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Sapienza "My Merchandising" Competition


Create a product or product line for the Sapienza Store and win one of three prizes:

  • 1ST place: 500-euro voucher for the Sapienza Store;
  • 2ND place: 350-euro voucher for the Sapienza Store;
  • 3RD place: 150-euro voucher for the Sapienza Store.

This call for design ideas aims to enrich and expand the existing catalogue of products sold at the Sapienza Store. The concept proposals must consider: (a) the promotion of Sapienza as a community, (b) the quality and utility of the proposed object, and (c) the benefits to Sapienza in terms of image and brand promotion.

Competition participants should propose a concept that is economically feasible to produce in series with particular attention to the use of recyclable materials and creative solutions. Her are a few examples:

  • jewellery (excluding silver and gold) inspired by faculties, research, science or culture;
  • stationery;
  • toys and gadgets;
  • clothing, outfits and accessories (sports and casual);
  • bags, luggage, and travel and outdoor items;
  • wellness items;
  • household items and home fittings;
  • pet accessories and products;
  • IT items.

Participants should include a precise description of the product concept, the materials it should be made of, production methods, as well as a graphic concept of the finished product or its stages of development.

All projects must take into account the final quality of the product and its cost-effectiveness to promote the brand. To participate, please download the call, read it carefully and fill out the online application form.

The designers of the winning concepts that will be put into production will be given credit for the design on each product.

Application deadline: December 20, 2017