C A L L – F O R – E N T R I E S
designboom and SWAROVSKI international design competition.
participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.
free registration required.
01 – the subject of the international competition is Crystal Vision
you should explore the properties of this unique material and challenge people’s perception of how crystal can be used in the near future.
come up with new products and ideas to fill the new SWAROVSKI concept store (see pictures below ):
· what role could crystal play in an urban lifestyle and make you feel better?
· how feminine and sensual can crystal pieces be and make you feel more beautiful?
we are looking for innovative product concepts that might be based on pure crystal or fuse crystal with new materials or functions.
please note: the products should be ‘packageable’ that means they should be able to be sold over the counter
– so do not think about crystal furniture, a crystal city or a crystal car…
see SWAROVSKI’s current product range and brand focus at swarovski.com
02 – awards
the designers of 3 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards :
– first prize Euro 4000
– second prize Euro 3000
– third prize Euro 2000
winning entries and a selection of the works sent in will be promoted by SWAROVSKI internationally in exhibitions and events and as always… designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.
03 – the jury is composed of
tokujin yoshioka, industrial designer – JAPAN
marcel wanders, industrial designer – NETHERLAND
sarah lerfel, buyer at colette, FRANCE
nadja swarovski-adams, vice-president of the swarovski international communications
markus langes-swarovski, member of the swarovski executive board
robert buchbauer, member of the swarovski executive board
birgit lohmann – editor-in-chief designboom
04 – design criteria
projects should not be currently in production, previously published or exhibited projects are not accepted.
it is important that you keep your design(s) confidential until the results of the competition are published.
the jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal / technological aspects.
please don’t send in vague concepts, but go a step further.
it’s not the idea which is the art, it’s more the way somebody handles the idea that makes art.
05 – registration deadline
application registration will be accepted from march 01 through may 31, 2008.
06 – registration
registrations are open now, please fill in the form.
teams register with one name only
– when submitting works you should add all team member’s names.
(there is a maximum enrollment, registration may close prior to that deadline)
register here: http://www.designboom.com/users/insert_contest.php?contest_pk=22
07 – submit your entry / entries
whether you’re an individual or group, you can only submit a maximum of 3 works.
you will be requested to supply:
1. up to 3 files for uploading to our server (images or a composition of more images) of your project.
please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file, RGB color mode.
image size max 600 (width) x 700 (height) pixels.
if you are not able to reduce the size of your file please see the tutorial on how reduce the size of your file with photoshop: http://www.designboom.com/optimize_tutorial.html.
the original high-resolution image(s) will be requested if your work is shortlisted.
2. explanation of ideas
a brief description of your work.
(english text only, explanation is expected to be concise)
3.you will be requested to accept the competition guidelines
competition guidelines: projects participating to the competition, must be original works. projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. the design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy.
only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted!
(when submitting your design you will be asked to tick a box of declaration)
submit your entry here: http://www.designboom.com/contest/insert.php?contest_pk=22
08 – deadline for submission of entries
works can be submitted through june 12, 2008.
09 – copyright
any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for application is designer’s property.
by submitting a design in the competition, the participant agrees to provide SWAROVSKI with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the design.
this option is valid for 6 months after the competition will start (until september 1st, 2008).
in the event that SWAROVSKI exercises the option to use the rights for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), SWAROVSKI undertakes to pay a one-off fee to the designer of EURO 3000.
by participating in the competition, all participants authorise DESIGNBOOM and SWAROVSKI to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted) – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any publications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary.
10 – questions?
inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
please write in the subject line : crystal vision
11 – info on swarovski