Venice Design Week
presents "FABBRICARE COSE"
"MAKING THINGS" Art | Handcraft | Industry
International Design Award 2011
deadline 30 June 2011
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Venice Design Week 2011, taking place 1 - 9 October in association with the Art Biennale, is a series of events and exhibitions. One of these is the International Design Award open to designers, architects, and creative people of all ages. The initiative is sponsored by the City of Venice and companies that produce design objects.
It is supported by design professors of international schools, colleges and universities.
The International Design Award of Design Week is the first edition and in 2011 has the theme "MAKING THINGS" The aim of the competition is to inspire participants to create a set of objects (minimum three) used in daily life which respond to the following requirements:
- must demonstrate that they were designed using, within the set of objects, production techniques related to art, craft and industry (the set must contain a minimum of 3 items);
- must have a strong symbolic significance and promote an active-creative relationship with the end user.
It is possible to work on any set of tools or objects of daily use, in compliance with the objectives outlined in the paragraph purpose and evaluation criteria.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The 2011 edition of the International Award of Design Week is an important opportunity for growth and comparison which Venice Design Week wishes to bring to the attention of students and professionals.
It is possible to participate for the international Design Week Award both individually and as members of a group: in both cases, all participants will be required to deliver their own registration form, and in the case of groups, to nominate a group leader.
Designer: 60 € (organization costs)
Students: Free (attach to the documentation a copy of certification of enrolment in the school / university)
Payment can be made via paypal or bank transfer to AD3 snc - reason: Participation in the Venice Design Week Award. IBAN IT40V0310402000000000820585
At the same time as the definition of the theme, the jury members will adhere to the following criteria:
- adherence of the project presented to the theme "making things" with the presentation of a set of objects (minimum three)
- clear and comprehensible explanation of the project objectives.
Requirements of the proposed solutions:
- the social impact of the proposed solution:
- user experience: symbolic connotation, active-creative relationship with the end user.
- simultaneous use of technical systems related to art, craft and industry;
- innovation, aesthetics and ergonomics;
- design quality of products in the active-creative relationship with the user besides being exciting, flexible
- quality of processing and description, clarity of content.
The purpose of this competition is to select and reward a set of objects (minimum three objects) simultaneously employing technical systems related to art, craft and industry.
delivery of submitted items must be by 30 June 12 a.m.
www.designweek.it through the site by 12 p.m., 01 May, 2011 – 30 June 2011, 12 a.m. (Italian time).
The winners will be announced during the Design Week with a public ceremony staged during 1 - 9 October in Venice.
METHOD OF PRESENTATION OF PROJECTS
Those interested should submit their applications through the website www.designweek.it or sending e-mail to iscrizioni [at] designweek.it
01 May, 2011 – 30 June 2011, 12 a.m. Italian time.
Applicants can participate either individually or in groups. The choice of one precludes the possibility of participating in the alternative competition mode. It excludes the possibility of changing the mode of participation after having submitted the application, under penalty of disqualification.
Online registration. For online registration, it will be required to accept all terms and conditions of the competition. After completing the registration process or or sending e-mail to iscrizioni [at] designweek.it, you will receive confirmation of registration.
send by mail a text with the biography, address. Send a text with the description of the project (1000 characters).
send photograph of the author: image 200x200 pixel - resolution 300 dpi - format file: jpg, png – max dimension 4 MB – file name: surname-name-portrait.jpg
The students has to send the copy of the university/school card - format file: jpg, png, pdf, zip – max dimension 2 MB – file name: surname-name-certificato.pdf
every paticipant can presents 3 file format A4 orizzontal [29,7x21 cm] - resolution 300 dpi - file format: pdf, zip – max dimension 12 MB for each A4 - file name: surname-name--01.pdf ; surname-name-02.pdf ; surname-name-03.pdf (if you have an European company send us VAT informations )
payment by paypal.
The winner wil be announced the 09 October 2011.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The projects submitted must meet the requirements of originality. The participants must ensure in writing that the Works submitted are original, personal and do not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. Moreover, if the Work have already been presented and disseminated or have already been patented or registered, this must be specified in the project description.
The intellectual property rights of the Works presented remain those of the respective authors who cede to the organization of the award only the right to disclosure and publication in any form and in any media.
The participants give their consent for the work to be publicly available and used in promotion of the the 2011 edition in advertising and public relations associated with the Design Week prize.
Participants agree to submit prints of the projects to the organization if required for a later exhibition.
COMPOSITION AND WORK OF THE COMMISSION
The committee of international design award of Design Week is composed of professors from European universities and design schools and a representative of the Venice Design Week organization.
Jurors will view the projects the first week of October and will nominate the winners.
The awards will be announced during the Venice Design Week in October.
All participants are invited to the closing ceremony of Venice Design Week to be held during Design Week 2011 in Venice.
The jury reserves the right to award the first prize only to a project/projects satisfying the evaluation criteria. Moreover, it will not be assigned to any project if the jury believes, at its discretion, none of the entries meet the criteria. The jury reserves the right to assign each of the awards to two or more projects that are considered as meeting the criteria. The jury will award ex-aequo. Other awards or honorable mentions can be awarded.
By completing the registration form online site, participants of the competition agree to the terms expressed in www.designweek.it under privacy.
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