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WHO WILL BE NAMED CHAMPION

OF THE HOTTEST, NEWEST,

MOST NEXT-LEVEL DESIGN

IN NORTH AMERICA?

PRESENTED BY

HOT NEW NEXT:
A NORTH AMERICAN
DESIGN + INNOVATION
COMPETITION

Join us in this dynamic, heart-pounding competition happening in front of live audiences across North
America. At each event, 5 contestants will present a rapid-fire pitch of a new, audacious design-related concept, product, or event to a panel of experts who will ask provocative questions, drill for details, and offer valuable feedback to help hone their pitches for success. Judges (and the audience) will vote on which idea they are most impressed with, and the winner will receive a grand prize that includes coverage in GRAY magazine, a cash prize, off-site mentorship from our judges, and more!

Think you have what it takes to stand up in front of this straight-shooting, brutally honest panel with your prototypes and concepts? Fill out our submission form online by 5 pm PST on March 31, 2020.

In order to be selected, you MUST be available to attend Hot New Next on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Vancouver, B.C., should you make it to the Championship round. (Travel and lodging expenses are not provided).

WHEN + WHERE

ROUND 1

Event dates are being rescheduled to late summer/fall. Stay tuned for updates.

NEW YORK

CHICAGO

TORONTO

PORTLAND

LOS ANGELES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

OCTOBER 3, 2020
VANCOUVER

MEET THE JUDGES

JUDGING PANELS TO BE ANNOUNCED

PRESENTING PARTNER

Design Within Reach is a modern furniture company, known for introducing great design to the public. It has built a reputation on educating the consumer about design classics and 20th century greats, and in the nearly 20 years since its founding has become a destination for new designs and designers that carry on the spirit and ideals of the icons of modern design. The company sells its furniture and accessories to residential and commercial customers through retail Studios in North America, online, by phone at 1.800.944.2233, and through the DWR Contract division. Learn more at dwr.com