spoga+gafa is the world’s leading trade fair for the garden industry. It takes place every year in late summer (2 – 4 September 2012) in Cologne, Germany. What makes spoga+gafa special is garden unique, its premium area for outdoor furniture, which is developed together with leading manufacturers. Here, in an informal atmosphere, manufacturers, retailers and designers can find out about the latest trends and innovative ideas.
With this design contest, garden unique wants to inspire the industry on the one hand, and contribute to participation growth on the other. Following the huge success of last year’s contest, the 2012 contest will be the second to date. As was the case last year, the results of the design contest will be presented in a central exhibition to the international exhibitors and visitors and published in an exclusive yearbook. It will even be possible to admire the jury winners' work in the form of prototypes.
garden unique wants to present new, innovative concepts to the trade fair exhibitors and visitors on the theme of premium outdoor items in 2012 by presenting the results of this innovative design project. The exhibition area of the design contest is a real magnet for garden unique and underlines the innovative focus of the event.
Benefits for the creatives
The participants of this contest not only have the chance to win community prize money, but also jury prizes and the construction of a prototype of their design. garden unique is also offering the creators of selected ideas extensive media coverage. Participants will have direct access to contacts in the industry and the opportunity to turn their concept into a reality together with manufacturers.
Benefits for the exhibitors
For six months garden unique exhibitors will be given the exclusive rights to purchase and realize ideas from the contest.