We’re looking for you, ZA’s blazing hot young local talent to design a pendant light fitting for Nando’s restaurants that illuminates (ha!) our soul, stokes the flame-grills of our South African spirit, and is a glowing embodiment of what Nando’s is all about. And that, in a nutshell, is the Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015 brief. You’ve got the talent. Show us how you can make all that happen by pouring your heart into the design of a pendant light fitting for Nando’s and entering it in Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015. The entry deadline for Nando's Hot Young Designer 2015 talent search has been extended to midnight sharp on Friday 18 September. We apologise for the sneaky technical gremlins that may have interrupted as you tried to load your entry. Remember that nothing can stop hot young ZA talent from showing Nando's the light! If your entry doesn't load, please email it together with all information requested on the entry form to design@nandos.com before a final deadline of midnight on Friday 18 September.

The Brief

Design a beautiful, useable, remarkably crafted pendant light fitting that will bring an inimitable South African design magic and a sense of an authentic South African connection into the interior of a Nando’s restaurant… wherever it may be in the world.

Show us your design by uploading two images, each showing your pendant light from a different angle. These images can take the form of sketches, renders or diagrams of the light. It’s not required that you make the light to enter, but if you do, you’re welcome to submit photographs.

Your budget: The final cost of each pendant light fitting is a relevant aspect of the design and the cost must be market related. Working within a reasonable budget is a pivotal aspect of your design entry and will form part of the judging process.

Light-er footprint: Your design must integrate Nando’s standard requirement of using dimmable LED light bulbs so as to reduce electrical consumption.

Travels well: The winning Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015 pendant light will be used globally, so it’s highly advantageous if you design it to be a good traveller.


To Enter

Design: your Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015 entry (It’s not required that you make the light).
• Complete the entry form, including uploading a portrait image of yourself and minimum two images of your design, from different angles.
Stay switched on: If your design is chosen to go through to the second round of judging, you’ll be contacted and asked to present a prototype or model of your light by 30 October 2015. This does not need to be a final-quality product, but it does need to impress the judges with good looks and evident functionality.
Eligibility: Entries are limited to South African residents, or residents in South Africa, only. Entrants must be 35 or younger.
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