The Vilcek Foundation has chosen the field of design as the award category for the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts, and is now accepting applications through August 14, 2013. Three prizes, each including a $35,000 cash award, will be given to foreign-born designers aged 35 or under.
"Design, whether we notice it or not, plays an integral role in all aspects of our lives, from perfume to video games to smart cars," said Marica Vilcek, vice president of the Vilcek Foundation. "We are excited to recognize, with the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise, the many immigrant individuals behind these convergences of art, enterprise, and creativity."
The New York-based Foundation recognizes the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts and culture in the U.S. The design awards are open to product, graphic, digital, and social designers.
Applicants will need to submit a resume, personal essays and work samples. A panel of distinguished experts will evaluate applicants based on the clarity, ambitiousness and feasibility of their vision; the degree of innovation and uniqueness apparent in the work samples; and the impact applicants have had in the field of design.
For more information, visit The Vilcek Foundation.
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