Competition for young designers announces new theme focused on the problems connected to aging

07. veebruar, 2013

Young Package 2013 poster small18th year of the international competition aimed at young designers from all around the world has just been announced. This year´s theme is AGING. The competition is aimed at young designers up to 30 years of age. Registration online form will be closed 15 March 2013.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 605 million people over 60 live now on the Earth. Since 1980, their number has increased twice and by 2050 should exceed 2 billion, which will represent one-fifth of the total population of the planet population. At the same time, people over 80 will even quadruple. From the perspective of designers designing everyday objects, it is a great challenge and responsibility.

Who are today’s seniors and how do they live? What makes the life harder for them and what do they miss? Young Package competition 2013 comes at the end of autumn with a new theme, with an aim to remind beginning designers the social dimension of their profession. The participants’ task is to ponder the difficulties that ageing brings and the ways these designers may solve them. Read the full version of competition terms and conditions on

The competition is aimed at young designers up to 30 years of age. The works can be registered in two groups: high-school students or university students and designers up to 30 years of age. The winner will receive 1250 €, the others will also be awarded financially and other prizes donated by the competition partners. This year the special prize of Slovak Design Centre will be awarded too.

Registration online form will be closed 15 March 2013. Participants must register through online registration form. After the registration they will receive an identification code under which they will send their works by mail to the address of the organiser. The Young Package jury for this year will be announced by the end of the year 2012.

This year, the participation in the jury has already been confirmed by a packaging designer Jan Činčera, gerontologist Iva Holmerová, industrial designer Jan Němeček, and Finnish professor and expert in equal design Paivi Tahkokallio.

The competition results will be announced in May 2013. All further information together with photos from previous years is available on the competition website