Rado is inviting young designers in the UK to respond to the theme ‘On Time / Time Off’.

The theme explores two different ways design can improve life: by supporting busy, fast-paced habits and punctuality; or by allowing us to slow down, relax and create our own space.

Rado is searching for innovative, cutting-edge design pieces that relate to either ‘On Time’, ‘Time Off’; or explore the relationship between them. This could be in either a conceptual sense or material approach. Product concepts will be considered from the fields of interior, product, industrial and technology design.


1. Please complete the online form below

2. Tell us why your design can improve life either by supporting busy lives (On Time) or allowing people to slow down (Time Off)

3. The Ten Shortlisters will be contacted by email and phone between 11th June – 20th June 2018, please ensure your details are correct

4. Entries are not accepted for watch or clock based designs. Please read the T&Cs thoroughly before submitting your entry

5. Make sure you are following @rado on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for updates

6. Competition opens on Wednesday 25th April 2018

7. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 23rd May 2018


First Prize: The Judges’ Winner & Winner of the Rado Star Prize UK 2018 receives a cash prize of £5’000 GBP and a Rado watch.

Second Prize: The Public Vote Winner wins a Rado watch


• The Ten Shortlisters will display a prototype of their entries on the Rado exhibition stand during designjunction held at Kings Cross, London from 20th to 23rd September 2018. Your project will need to be made available from 17th September to 1st October 2018 inclusive

• The Ten Shortlisters and their project will be promoted on Rado and designjunction’s social media channels from 27th June to 23rd September 2018

• Visitors to the Rado stand during designjunction will be able to vote for their favourite entry

• The Ten Shortlisters and a guest each are invited to the Judges’ Winner announcement event on 20th September 2018 at designjunction where the Judges, press and Rado senior management will be present. Please put the date in your diary

Good luck!

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