International Bamboo Design Competition

exploring the future of design crafted in bamboo as a sustainable green material, the competition aims to unite international expertise and knowledge in the aim of cross-cultural professional exchanges. the aim is to create products that will highlight the aesthetic qualities of bamboo, while locating it appropriately in the emotional and functional spaces of our lives. making designs that will be loved and grow more beautiful with time.

Bamboo Product Design

Examples – Utility Product, Lifestyle products, Electronic product, Plastic substitute, etc.

Entries Open for all. (Individual, Group – not more than 3 members)

Material: 70% Bamboo

Examples of Area: Interior spaces, Recreational spaces, etc.

Entries will be judged on following criteria: Functionality, Utility, Problem Solving, Appropriate use of bamboo as a raw material

Bamboo Furniture Design

Examples – Residential, Commercial, Work from home, Institutional, etc.

Entries Open for all. (Individual, Group – not more than 3 members)

Material: 80% Bamboo

Entries will be judged on following criteria: Innovativeness, Constructional Aesthetics, Use of property of bamboo, Joinery.

Bamboo Structure Design

Brief – Community Socializing (Could be part of a landscape, prefabricated and can be assembled at onsite easily)

Entries Open for all. (Individual, Group – note more than 3 members)

Material: 70% Bamboo

Area: 9 sq.m.

Entries will be judged on following criteria: Innovativeness, Constructional Aesthetics, Use of property of bamboo, Joinery.

Required Details:
a. Dimensions
b. Plan, Sectional Elevations, Perspective view
c. Rendered Images/hand sketch
d. Brief writeup
e. Explain the context
f. Material Specification

Submission Format: A3 size, landscape.
File should be no larger than 5Mb and in PDF format.
Maximum 3 sheets.

Submission Link – http://www.tinyurl.com/bambooday

Submission Deadline – 12th September 2021

The judges will select three winners from each category and each of these winning entries will be prototyped in collaboration with our partners and displayed at an appropriate platform.


They will be featured in our showcased across our social media platforms.


They will also receive a hamper of bamboo products crafted by our partners.

Contact Details – bamboocentre@nid.edu

2021 Winners

Product Design – Product

2020 Winners

Product Design – Product

Product Design – Structure