The 2014 European Aluminium Awards — which recognizes products and projects — is now open for entries. The awards are hosted by Aluminium Centrum (Netherlands) in cooperation with the EAA European Aluminium Association, GDA (German Confederation of the Aluminium Industry), as well as ALUMINIUM 2014 world trade fair in Duesseldorf, Germany, to be held October 7-9.
Awards are offered for innovative industrial and consumer products that fit into one of six categories:
- Design & Lifestyle
- Lighting & Interior
- Building & Architecture
- Aerospace & Automotive
- Marine & Offshore
- Production Techniques and Tools & Machinery
In addition to these categories, the jury will present an Overall Jury Award to the most pioneering innovation under the heading “Aluminium for Future Generations,” selected from all the entries.
Special Prize for Young Designers and Engineers — Students and designers below the age of 30 may apply for the “Young Designers Prize,” which honors students and graduates below the age of 30 for their creative ideas and solutions in the fields of science, technology, technique, and mathematics.
Audience Award in the “Design & Lifestyle” Category — The independent international jury composed of experts from science, design and the media decides upon the nominees and award-winners. As an extra bonus one of the nominees in the “Design & Lifestyle” category will receive the audience Prize on the basis of an online vote open to the public.
Deadline for Entries: June 14, 2014
The nominated products and projects will be on display at the ALUMINIUM 2014 show, with an award ceremony held on October 7 as part of the trade fair. Both companies and individuals are eligible for application. For further information, as well as the application documents, go to www.aluminium-award.eu.