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Watch this contest

Architects and designers might want to make time for this international design competition from Swiss watchmaker Tissot.

The contest involves creating an innovative concept for displaying Tissot timepieces and creating eye-catching window displays to put Tissot at the forefront in a highly competitive retail environment. Targeting aspiring talents currently studying or working in design, architecture or a related creative discipline, the contest aims to generate inspiring and unexpected results from individuals from outside the watch industry.

The winning design by an individual or group will be featured 16,000 shop windows around the world. Other prizes include watches, cash, and a trip to Switzerland for the first place winner or group of winners.

Those wishing to enter the Tissot International Display Design Contest (TDDC) may register at www.tissot.ch/tddc and download documents and background on the brand. The deadline to enter is May 31.

The prizes are:
1st prize: 1 T-Touch for each member of the group, $4,700, for the group and a trip to Switzerland for the Award Ceremony for each member of the group;
2nd prize: 1 Tissot Le Locle watch for each member of the group and $2,800 for the group;
3rd prize: 1 watch from the Trend Tissot Collection for each member of the group and $940 for the group.

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