Young designers play a huge role in the future of ecodesign. OVAM values their achievements and therefore presents the OVAM Ecodesign Award for students.The OVAM Ecodesign Award for students is open to all students enrolled in design studies for 3-dimensional products, such as product development, industrial design, product design, packaging design and interior design.
This award is to reward students who, already during their studies, consciously tackle environmental bottlenecks in their designs. In this way, we hope to inspire these young designers to take into account ecodesign later as well, in their professional careers.
De OVAM Ecodesign Award for students consits of two categories: 'graduation project' and 'short term project'. The jury decides winners from both categories and can also give a number of honourable mentions. In the category 'graduation project': the first prize is 1000 euros, second 500 euros. In the category 'short term project': the first prize is 600 euros, the second 400 euros.
In addition, a prize of the public is awarded as well. The selection of a winner of the prize of the public takes place via the website. The project with the most votes wins the prize of the public worth 200 euros.