Core77 is back with the third edition of its dazzlingly ambitious Design Awards program, with progressive categories (social impact, speculative), professional and student entry fields, globally distributed juries, in-depth video testimonials, and live-webcast jury announcements. Among the international design luminaries tapped as jury captains are Matali Crasset, Eddie Opara, and the dynamic duo of Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby.
So what’s in it for you, provided that you submit your entry by the March 15 deadline? Fame and fortune, or at least the former: honorees will be published in the 2013 awards gallery, across the Core77 online network, and in the awards publication. Then there’s that swell trophy (pictured), created by Rich Brilliant Willing with an eye to the team-based nature of design. “In our discussions with Core77, we came to realize that an inherent pitfall of the iconic trophy is that it is shared by a group, yet not literally divisible among that group,” said the designers, who seized on the image and symbol of a mold. “Our solution for the Core77 Design Awards trophy has a functional value: winning teams can create ingots from the trophy, and provide these cast facsimiles to their collaborators, clients, and staff.”