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30 Nov 2015

Global Irish Design Challenge


The Global Irish Design Challenge is a celebration of Irish design innovation that hopes to activate a global network of talent that spans the breadth of Ireland and extends worldwide.

A major exhibition is planned at the new national design centre in Dublin next year that will showcase the best of Irish design innovation in every form. If you’re a designer with strong links to Ireland, we’d like you to submit a product, project or concept that has the potential to revolutionise the way we live.

The Global Irish Design Challenge welcomes submissions of new and existing work from design professionals, students, and graduates.

Who can apply?

The Global Irish Design Challenge is open to designers who fall into one of the below categories:

  • Irish citizens living and designing abroad

  • Irish citizens living and designing in Ireland

  • Citizens of another country living and designing in Ireland

  • Citizens and residents of another country with strong links to Ireland

The Global Irish Design Challenge is looking for products, projects and concepts that have the potential to be game-changing. Submissions can be:

  • completed design projects

  • current design work

  • speculative designs

In keeping with the core themes of Irish Design 2015, entries are encouraged to address the following:

Innovation – Projects that promote new forms of design through technical, aesthetic and/or functional innovation.

Sustainability – Projects that consider the environmental impact of their design and connect the target audience to their natural environment and context.

Well-being – Projects designed to address health, social, humanitarian and/or community issues.

Sense of Place – Projects that explore and address aspects of identity, space, place, the vernacular and locality.

Entry is free and the closing date is 30 November 2015