Josef Müller-Brockmann Award for Young Designers 2021
The Shizuko Yoshikawa and Josef Müller-Brockmann Foundation announces an art prize for young designers. In the spirit of the founder, Shizuko Yoshikawa, the aim is to recognize personalities at an early stage in their career and to promote and encourage their development.
The prize will be presented for the second time in 2021 and will be awarded in alternate years to the Shizuko Yoshikawa Prize for Young Female Artists.
Swiss designers or persons resident in Switzerland during the entry period who have obtained a master’s degree from a Swiss art academy within the past 5 years (not earlier than 2016) are eligible to apply.
The candidates for the art prize are determined exclusively by the participating art schools in a nomination procedure.
Participating Art Schools
HKB University of the Arts, Bern
FHNW University of Art and Design, Basel
HEAD Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva
ECAL Ecole cantonale d’art, Lausanne
HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Design & Art
ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts
No restrictions apply concerning the technical and creative means of expression if the result is an expression of consistent creative work. Performative works are not eligible. Group submissions are not eligible.
The sponsorship prize is endowed with 25,000 CHF.
The jury reserves the right to split the prize money between award-winners
The jury is made up of members of the Foundation Board of Trustees and guest experts.
Gabrielle Schaad (Member, Foundation Board of Trustees )
Lars Müller (Foundation President)
Jonas Voegeli (Member, Foundation Board of Trustees)
Julia Born, designer (guest expert)
Urs Lehni, designer, (guest expert)
Procedure and Dates
Announcement, end of January 2021
Confirmation of participation and stipulation of a contact person at the relevant art school
End of February 2021
Nominations by the art schools and submission of the dossiers by mid-April 2021
Jury 1st round, determination of the shortlist, beginning of May
Jury 2nd round, personal presentations of the shortlist nominations, in Zurich, end of June 2021
Announcement of the award-winner, end of June 2021
Prize presentation, September/October 2021