PinUp 2012

The competition invites students of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their work comprised of up to nine images.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Students, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Free-Theme
Country United States
RegDeadline 9 April 2012 GoogleCal iCal
9 April 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility Under-graduate or post-graduate students at universities or tertiary institutions

Pinup 2012 invites students of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their work comprised of up to nine images. The competition is free to all students.
The proliferation of device culture, social networking, and cloud technology are changing the way we work, and connect on a daily basis. For designers, this means that technology is not only transforming the process of production, but also the processes through which we share, critique, and organize ourselves around the work we do. The competition is first, and foremost an experiment in distributed intelligence. By leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" every designer can see and understand how his or her work is experienced by others. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50 billion mobile internet connections worldwide, the equivalent of seven devices per person. Thus, this competition is not simply about the existence of technology, but rather why and how we harness it as designers.
PinUp 2012 poses the following questions: What are the standards and aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message?

Competition Winner (1): a Community area as a public forum for their University’s or School’s work
Honorable Mention (16):

Entry Fee

Up to any nine images of the entrant’s choice

Stage 01 close and "EyeTime" stop at midnight: April 9th 2012
Sixteen honorable mentions announcement and stage 02 “EyeTime” begins: April 16th through May 16th 2012
Stage 02 of the competition close and "EyeTime" stop at midnight: May 16th 2012
Winning collection announcement: May 21st 2012

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