We all want to see a more sustainable food system in our lifetime but what are YOU doing about it? The Future Food Design Awards (FFDA) is now open for entries and is looking to reward designers from around the world who are working towards the goal of challenging conventional views of food and our food system.

Now in its second year, the FFDA is awarding 7,500 Euros of prize money to this year’s finalists. The jury prize totals 5,000 Euro and 2,500 Euros will go to the audience award winner. Last year’s award winner, Fernando La Posse’s project, Totomoxtle, creates a new market for agricultural waste while celebrating the natural diversity of his native Mexico’s corn varieties.

To enter, submit a completed entry form, a maximum of four images and a two-minute explanatory video plus your registration fee by the below deadlines:

Key Dates:
19 June 2018 – Early Bird Registration begins (€25)
29 July 2018 – Standard Registration begins (€50)
12 August 2018 – Submission Deadline

This year, MOLD is working in partnership with the organizing institutions behind the FFDA including the Dutch Institute of Food & Design and Agri Meets Design. Winners will be announced in October during Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Here’s a run down of the jury criteria straight from the horse’s mouth:
The jury will judge the entries on several criteria, the most important of which will be:

The impact on a healthier, fairer and/or more sustainable future for food ⟶ this is open to broad interpretation and can include raising awareness, contributing to a debate, reaching a wide audience, changing agricultural practices, shaping a new food culture, etc.

The extent to which creative design and design thinking has been applied in the project and/or the process ⟶ is the design striking, unique and distinct in the field of design, does it demonstrate a vision?

The degree of urgency and social engagement of the project design ⟶ does the design pose an interesting question at this point in time for society in general?