Is your idea the next big thing in design?
PORTLAND / SEATTLE / VANCOUVER
HOT NEW NEXT is a dynamic competition celebrating the innovative ideas moving Pacific Northwest design forward. This Shark Tank-style program will offer contestants in each city the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product to an expert panel and live audience.
Judges (and the audience) will vote, and regional winners will be featured in GRAY magazine, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round—held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver—to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design.
Whether your idea is brand new, or a clever update to an existing product, all design disciplines are welcome—from architecture and furniture to interiors, fashion, tech, and beyond.
825 NW 13th Ave.
followed by our “Meet Me in the Bathroom” afterparty at The Eleanor, sponsored by Chown Hardware
Sara Bauer, Founder of Immaculate Space and Open Haus Market
Stephanie Plymale, President and CEO of the Heritage School of Interior Design
Nathanael Chown, Marketing Manager, Chown Hardware