Design a Mezuzah for a Polish Museum

A mezuzah is a small box of symbolic, historical and religious significance containing a rolled up piece of parchment inscribed with two blessings – fragments from the Torah – that is placed in the doorway of Jewish homes. The winning design will be created and installed in the main entrance of the Museum on the outside of the steel elements surrounding the entrance. It is an international competition which is addressed to individual designers and well as design studios. Competition participants should submit their projects in electronic form in accordance with the guidelines set out in the competition brief.

Designs will be judged by a jury made up of:
- Prof.Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett – Main Exhibition Programme Director, Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland
- Michael Schudrich – Chief Rabbi of Poland
- Zygmunt Stępiński – Deputy Director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Prof. Ksawery Piwocki -  Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- Prof. Jerzy Porębski – Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- Prof. Czesława Frejlich – Editor-in-Chief of 2+3D magazine, lecturer at the AFA in Krakow and in Warsaw
- Michał Stefanowski – Deputy President of the Association of Industrial Designers

The winner will receive a prize of 5000 PLN (ca 1200 EUR).
The deadline for submitting projects is December 15th.

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