Call for Entries - Registration Now Open!


Call for Entries for the 10th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival.
Event registration opens today via new website by Jarvus Innovations.
New initiative allows for students/emerging professionals to participate for free.

Philadelphia (May 6, 2014) - Event registration is now open for the 10th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, being held October 9 through October 17, 2014. The Center invites any and all creative industry professionals working in the Philadelphia region to participate in this year's program via DesignPhiladelphia’s new website, developed by Jarvus Innovations. Also, for the first time, DesignPhiladelphia is accepting event proposals from local design students and emerging professionals through its SEED initiative, which will grant ten free spots on this year’s Festival calendar.

In 2005, the inaugural DesignPhiladelphia Festival arrived on the scene. Each year since it has aimed to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices. For the past nine years, DesignPhiladelphia, with our partners and sponsors, has produced a picture of the talent, diversity, and opportunities available in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. In honor of this year’s theme - A DECADE OF DESIGN – DesignPhiladelphia calls on event organizers to look back at how far we have come; develop a snapshot in real time for 2014; and create a vision of our future.

Over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals will showcase their work at the Festival for the outside world to discover. Each year event organizers plan and produce over 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and other events held in venues all across the city and allow festival-goers to explore wide-ranging topics on a variety of design disciplines; including architecture, fashion, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, furniture design, and more.

For the first time, in honor of our 10th anniversary, local design students and emerging professionals have a chance to participate for free at the standard entry level by submitting an event proposal to DesignPhiladelphia’s new initiative, SEED. Ten winning proposals will be chosen to have their event appear on this year’s Festival calendar and in the printed event guide. The winners will also receive online event management and planning, marketing, and press outreach support from the DesignPhiladelphia team.

To submit a proposal to SEED, register an event, and learn about sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, visit our new website – launching this week.  Brought to you by local web software engineering firm, Jarvus Innovations, the site was designed and developed with the feedback from last year's event organizers in mind. New features include fast and simple event registration, easy event promotion through social media links and a unique URL for each event, and the ability to manage direct communication with event attendees.

Visit to find out more, follow our blog, and join our mailing list. Follow us on Twitter at @designphilly and on Facebook for the latest Festival news, alerts, and announcements.

Media Contact:
Nova Harris
[email protected]
(215) 569-3186 x106


About DesignPhiladelphia
DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, is the oldest and largest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s Festival kicks off on the evening of October 8 and events run from October 9-17. For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2014 Festival, visit:

About Philadelphia Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture performs the charitable and educational work of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and serves as the physical home for the Chapter in Center City Philadelphia. The Center offers walking tours, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and children's programming on architecture, urban planning, and design. The Center is also home to the AIA Bookstore & Design Center and the Community Design Collaborative. For more information visit:

About Jarvus Innovations
Founded in 2007, the Jarvus team develops mobile applications to “fill the gap” as an increasing number of users access web content on their mobile devices. Jarvus now supports a wide range of information systems that transcend devices, supporting both small and large business models. Additionally, Jarvus provides strategic consulting, applications development, and cloud infrastructure support for businesses and education institutions looking to streamline their operations and better connect their teams. For more information, visit:


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