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2017 STIDA Work Collection Notification

STIDA 2017 Eligibility
STIDA Manual.pdf

Collection date: Mar. 24-July 31,2017

I   STIDA CATAGORIES

1. Automation & Transportation
Automotive & Locomotive Exterior & Interior/ Marine & Aircraft Exterior and Interior/ Motorcycles/ Recreational Vehicles/ Bicycles/ Concepts & Prototypes

2, Commercial & Industrial Products
Building Equipment & Systems / Heavy Machinery / Construction & Industrial Vehicles / Other Equipment or Tools / Concepts & Prototypes

3, Communication Tools & Computer Equipment
Phones and VOIP / Cell Phones, Smart Phones, PDAs / Navigation Devices / Earpieces & Headsets / Accessories / Desktops / Laptops, Notebooks, Ultra-Mobiles / Tablets / Servers & Housings / Portable Devices / Display Screens, Monitors & Projectors / Input Devices / Peripherals / Concepts & Prototypes

4, Digital Design
Interaction / User Interface / Web & Applications / Concepts & Prototypes

5, Entertainment & Recreation
Stereos, Speakers / TVs, DVD players / Headphones / Cameras & Camcorders / Personal Audio Players / Accessories & Cable Management / Home Theater / Musical Instruments / Multimedia & Gaming Equipment / Multi-Function Devices / Mobile Entertainment / Toys & Games / Sporting, Fitness & Camping Gear / Sporting & Fitness Accessories / Concepts & Prototypes

6, Environments
Corporate, Public & Private Spaces / Environmental Graphics & Signage Systems / Museum Exhibits & Set Designs / Showrooms & Retail Merchandising / Trade Show Exhibits / Street Lighting and Furniture / Concepts & Prototypes

7, Home & Bath & Kitchen
Furniture / Accessories / Flooring / Carpets / Décor / Bedding / Lighting / Windows / Materials / Bathroom & Sanitary Furnishings / Accessories / Wellness Rooms and Equipment / Control Elements and Systems / Kitchen Furniture/ Appliances / Lighting / Tableware / Utensils / Cookware / Cutlery / Accessories / Concepts & Prototypes

8, Medical & Scientific Equipment
Clinical & Diagnostic Products / Industrial & Scientific Products / Surgical & Therapeutic Products / Home-Care & Self-Care Products / Concepts & Prototypes

9, Office Equipment & Supplies
Supplies & Organizers / Equipment & Fixtures / Writing Instruments / Office Furniture & Lighting / Concepts & Prototypes

10, Packaging & Logo
Packaging Graphics / Packaging Structures / Concepts & Prototypes

11, Personal Accessories
Apparel / Bags & Cases / Eyeglasses / Footwear / Hats / Watches / Concepts & Prototypes

12, Future Star 
Undergraduate Student Projects / Graduate Student Projects

13, Tourist Arts & Crafts

Before logging in to upload your entry, be sure to review categories and subcategories and choose the most appropriate for your entry.

II    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
In order to be eligible for STIDA 2017, the following criteria must be met 
Open to designs and designers worldwide
Student entries may only be submitted in the Student Category. 
If your entry did not win last year, but still meets all the other criteria, it may be resubmitted
The jury and/or organizers have the right to move entries among categories to the benefit of the entry. 

Products must have been placed in distribution between July 2015 and July 2017. This means the product must be available for sale, in its final form to its intended end users, through normal sales channels during that period.
Design Concept entries must not be scheduled for production. If you are submitting a Design Concept, it must have been finalized or submitted to the client between July 2016 and July 2017 and clearly indicated as a “concept”. 

III    JUDGING CRITERIA
The STIDA judging is based on the following criteria. A winning design meets most of these criteria in a positive manner, category dependent:

Innovation: design, experience, manufacturing.

Benefit to the user: performance, comfort, safety, ease of use, usability, user interface, ergonomics, universal function and access, quality of life, affordability.

Benefit to the client: profitability, increased sales, brand reputation, employee morale

Responsibility: Benefit to society, environment, culture and economy (improved accessibility to a greater percentage of the population, improves education, meets basic needs of low income populations, reduces disease, improves competitiveness, raises wealth, improves the quality of life, supports cultural diversity, improves energy efficiency, durability, addresses product lifecycle effects on the environment, uses low impact materials and processes throughout lifecycle, designed for repair/reuse/recyclability, addresses issues of toxicity, reduced material usage and waste reduction)

Visual appeal and appropriate aesthetics

IV    ENTRY PROCESS
Entries will be accepted online at www.stida.cn/en_entry.php only, scheduled to begin on Mar. 24, 2017 for the first round of judging.

