« The Design Exchange, Junior Achievement, and the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, are proud to announce a call for entry to Canadian post-secondary students studying design and/or fine arts. Students will submit for a chance to be selected to fly to Toronto and participate in a design charrette on February 17th, 2010, that will result in a new Order of the Business Hall of Fame award. This award will be unveiled and presented to Inductees on May 11, 2010 at the Gala Dinner Induction Ceremony and each year as long as the Hall of Fame continues to honour outstanding life achievements in business.
The February 17th, 2010, design charrette, will take place on the historic Toronto Stock Exchange Trading Floor, with teams challenged to re-imagine the Order of the Business Hall of Fame award. The award should represent everything that this prestigious award program stands for, be replicable, timeless in design and become widely recognizable as a symbol of the highest achievement in Canadian business.
Selected post-secondary students will be flown to Toronto, where they will stay for two nights, with the charrette occurring on the 17th of February. Teams will be created from the chosen students, local business professionals, and members of the design community.
Each team will spend the day working through design exercises that will result in final models of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame award.
At the end of the day, a selection panel representing the Canadian Business Hall of Fame will select the design that best exemplifies the essence of Companion honours and will announce the winning team before all of the day’s attendees, as well as media and other invited guests.
The Design Exchange, Junior Achievement and The Canadian Business Hall of Fame, will then work with the winning team to refine the award before putting it into production in time for the Gala Dinner and Induction ceremony on May 11, 2010.
How to Enter
Currently enrolled, Canadian post-secondary students studying design across all disciplines and/or fine arts, are asked to submit the following to be considered for participation in the February 17th, 2010 design charrette in Toronto:
1. A completed entry form, available for download here
2. One letter of reference from a current professor
3. Three examples of current work, in eps or jpeg format, complied on a labeled CD
4. A one-page letter stating why you would like to participate in this design charrette
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS MONDAY JANUARY 11TH AT 5.00 PM EST«
(Source: The Design Exchange)