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call for entries



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C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S
designboom and FIAT international design competition.
participation is open to applicants from every country in the world,
to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.
free registration required.



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01 - the subject of the international competition is
‘500 wants you’

the legendary FIAT 500 is coming back in only 500 days.
( you may want to check the concept car from which the new 500 will be developed )

we want your ideas to help us build the new icon of italian motoring.
participants are requested to submit their designs and concepts for one
or more of these three categories:

- 500 ACCESSORIES.
how do you imagine the car accessories and personalization of the new FIAT 500 car ?
 
- 500 LIFESTYLE
how do you imagine the FIAT 500 car style? translate the syle into everyday life (objects, furniture, gadgets, dress, etc.)
 
- 500 EVERYWHERE
how do you imagine the world of the new FIAT 500 car? design a FIAT 500 world (places, streets, parking aeras, shop, pub, etc.)





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02 – awards
for each category there will be a prize of Euro 5,000.

- 3 first prizes : Euro 5,000 each

the winning entries and a selection of the shortlisted works sent in will be shown
in april 2007 at the salone del mobile, milan, italy.

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FIAT undertakes, in the event that it uses for production one of
the designs submitted for the contest (wholly or in part), to pay a
one-off fee to the designer of Euro 3,000.
this does not apply to the 3 winners, their fee is the prize as written above.

and as always
designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.




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03 – the jury is composed of

giorgio armani, fashion designer,
luca cordero di montezemolo, president of the fiat group,
jasper morrison, industrial designer,
gabriele salvatores, film director,
luca trazzi, designboom.




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04 - design criteria
please don't send in vague concepts, but go a step further.
as
FIAT wishes to produce some of the most interesting projects,
please consider the feasibility of manufacturing.

your designs should encorporate the spirit of the FIAT 500 -
- people-centric - cult - simplicity - fun - and of course smiling !

projects should not be currently in production !




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05 – registration deadline
application registration will be accepted through september 05th, 2006
registrations are closed





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07 - submit your entry / entries
whether you're an individual or group, you can submit max.3 works.
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for each work you will be requested to supply:
1 - up to 3 files (images or a composition of more images) of your project.
please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file.
image size max 600 (width) x 700 (height) pixels.
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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.
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(
the original high-resolution image(s)
will be requested if your work is shortlisted
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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 !)





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08 – deadline for submission of entries
works can be submitted through september 15th 2006.

closed




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09 - copyright
any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for application is
designer’s property.

however,
by submitting a design in the competition, the participant agrees to provide
FIAT with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the design.
this option is valid until 31 december 2007. this date is determined by the release
of the new FIAT 500 onto the market at the end of the year 2007.
FIAT undertakes, in the event that it uses for production one of
the designs submitted for the contest (wholly or in part), to pay a
one-off fee to the designer of Euro 3,000.
this does not apply to the 3 winners, their fee is the prize as written above on point 2.

and,
by participating in the competition, all participants authorise designboom
and
FIAT 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 - info on FIAT

more info on the new fiat 500
http://www.fiat500.com
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more info on FIAT
http://www.fiat.com





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11 - questions
inquiries to [email protected]
please write in the subject line : 500 wants you