oct 12, 2012

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IDF awards 2013

the india design forum (IDF) in collaboration with designboom celebrates india’s vibrantly dynamic
creative scene and identifies the best in various design disciplines.
the IDF awards program seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and honoring excellence,
innovation, and lasting achievement. this award will also give opportunities to be featured by newspapers, online publications
and design print magazines from all over the world.
for this first edition in 2013 designs produced within the last 5 years (2008 – 2012) are eligible for application.
participation is open to applicants from india, mainly indian companies and design professionals,
but also indian citizens living abroad. in the concept section participation is open to indian students
and design-enthusiasts.
free registration required.

01 – jury
the jury is currently under construction.

02 – design criteria
projects produced between 2008 – 2012 are eligible.
the jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal and social aspects.
the product / work should fulfill requirements of usability, safety, and maintenance.
ecological aspects are more and more challenging the market: the submitted products / works are evaluated according to the highest
international standards for the use of materials and manufacturing technology (incl. energy consumption) and if they are in an appropriate
proportion to the product / work utility. other criteria can be : is the product / work durable (for a long life-span) ?
good design concepts envision new products and services that fit new demands and potential requirements.

it is now important for manufacturers to set themselves apart from competitors by proving exceptional design quality and designers
are also benefiting from the award as they are using the achievement to present themselves to their clients.
the award provides effective communication to the management of the company / studio and especially on the value of innovation and
design research.

03 – categories

landscape design (urban planning, park/garden)
architecture design (public, commercial, or residential)
interior design (domestic, corporate, cultural)

product design (consumer goods, kitchen and household items, bathroom and wellness, furniture, lighting, tools, medical devices and health care)
interaction design (entertainment / audio &video, technology, computer and telecommunications, digital products, environments, systems, services)
leisure and lifestyle
transportation design (vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, related products, commercial vehicles, agricultural vehicles, construction vehicles, trains)

communication design (graphic, advertising, interface and website design, trade fair exhibition stands, packaging, multimedia design)
textiles and fashion design (clothing, accessory, footwear)

lifetime achievement (career award)
design theory (educator, author, critic, curator)
design concepts (not yet realized works)

03 – registration deadline
registration and submission deadline is january 30th, 2013.
the jury process will take place in february 2013.

04 – registration

for registration, please fill in the form.
teams and companies register with one name only.
- when submitting works you can add all team member’s names.

register here

05 – submit your entry / entries

if you are entering more than one work,
please submit each work

you will be requested to supply:

1. how many image files for upload?
up to six images can be uploaded
(either single or composition images)
image size should be: 818 pixels wide
please upload the following file formats only:
- .gif,  or .jpeg,
- (72 dpi) max 200 kb each file,
- RGB color mode.

video files:
you are allowed to add 2 video (you will be request to embed the code of your video)

the entry submitted is a low-res version of your original work.
these original high-resolution image(s)
will be requested only if your work is shortlisted.

2. explanation
please provide a brief description of your design.
jury decisions will be based on the core design criteria.
you should consider a broad spectrum of issues that demonstrate and showcase the
ways in which design can make a positive impact.
(english text only)

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)

please note
registrations are now open, but product / work submissions will open only on october 30th, 2012.

06 – deadline for submission of entries
works can be submitted through january 31st, 2013.

07 – announcement of the results
results will be announced in march 2013.
the jury’s selection is final and is not debatable.

08 – intellectual property rights
any moral and paternity right regarding the project (including images) sent in for submission is the designer’s property.
by participating in the competition, the entrants authorize to provide designboom and IDF
with the right 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 communications or promotions that designboom
and IDF may deem suitable and/or necessary.
designers will be fully credited when their work is used.
in case designboom and IDF want to bring major changes to the submitted artwork for publication,
designboom and IDF will contact the designer and inform him/her
about the use to obtain the designer’s consent.

09 – questions?

inquiries to [email protected]
make sure to write IDF AWARDS 2013 in the subject line.

10 – check the IDF channels

IDF awards homepage
IDF india design forum:

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