PVC ReDesigned Competition - A Circular Economy Design Competititon for Design Students
18 Dec

18 Dec to 15 Feb

We are delighted to invite you to participate (as an individual or team) in our PVC Redesigned Competition, aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the Circular Economy.

The competition is open to all UK design students and the deadline is 15 February 2019 with a first place prize of £3,000, second place prize of £1,500 and a third place prize of £500.


The Circular Economy aims to redefine the conventional make, sell and discard model and by innovation and careful design to reuse materials for a second life. Such a model goes well beyond conventional recycling but requires novel thinking and careful design to minimise material waste. This competition aims to engage the design community and to encourage the development of new product ideas from PVC products that have reached the end of their original design life.

The Competition Brief

Acting as an individual or tea, we are interested in seeing your re-use ideas for the PVC products you can see in the photo gallery.

Re-imagine the function of the original product, or with different combinations of product shapes create something entirely new. Develop your own concepts as a series of drawings, perhaps with notes regarding the function of the new design, how it works and how it would be put together. You can enter up to three separate ideas, but your entries must be complete and uploaded to www.made.partners by midnight on 15 February 2019.

To Enter

Register immediately by following the link www.iom3online.org/pvc-redesigned where we will need your name, university or college address, your email and your postal address. Your postal address is important for the competition support package (see below), which we will send to the first 100 entrants to the competition. After registering you can later upload your ideas, drawings and notes to provide us with your full entry to enter the judging stage.

Support for Ideas

To help visualise the potential re-use of PVC, we have created a box of material samples which will assist in shape, texture and properties of the original material. This pack can be retained by you as a useful future resource if you upload a design entry into the competition. We would however request that you return this at your cost if you fail to submit an entry in time.


We have assembled a panel of product designers, materials technologists and product makers to judge all the entries after the competition has closed.

The winning entries will be notified by 1 March 2019.

Other information

If you need any additional help or clarification contact Matt Davies at mdavies@bpf.co.uk


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