Victorian designers challenged to increase the resilience of today's young people

17 November 2017 | Nick Esser

In partnership with VicHealth, NGV’s inaugural Victorian Design Challenge invites designers to form multi-disciplinary teams with professionals from other sectors to apply design in targeting a real-world problem. This year, the NGV is partnering with VicHealth to set the theme of the Challenge: How might we increase the resilience of today’s young people?

Part of the newly developed Victorian Design Program, funded by Creative Victoria and NGV, the Victorian Design Challenge is run as a two stage open competition and will culminate in shortlisted teams presenting their design proposals during Melbourne Design Week in March 2018.

A prize of $30,000 will be awarded to one winning team to help fund further development and prototyping of their design.

The Challenge opens on 17 November 2017, with an information session hosted at NGV International on 1 December 2017 from 5.30 - 7.30pm.

To register for the Challenge Information Session please email

Head to for more information about the Challenge. 

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