Have all of your information ready to submit, including:
Answers to entry form questions
Download an affidavit from www.stida.cn/en_entry.php, sign on it, scan it and email it as an attachment to secretariat@stida.cn. 
Email to secretariat@stida.cn up to five (5) glamour shots – crisp, clear professional quality photographs showing your product from all sides and in use.  They should have a contrasting background (white is best), and be attention-grabbing and visually compelling.  Files should be no larger than 2MB each. Be sure to add on the material the sequence number appeared on top right position of the entry form after submission.

Finalists selected for the second round of review will be asked to submit physical samples of their designs for the final round of judging. If a finalist entry is too large or heavy, entrants will be asked to send in video or scale models/prototypes, extra images, product spec sheets and/or other materials. Please note that STIDA is not responsible for any damage during the shipping process.

V    JUDGING PROCESS / AWARDS 
THE JUDGING IS BLIND: the designers, their names and the names of consulting firms may not appear anywhere in the entry form or image/file uploads. Failure to abide by this rule results in immediate disqualification. It is acceptable for brand names or logos of manufacturing companies/clients to appear ONLY if they are inherent to the product.

Jurors complete their initial scoring online for their assigned categories. In this first stage of judging, the jury will evaluate all entries for eligibility, completeness, thoroughness, appropriateness and success meeting the award criteria.

Finalists meeting a minimum score after the first round will be invited to submit samples or other supplementary material. Complete instructions will be provided to finalists upon notification.

In the second and final judging stage, the jury will meet to review the supplementary entry material sent in by the finalists in their categories. They will decide GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE winners. 

The jury may initiate other special awards.

AWARDS
12 categories of awards, namely: Automation & Transportation; Commercial & Industrial Products; Communication Tools & Computer Equipment; Digital Design; Entertainment & Recreation; Environment; Home & Bath & kitchen; Medical & Scientific Eequipment; Office Equipment & Supplies; Packaging & Labeling; Personal Accessories; Tourist Arts & Crafts.

1 Special Prize with bonus of RMB 100,000 in cash + RMB 900,000 landing matching funds.
Selected out by chief judges organized by the Organizing Committee of the Contest from the the Gold Award works of the 12 categories.
1 Gold Prize of each category with bonus of RMB 10,000
3 Silver Prize of each category with bonus of RMB 5,000
5 Bonze Prize of each category with bonus of RMB 3,000

FUTURE STAR AWARD
3 Future star Gold Prize, bonus: RMB 5,000/e
6 Future star Silver Prize, bonus: RMB 3,000/e
11 Future Star Bronze Prize, bonus: RMB 1,000/e

VI    Contact Us

July 30, 2017 is the deadline, no entries would be accepted after this date.  For any questions on STIDA, please contact: 
Ms. LI Lan, Sichuan Provincial Union of Industry and Economy
Tel:  86 28 66158976
Email:  secretariat@stida.cn 
Add: Bld 13 Desheng Dasha, 82 Gulou Beisanjie, Chengdu, Sichuan 610017

VII DISCLAIMER 
All decisions of the Jury and Sponsors are final. STIDA makes no guarantees as to the number and type of STIDA awards given each year. All data contained in the submission become the property of STIDA and part of its archives.  Supplementary judging material and product samples submitted by finalists will be held temporarily by STIDA. By submitting an entry, you agree that STIDA and any other party authorized by it shall have permission to publish any material contained in the submission. Award entry material is on the public record and no content will be treated confidentially

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 
The Sponsors shall not be involved in any dispute and shall be held harmless and free of any liability in any dispute regarding intellectual property rights. By entering this Competition, Entrant warrants that entry does not infringe on the Intellectual Property rights of others.

VIII AWARD NOTIFICATION 
On or about Oct 15, 2016, the Jury will select Finalists (“Selected Entrants”) to enter the final round of judging.  All selected entrants will be required to respond (as directed) to the phone and/or e-mail notification within one week of attempted notification. Failure to respond in a timely manner to the notification may result in forfeiture of the award and, in such cases, STIDA may re-score entries and select a new entrant.  Entrant agrees to grant STIDA, its Sponsor(s), third-party vendors and agents the unrestricted rights to publish, display and use the submitted design, entrant’s name, voice, photograph, logo, other mark or likeness, as well as same for the designer(s), for advertising and promoting the competition and other related purposes in any media without additional permission or compensation (optional for TN residents).  Selected entrants may also be required to provide other relevant information.

IX Notice
No materials submitted for this design competition would be returned. No fee for entry or judging is charged, but the cost for transporting the materials or renting a show space at the design exhibition will be taken.  Winners will be disclosed at the awarding ceremony and later displayed eternally at www.stida.cn. 

STIDA organizer enjoys final right to explain all activities of this design competition.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE STIDA or any of the Sponsors AND/OR CONTEST-RELATED WEBSITES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

X PRIVACY 
All personal information collected by STIDA organizing committee and the Sponsors will be used for administration of the Contest. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to secretariat of STIDA. Please refer to Sponsors’ privacy policy located at www.stida.cn for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

 
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