Deadline for submissions: September 18, 2016


  1. Fill out the application form by clicking on the button below.
  2. Your completed application will be sent to Seattle Design Foundation for screening.
  3. You will shortly thereafter receive an email that verifies your submission was received.
  4. Once approved, your submission will be posted to the site and you will be notified by email.
  5. Share your project with your community to receive votes toward the ‘popular vote grant’.
  6. Award recipients will be announced during the 2016 Seattle Design Festival. (Further details pending.) You do not need to be present to win, however we would love it if you could be there.
  7. Feel free to email us if you have any questions: hello@seattledesignfoundation.com

In addition to the $2,500 grant voted on by the official judges, you can ask your community to vote for your project by a sharing link to your individual project page. The project with the highest number or shares will receive a grant for $500. Please do not cheat by posting your link a zillion times on your own personal Facebook account.

Seattle Design Foundation reserves the right to use or deny any materials or images submitted. We will only use them for purposes of sharing with the community and always give author(s) credit. We will not use them for financial gains, or develop the ideas ourselves. By uploading your materials and images you are sharing them on the internet however, so you should be aware of those risks. You are also acknowledging that they were created by you or they clearly state how they support your idea.