2019 Mayor's Cup China (Wenzhou) Industrial Design Award Competition

 

Wenzhou, a prefecture-level city in Zhejiang Province, is located on the southeastern coast of China and is also a famous national historical and cultural city. Wenzhou, as the birthplace of China’s private economy and among the front cities in China’s reform and opening-up, is also a city famous for its manufacturing industry. In order to facilitate the transformation and upgrading of Wenzhou traditional manufacturing industry, and to realize the leap from “Made in Wenzhou” to “Smart Manufacturing in Wenzhou”, we hereby hold the 2019 “Mayor’s Cup” China (Wenzhou) Industrial Design Competition.
Wenzhou has held two consecutive “Mayor’s Cup” China Industrial Design Competition, accordingly, certain influence and brand effect in the field of industrial design have been formed in Wenzhou. In 2019, the competition will continue to be hosted by the Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government and the China Industrial Design Association, and undertaken by the Wenzhou Economic and Information Bureau and Wenzhou University. This competition will do a good job of the “Going global” strategy and cooperate actively with universities and design institutes in Chinese Taiwan, South Korea, Italy and other places to further expand the influence of the “Mayor’s Cup” competition and collect more excellent works.
The competition sets up the Best Product Award, the Best Creative Award, the Enterprise Named Award and the Regional Special Award. The winners of the competition will be awarded with cash prizes. The Best Product Award includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 200,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 100,000/Prize), Bronze Award(5 Prizes, RMB 50,000/Prize), Honorable Mention(20 Prizes, RMB 10,000/Prize). (All Prizes include individual income tax). The Best Creative Award includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 100,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 50,000/Prize), Bronze Award(5 Prizes, RMB 20,000/Prize), Award Nomination(30 Prizes, RMB 8,000/Prize). For details of the Enterprise Named Award and the Regional Special Award, please refer to the competition notice. Participants can submit your personal information form (the form is attached) and the drawings of the preliminary works via email: [email protected](Please refer to the competition notice for details)


I.Theme and Mission
Theme: Innovating the design, leading the Fashion; Attracting talents to Wenzhou, bringing change to kinetic energy.
Mission: The competition focuses on building a professional and top-class platform for excellent industrial designers at home and abroad, aiming to realize the leap from "Made in Wenzhou" to "Smart Manufacturing in Wenzhou”.

II. Organizations and Institutions
Hosts:
Wenzhou Municipal People's Government
China Industrial Design Association
Supporters:
Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission
Organizers:
Wenzhou Economic and Information Bureau
Wenzhou University
Co-organizers:
People's governments of relevant counties (county-level cities or districts)
Universities and colleges in Wenzhou
Wenzhou Electrical Industry Association
Wenzhou Shoe & Leather Industry Association
Wenzhou Fashion Chamber of Commerce
Wenzhou Automobile & Motorcycle Parts Industry Association
Wenzhou Pump & Valve Industry Association
Wenzhou Industrial Design Association
Wenzhou Fashion Intelligent Design Center

III. Categories and Awards Setting

Categories:
High-end Equipment: Designs for boosting smart manufacturing and industrial upgrading, including auto & motorcycle parts, photovoltaic & wind energy products, fluid equipment, laser equipment, CNC machining equipment, vehicles, etc ;
Electronic Information Products: Designs with the electronic information technology applied, including electrical products, Internet of Things products, communication equipment, household electrical appliances, medical & health products, etc. ;
Fashion Products, Shoes & Clothing: Designs for meeting consumers’ demands on fashion consumption, including shoes, clothing, glasses, accessories, etc. ;
Housewares: Designs for lifestyle at home, including furniture, lamps, toys, locks, stationery, travel tools, luggage, smart wears, etc.

Awards Setting:
The competition sets up the Best Product Award, the Best Creative Award, the Enterprise Named Award and the Regional Special Award. The winners of the competition will be awarded with cash prizes. The winners of the Gold Award (Best Product Award, the Best Creative Award) in the final can enjoy the benefits of E-type talents in Wenzhou city.

