Victorian Design Challenge 2018

State Victoria
Client The National Gallery of Victoria
Competition Two Stage Design Competition
Winner Local Time
Hanann Al Daqqa Youth Worker
Irene Verins Mental Wellbeing VicHealth
James Tutton Founder, Smiling Mind
Dr Liam Fennessy Associate Dean, RMIT
Simone LeAmon Curator, NGV

In 2017 the NGV introduced a new strand to the Victorian Design Program, The Victorian Design Challenge, which invites Victorian designers to form multi-disciplinary teams with professionals from other sectors to apply design in targeting a real-world problem. For the inaugural Challenge, the NGV partnered with VicHealth and asked designers to respond to the Challenge question:
‘How might we increase the resilience of today’s young people?’

Part of the newly developed Victorian Design Program, funded by Creative Victoria and NGV, the 2018 Victorian Design Challenge was run as a two-stage open competition.

Finalists were announced during Melbourne Design Week in March 2018 and the competition culminated in a Live Final Pitch at the NGV International.

A prize of $30,000 was awarded to the winning team to help fund further development and prototyping of their design.