ABOUT GHOST PROJECT
Ghost Project is an international platform for talented individuals in the area of product design and concepts. Starting as a small local exhibition of unexecuted projects in 2006, Ghost Project has grown to one of the largest regional reviews of design talents from around the world, enhancing the exchange between designers from different cultural backgrounds and giving unique insight into upcoming design resources.
The Ghost Project’s slogan for the year 2015: ITCH coincides with this year’s festival celebration of vitality of creative thinking and its power to progress in spite of ubiquitous global feeling of depression, social injustice and limitation of resources. We look for new creative impulses that are capable of creating far more flexible and human values, and thus reinforce the impact of design on social and economic recovery.
Design concepts, community projects, products, furniture, lighting, interior elements, everyday objects, home accessories, fashion garments, stationary, aid products, recycled materials, etc. that offer innovative yet rational solutions to everyday problems. Criteria appreciated by the Jury: innovative features that enhance the quality of contemporary life; ergonomics; rational production costs; use of materials available locally; environmentally friendly production process; significant social impact.
Competition is open to all persons aged 35 years and younger, from all over the world.
Applicants may be individuals or groups of creators.
Each applicant may submit more than one entry.
The competition is open from 1st April – 1st May 2015. The jury will announce the results of competition: The Exhibition, Ghost Project, on 5th May 2015. The Ghost Project exhibition takes place from 5 - 7 June 2015. The Mikser Festival Awards Ceremony will be held at the last day of the Ghost Project exhibition at the Mikser Festival 2015.
REGISTRATION AND PROJECT SUBMISSION
Applicants will be able to register and submit their projects by filling in a Ghost Project form online at ghost.mikser.rs until 1st May 2015.
Award – Participation in Mikser Festival 2015:
Ghost Project Exhibition / Design Marathon - Portfolio Presentation / Design Workshops / Mikser Awards Ceremony
Winners of the Competition will become participants of the Mikser Festival 2015, Southeast Europe's largest regional festival of creativity and innovation taking place in Belgrade’s creative quarter of Savamala, from 3-7 June, 2015.
The award includes:
a) Participation in the central talent exhibition of Mikser Festival - Ghost Project 2015;
b) Participation in public presentation of the winner’s work at the international Design Marathon – Portfolio presentations;
c) Active participation in one of the festival Creative workshops* run by mentors who are renown international professionals coming from various fields of creative disciplines;
d) International Jury made of respectful professionals, guests of the Mikser Festival, will award the best projects with special recognitions in several product categories which will be announced at the Mikser Awards Ceremony, on the last day of the festival, 7th June.
e) Recipients of the Mikser Award are chosen to participate in the workshop led by Konstantin Grcic and members of his studio KGID.
f) All participants of the Ghost Project 2015 exhibition will have Free access to all festival programs*.
*detailed program of workshops, lectures, exhibitions and concerts to be announced with the final program of the Mikser Festival 2015 at the beginning of May 2015.
By submitting this application, designers commit - if selected to participate in the Ghost Project 2015 exhibition – to produce and personally bring prototypes to Mikser Festival in Belgrade at their own expense, to take active participation in the Mikser workshops and presentations, to bring their prototypes to the festival venue on 4 June 2015, and remove them from the festival venue on 8 June 2015.
MIKSER will exhibit the winning entries during Mikser Festival, from 5-7 June 2015. Upon the announcement of the competition results, the Organizer will contact the laureates to provide them with the official invitation letter to accompany their prototypes during the transportation and local information for affordable accommodation in Belgrade, as well as the festival program of lectures and workshops that winning designers are encouraged to attend.
The decisions of the jury are final. Any claims arising in relation to the authorship of the design or of possible plagiarism thereof, will be the responsibility of the designer. In the event of non-fulfillment of any of the rules herein, the design submitted will be excluded from the Competition.