The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us on the importance of personal hygiene. Scientists believe that washing your hands frequently can slow down and also prevent the spread of corona virus. With several campaigns on the significance of personal hygiene, Bompas & Parr has come up with an idea to involve millions of creative designers who are forced to work from home in light of the pandemic.
The contest Fountain of Hygiene: Sanitiser Design Competition encourages the design community to create inspired takes on the sanitiser pumps now on counters worldwide. With designers developing aesthetic and functional approach to hand sanitising it is believed that this will speed up the establishment of new behavioural norms, to benefit the on-going health of global society and also guide people to safely move back to public realm.
Tim Marlow, Chief Executive and Director of Design Museum says, “Design has an important role in helping to solve many of the challenges that we face in daily life including some of those raised by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We hope that the shortlisted entries of the Sanitiser Design Competition will demonstrate the importance of research and innovative thinking. We look forward to seeing the entries at the museum and raising money for an important cause.”
The design competition is open to participants from all countries, disciplines and ages. For those under 18 years of age, please ensure you enter the Cadet Designer (under 18) category, notifying this in your email.
In order to be eligible for entry, participants are requested to make a donation as they feel appropriate to the British Red Cross, in order to support their humanitarian work during this extraordinary time. The receipt of donation must be included in the application as proof of entry.
Donations can be made here.
Judging will be done based on innovation, functionality, social impact and aesthetic of the design.
The work of winners will be exhibited online in April and May with entries raising money for the British Red Cross.
Models of the top ten submissions will be auctioned by Christie’s, at the exhibition launch, and the proceeds will go to the British Red Cross. A virtual display will be developed in parallel if a real-world display is not recommended.
The awards will be given in following categories:
All entries must be sent on or before 29 March 2020 (before midnight GMT) to email@example.com
More information on the design contest can be found: Bombasandparr
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