M2L has announced the launch if its second annual 2010 Genuine Design Scholarship Competition via GenuineDesign.com, which will award U.S. design students with $8,500 in educational scholarships. Students currently pursuing a design-related degree at an accredited instituion are eligible. Entry forms can be obtained ONLINE and submissions must be received by March 5.
To enter: Students are asked to shoot and edit a four-minute video centered on the topic of genuine design and why furniture designers deserve protection against knock-offs. Videos will be judged on originality, quality of content, and impact of message. The jury panel will be comprised of design journalists and professionals including: Sarah Rich, senior editor, Dwell; Laurel Petriello, web editor, Interior Design; Nicole Haddad, design editor, New York Spaces; Karen Shalett, editor in chief, DC Modern Luxury; and David McFadden, chief curator, Museum of Arts and Design. Quite the judges panel! Four winning submissions will be announced at the end of March and will be awarded $3,500, $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively. Winners will be honored at an event at M2L’s Manhattan showroom and their videos will be viewable at Genuine Design online.
So get to it! We know you all have great ideas – and you can win money to prove it.