174 sound innovation design competition

Posted: Jul 24, 2008

Sound Innovation Design Competition

Type:Call for Entries
Category:Design Contests > Product Design
Entry Fee:Free
Prizes:$5,000 in cash
Entry Deadline
Oct 20 2008

Call for Entries Details

Designboom in association with ALTEC LANSING and PLANTRONICS are looking for new speakers and headset designs. You are asked to submit your entries to the relevant category: ALTEC LANSING – Future Sound Speakers, PLANTRONICS – Stylish Sound Headsets.

ALTEC LANSING – Future Sound Speakers
ALTEC LANSING created the first cinema speakers in the 1920’s and have continued to innovate ever since; designing and manufacturing award winning ipod and mp3 speaker systems, PC speakers, home audio and headphones, blending art with science to stir the soul! We are looking for speaker designs that unleash and enhance your digital music lifestyle! Entries should consider future styles / trends and usability.

PLANTRONICS – Stylish Sound Headsets
PLANTRONICS have recently launched a tech-cessory headset (D925) that fuses technology and jewelry into a beautiful earpiece that looks as good as it sounds. You are invited to take this theme further and develop concept bluetooth headsets that are fashion forward and desirable to wear.

The designers of the winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards:
- Future Sound Speakers category winning prize USD 5000
- Stylish Sound Headsets category winning prize USD 5000

In the event that PLANTRONICS exercises the option to use the rights for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), PLANTRONICS undertakes to pay a one-off fee to the designer of USD 5,000. This does not apply to the 2 winners, their fee is the prize as written above.

And as always… designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.

Design Criteria
Projects should not be currently in production,previously published or exhibited projects are not accepted.

The jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal / technological aspects. Please don't send in vague concepts, but go a step further. It's not the idea which is the art, it's more the way somebody handles the idea that makes art.

Contest Tags: product design, speaker design, headphone design
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