The Pioneer of Design
Young Design Pioneer Awards by IDC – International Design Club, honors up to three designers each year with the “Pioneer of Design” title. By its traditional meaning, Pioneer is a person, who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others; i.e. a person who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress. For IDC, the “Pioneer of Design” is a young creative personality, who explores new meaning, forms and ideas in design and who successfully establishes new ways of thinking in design and arts; creator of new waves of design, an early influencer in the field.
The Young Design Pioneer Award is given to up to three young designers each year. There is an age limit of 40; designers over 40 years of age are not eligible for this award. The Design Pioneer should be: 1. A designer who comes up with unique designs and creations inspiring others. 2. A creative who embeds multi-disciplinary thinking to its design methodology; i.e. a person who can combine knowhow of different science fields to come up with new artifacts. 3. A true design enthusiasts, who respects senior designers and cares for younger ones.
To apply for the Design Pioneer Awards, designers should: 1. Become a member of the International Design Club (Membership is free of charge, apply here), 2. Members who wish to apply, should afterwards submit their portfolio link and a Bio / CV (without contact details) to the Jobs & Resumes board of the IDC. The Bio section will also appear in the press release of the award winning designer. Application is free of charge to IDC members.
The purpose of the Young Design Pioneer Award is to empower young design talents and creatives, and honor them with a prestigous award which grants also visibility to push them further for new creations, designs and ideas; the Young Design Pioneer Award aims to support young creatives to help them achieve more.
The Winners’ Package
The winners of the Design Pioneer Awards is given the following: 1. A very unique A3 size document signed by the IDC coordinator, 2. Mention of the "Pioneer of Design" status at a special website. 3. The "Pioneer of Design" Logo. 4. Complimentary Standard Press Release Distribution by PRHOW.
The winner will be selected among the nominees by the board members of the International Design Club. Each designer could obtain this title only once in a life-time. The winner will also be announced from the social networking channes and IDC news.