Presentation of the scheme

The Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris are changing!

Two new features this year: the creation of the Prix Accessoires Bijoux in collaboration with Francéclat, and the evolution of the Awards with the Prix Révélation to detect young talent, and the Prix Engagement to support designers whose projects reflect the major issues facing our society.

Paris has always been associated with creativity. It was only natural, therefore, that the capital should have an award to recognize this singularity. And so, in 1993, the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris was born, an annual award for a talented creator. Today, the awarding of the Grands Prix is part of the city's policy to support the creative professions, an essential sector for Paris in terms of economic activity and employment, cultural and tourist dynamism, revitalization of neighborhoods and international influence.

Every year for the past 30 years, the Grands Prix de la Création has been detecting up-and-coming talent and spotlighting the design, fashion and art professions that are working towards new imaginations, offering new uses, and responding to environmental and societal challenges. This is why it was necessary to reaffirm this commitment through the Grands Prix de la Création categories.

In 2024, the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris will reward 8 winners: 3 Prix Révélation, 3 Prix Engagement, 1 Prix Accessoires Mode and 1 Prix Accessoires Bijoux.

The Prix Révélation rewards a professional whose project is promising, creative and has development prospects. The prize acts as a talent spotlight.

The Prix Engagement rewards a professional for his or her creativity, research, innovation and entrepreneurial approach, as well as his or her ability to develop and provide solutions to the challenges and uses of our time.

  • Métiers d'art: the Prix Engagement rewards a professional for his or her creativity, research, innovation and hybridization, and for his or her ability to develop know-how and its applications. It is also open to professionals and companies committed to the transmission of know-how or the dissemination of knowledge.
  • Fashion: the Commitment Prize rewards a professional for his or her entrepreneurial approach, ability to develop and create a brand or company that is mindful of its impact, and to respond to strategic issues for the French fashion industry (local manufacturing, sourcing of raw materials, commitment to transmission, job creation, relocation, etc.).
  • Design: the Prix Engagement rewards a professional for his or her creative, research and innovative approach, and for his or her ability to provide solutions to the challenges and uses of our time, whether in the fields of objects, spaces, graphic and digital design, or services.

The Prix Accessoires Mode, in partnership with ADC, recognizes emerging and established accessories projects (leather goods, shoes, gloves, belts, etc.).

The Prix Accessoires Bijoux is open to accessory projects in the jewelry and fashion jewelry sectors. This prize is created in partnership with Francéclat.

An endowment of 18,000 euros is awarded to the winners. Each prize is endowed with 8,000 euros by the City of Paris, and supplemented via the Fonds pour les Ateliers de Paris by private partners: Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin, ADC, Groupe Galeries Lafayette, ESMOD, Roger Pradier, Victoire, Groupe Galia and Francéclat.

In addition to the prize money, the winners will benefit from visibility offered by media partners and associates: Première Classe, Paris Design Week, Maison&Objet, Alliance France Design, Ipocamp, Intramuros, Fashion Network, AD Magazine, La Gazette Drouot, The Good Goods, GOODMOODS, PAUL.E, Collectible, Gestes, Process Magazine, MODEM, Silhouette, Eyes on Talents, FORMAE, IDEAT, Beau Magazine, Palais Galliera and Campus Design et Métiers d'Art.

Call for applications

The next call for applications will take place in March 2025.

You can also find out more about our activities and ask any questions you may have at the Bureau's breakfast meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am.

Conditions of participation

  • The competition is open to creators in the design, fashion and crafts sectors aged 18 and over;
  • The competition is open to designers from all over France.
  • The competition is aimed at companies.
  • Candidates must have been in business for at least one year on the competition registration date: (date on which the company or brand was established - Kbis or k extract, D1 extract for craftspeople). 
  • Candidates' professional activity must be registered with the French tax authorities.
  • Candidates may register for only one of the three disciplines: design, fashion, fine crafts.
  • Winners of previous editions of the Grands Prix de la Création are excluded from participation, as are candidates who have won a competition the previous year.
  • Candidates must present pieces or projects that have not won an award in another French or international competition.

Entries are first examined by members of the previous year's jury, who select around ten candidates in each category. The finalists are then invited to present their work to a jury of experts (buyers, publishers, gallery owners, exhibition organizers, institutions, etc.), who debate and select the winners.