The Best Product Award includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 200,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 100,000/Prize), Bronze Award(5 Prizes, RMB 50,000/Prize), Honorable Mention(20 Prizes, RMB 10,000/Prize). (All Prizes include individual income tax).
Requirements:
The works shall be unavailable in the market, but available for public displays with national patents for designs (utility model) approved or being applied for; Or the works shall be industrialized in Wenzhou for less than 2 years.

The Best Creative Award includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 100,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 50,000/Prize), Bronze Award(5 Prizes, RMB 20,000/Prize), Award Nomination(30 Prizes, RMB 8,000/Prize). (All Prizes include individual income tax)
Requirements:
The creative works shall be unavailable in the market and the designers shall provide a prototype in the semi-final.

The Enterprise Named Award: The "Red Dragonfly Shoe Industry" Special Competition named by Zhejiang Red Dragonfly Shoe Industry Co., Ltd., includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 10,000/Prize), Silver Award(3 Prizes, RMB 5,000/Prize), Bronze Award(6 Prizes, RMB 2,000/Prize), Honorable Mention(10 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize). (All Prizes include individual income tax).
Requirements:
Self-chosen design themes; no restrictions on categories of shoes and boots; the original designs preferred; shall have a specified process structure and a high market conversion value; the designs shall be unavailable in the market.
The gold and silver medalists of the Enterprise Named Award can voluntarily participate in the semi-finals of the Best Product Award and the Best Creative Award and will be rewarded with the higher prize if selected.

The Regional Special Award:

The "Ouhai Glasses Town" Glasses Design Competition sponsored by the People's Government of Ouhai District, Wenzhou City, includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 10,000/Prize), Silver Award(3 Prizes, RMB 5,000/Prize), Bronze Award(6 Prizes, RMB 2,000/Prize), Honorable Mention(10 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize). (All Prizes include individual income tax).
Requirements:
Self-chosen design themes; no restrictions on categories of glasses; the novel designs shall meet customers’ needs with a specified process structure and a high market conversion value; the original designs shall be unavailable in the market or shall be available in the market for less than 1 year.

The "Impression Wencheng" Cultural and Creative Product Design Competition sponsored by the People's Government of Wencheng County, Wenzhou City includes Grand Prize(1 Prize, RMB 20,000/Prize), Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 10,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 5,000/Prize), Bronze Award(10 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize), (All those Prizes include individual income tax.); and separately sets the Organization Award(3 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize (pre-tax), several Honorable Mention and Award Nomination(certificates and souvenirs).
Requirements:
The designs shall focus on the general theme of "Impression Wencheng", embodying four sub-themes: Hometown of Bowen, International Cittaslow, Scenic Wencheng and Poetic Countryside which respectively highlight the culture of Bowen, overseas Chinese hometown, landscape, She ethnic minority group ;
The designs shall develop cultural and creative products from multiple perspectives of Wencheng County, such as culture, history, literature, rural culture, folk customs, landscape, collection of cultural relics, folk art forms, folk custom and intangible cultural heritage, cuisine, etc. Those designs can be printed matter, arts & crafts, digital products, toys, recreational & sports supplies, furniture & home products, tourist supplies, etc.
The medalists of gold, silver or grand, first, second prizes of the Regional Special Awards can voluntarily participate in the semi-finals of the Best Product Award and the Best Creative Award and will be rewarded with the higher prize if selected.
“Creative Fashion Arts & Crafts” Special Competition includes Gold Award(1 Prize, RMB 10,000/Prize), Silver Award(2 Prizes, RMB 5,000/Prize), Bronze Award(10 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize), Honorable Mention(20 Prizes, RMB 10,000/Prize). (All those Prizes include individual income tax.); and separately sets the Organization Award(3 Prizes, RMB 1,000/Prize (pre-tax), several Honorable Mention and Award Nomination(certificates and souvenirs).
Requirements: The designs shall be creative products developing arts & crafts from different aspects while Wenzhou traditional arts & crafts techniques must be integrated;the original designs should not have won awards in other competitions;the designs shall be creative products extended from categories of Wenzhou traditional arts & crafts, including equipment manufacturing products, clothing and accessories, shoe and leather products, printed matter, digital products, toys, recreational & sports supplies, furniture & home products, tourist supplies, etc.
The medalists of the “Creative Fashion Arts & Crafts” Special Competition shall not participate in the semi-finals of the Best Product Award and the Best Creative Award.

