After a successful inaugural launch last year, Core77 - the world's first online design resource - is now accepting entries for the Core77 2012 Design Awards. With progressive categories, professional and student entry fields, globally distributed juries, in-depth video testimonials, live jury announcements and a unique trophy that honors teamwork, the Core77 Design Awards continues to be the most inclusive, transparent and web-savvy award platform in the design industry. Adding to the wide breadth of categories, this year's awards will feature two new areas - Food Design and Writing & Commentary - plus a new jury of leading design minds from around the world.
According to Allan Chochinov, Partner and Editor-In-Chief of Core77, "We created the Core77 Design Awards to reflect the diversity of design practice today and to offer more opportunities to honor design enterprise in all forms." Jacqueline Khiu, Director of the Core77 Design Awards adds, "One of the interesting points of departure with this program is the greater transparency it brings to the process of entering and judging awards. It provides faces and voices to makers and jurors, and creates a more revealing and rewarding platform to participate in."
Open for entry starting January 17, the Core77 2012 Design Awards features 17 categories ranging from established fields to new emerging practices. Of these, 15 categories offer separate entry fields for professionals and students. Entrants are also encouraged to upload video to accompany their submission, providing a personal testimony about their entry to the jury. In addition to the sliding scale of entry fees, Core77 is offering a 20% Earlybird discount to people who enter by March 13. The final deadline for entries is April 10, 2012.
The Core77 Design Award's unique judging process combines global perspectives with local expertise. For each category, Core77 handpicked Jury Captains from 13 cities and 8 countries and invited them to choose their own jury from local experts in their field. The results will be broadcast live from the home cities of each jury team, revealing their choices via online video announcements.
Winners in each category will be awarded a trophy created by the New York design studio Rich Brilliant Willing. Recognizing design as a team sport, the trophy is a metallic mold that allows multiples to be produced - allowing contributors and clients to share in the glory.