File creation

Each candidate must attach the following documents in PDF format:

  • Presentation of the creative process with photos of works and creations in a single PDF file (between 15 and 20 pages maximum),
  • Company or brand presentation (business description, customer base, team, current development projects, awards, etc.).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sirène notice to prove date of creation of company or brand

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The winners



Paris has always been associated with creation. It was therefore natural for the capital to give itself a distinction that saluted this singularity. Thus, in 1993, the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris was born, an annual award for a talented creator.

In 2003, the prize was expanded to include 3 categories - design, fashion and craftsmanship - each rewarding one emerging and one established professional talent.

Since their creation, more than a hundred winners have been distinguished by the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris. Many of them are or have become big names in these sectors, such as Ronan Bouroullec, Inga Sempé or more recently Ionna Vautrin and the 5.5 design studio for design; Pietro Seminelli, Tzuri Gueta, Sophie Dalla Rosa, Simone Pheulpin for arts and crafts; and Yiqing Yin, Christine Phung, Julien Fournié, Sakina M'Sa or Valentine Gauthier for fashion.

Leading figures in design, fashion and crafts have also chaired the Grand Prix jury: Matali Crasset, Mathias Kiss, Hubert Barrière, India Mahdavi, Julien Fournié and, in 2021, Amélie Pichard, Laura Gonzales and Sam Baron.

The 2023 Jury Chairs

Inga Sempé

Design Jury

Inga Sempé is a French designer. She graduated in 1993 fromEnsci-Les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris). Former resident of the Villa Medici (French Academy) in Rome, from 2000 to 2001, she then founded her agency in Paris and received in 2002 the Grand Prix du design de la Ville de Paris. She began collaborating with the Italian companies Cappellini and Edra. These were followed by other French, Japanese, Italian and Scandinavian companies such as HAY, Ligne Roset, Wästberg, Magis, Alessi, Iittala, Mutina, Røros, Moustache... She lives and works in Paris.

What do the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris, which are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, mean to you?

A huge chance, a support and a recognition that really help because you can be a little recognized in this profession and have a lot of material difficulties at the same time. I still remember the 8,000 euros I won when I won this great design prize, they made my work easier for many months.

What do you expect from the candidates for the Grand Prize and the Emerging Talent Award?

That they like quality objects, that they combine techniques and particular aesthetics and have a vision of series designer.

Jean-Charles de Castlbajac

Fashion Jury

A visionary designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac anticipated what is now the basis of new design: art and fashion, upcycling and the use of pop culture icons in fashion (cartoons and logos). He was also at the origin of the concept of collaborations with brands. Passionate about heraldry, the science of coats of arms, vexillology, the science of flags, semiotics, the study of signs, pop art and the world of childhood, his art and fashion bring together these dualities: the epic, the historical, the traditional and the alternative, the underground and the experimental. He has collaborated with many artists including Keith Haring, Lady Gaga, Robert Mapplethorpe and Pedro Winter. His artistic universe is declined around a short chromatic range, blue, yellow, red of which one of the most beautiful representations was to dress the Pope John Paul II, the bishops and the priests for the World Youth Days of 1997. His art is also expressed through installations, street art with chalk, drawings and paintings.

What do the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris, which are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, mean to you?

They are essential. Revealing the creators of tomorrow is a strong contribution to the development of art as a social cement. What would Paris be without its artists who inscribe their works in each step of the capital?

What does the presidency of the Grands Prix de la Création mean to you?

To preside is to guide, harmonize, federate and instill the luminous shadow of the final choice that will reveal the chosen talent. I am deeply honoured to have m

Isabelle Stanislas

Jury Art Trades

Isabelle Stanislas studied at the public architecture unit in Paris. In 2003, Isabelle Stanislas set up her agency in which she developed artistic concepts, ephemeral scenographies for Hermès or Cartier, apartments and houses in Paris and abroad. In 2015, she started to exhibit regularly at AD Intérieurs and AD Collections. These exhibitions are grounds for research and novelties. She exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris, the Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, the Palais D'Iéna, the Hôtel de la Marine, and the Musée d'Art Moderne, as well as in Rome at the French Embassy in Italy. She creates furniture with the Pouenat house, the Nilufar gallery and the BSL gallery. She pushes her field of presentation to events such as the cabinet of curiosities of Thomas Erber and the Salone del Mobile in Milan. While continuing Parisian apartments, houses, showrooms, hotels and her furniture design, Isabelle Stanislas works to combine photography, contemporary art, fashion, design and architecture breaking the boundaries between these disciplines. In 2018, she redesigned and decorated the party room of the Elysee Palace following a selection and competition orchestrated by the Mobilier National.

