make me! is one of the most innovative design events in Europe and a key part of the Łódź Design Festival. The most important goal of make me! is forecasting upcoming trends and supporting young designers (aged 20-35: born between 01.01.1989 and 31.12.2004 inclusive) who are ready to enter the industry. The finalists of the previous editions emphasize the opportunities that opened up to them thanks to their presence in the competition, including: becoming known in the design community, promotion through numerous publications and subsequent exhibitions.

The competition, organized since 2008, is addressed not only to designers, but also to beginners in art and design. It is intended for all those who start the design process with an impulse caused by noticing a need or a problem. In make me! projects that experiment with the material or seek new interpretations of existing functions are also awarded. The submitted works are assessed in two stages by a specially selected, diverse group of jury, and thanks to the presentation of projects at the exhibition open to the public and contacts with experts, make me! can be a springboard for further professional development.

Recruitment for the 17th edition of the make me! contest has ended!

We will soon start recruiting for the edition, carried out as part of the Łódź Design Festival 2025 program.

Łódź Design Festival is looking for make me! innovative ideas and projects that have a chance to bring a good change! make me! is a competition open to designers of the young generation, allowing for great creative freedom. Dedicated to all those who are inspired by the impulse caused by noticing a need or a problem to the design process.