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Opportunities, Awards and Open Calls for Designers and Students

Opportunities, Awards and Open Calls for Designers and Students

Designers and students, get your work seen and recognized by entering these open calls and award opportunities from WantedDesign friends and partners like Core77, NYCxDESIGN, Design Core Detroit and more.

Core77 Awards

Call for entries for Core77 Design Awards in 18 categories, including several unconventional design categories that are analogous to the diversity of today’s design disciplines. Open for Professional and Student entries.

Final deadline: April 1st
Visit designawards.core77.com

NYCxDESIGN Awards for Students

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited design program located in New York City (Fall 2020 graduates accepted) are invited to enter the NYCxDESIGN Awards for Students.

Eligible product designs include but are not limited to: Accessories, Architectural Products, Fabric, Furniture, Kitchen & Bath, Lighting, and Wall Covering.

Deadline for Students: May 7th
Submission Fee: FREE
Enter Here


The Breakout Grant provides funding for existing independent design businesses to go to market with a new product or project that is in late-stage development and can show demonstrated viability.

Deadline: April 2nd
Visit info.nycxdesign.com/breakout-grant

Dezeen Awards

Entries are open for the Dezeen Awards celebrating the world’s best architecture, interiors and design projects and studios. New for 2021 are sustainability categories.

Early entry closes March 31st – save 20% off entry fee.
Standard entry deadline: June 2nd
Visit www.dezeen.com/awards/

Local Color by Kayla Powers, Detroit Month of Design 2020
Local Color by Kayla Powers, Detroit Month of Design 2020. Photo credit: Noah Elliott Morrison

Detroit Month of Design open call

Open call for Detroit Month of Design 2021 applications! Have an idea for an inspiring, educational or interactive experience to take place this Sept 1-30? Design Core Detroit wants to hear from you.

Applications close April 18th, 2021. Learn more about the many ways to get involved by visiting www.detroitmonthofdesign.com/apply