“Young Designer Prize” is a traditional annual competition that has been held by the Design Innovation Center of the Vilnius Academy of Arts since 2011. During the competition the best creations by fresh BA graduates of product, communication and fashion design programs and by MA graduates design researchers are assessed. 

The aim of the competition is to highlight and award the most prominent and most promising young designers, thus encouraging competitiveness and further improvement; also, to introduce their works to the representatives of businesses and industries as well as the general society, by this giving a boost to their professional career.  

This year 41 works were submitted for the competition, and the largest portion of them competed in the category of communication design, for which 16 BA graduates submitted their creations. For the category of fashion design 6 young creators submitted their works, while in the product design category there were 10 applicants. MA graduates were also able to enter the competition. The works of this years’ 9 applicants were assessed in the design research category. 

Most of the works (39) were submitted by the graduates of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, 1 - by the student from Vilnius College of Design and 1 – by student from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. 

The works of 14 nominees, among them the winners of both the main and additional prizes, are displayed at the Vilnius Academy of Arts exhibition space “Titanikas” until July 25, 2020.  The winner of the Public prize in each of the four categories was selected by the readers of the 15min.lt news portal via public polls. Welcome!

The winners of YOUNG DESIGNER PRIZE 2020:

FASHION DESIGN: Liepa Aliukaitė  (Collection “Imprint No.1”)

COMMUNICATION DESIGN: Eglė Kirlytė (“If only I could”)

PRODUCT DESIGN: Vilius Vaura (“Familink” – Family’s Security Network)

DESIGN RESEARCH: Justinas Dadonas (An open design system of modular 3D printed parts for distributed manufacturing “Oli”)


FASHION DESIGN: Ieva Laskevičiūtė (“Reloaded stones”) 

COMMUNICATION DESIGN: Ada Rotomskytė (Artificial Identity “Neuru”)

PRODUCT DESIGN: Paulina Bradūnaitė (tactilic music player “Žaltys”)

DESIGN RESEARCH: Greta Ūbaitė (Artistic Space Concept MUTED)

15min.lt PUBLIC PRIZE:

FASHION DESIGN: Liepa Aliukaitė (Collection “Imprint No.1”)


PRODUCT DESIGN: Vilius Vaura (“Familink” – Family’s Security Network)