2018 Yilan Chair Design Competition | COMPETITION RULES
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COMPETITION RULES

Competition Eligibility

 

  1. Any individualwith a passion for design is eligible to register for the competition. The regulation will be applied irrespectiveof someone’sages, professions, placesof residence or nationalit
  2. Individuals or teams are both eligible to register, though teams shouldhave no more than three members.
  3. Each work cannot be registered to both two categories.

 

Competition Theme

 

Theme: Express the Features and Values of Yilan, and Focus on the Below Concepts:

  1. The Power of Design, Bringing Happiness and Changes

“A creative city” is our future vision, and we believe design can give us strength. Those humorous and heart-warming points will make people laugh. We invite people to think about how to solve practical problems or bring physiological/psychological happiness and changes in daily life by designing forms, colors, or creativity on the interactions and usage.

 

  1. The Respect and Care of the Multi-Cultural Groups

Building “Children’s Dreamland” is not only for children, but also for the future land where our next generation could live with happiness. To provide friendly and heart-warming designs on using habits, situations, we need to express respect and care to the multi-cultural groups which consists of different genders, age ranges, occupations, and people with disabilities.

 

  1. The Sustainability and Balance of the Environment

Environmental sustainability is one of the core concepts of Yilan County. The Yilan Chair International Design Award will support this idea by conducting its core concept: “Green Design and Forest Aesthetics ”. We invite applicants to create their works by natural materials such as wood, paper, cloth, bamboo, and rattan. Additionally, they have to think about the sustainable issues more deeply at the points of the manufacturing process, the materials, and the usage.

Work Requirements, Evaluation Standard and Awards

Seating Design for Children (Group A)

Requirements

 

  1. Works are intended for the use of one or more children under teenage(12-year-old kids).
  2. Works must be educational and entertaining.
  3. The safety and the comfort of the users must be takeninto consideration regarding all design elements like dimensions, structure and materials.
  4. Materials
  5. Materials applied should be predominantly natural (wood, paper, cloth, bamboo, rattan, etc.).
  6. Artificial materials to be used must be environmentally friendly.
  7. Entries limit

a.Each designer or group should not submit more than 5entries.

  • Entries should be a set of the multiple works or just a single work.

 

Evaluation Standards

Criteria Score Featured Benefit
Theme-based 30% Showcasing representational Yilan elementsincluding local realistic elements or abstract spirit

Contemporaneity, Originality, Style and Completeness

Marketability 30% Suitable for further development and mass production, reasonable economic scale and high market acceptability (e.g. an acceptable price)
Technicality 20% *Innovative application of traditional craftsmanship

*Innovative application of physicalforces(e.g.gravity, elasticity, friction etc.)

*Innovative application ofenvironment-friendly, pollution-reducing, local, and innovative materials

Practicality 20% Safety, Convenience, Comfort and Ergonomics

 

Awards Categories(certificates and cash prizes)

Gold Award: 1 winner receiving NT$200,000 and a certificate

Silver Award: 1 winner receiving NT$90,000 and a certificate

Bronze Award: 1 winner receiving NT$30,000 and a certificate

Merit Awards: 5 winners, each receiving NT$10,000 and a certificate

Honorable Mention: 5 winners, each receiving a certificate

Award for Top Popularity: 1 winner receiving a certificate

Seating Design (Group B)

Requirements

 

  1. Works are intended for the use of one or more persons(including children, adults, elders, and people with disabilities).
  2. Works must base on the competition theme.
  3. The safety and the comfort of the users must be taken into consideration regarding all design elements like dimensions, structure and materials.
  4. Materials
  5. Materials applied should be predominantly natural (wood, paper, cloth, bamboo, rattan, etc.).
  6. Artificial materials to be used must be environmentally friendly.
  7. Entries limit
  • Each designer or group should not submit more than 5
  • Entries should be a set of the multiple works or just a single work.

 

Selection Criteria

Criteria Score Featured Benefit
Theme-based 30% Showcasing representational Yilan elementsincluding local realistic elements or abstract spirit

Contemporaneity, Originality, Style and Completeness

Marketability 30% Suitable for further development and mass production, reasonable economic scale and high market acceptability (e.g. an acceptable price)
Technicality 20% *Innovative application of traditional craftsmanship

*Innovative application of physicalforces(e.g.gravity, elasticity, friction etc.)

*Innovative application ofenvironment-friendly, pollution-reducing, local, and innovative materials

Practicality 20% Safety, Convenience, Comfort and Ergonomics

 

Awards Categories(certificates and cash prizes)

Gold Award: 1 winner receiving NT$200,000 and a certificate

Silver Award: 1 winner receiving NT$90,000 and a certificate

Bronze Award: 1 winner receiving NT$30,000 and a certificate

Merit Awards: 5 winners, each receiving NT$10,000 and a certificate

Honorable Mention: 5 winners, each receiving a certificate

Award for Top Popularity: 1 winner receiving a certificate

Special Award from Taiwan Furniture Properties Association (TFPA)
1 winner receiving NT$50,000 and a certificate

 

Woodwork Progress Award
Scholarship from Furniture Foundation, HDG

1. Selection
The named designers on the final list could apply for a grant by delivering the application form before the final review. The jury will choose at most 3 winners. The total scholarship for the winners is NT$66,000.
2. Receiving a Prize
a. Each winner will get 50% off tuition for each semester of the Nonprofit
Experimental Woodworking School, HDG which equals to
NT22,000. If the student deliver good progress at his/her study, he/she
can apply for the scholarship for his/her following semesters (at most 6
semester).
b. The winners will be eligible to join the exhibitions held by the Furniture Foundation, HDG.

 

※ Total cash prizes are NT$856,000, and there are 32 openings for the prizes