208. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Week.
Oct 19, 2008 at 12:22PM

Voting for the 2008 Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award ends this coming Tuesday, October 21. The winning design will be announced two days later on October 23, 2008, at the National Design Awards gala in New York City. You can vote here. The larger award show was started in 2000 in order to broaden awareness of the role of design in daily life, and is a very prestigious show of which to be a part. This is all occurring during National Design Week (Oct. 19 - 25). From the official site, "On Oct. 19, Cooper-Hewitt will launch its third National Design Week, an initiative that aims to draw national attention to the ways in which design enriches everyday life, through outreach to school teachers and their students, and partnerships with design organizations across the country." You can see what's happening where you are, and if you are in The City, you can visit the museum free all week, which is part of The Smithsonian. Prestigious to be sure. (You can meet the panel of jurors, via this video.)

So many good projects are up for the People's Award, the great Design Observer blog, Everything is OK, Helvetica The Movie, Good magazine, the We Campaign, The Obama Identity, and even the Thighmaster Gold. Go Vote!

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