The task for the Young Designer of the Year Award 2023

6 May 2022

The task 

This year, students are asked to imagine themselves as members of a small design studio, which has recently completed a design for the renowned yacht builder, Oceanco. This company is currently working on the design of a cutting-edge, environmentally friendly, motor-sailing yacht for a client and, pleased with your studio’s previous work, has suggested to their client that your studio should create the exterior design for her yacht. But their client, an internationally-known clothes designer with a worldwide chain of fashion shops, has other ideas, having already worked with a studio who designed her shops, and she favours them for the task despite them having no experience in yacht design. Oceanco, seeing future difficulties caused by this lack of experience has persuaded their client to ask both studios for design proposals – and it’s your privilege to represent your studio in this important Design Competition. Are you up to the task of translating your client’s unusual wishes into reality? 

Who can enter

If you will be 28 or under on the 1st January 2023, are deeply interested in yacht design, and have never undertaken professional yacht design for financial reward (other than living expenses paid for an Internship at a shipyard or design studio) then you are eligible to enter. 

Further details 

Once you have entered the Young Designer of the Year Award, you will receive the full task and all supporting documents. The competition closes on Monday 14 November 2022. 

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