling Euro 7,000 and to claiming the title unique youngstar 2017. The winners will be announced at the end of the first day of the fair. So: It is certainly worth taking part!

The spoga+gafa takes place from 3. to 5. September 2017.

The application form you will find here.