GREEN HORN:Nippon Paint calls out to interior designers and architects for the Young Designer Award 2012
THE Nippon Paint Young Designer Award is back, with the theme Redefine, Recreate, Revive -- Redesigning Spaces for a Greener Future".
Open to interior design students in the second year up and architecture students in the third year up, the award aims to give exposure and experience to young people in the field.
Nippon Paint (M) Sdn Bhd general manager Gladys Goh said there were many talented designers and architects in the country who lacked marketing skills.
"We decided to help the young designers hone their marketing skills so that they can compete in the real world," she said.
The regional competition will be held in seven Asian countries. The gold winner from each country will qualify to vie for the platinum award.
There are two categories-- interior design and architectural design.
Participants are expected to choose an existing space such as an abandoned project, a vacant lot or an existing project that can be revived and made more eco-friendly, and propose a design.
Designs will have to comply with the company's requirements, which can be found on its website youngdesigneraward.com.my or on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/youngdesigneraward.
Entry forms can also be downloaded from the pages.
All entries should be submitted through their respective schools or universities by Sept 28.
Winners will receive between RM800 and RM3,000.
The platinum award winner will walk away with US$3,000 (RM9,320).
Higher Education Ministry deputy secretary general (development) Datuk Rohani Abdullah and Nippon Paint (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Yaw Seng Heng recently launched the awards.