12th Andreu World International Design Contest. Now open for entries
Deadline: 31 August 2012
The competition is open both to design students and to professionals, without age limit.
In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, SA in the product Briefing and which resolves the accompanying technical and formal challenges in the terms indicated.
Conditions and Brieging //////////////////////
Students or design professionals interested in participating can consult the Conditions and the Briefing via the Rules menu, or download the information from Downloads menu.
Following registration, a personal file is created for each contestant. This file serves to identify the Contestant in the Competition Website during this year’s Competition and future editions. http://contest.andreuworld.com/en/inscription
Participants may complete the Registration process for the Andreu World International Design Contest once they have obtained a participant number. Once you have identified yourself in the website, you can consult and request your participant numbers (for example: 20120001) in the Participant numbers section within the Inscription menu.
Participant numbers //////////////////
Any designs which are not accompanied by the corresponding “participant number” as issued via the Andreu World, SA, website will be excluded from the Andreu World International Design Contest.
The following material must be submitted by each participant:
- A prototype of the proposed piece (scale 1:5)
Particular consideration will be given to innovative contributions (based on a feasibility study), which help to increase the product quality. The following factors will be analyzed: Production costs, compliance with the intended functions and ergonomics. Designs must be submitted in such a manner as to facilitate their mechanized mass production.
All documentation must sent to Andreu World, SA,
Projects sent from the United States can be sent to the following address:
Costs of Shipping/Returning ////////////////////
Each participant assumes responsibility for the costs of sending their projects and presentations.
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st and 2nd prizes of 3000 € / $4000 and 1000 €/ $1500 , respectively, will be awarded by a jury composed of professionals from different sectors: Design, Industry, Media and other fields related to creative activities.
The jury will also award up to a maximum of 4, non-monetary, special mentions.
The awards ceremony will be held on September 18th at the Andreu World Stand at the 2012 Valencia Habitat Fair.
Contest Results /////////////////////
The awards may be declared vacant upon the decision of the majority (half plus one) of the members of the Professional Jury.
All projects submitted and which comply with the criteria that Andreu World, SA subsequently considers appropriate for production will remain the property of Andreu World, SA, who will compensate the designers with appropriate royalties according to the company’s internal standard.
“In the event of my winning one of the prizes or special mentions awarded, or if ANDREU WORLD, SA considers that my work complies with the criteria that ANDREU WORLD, SA deems appropriate for its production, by means of this communication I transfer the ownership of my work to ANDREU WORLD, SA, which reserves all rights related to the same, including those of reproduction or publication, for a period established by Spanish law, in exchange for payment of royalties in accordance with the company’s internal standard and with an option to renew the contract after the expiry of the above-mentioned legal period”.
Any works received without any accompanying signed affidavit, as well as those which are not accompanied by the personal data and participant number mentioned above, will be rejected.
Responsibility of the Designer ///////////////////
The designers of the works submitted will be responsible for any claims made in relation to the authorship of the designs and possible cases of plagiarism related to the same.
Transport Incidents ////////////////////
Andreu World, S.A. assumes no responsibility for any delays or losses related to the projects sent, nor to the condition of the same following the treatment received during transportation.
Return of projects ///////////////////////////
The works submitted may be withdrawn by their authors as of 15 October 2012 and until 18 December 2012 from the Andreu World SA premises.
To do so, participants must provide Andreu World SA, with 48 hours advance notice in order that the works may be packed for transport.
Acceptance of the rules /////////////////
Participation in the Andreu World International Design Contest implies full acceptance of these conditions.
more information: contest.andreuworld.com