ROSEMONT, Ill.–Housewares company World Kitchen has announced the launch of its first sponsored design contest, called the Tea-Off! Tea Kettle Design Competition.
Endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, the contest is looking for original kettle designs using metal, glass or ceramic, and the deadline for entries is Jan. 6.
“The intriguing balance between functionality and meaning inherent in this quintessential icon of the home has inspired us at World Kitchen to choose the teakettle as a vehicle for design education, experience and expression,” said Craig Sampson, chief innovation officer.
Three winners will be chosen and their designs unveiled and exhibited at the World Kitchen booth at the International Home & Housewares Show in March. They will also receive $5,000 and all-expenses-paid, two-day trips to the show, and, if the winner is a student, an additional $1,000 for his or her faculty adviser.
Complete entry rules and requirements can be found at tea-off.com.