I’m happy to announce that after much cajoling, I’ve convinced the Powers That Be to offer a sweetener for entrants in our Next Design Challenge sponsored by Porsche: Each of our seven finalists will receive $1,500. And that’s on top of being featured on our site, as well as the grand prize: a one-year lease on a Porsche 911, or the cash equivalent of $20,000.
If you don’t know about the challenge already, it’s not too late to get cracking. The task is simply to design any object--any object--inspired by the iconic details of the Porsche 911. It can’t be a car, and it has to be smaller than a living room but larger than a wallet. Beyond that, it’s up to you to dream up something great.
The two primary judges of your work are top-tier talents: Dror Benshetrit, who has created products for everyone from Tumi to Target, and Jens Martin Skibsted, the designer behind Puma’s superb line of city bikes and something of a Porsche fanatic. (The third judge will be yours truly.)
Don’t forget: The deadline is April 6th. You’ve still got time to get started!