The Optical Design Contest is intended to be a stepping stone for the next generation, and an opportunity for them to stimulate their creativity through a responsible design approach.

Launched two years ago, the Optical Design Contest is preparing a new opus with the same objective: to be a stepping stone for the next generation and to stimulate creative innovation in eyewear through the eyes of students from design schools around the world. Based on the highest standards, this second edition takes on an essential theme: the evolving role of accessory eyewear.

The contest is open to all students enrolled in a design course at a level equivalent to or higher than the third year post-baccalaureate, and presents a detailed set of specifications designed to provide a comprehensive framework for the projects and a clear commitment to design. Lenses, frames, connected products, low vision or equipment for opticians and manufacturers, these designers of tomorrow will be able to create their concept by drawing inspiration from the vast world of optics and eyewear.

Chaired by Olivier JAULT and made up of optics and design professionals, the jury will meet to assess the projects received from the various design schools and select the most relevant.

The designer Olivier Jault will be the president of the jury of the 2024 Optical Design Contest

A graduate of the ESAA Duperré fashion school, Olivier Jault is now a renowned accessories designer, teacher and curator, and has worked for many fashion houses including Jean Paul Gaultier, Repetto and Saint Laurent.

How to take part

Open to students of legal age enrolled in the 3rd, 4th or 5th year of a design course, the competition offers a space for individual or collective expression. Participants can also collaborate with other students meeting the same age and level criteria, thus enriching the diversity of proposals.
Projects must be submitted by June 26, 2024, on the dedicated platform :