2016 Yilan Chair Design Competition
Deadline for Work Submission - Before 17:00, July 8, 2016
The Yilan Chair Design Competition is not only the first design competition brand to focus on a city in Taiwan it is one of only a handful of design events worldwide to adopt the theme of “children’s chairs.” Over the past three years more than 2,100 works have been submitted by participants from nine different countries. Through competitions, inviting professional designers, learning from overseas design, exhibition promotion programs etc. we have worked in close conjunction with the local timber industry and traditional handicraft sector. In addition, holding an international design competition has also created an important platform for exchanges between designers, establishing an important international brand in the field of culture and creative furniture for Taiwan.
As the Yilan Chair Design Competition heads into its fourth year, the 2016 event will divide works into two categories - “Creative” (Group A) and “Practical” (Group B). In the “Creative” category judges will be looking for children’s chairs that best relate the story of Yilan. The main objective in the “Practical” category is to submit a work that can be mass produced and marketed. The standards applied by the judges will differ based on the core spirit of each category. It is hoped that this diverse approach will gradually help to develop the Yilan chair industry and establish “Yilan Chairs” as an important brand while stimulating the further growth of cultural and creative industry in Yilan and the reputation of Yilan City as a recognized design and innovation center.
1. Anyone interested in design irrespective of age, occupation, place of residence or nationality, can sign up to take part in the competition.
2. Applicants can be individuals or groups, though groups must have a maximum of three members.
Competition Theme: Children’s Chair
1. Submitted works must contain “Yilan elements”
(Note: Yilan elements include figurative colors, shapes, art and craft skills, totems, text, and symbols related to Yilan; or abstract concepts such a historical texture, local spirit, cultural values, attitude to life etc.)
2. Submitted works must also correspond to the annual theme of the competition, in this instance they should be designed specifically for children.
How to Register
1. Visit the official website to read the competition rules and obtain more information at: http://www.bluedragonart.com.tw/ycdaward-en/
2. From Registration to Preliminary Selection
i. Before July 8, 2016
Visit official website of 2016 Yilan Chair Design Competition to fill in the online registration form. After competing registration, participants will receive a “Registration Confirmation” and “Serial Number” by e-mail.
ii. Deadline for Work Submission - Before 17:00, July 8, 2016
(postmarked no later than the deadline)
Delivery: Submissions by post (postmark no later than the deadline) or personal delivery must be received before the 17:00 deadline. Participants that fail to meet the deadline automatically forfeit their right to compete in the competition.
Address: Blue Dragon Art Company (No. 127, Section 1, Dihua Street, Datung District, Taipei City)
Recipient: 2016 Yilan Chair Design Competition Taskforce 02-77308830#2016 (Miss Hsu)
1. Jury Composition
i. The competition consists of two phases - preliminary selection and final. The organizers will invite design experts and representatives from design related industry, academia, and government to serve as judges, the list of judges will be announced separately.
ii. For the preliminary selection, the organizers will invite 7 local judges; for the final,9 local and foreign judges will be invited.
iii. If none of the works meet the competition’s evaluation standards, the jury can leave the prize vacant. Participants must respect and not contest the jury’s decisions.
2. Preliminary Selection
i. Submission Deadline: July 8, 2016 (postmarked no later than the deadline)
ii. Preliminary Evaluation: July 12, 2016
iii. Announcement of Finalists: July 15, 2016 on the official competition website and Facebook page, as well as the Yilan County Government Cultural Affairs Bureau website. Finalists will be notified by e-mail or phone.
iv. Finalists: Creative Group (Group A) 25 finalist; Practical Group (Group B) 6 finalists.
3. Final Selection
i. Final Evaluation: August 20, 2016
ii. Finalists are required to make a five minute presentation that should that include product name, design concept, an explanation of creative material and relevance to the competition evaluation standards. In the event that a foreign participant cannot attend the final in person, he/she/they should mail a 5-minute presentation introducing the work before the final to be played during the final evaluation or participate by video link. (in English or Chinese).
iii. Final Location: Luodong Cultural Working House
iv. Results and Award Ceremony: September 3, 2016
More information please see : http://www.bluedragonart.com.tw/ycdaward-en/
More information about Yilan, Taiwan : Traveling in Yilan pdf
Advisor: Ministry of Culture, Yilan County Government
Organizers: Yilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Lanyang Cultural and Educational Foundation
Co-Organizer: National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Lanyang Museum, Cultural Creative Industry Association (CCIA), Taiwan Designers’ Web Studio, Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers Association, Taiwan Furniture-Properties Association (TFM)
Sponsor: Sunlight Charity Fund
Executive Organizer: Blue Dragon Art Company