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Mockett Design Competition


This year's competition is no longer accepting entries. Please come back January 1, 2023 to submit your design for our 38th annual competition!


HOW TO ENTER

Now in its 37th year, our Annual Design Competition seeks the best innovative ideas in furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware. Have you had an idea floating around in your head? We encourage you to send it in! No idea is too dull, too unusual, or too prosaic. You’d be surprised how many first-place winners were surprised when they got the congratulatory call!

**Please note - We have changed the entry process a bit this year, read below to ensure your entry is received.

Ready to submit your design? Click below to complete the entry form and fill out all required fields. Be sure to include a clear write-up about your idea. A drawing is even better, a model is best. Models and materials can be sent via FedEx or registered mail with Attn: Design Competition on your label or air bill. Click here for our address.

Deadline is always the Tuesday after Labor Day. Judges will meet and decide on the winner(s) who will be notified no later than December 31st of the competition year. Winners are awarded $3,000, an engraved achievement trophy, and royalties based on sales.

Questions can be emailed to: [email protected], or call 800-523-1269, from the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands or 310-318-2491 from everywhere else.

FAQ

Are there any restrictions for entry (i.e. age, profession, student or professional credentials, etc)?
No, there are no restrictions for entry. Everyone is allowed and encouraged to submit ideas.

Are international entries accepted?
Yes, we accept entries from all over the world. Note local electrical standards may differ from your native country if applicable in your design.

Can I submit multiple ideas?
Yes, however we allow no more than five entries per person, per year.

Can I submit a video entry?
Yes, there is a place to upload a video demonstration or explanation within the submission form. All videos must be accompanied by a PDF presentation and a clear write up of the design.

Will I still own the rights to my design?
Yes, you own rights to your design. But you license the design exclusively to us to make and distribute for 15 years. After 15 years we can continue to sell the part, and you can also arrange to have anyone else do the same if you choose.

What are the terms for royalty payments?
Royalties are paid annually. They are paid by March 31 for the prior year. Royalties are paid at the rate of 5% of what we sell the part for. They run for 15 years from the date of first sale. This is important because it often takes a year or more to bring the design through final design and manufacturing to be ready to sell. It is not uncommon for a winning design from 2018, for example, to not be ready to sell until 2019 or even 2020. For example, a 2018 winning design that has its first sale February 5, 2020, would run 15 years from February 5, 2020 -- until February 4, 2035.


2021 Design Contest Winners