Imm Cologne The Pure Talents Contest

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Imm Cologne The Pure Talents Contest

Applications are open for the Pure Talents Contest organized by the Koelnmesse on the occasion of Imm cologne. The contest is open for design students and young designers from around the world who have gained their degree not more than three years ago, with a graduation date after January 1, 2015.

The Pure Talents Contest is one of the best known international competitions for young designers. Organized by one of the largest tradeshows for interior design worldwide, the contest became the platform for emerging young designers where they could present their products to a wide audience and could achieve first contacts within the interior design business.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Open to design students and young designers from around the world
  • Who must have gained their degree not more than three years ago, with a graduation date after 1 January 2015

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • Applications will also be accepted from groups consisting of a maximum of three people which have to be named upon entry in the competition.
  • All group participants have to fulfill the terms regarding the matriculation/university degree.
  • Late nominations of group members will not be considered.
  • Products from the following categories are allowed to participate: Furniture, Home Accessories, Lighting, Flooring, Wallpaper and Textiles, Smart Home.
  • The Living Kitchen Selection is open to the following product categories: Kitchen Concepts, Concepts for Electrical Appliances, Kitchen Accessories and Kitchenware.
  • The designs should have been produced within the previous twelve months.
  • Only prototype products may be submitted which have not yet been included in series productions, although those in the preparatory stages of series production may be eligible for entry
  • Products submitted may have already been on show at other exhibitions or have been featured in publications. Not more than three products may be entered by the same applicant.
  • With the registration, you have to upload three images (JPG) of the product (max. size 2mb per image).
  • Together with the registration, you will have to upload a matriculation certificate or the university degree through the online form.
  • For all applications of groups, it is binding that all information of the group members is submitted with the entry form and that a certificate for each group member is uploaded.


The awards are endowed with the following prize money:

  • 1st Prize 3,000 €
  • 2nd Prize 2,000 €
  • 3rd Prize 1,000 €
  • Living Kitchen Selection 3,000 €

Application Deadline:

Closing date for the applications is September 14, 2018.

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