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Novita Italia: advancing responsible design for a better future.

Submission: July 18, 2020
Registration: July 18, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The contest advances sustainable, ethical and responsible design and invites individual designers, studios, and production companies working in design and architecture to submit their designs for consideration. The winner will receive 3 free months of international press service. Submission is free of charge. Entrants may submit a single product or a collection of products in the categories of furniture, accent pieces, lighting, systems, and accessories. Each product must meet criteria of sustainability, ethics and responsibility in its design and production processes. And it should be bold, innovative, thoughtful and original.


Entries must meet the following requirements:

1.they must promote the values of sustainability, ethics and responsibility throughout the design and production process

2.they should be bold, innovative, well thought-out, inventive, original and aesthetically noteworthy.

3.they must make use of sustainable, ethical and responsible materials and processes

4.date of production no earlier than 2019; for companies, the brand must be active at the time of contest entry and its most recent designs produced no earlier than January 2019

5.entries must be currently in production6.entries cannot be inappropriate, slanderous or defamatory, harassing, abusive, intimidating, damaging, obscene, blasphemous, discriminatory on the basis of race or ethnicity, or otherwise offensive, distasteful, vulgar, pornographic or sexually explicit.


The winning entry will be announced on July30, 2020.The winner will receivea three-month press office program free of charge, which includes:

1.Reviewing existing materials.

2.Development of a brief communication strategy.

3.Writingpress releases in Italian and in English.

4.Creation of a digital press kitto share information with the media.

5.Writing of story pitches: Novità Italia will select a shortlist of targeted journalists, bloggers and influencers and present the winning project.

6.International blast: distribution of press releases to Italian (over 800 contacts), European (over 1200 contacts) and international (over 5,000 contacts) media.

7.Writing and sending a newsletterincluding possibly updates on the project.


1.Participation in the contest is free of charge

2.The winner will be notified by email, at the address provided on the entry form upon registering for the contest. In the event the email address provided bythe entrant is incorrect, Novità Italia assumes no responsibility for non-delivery of the announcement of contest results.

3.Novità Italia assumes no responsibility for any access problems, impediments, malfunctions or difficulties regarding the communication of information.

4.By confirming their submission to the contest, entrants declare that they are the creators of the submitted work.Any attempt at fraud and any incorrect or false declaration will result in the entrant’s disqualification, including retroactively.

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