Salvations' Salvage Design Competition brings together high quality design with salvage materials, demonstrating that one person's trash can turn into invaluable treasure. It challenges local artists in Louisiana and the Gulf South to stretch their creativity, innovation and workmanship.
Through a three-step application, design and judging process, participants create and present original work to a team of professional judges. Designers compete for the chance to win one of six top awards, including Best in Show.
At the Salvations Gala + Auction, each piece with be auctioned with part of the proceeds benefitting the designers and part supporting The Green Project.
All participating designers will receive:
Designer Q+A Happy Hours to network with other designers and meet the judges
invitation to a Designer Reception ahead of the gala
two (2) tickets to Salvations Gala + Auction
feature on Salvations and the Green Project's websites
In addition to the above, the six (6) top award winners will receive:
Designers will receive 30% of the auction price via check within 2 weeks of the gala. In order to receive your check, you must submit a completed W-9 when prompted.
All designers must apply to participate in Salvations 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 30, 2018. Application components include:
A short biography and resume.
A portfolio or at least three photographs (attachment or link) of past work.
The number of piece(s) you plan to design and respective categories (furniture, lighting, functional art).
A non-refundable $50 application fee paid online at the time of application.
Designers will be notified of acceptance into competition within two weeks of submitting an application.
At least 90% of the finished design must be made with reclaimed materials. Once the piece is complete, designers must submit an online Submission Form describing the design and materials used. Preview the online Submission Form here.
Designers have until October 31, 2018 at 5pm to:
Deliver finished piece(s) to the Green Project (2831 Marais).
Complete a Submission Form for each piece. A link to the Submission Form will be provided to each designer or team after we receive their Application to Participate (see Step One).
An independent team of judges will review all submitted pieces and Submission Forms. Judging criteria includes:
Use of salvage materials
Function (the item does what it is designed to do)
Overall aesthetic and proportions
Six (6) pieces will be selected for top awards, which will be announced ahead of the gala. Pieces will then be exhibited and auctioned at Salvations Gala + Auction on November 29, 2018 at City Park.