International Talent Support 2018: Swatch Art Prize

Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen evokes a sense of nostalgia through her winning installation

Parallel to the main prize at International Talent Support (ITS), the ITS Artwork concept competition focuses on free artistic expression beyond traditional categorization. This award began in 2014, thanks to Swatch and its Global Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. “Each year we select some young designers from the finalists of ITS,” Giordanetti says, “those who we believe clearly have artistic potential. Then we ask them to …

Help NASA Nickname New Horizons’ Next Target

A small, frozen world known as (486958) 2014 MU69 is the next flyby destination for NASA’s New Horizons. Understandably, the space agency thinks it needs a snappier name. Some billion miles past Pluto, MU69 is located in the Kuiper Belt and is now in the market for a nickname. Hosted online, there’s a contest where the public can suggest names and vote on them. (Perhaps …

Find this Alfa Romeo and It’s Yours

Auto website The Drive is taking an Alfa Romeo 4C on a five-part road trip across America and, when they’re done, they’re leaving the car for someone to find. They’ll be scattering hints throughout their car reviews, newsletters and social media channels, so follow along to see where the Alfa Romeo might be hiding. The first person to tweet a photo of themselves in front …

Enter IBM Watson + PSFK’s Data Contest

If you could gain access to the entirety of the world’s data, digest it and use it to create something to improve the lives of other people—what would you do? PSFK and IBM Watson have teamed up to pose this very question for The Good Data Contest, which hopes to “spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future.” Until 22 May …

LVMH Young Designers Prize

The LVMH Prize for Young Designers is back for its second year and is now accepting applications. Past winners include Thomas Tait, Nikita and Tina Sutradhar of Miuniku, and Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air. This year’s competition will be judged by industry heavy-hitters like Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfield, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Phoebe Philo with a €300,000 grant and a year-long mentorship from …