Output Award 2012

Deadline: 15 February 2012
Open to: Students of design and architecture
Prize:  3,000 EU


Output is a non-profit organisation in Amsterdam. The goal of the foundation is to support young talents and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas on design education and the design profession. They organize the Output Award, publish the yearbook Output with the best works of students around the world and organize the biannual design conference “What matters” in cooperation with OTIS college of design.

The output Award is the biggest international competition for students in design and architecture.

All projects submitted to the Output competition will be eligible for the Output Grand Prix. An international jury will choose the Grand Prix winner who will reveice a scholarship of 3,000 EUR. This scholarship is meant to support young talents in Design and Architecture and to present works from students to a broader design and architectural audience.

Every year more than 1.000 students from more than 40 different countries submit their best projects to the competition. An international jury makes the selection which will be presented in the Output yearbook.

All works which have been submitted to the Output Award will be published on the open Output platform. The Grand Prix together with about 80 selected works will not only be published in the Output yearbook but also in the Output hall of fame on the portfolio-platform.

An international jury of highly recognized designers and architects will select the best projects. The jury for the 2012 award will be presented by the Output foundation in January 2012.


Anyone who is currently studying communication design, product design, architecture, interaction design or film at a university or a college is eligible to participate. Students who have graduated within the last 12 months may also submit final degree works.

Any work, which has been produced as a student project, is eligible for submission. The work may not be older than one year. The project does not have to be published. Work related to any area of design and architecture, such as: graphic design / architecture / product design / typography / photography / illustration / typeface design / multimedia, moving image and television graphics / experience design is eligible for submission.


Entry fee per work: 30 Euro
Unfortunately they are unable to accept any currency other than Euro or US$ at the exchange rate on the day of payment.


You have to register your submission in the online registration (no matter what format the project is).

All works (except interactive/large videos) must be submitted in digital format. Images must be jpg-images (800x 600 pixel max.; 72 dpi; RGB). The images must be submitted through our online upload (you can find instructions in the registration area). We do not accept images send as attachment of e-mails and also not files larger than specified above. Videos can also be uploaded through our online registration by using youtube or vimeo.

Large interactive/film projects can be submitted on a CD ROM or DVD for Macintosh. Please do not send videotapes. The name of the student and the title of the work have to be written on the CD (please do not use stickers!!!)

They cannot return any submitted material.

On an extra sheet, please provide a short description of each work giving information on its background. Your submission must be complete, otherwise it cannot be processed!!!

Submissions are to be send to:

Output foundation
Peperstraat 7
1011 TJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

or from USA
Otis College of Art and Design
Department of Communication Arts
Kali Nikitas
Output Submissions
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

or from Germany
Output foundation
Alexanderstrasse 9b
28203 Bremen

Important: Please mark the outside of package with: “Art for contest. No commercial value.” (important for customs!)


Katharina Bauckhage
Output foundation
Peperstraat 7
1011 TJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 0031-20-423 24 25

For more information please read the Terms and Conditions.

The Official Website

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