Ⅳ. Contest Rules
The Preliminary Works
The designers shall submit one electronic version of design drawings (JPG format picture, A3 horizontal width, 120 dpi resolution) via the competition registration system;
Each submission shall be only ONE design drawing (horizontal composition) with a theme, a hand-drawn or computer effect picture. (The Best Product Award is available for real product photos), a necessary structure, an overall dimensional drawing and captions (less than 100 words, indicating the design theme, concept, etc.);
No designer-related information shall be indicated.
The Semi-final Works
The designers shall submit 1 presentation PPT (10-12 pages) and an electronic drawing (800mm x 1800 mm, vertical composition, JPG format, 120 dpi resolution);
Each design shall be only ONE layout, includes a theme, an effect drawing (or real product photos), a necessary structure drawing, and an overall dimensional drawing and captions;
No designer-related information shall be indicated in the presentation PPT or drawings;
The designers on the shortlist of the Best Product Awards shall provide physical products. A small scale model or a functional prototype that accurately represents the design quality of the product shall be submitted if the scale of the physical product is too large;
The designers on the shortlist of the Best Creative Award shall provide the models or prototypes.

Ⅴ. Evaluation Process
Evaluation of Preliminary:
The competition features expert judgement panel composed of famous industrial designers at home and abroad, industry experts and professors, well-known brand managing directors;
Through the online evaluation system, 28 works are to be selected from the product category and 38 works are to be selected from the creative category. The number of the selected works for the Enterprise Named Award and the Regional Special Award will vary according to the actual situation;
All selected works are to be shortlisted for the semi-finals upon the conclusion of the publicity period with no objection.
Preliminary Evaluation Date: October 2019.
Evaluation of Semi-final:
Through the on-site evaluation by the expert judging panel, 8 works from the product category and 8 works from the creative categories are to be selected to the finals and participate in the live roadshow;
The final winning works of the Enterprise Name Award and the Regional Special Award are to be selected at the same time.
Semi-final Evaluation Date: October-November, 2019.
The Final and Series of Events:
The finalists shall participate in the live roadshow in which they are to answer questions from the judges;
Industry experts and representatives from financial investment institutions and local manufacturing enterprises are to participate in scoring and selecting the gold, silver and bronze award winners;
A series of activities, like Prize presentation ceremony, high-end sharing session, industrial design exhibition,achievements docking, are to be held to exhibit and promote the winning designs.
Date of the Final: Prior to the end of November 2019.

Ⅵ. Registration and Submission:
Domestic and foreign design institutions and enterprises, college or university teachers and students, independent designers are all qualified for participation;
Each design shall be submitted to only ONE category, otherwise, it is to be regarded as invalid;
The designers who win the gold, silver prizes or the grand, first, or second prizes of the Enterprise Named Award or the Regional Special Award can, if requirements are satisfied, voluntarily participate in the semi-final competition for the Best Product Award and the Best Creative Award, and are to be awarded with the higher prize if selected;
Participants can submit your personal information form (the form is attached) and the drawings of the preliminary works via Email: [email protected].
Participants shall submit the drawings of the preliminary works at the registration website prior to September 25, 2019. The physical delivery method will be notified separately.

Ⅶ. Management of Competition Results
The designers who possess the intellectual property rights of the designs acknowledge the rights of the competition organizers to promote, exhibit and publish the designs;
No electronic materials submitted for the competition are to be returned;
No prototypes of the gold, silver and bronze award-winning designs are to be returned. (A written request is required by the organizing committee to decide the return of a high-value prototype or not);
No prototypes of the gold, silver, bronze, and finalist award-winning designs of the Creative Awards are to be returned.
Ⅷ. Contacts:
Competition Secretariat: Wenzhou University
Secretariat Address: School of Fine Arts and Design, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China.
E-mail:[email protected]
Note: The final right of interpretation of the rules rests with the organizing committee. In case of misunderstanding, the original version in Chinese shall prevail.

 

cash prize award: $ 227,131.00 USD

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