What do the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris, which are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, mean to you?

Since 1993, this award has encouraged the development of artistic and cultural activities in Paris. This may seem obvious today, yet there were few awards on the subject at the time. In 30 years, Paris has become a city that cannot be ignored: design, fashion and arts and crafts are and do make Paris. This prize is a real springboard for young creation! The fact that it is celebrating its 30th anniversary is a testament to its impact and contribution to the creative industry.

What do you expect from the candidates for the Grand Prize and the Emerging Talent Award?

The issues are different from those I experienced during my architectural studies. Ecology, well-being - or how to improve your habitat. Do less but better. I am curious to see how these new laureates translate these subjects into their creations.

The 2022 Jury Chairs

François Azambourg

Design Jury

What do you expect from candidates for the Grand Prix and the Emerging Talent Prize?
A total investment in environmental and/or societal issues, plastic and technical qualities.

A graduate of ENSAAMA in Paris, winner of the Villa Médicis hors les murs in 2003, of the Grand Prix du Design de Paris in 2004, of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs competition, and Creator of the Year at the Salon du Meuble-Paris in 2009, François Azambourg devotes his work to the alliance of techniques and art specific to the applied arts. His work, which is essentially focused on the search for lightness and economy of materials, has led to numerous patents and awards. His creations have been included in the collections of the FNAC, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Centre Pompidou.

Christine Phung

Fashion Jury

Christine Phung is a French fashion designer and artistic director, who works with some of the biggest names in fashion. She won the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 2011 and the "Premières Collections" prize from ANDAM in 2013. These stepping stones allowed her to develop her own creative universe with geometric, organic or architectural forms and crossed by the art of the motif. Through her drawings and her singular look at her surroundings, Christine Phung shapes her vision of fashion: "a perfect meeting of multiple skills" and of clothes: "a second skin chosen to present oneself to the world". A vibrantly sensitive requirement.

What do the Grands Prix de la Création mean to you?
The Grands Prix de la Création articulate all these dimensions at once: the enthusiasm and energy linked to the discovery of new talents who will enrich our common artistic heritage, the influence of French crafts... They are the symbol of a solidarity and a dynamic around creativity, craftsmanship and know-how. They highlight and animate a community of creators that we all need!

Ludovic Avenel

Jury Art Trades

Ludovic Avenel was born in 1984. Trained at the Ecole Boulle, he became known after graduating in 2007 when he was awarded the Bettencourt Schueller prize for the intelligence of the hand.
Since 2008, Ludovic Avenel has been based in the center of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. He combines creativity and know-how to create unique pieces or limited series of furniture for international clients. Between an artistic approach and a practice of design methodologies, he is in constant search of beauty in all its forms.

Jury chairpersons 2021

Sam Baron

Design Jury

Amélie Pichard

Fashion Jury

Laura Gonzalez

Jury Art Trades

The 2020 Jury Chairs

Matali Crasset

Design Jury

Sakina M'Sa

Fashion Jury

Mathias Kiss

Jury Art Trades


  • Endowment Fund for the Ateliers de Paris
  • Federation of Women's Wear
  • ADC Beyond Leather
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Roger Pradier
  • Victory
  • Galia
  • Francéclat


  • Alliance France Design
  • Premiere Classe
  • Paris Design Week
  • Maison & Objet
  • Ipocamp
  • Intramuros
  • Fashion Network
  • AD
  • The Drouot Gazette
  • Eyes on Talents
  • Geste/s Magazine
  • The Good Goods
  • Process Magazine
  • Modem
  • PAUL.E
  • Collectible
  • Formae
  • Palais Galliera
  • Campus Design et Métiers d'Arts