Antalis is launching its inaugural ‘Antalis International Design Award’ competition. Officially launched today (September 1st 2017), the competition, which will run until 31st December 2017, calls on interior designers, architects, printers, brand owners and students to submit their best designs using at least one product from the Antalis Coala range, its flagship visual communication brand.
Themed around the ‘just print your imagination’ concept, the competition comprises three different categories all geared towards celebrating a true showcase of self-expression and ingenuity. The competition will reward the finest completed projects and projects underway from the period of January 1st 2016 to December 31st 2017. Professionals (architects, interior designers, printers and brand owners) can compete in one or several of the following categories: Hospitality, Restaurant, Retail, Office, Home and Public premises.
A special cross-category award will also be attributed to the participant whose project wins the heart of the public and receives the most ‘likes’ on the Antalis Interior Design Award website.
Katie Farr, Head of Marketing for Visual Communications at Antalis UK said, “with the Antalis Interior Design Award, we want our visual communication expertise to support the creativity and innovation of interior design professionals and enable them to push the boundaries. Our Coala range is perfectly in line with new trends in interior design and decoration, offering customers the means to create unique interiors that help them stand out from the competition. The international dimension of the competition is an added strength as it will be a melting pot of different artistic styles and sensibilities as well as a source of inspiration for others."
A panel including major international players from the world of design, presided by renowned scenographer François Confino, will then decide on the stand-out projects.
The winners will be announced in March 2018, will benefit from media exposure and receive €3,500 and €2,000 for first and second prize respectively. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life by re-designing parts of Antalis’ headquarters or one of the Group’s subsidiaries. Winners will also benefit from visibility on social media, Antalis’ website and on international trade shows attended by Antalis such as Architect@Work and Retail Expo.
Following the competition, an exclusive book will be made showcasing the very best pieces of work and present the portrait of each winner. The book will be distributed to trade media, museums, architecture firms, design agencies and renowned designers.