We are forced to adjust the rules and presentation of the DESIGN.S 2020 International Biennial in connection with the impact of the emergency measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

1. Participants of the competition:

The competition is open to students and fresh graduates of design and related fields. Only works that were created during a study period at university or higher professional school can be sent to the competition. Entries must not be older than three years. The author is or was a student and his work was created during his study of design or a related field. (This does not have to be school work)

2. The focus of the work and exhibited works:

The common theme is product design in general, in its various forms. Therefore it is possible to send projects from various industrial sectors, such as:

Professional jury will select works for exhibition and for next round of the competition from applying digital previews. In the first round digital previews (photos, visualizations, video) should be sent via e -mail / application form together with the application. At the exhibition of DESIGN.S, which will be held at Technical Museum in Brno from 23rd June – 29th September 2020, this year’s selected works will be exhibited online at the DESIGN.S website and at the Technical Museum in Brno website.

These selected student works will be also published in the printed catalogue for this year DESIGN.S 2020.

3. Application:

Registration and more information are available at Registration and work exhibition are not charged. Application is valid only after receiving of a fulfilled registration form and registered works (author’s woks) in form of digital previews. Applications together with digital previews can be sent up to 30th April 2020 to or via registration form. After acceptance of the application author will receive a confirmation e-mail. Each participant can register 5 projects maximum.

Competition entries must contain: authors name and surname, name of school and field of study, institution and contact to guarantor – teacher, supervisor, representative of the studio or employer, mentor, under whose supervision the work was created or which is able to deal about a hire of your work. Title and a brief description of the work (max 5 sentences).

4. Dates:

Applications together with digital previews can be sent via electronic form or e-mail address by 30th April 2020.

Online  exhibition DESIGN.S will be held from 23rd June to 29th September 2020 on web site – DESIGN-S.EU and on a web page of the Technical Museum in Brno. The exhibition opening will take place in Autumn 2020.

These selected student works will be also published in the printed catalogue for this year DESIGN.S 2020.
5. Promotion catalog:

Application for participation in the exhibition entitles organizer to use free received documentation or take photo-reproduction or video of exhibits for the catalogue, promotion or cultural and educational activities.

6. Legal agreement:

By registration for the competition competitor confirms that he is familiar with the rules of the competition, agrees with them and agrees to abide by them. Competitors are required to create his competition work (works) personally, individually and refrain from any interference with the rights of third parties, especially in the copyrights and other intellectual property rights.

The competition can be entered only by those works, where the competitor personally owns all rights. The competitor is also explicitly aware of the fact that the competition work (protected work) can be used by announcer and organizer of the competition without entitlement to remuneration for the purposes of exhibition, news and advertising, and by all manners of use for all countries of the world, without time limit, or competition work may be conveyed by the organizer and used for the same purposes by a third party. Competitor grants an exclusivity to the promoter and organizer in the presentation of competition work for the duration of the current year (until 31st December 2020). By agreement mentioned above competitor acknowledges that any use of competitive work (works) by competitor or third party, as well as granting or transferring of use rights to a third party at the time of the competition is forbidden and in conflict with the interests of the organizers of the competition. In case of shortlisting of the competition work (works), as the competitor will be promptly informed by e-mail, competitor agrees to refrain from using and transferring of rights without the prior consent of the organizer for the following 6 months (until 31st October 2021). For all the rules of participation, competition conditions, contractual arrangements and authorization the applicable law of the Czech Republic is used. All interested persons are obliged to proceed in resolving any disputes relating to the competition by settlement with the participation of the competition organizer. The authorities responsible for resolving any disputes that can not be settled amicably with the help of the organizer are the general courts of the Czech Republic.


Projekt se uskutečňuje v roce 2020 za finanční podpory statutárního města Brna, pod záštitou primátorky statutárního města Brna JUDr. Markéty Vaňkové a pod záštitou hejtmana Jihomoravského kraje JUDr. Bohumila Šimka.


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