InnovationErie Design Competition

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 AM
InnovationErie Design Competition by Alex Bieler

When you look up the word “innovation” in the dictionary, you’ll find “the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods” printed within the confines of a trusty Merriam-Webster. The InnovationErie Design Competition has highlighted fourteen teams who have taken the definition to heart and are trying to advance economic development in the region.

For entrants to be considered in the Design Competition, all submitted ideas must be able to be manufactured right in Northwest Pennsylvania and will be reviewed by an InnovationErie panel of judges on aesthetics, marketability, and its Pennsylvania connection for a final four of local innovations. They won’t be the only judges, however, as you, and everyone else who goes to see the InnovationErie Design Competition exhibit in the Hagen Family Gallery at the Erie Art Museum, can vote on your favorite idea until the exhibit ends Aug. 31, whether it be a design for a strategic game involving Vikings and H.P. Lovecraftian creatures, a locally-crafted makeup kit, or one of the other 12 semifinalists on display.

In an age where plenty of material goods are shipped in from overseas, the bright minds nominated in the Design Competition are trying to bring some innovation to Erie, Pa. at the Erie Art Museum. — Alex Bieler

Exhibit open during regular Erie Art Museum hours from now through August 31 // 20 E. Fifth St. //

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