Call for entries for the second edition of the global future food design awards

The Future Food Design Awards (FFDA) is now open for entries that challenge the way we view food. The FFDA invites designers from all corners of the world to share their ideas and projects for this leading international prize, which was started to encourage and highlight innovative and disruptive designs for a sustainable food future.

A growing number of designers are involved in contributing to a more sustainable food system. However, at international design conferences, the emphasis still mainly lies on the aesthetic aspects of design. The FFDA has a different focus. Marije Vogelzang, eating designer and jury chair has the following to say about the Future Food Design Awards:

“We urgently need to ensure that we don’t keep the worlds of food and design separate. We should integrate them to encourage and highlight innovative and disruptive designs for a culturally rich and sustainable food future.”

What the Future FFDA is looking for

The FFDA is looking for designs that challenge our conventional view of food. Concepts can range from developing a new food culture to reshuffling the food chain. Issues such as land management, the use of fresh water reserves, the influence of agriculture on climate and the use of scarce resources are issues that are shared worldwide and are all related to food security. Other themes could be contemporary domestic table customs, migration, technology and eating habits. The FFDA challenges designers to use their vision of the future of our food as a mirror for all human beings and their food consumption. Please submit your entry before August 12. For specific instructions, visit the website

Our jury (t.b.a.) will select three nominees from among all the entries for the audience award of 2,500 EUR, and one winner to receive the jury incentive award of 5,000 EUR. The jury will reveal both the winner of the jury award and the winner of the audience award at the FFDA award show during Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Important dates

  • 19 June 2018 – Early Bird Registration begins (€25)
  • 16 July 2018 – Standard Registration begins (€50)
  • 12 August 2018 – Submission Deadline

The FFDA is an initiative of The Dutch Institute of Food&Design and Agri meets Design. The executive partner is Food Cabinet.

The FFDA are supported by Agri meets Design (ZLTO, The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Provincie Noord-Brabant & Provincie Overijssel), Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur (BKKC), Het BankGiro Loterij Fonds, mediapartners MOLD and Design