Design Awards

Arctic Design Awards

Arctic Design Awards

International design competitions for promoting the
competitive status of enterprises

The design competitions of Arctic Design Week provide enterprises the opportunity to utilise the expertise of design experts and students in promoting the competitiveness of enterprises.

The Canadian company BRP Inc. organised its fourth International Design Competition for the design students in the Arctic regions during Arctic Design Week 2019. The competition results will be announced and prizes awarded at the 2020 Arctic Design Award Night event. Arctic Design Week opens up a new design competition series and a new design competition will be launched at the event, the results of which will be revealed at the 2021 Arctic Design Award Night event.

The Award Night event also sees the awards given for Arctic Design Business of the Year 2020 and the Arctic Design Student of the Year 2020. The Arctic Design Lifetime Achievement award is awarded for assiduous and pioneering work where design takes central stage.

The winners of the 2020 Arctic Design Competitions has been announced online on 19 March 2020.

Arctic Design Enterprise of the year 2020

Arctic Queen/ Unique Design Finland Oy

ArcticQueen proclaims a revolution in clothing by patenting the Hugging collection that is hearty clothing deep-rooted in Lapland. Behind the family-run business providing sustainable and intelligent choices are Pirjo Karvonen and Juha Iisak Koivisto from Ivalo, and their next generation representative, Lumi Koivisto.

 

ARCTIC DESIGN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020

Anu Pentik

 Award-winning Ceramics Artist Anu Pentik is renowned as the founder of the interior design chain Pentik Oy. Anu Pentik is currently focusing on her artistic work. She gets her inspiration from Lapland’s nature and mysticism – its colours, forms and wildlife provide her with endless fascination. She is also guided by themes related to the philosophy of art, such as freedom, beauty, intuition and intelligence. 

 

ARCTIC DESIGN STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2020 – FASHION DESIGNER PÄIVI AHOLA

Päivi Ahola is a Master’s student at the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland, whose special focus of interest is fashion design that relates to individual body forms and sizes. Today’s mass production clothing designed for the average body rarely sit properly on anyone, with the exception of stretching clothing. A few enterprises in Finland and worldwide have experimented with technologically assisted body measurement and clothing production with varying results. The challenge can be hiding in the individuals themselves.

ARCTIC DESIGN ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR 2021

Vote for Arctic Design Enterprise of the Year 2021.

Voting opens in February 2021!

ARCTIC DESIGN ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

The Arctic Design Enterprise of the Year supports Arctic development and has boldly and open-mindedly utilised design in its activities, and internalised Arctic design as part of their business.

The prize has been awarded since the 2016 Arctic Design Week in cooperation with Senior Vice-President of Design & Innovation at BRP’s headquarters in Canada, Denys Lapointe. In 2019, the winner was chosen for the first time by votes given for the candidates selected in advance.

Vote for Arctic Design Enterprise of the Year 2020.

Arctic Design Lifetime Achievement Award

The Arctic Design Lifetime Achievement Award was first awarded in 2019 for a design professional for persistent, pioneering work in a field where design takes central stage. The winner of this award has supported northern design expertise and entrepreneurship.

Arctic Design Student of the Year

A new design competition was launched in 2019 with the intention of giving design students recognition. The prize will continue to be awarded to rising talents in design.

The prize is awarded to a student who has courageously taken a pioneering role and depicted the special characteristics of the Arctic in their designs. The winner of the award is chosen by a jury of five university lecturers from the Faculty of Art and Design.

DASH LAPLAND

Dash Lapland – The northernmost design hackathon coming in 17.-19.4.2020, Rovaniemi