Talente Competition 2019

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Published: 09.09.2018
Talente Competition 2019.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Wolfgang Lösche, Braesel Michaela

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Talente is an annual competition for new talent in the areas of design and technology.
Young artist working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE 2019 in Munich, Germany. During the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades from 13th to 17th March 2019.
The focus of the competition is on work that shines through its formal and technical originality and technical perfection, and is ahead of its time.  The competition is being organised by the Munich and Upper Bavarian Chamber of Skilled Trades and jointly sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology. „Talente“ takes place every year as a special exhibition during the Munich International Skilled Trades Fair in March.

Projects by around 90 participants from ca. 25 countries are exhibited in specially designed exhibition spaces over around 600 m2.  At the start of the fair, we publish a high-quality catalogue to introduce the participants, together with a short biography and a description of the work. During the fair, an international jury nominates the winner of the Talente-Prize. The prize is nominal. The prize winners are mentioned again in the catalogue the following year. The purpose of the „Talente“ exhibition is to promote as many people as possible. It is therefore not possible to enter more than once.

We invite new talent in the areas of design and technology to enter. In the design section, you must not be more than 33 years old in the year that the competition takes place. The maximum age in the technology section is 35. „Talente“ entrants from previous years may not enter again. Invitations are sent out to over 25 countries throughout Europe and beyond. The contributions are selected by a panel of experts. Interested parties apply online with photographic and text documentation of the work that they wish to enter with.

The contributions should reflect the development of the artist or technician while illustrating the type of work and the topics that s/he is currently involved in. The work may not be more than two year old.  The selection panel considers the applications and selects the entrants for the competition. The entrants’ contributions are then exhibited at the „Talente“ exhibition, which takes place during the International Skilled Trades Fair. They are appraised here by an international jury.  Artists/technicians can only exhibit the work that they applied with. Any other works, or newer ones, cannot be displayed. Either individual items or a group of works can be considered. Depending on the size, no more than eight works should be presented.

A catalogue will be published for the special exhibition: Each artist will be presented with a colour photograph.


Prizes and Awards:
  • Eight contributions will be awarded with the TALENTE-Prize.
  • Works will be acknowledged at the TALENTE-Catalogue of the following year (including photography and text).
  • Distinguished exhibitors receive a certificate.
Bavarian States Prize
  • Every exhibitor at the International Trade Fair can apply for the Bavarian States Prize.
  • The Bavarian States Prize is awarded with 5.000 Euros, a gold medal and a certificate.

Organisation and Funding:
Promoter: Verein zur Förderung des Handwerks e. V.
Administration: Wolfgang Lösche, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Organisation: Michaela Braesel, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern

We are grateful for the support provided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Commerce and Media, Energy and Technology. The publication of the catalogue is enabled by funding from the Association of Trades Fairs.
Lucy Ganley. Brooch: I am more, 2017. Paper bag, cotton thread, silver, steel wire, masking tape. 15 x 10 x 5 cm. Awarded at: JPLUS Graduate Award 2017 by Klimt02. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2018. Lucy Ganley
Brooch: I am more, 2017
Paper bag, cotton thread, silver, steel wire, masking tape
15 x 10 x 5 cm
Awarded at: JPLUS Graduate Award 2017 by Klimt02
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2018
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