Model Young Package 2019 Competition

    Model Young Package 2019 Competition
     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  May 20, 2019  (expired!)
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    Over the past twenty years the Model Young Package competition has been giving an opportunity to hundreds of designers all around the world to present their original ideas. A lot of young designers who won in the past have later become respected professionals: historically the first winner was Jan Čtvrtník, who years later worked for NASA, IKEA and Elektrolux. In the following years there were also other successful participants such as Ladislav Škoda, chief designer of Tescoma or Jaroslav Juřica, author of award-winning chair 002 for the TON company.

    Today, the competition is organized internationally and is the largest competition of its kind in the world. Each year, almost a thousand designers from over 60 countries worldwide sign-up. The jury of experts evaluates the artworks that must be delivered physically as functional prototypes in 1:1 scale.

    The topic of the 2019 edition is: Unboxing Experience.

    We all love unwrapping gifts! Unboxing videos have become a huge hit on Youtube in recent years. However, the right packaging experience is preceded by a sophisticated packaging design.
    Each package has to go a long way from the manufacturer, through e-shop and delivery services to the customer‘s hands. Throughout the journey, the packaging has to protect the product greatly for the big finale - unboxing. The moment of unpacking is the most challenging for designers. How can the customer enjoy more, how can we surprise them, bring something extra? How do we make that short moment really special, while the packaging also still works perfectly?

    There are two categories:

    High school, Students of secondary schools and colleges
    Unlimited, University students and designers of any age

    The contestant submits their artwork as a functional model in a measuring scale of 1:1, the work must be a functional prototype, if it is openable, it must be able to open. The model must be made in high quality with consideration of the possibility of representation and exhibition purposes.

    The material used must be a material that can be polygraphically processed and of the type used by the company Model Obaly, mainly a whole range of corrugated cardboards, smooth and laminated cardboard. Additional materials can be used as supplementary material.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open worldwide to students and designers of any age.


    The winners will receive 6,000 EUR (approx. 6,840 USD) altogether and one winner will receive a 3-week paid internship at the Innovation center Model Obaly.

    The award ceremony will be held in September 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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