I’m the assistant editor of GRAY, an international design publication based in Seattle. We are gathering applicants to submit design projects for our annual HOT NEW NEXT event, a dynamic competition celebrating the innovative ideas moving Pacific Northwest design forward. This Shark Tank-style program will offer contestants in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product in front of a live audience to an expert panel.
Our submissions deadline has just been extended to July 12. Our Seattle event is slated for July 30 at the Seattle Design Center.
At each event, judges (and the audience) will vote, and regional winners will be featured in GRAY, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round—held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver—to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design.
Whether the idea is brand new, or a clever update to an existing product, all design disciplines have a chance—from architecture and furniture to interiors, fashion, tech, and beyond. You can submit your project HERE; no fee is required to enter.
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