Hot New Next: A North American Design + Innovation Competition
Join GRAY in Hot New Next – a dynamic, heart-pounding competition happening in front of live audiences across North America. At each event, 5 contestants will present a rapid-fire pitch of a new, audacious design-related concept, product, or event to a panel of experts who will ask provocative questions, drill for details, and offer valuable feedback to help hone their pitches for success. Judges (and the audience) will vote on which idea they are most impressed with, and the winner will receive a grand prize that includes coverage in GRAY magazine, a cash prize, off-site mentorship from our judges, and more!
Think you have what it takes to stand up in front of this straight-shooting, brutally honest panel with your prototypes and concepts? Fill out our submission form online by 5 pm PST on March 31, 2020.
In order to be selected, you MUST be available to attend Hot New Next on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C., should you make it to the Championship round. (Travel and lodging expenses are not provided).
GRAY explores the global design landscape through compelling and authoritative content around architecture, interiors, art, design, and culture.
GRAY is uniquely positioned to offer a different take on the industry from its vantage point in the Pacific Northwest—an extraordinary locale that is both a hotbed of innovation and an enduring proponent of the arts and crafts movement. Our award-winning, perceptive storytelling focuses on process, craftsmanship, and ingenuity, and serves to inform and engage its audience about the international design landscape and contextualize its influence on contemporary culture.
Founded in 2011, GRAY MEDIA, LLC (GRAY) is a privately-held, independently-owned media company headquartered in Seattle, USA. Comprised of diverse media and entertainment properties, GRAY’s total brand reach exceeds 25 million. GRAY publishes the bimonthly GRAY magazine in print and digital, offers daily digital content on graymag.com and mounts signature events including its annual GRAY Awards and Hot New Next design competitions. GRAY magazine can be found on newsstands across the US and Canada. Subscribe here.
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