Entries Open Design From Home Competition 2022

Entries Open Design From Home Competition 2022

Entries Open Design From Home Competition 2022

Entries for the Design From Home Competition 2022 are now open 

Design From Home is an Australian-wide competition, open to professionals, students, design enthusiasts, and anyone interested in putting pen to paper and dreaming up a product. Entries can be almost any product type; from dining tables and chairs, to wall hooks and mirrors, entries must just ensure they focus on local manufacturing in Australia.

Since 2016, we've been working with local manufacturers and production teams to produce furniture, lighting, and accessories, supplying to commercial interiors and homes around the world. In 2018, we began working with designers external to Dowel Jones launching the Sister Collection by Tom Hancocks at Sight Unseen OFFSITE in New York. Since then, we've worked with many external designers to collaborate on collections, including the Volta Collection by RIES Studio from Argentina. From submitting his entry to the Design From Home Competition in 2020, CJ Anderson's entry went on to become our Big Friendly Collection.



Prizes

  1. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with the chance for their product to go into production with an ongoing royalty on sales
  2. A runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize


Key Dates

  • 1 June 2022, Entries Open
  • 15 July 2022, Entries Close
  • 29 July 2022,  Winner and runner-up announced


Please read through the below documents for submission requirements and terms & conditions of entry
Download Submission Information document
Download Terms & Conditions of Entry




FAQ
Can I enter more than once?
You can! So long as each entry is submitted in an individual pdf file

What happens to the IP of my design if I enter?
The IP remains yours when you submit to the competition at all times. The only time IP would change hands is if you agreed for Dowel Jones to make your design, and this would be a seperate conversation 

Where will the winner and runner-up be announced?
On 29 July the winner and runner-up will be announced on Instagram through Stories. This will be later announced through our website and e-newsletter. You can find our Instagram account by clicking this link

I'm a terrible sketcher, can I make a model of my submission from cardboard?
Entries can be submitted in any medium you think is the best way you can communicate the design!

Does it cost money to enter?
Absolutely not. The Design From Home Competition is free to enter.




 

"What started as a simple collaborative exploration between us quickly turned in to real-life manifestations, and then continued to grow beyond any expectations I had. I’d get regular updates with new colourways, expanding the chair into a full collection, to seeing exposure in all kinds of exciting large scale projects and publications around the world" says Tom Hancocks on working on the Sister Collection.


“The Volta collection we designed for Dowel Jones was conceived on long after-hours conversations, and deep in the night Whatsapp chats. Seeing the product come to life after prototyping, and then seeing the final product was amazing. Now we’re super excited to see how the pieces will perform and expect to surprise ourselves with wild colour combinations” says Marcos Altgelt of RIES Studio on working on the Volta Collection.

 


 

You can see previous years competitions at the links below:
2021 Design From Home Competition
2020 Design From Home Competition

 

If you have any questions about the competition, please email us at designfromhome@doweljones.com