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HOT NEW NEXT
HOT NEW NEXT is a dynamic competition celebrating the innovative ideas moving Pacific Northwest design forward. This Shark Tank-style program will offer contestants the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product to an expert panel and live audience. Judges (and the audience) will vote, and regional winners (Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C.) will be featured in GRAY magazine, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round — held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver — to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design. Whether your idea is brand new, or a clever update to an existing product, all design disciplines are welcome — from architecture and furniture to interiors, fashion, tech, and beyond.
Amy Golden, Co-Owner, Paxson Fay
Kim Kovel, Sr. Material and Color Innovator, Nike
Linda Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at DSA Solutions
Jeffrey Valles, Residential Division Manager, Chown Hardware
GRAY is a privately-held media company based in Washington, and is North America’s only magazine dedicated exclusively to design from the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Canada. GRAY’s print and digital magazines, talks, competitions, website, and events are curated to reflect the culture of leading design in this region.
Established in 2011, GRAY presents the best of the best in interiors, architecture, fashion, art, and design—encouraging a global audience of more than 1 million designers and consumers to look to the Pacific Northwest for sourcing, inspiration, and leadership.
Cover image courtesy GRAY.