Winners of Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition

BELGRADE – Belgrade-based cultural organization Mikser, in association with the Croatian Design Association and Public Room from Skopje, announced results of the Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition on Thursday.

Nine of the winning projects in this year’s competition come from Serbia, six come are from Croatia, two from Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and one each from Montenegro, Hungary, Macedonia, and Slovenia.

In addition, two applications from Greece and one each from Bulgaria and Romania were among the works selected for competition.

There were over 220 applications from 13 countries of the region and the best works were selected by an international jury chaired by renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic.

“The standard is pretty good and encouraging. I definitively see a growing confidence amongst these young Balkan designers,” Mikser’s website quoted Grcic as saying in his comment about the experience of viewing and selecting the best projects.

The winning projects will be part of a year-long traveling exhibition to be hosted at leading regional design events, and the final three winners will enjoy the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops and practical trainings across the region from March 2015 through February 2016.

Starting from this year, the complete visual identity and supporting communication material for the Young Balkan Designers competition will be contributed by the best regional talents in graphic design and communications, the event’s organizers have announced.

It will improve the travelling exhibition and make it more interesting, as it will include additional presentations of top regional talents in the architecture, design and visual...

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