THE EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR SMC BMC IS LAUNCHING THE 3RD EDITION OF THE SMC BMC DESIGN AWARD. THIS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION IS RECOGNIZING AND PROMOTING DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN USING SMC AND BMC ADVANCED MATERIALS. THE THEME OF THIS EDITION IS SUSTAINABLE LIVING.
SMC and BMC are composite materials ideal for making large, light, and intricate parts that combine
structural performance with a smooth surface finish. For that reason, SMC and BMC are increasingly used in a broad range of end-use applications and markets.
“We would like to reinforce that SMC and BMC materials are innovative, cost effective and sustainable, bringing major benefits for consumers and endusers,” comments Joan Montobbio, Chairman of the Alliance Board. “The Alliance will support the winners in fine-tuning designs, improving part manufacturing-ability and business plans, and want to help them to bring their innovations to market.”
This year’s topic is Sustainable Living. “We like the design students to think on how to improve quality of life and reduce environmental footprint at the same time”, explains Thomas Wegman, Marketing Lead for the Alliance. “We believe young designers can help to create novel products and solutions for our living environment, with the challenge to keep us healthy, use less space, and minimize energy consumption.”
AWARD DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
The SMC BMC Design Award 2022 is open for Design students and Young Design Professionals (less than 3 years of experience) living in Europe. Innovations entered into the SMC BMC Design Award will be judged by an independent Jury with expert members from both the Design community and the Composites industry.
The Award has some interesting prices to win: total amount is €17.500
Gold Award €7.500 in cash and €7.500 in coaching
Silver Award €1.500
Bronze Award €1.000
The Award Ceremony
Please visit https://smcbmc-europe.org/award.php for pre-registering your project team. Pre-registration closes on July 1st. Projects have to be submitted before December 15th, 2021. The final Award ceremony is planned for March 2022