The 7th European Design Contest L’Argus (Lá Fora… 74)

The 7th European Design Contest L’Argus


Invent a vehicle that is useful for Society



The 7th European Design competition L’argus is now launched. For this new edition, it extends its scope to the broader sense of “vehicles”. The goal is to come up with original, innovative and useful concepts for the transportation of goods and/or people. Until the 21 December 2008, students will have to imagine a new vehicle on the theme: “Invent a vehicle that is useful for Society”.

The competition is open to students attending design colleges within the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, United Kingdom) and Switzerland. Participants must be less than 28 years old (born after 1st January 1981).


Participation in the competition is individual. Groups are only authorised to enter, if the project’s co-participants appoint one member of the group to represent them.


There are 3 steps in the selection process:



Projects that do not fulfil the technical requirements are automatically set aside when received.



A shortlist of the best projects is drawn up before 15 January 2009. 8 to 10 projects are shortlisted.


Projects will be judged on the following criteria:

relevance of the response provided by proposal to the problem set by the Competition

simplicity of use / incorporation of innovative features

originality of the design

quality of the written presentation of the project


The designers of the shortlisted projects will go forward to the final. They will be invited to make an oral presentation in support of their project before the panel of judges on the morning of the award ceremony on 21 January 2009.


The Prize


A sum of € 5,000, donated by L’argus, will be shared between the 3 winners in the following way:

€ 3000 for first place, winner of the competition,

€ 1500 for second place,

€ 500 for third place.




Concours L’argus « Invent a vehicle that is useful for society »

c/o Hopscotch

19 rue pierre Sémard

75009  Paris






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