The awarding ceremony took place in Trieste, on 23 October, on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of the Ninth International Design Competition Trieste Contemporanea.

The CEI Prize (3.000 EUR) for the best designer from one of the non-EU CEI countries was assigned to the Belarusian industrial designer, Aliaksei Hur, for the project “REDbook Pendants”.

The Gillo Dorfles Prize – Trieste Contemporanea Design (4.000 EUR) for the best project was assigned to Marta Kis from Estonia; the BEBA Prize for the youngest designer among those selected was conferred to Ilya Choni from Ukraine born in 1998.

Under the title “POCKET LUCK”, this year’s competition regarded the design of a pocket lucky charm/talisman to be carried in all situations. A lucky charm which would give a feeling of “positivity”, of altruistic courage, of critical spirit, of creativity and of necessary irony.

The jury, chaired by Cristina Morozzi (Italy), was composed of Susanna Legrenzi (Italy), Luca Nichetto (Italy), Daniele Capra (Italy), Gjon Radovani (Albania), Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka (Poland), Janka Vukmir (Croatia), Barbara Fabro (CEI).

The 31 best projects selected among 329 competitors from 23 countries will be exhibited at Studio Tommaseo, Trieste, until 11 December 2010.

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