The Neytt Awards is an initiative to encourage young artists and designers to showcase their talent and get a push towards their creative careers. An initiative from one of the best in the game of exquisite rug designs, Neytt presents this award to one worthy artist from India who is capable of creating new waves of change in the world of design.

Entries for the Neytt Design Award will be open from September 2nd 2024.

Why you should apply

The participant has to submit a design for a rug with the concept and story attached. They will be evaluated based on Innovation / out-of-the-box thinking ,storytelling and design.From the entries received, the panel will nominate 5 designs out of which one will receive the title

Who can participate?

Students of all design-related courses and programs are welcome to register their designs and concepts.

How to participate:

Download the application form from the website. It will be live here once the entries are open. Follow the rules and instructions in the application form carefully and fill in the details.


CEPT University, Ahmedabad

During Devansh’s academic trip to Pelling, Sikkim, he observed the mystical landscape and explored the profound narrative of the interwoven relationship between its people, nature, and faith. The lush green valleys, pristine rivers, and sacred groves are not just physical entities but the very lifeblood of spirituality and tradition for the people of that region. The local community honors nature through sustainable practices, intertwining their daily lives with the rhythms of the land. Faith, deeply rooted, finds expression in serene monasteries and ancient rituals, reinforcing the symbiosis. The design celebrates this sacred trifecta in Sikkim, weaving a tapestry where humanity, nature, and spirituality are intricately interwoven, enriching each other in a divine dance.
The rug design revolves around a similar idea of interconnections. The red knot in the center is an abstract idea of one of the eight symbols of Buddhism, which is the infinity knot that ties all three components. The Chinese clouds envelop the landscape of the place at the same time, an expression of Buddhist culture and history. The eyes on the left are influenced by the famous mask dance in the Pemayangtse Monastery, representing the local people and their overlap with the monastery and faith. The lower part of the rug represents the lines, an abstraction of the Lepcha weave influenced by the local community. The colors are drawn from the lush landscapes – the vibrant green of the forests, the deep blue of the sacred lakes, and the red tones of the monasteries – all infuse the rug with the essence of nature.
At its core, the rug represents the tapestry of life in Sikkim. The intricate patterns adorning its surface mimic the terraced fields, a testament to the people’s connection with faith.