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Design Challenge: “A Snapshot from Koç in 2045”


In the year 2045, you are at Koç University. What sort of environment do you imagine you will be in? Simulate it in one snapshot!

Prepare your idea as one image, and send it to us to kuar/at/

Deadline: 17:00 on 25 November 2016


  • Grand Prize: ₺2,500*
  • Second Place: Gift vouchers worth ₺500 from the Pandora bookstore
  • Third Place: Gift vouchers worth ₺300 from the Pandora bookstore

*: To be spent on purchases of electronics, books, stationary, or travel expenses.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This is a completely open-ended contest for new ideas. No further explanations about our expectations will be provided, other than what you see here.
  • You should go after completely new and crazy ideas.
  • Your entry should have a name that reflects its essence.
  • You can use any materials you wish to create your submission.
  • Your model does not have to be built out of expensive materials, but it has to communicate your idea very well.
  • Your final submission must be in the form of one image only.
  • Your submission should be a PNG or JPG file, at least 2560×1920 pixels in size, 300 DPI in resolution, and optimized for poster-sized printing.
  • The file name should not have any characters outside of the English alphabet (no Turkish characters, numbers, symbols…).
  • Your submission may be disqualified if it does not meet these criteria.
  • If you have more than one idea, you may submit more than one entry. Submit as many ideas as you wish.
  • You can work individually or as a team, but the prize will be given to one person only.
  • The jury may refrain from giving any prizes, if no suitable submissions are received.

Jury: Oğuzhan Özcan, Çağla Turgul, Evren Yantaç, Aykut Coşkun.

For submission, please send your applications to kuar/at/, not later than 25th of November, 2016, 17:00.

Winning Entries: “Edible Objects” Design Challenge

We are pleased to announce the results of our “Handheld Objects” Design Challenge. The names of the winners and the participants who were shortlisted by the jury can be found below, along with the names and short descriptions of their projects. The jury has opted to refrain from awarding the grand prize to any of the entries, and given two third-place awards instead.

Third Place: Toothfriendly Cute Cups by Gül İpek Tombak

Toothfriendly cute cups

“Toothfriendly Cute Cups” are small cups made of peppermint-flavored gum for holding mouthwash. They can be chewed after use, which allows the feeling of freshness to continue for a longer period of time while eschewing the need to wash or replace cups.

Third Place: Melt It! by Cansu Korkmaz

Melt It

The aim of “Melt It!” is to bring a new function to the coffee sleeve. The chocolate packed inside the special holder will start to melt when it encounters hot coffee. Then the chocolate can be easily separated from the sleeve and blended into coffee.