2011 ChinaStar Design Award & National Graphic Design Award

As the Design Committee ushers its 30th anniversary in 2011 (1981-2011), ChinaStar Design Award & National Graphic Design Award will be officially launched in February 2011 nationwide (including Hong Kong/ Macau SARs and Taiwan).

Eligible Participants

Designers, design agencies, specialized universities and colleges, design-related companies and manufacturers and school teachers and students that are dedicated to the undertaking of design art are considered as eligible participants to submit their works/products.

Scope of Entries

Visual designs, construction designs, public designs and cartoons & animations designed and commercialized nationwide (including Hong Kong/ Macau SARs and Taiwan) during January 2009 and May 2011 (design sketches not accepted).

Judging Method

Award judging is comprised of preliminary judging (free of charge) and final judging (charged).

Judging Panel

1. The judging panel will include leading experts from provincial and municipal design committees, professional design-related associations, organizations and specializations.

2. Members of the judging panel will be disclosed during the award ceremony.

Procedure

1. Please pack your entry carefully and send it to us by courier, and make sure your package arrive at our judging office safe and sound;
2. Please fill in the complete registration form; submit a separate form for each entry (one registration form for one piece/set of works);
3. Select the category that your entry falls into (see the form);
4. In the event of particular designs (decoration design, original interior and exterior structure, environmental-friendly and recyclable materials, cost-efficiency, patent, etc), please attach an additional statement (A4 size) and relevant certificates.
5. Please read the requirements carefully; send the physical entry and complete payment as required by the judging office;
6. Please submit your entry in strict accordance with the requirements. The fields of Statement and Commercializing Entity in the registration form must be filled, or the application will be dismissed.

Judging categories

1. Visual design

(1)Logos (company logo/ brand trademark) (2) Packages (package appearance/ package style/ package structure) (3) Brands (company image/ brand image) (4) Publications (brochure/ yearbook/ books/ album/ card/ periodical) (5) Advertisements (newspaper/magazine) (6) Posters (commercial/social benefit/ original) (7) Illustrations (commercial/ art)

2. Style design

(1) Product design (2) Ceramics (3) Handicrafts

3. Public designs

(1) Exhibition & demonstration (2) Architecture design (3) Landscape art (4) Upholstery.

4. Cartoons & Animations

(1) 3D cartoon (2) Cartoon images (3) Interactive webpage (4) Digital pictures

Judging requirements

(1) Preliminary judging

A. Visual design

a. Logos/advertisements/illustrations: please provide two copies of color print in A4 size (not mounted);
b. Packages/publications: please provide physical products and presswork (in duplicate);
c. Brands/posters: please provide two copies of color print in A3 size (not mounted);

B. Style design

Please provide two copies of color print of the physical product /scene in A4 size (not mounted);

C. Public design

Please provide two copies of color print of the physical product /scene in A4 size (not mounted);

D. Cartoons & animations

Please provide the digital file of screen shots (both mpg and jpg formats with resolution higher than 300dpi) burnt on a CD; please provide a color print of the screen shots in A4 size;

The participant will receive a written notice within two weeks upon receipt of the entry with regards to whether he/she is nominated for the final judging.

The Secretariat of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation is responsible for preliminary judging.

(2) Final judging

A. Visual design

a. Logos: please provide two copies of color print in A4 size;
b. Packages: please provide a complete set of physical products for sale (in duplicate);
c. Brands: please provide color print in A3 size (no less than 8 basic items and 12 application items);
d. Publications: only physical commercial publications and presswork are accepted.
e. Advertisements: please provide color print in A3 size
f. Posters: please provide color print in A3 size
g. Illustrations: please provide color print in A3 size

B. Style design

Please provide two copies of color print of the physical product /scene in A4 size along with design sketches and more than three pictures taken from different angles of the physical product (not mounted);

C. Public design

Please provide two copies of color print of the physical product /scene in A4 size along with design sketches and more than three pictures taken from different angles of the physical product (not mounted);

D. Cartoons & animations

Please provide the digital file of screen shots (both mpg and jpg formats with resolution higher than 300dpi) burnt on a CD; please provide a color print of the screen shots in A4 size;

All entries should not be mounted.

Participants who have submitted satisfactory entries for preliminary judging do not need to reenter their works for final judging.

Electronic files for entries should be submitted in tiff or jpg format (A4 size, 300 dpi), with each piece no larger than 10M (exceptfor cartoons and animations design).

Direct final judging

1. Entries that have received national or regional gold, silver, bronze or best design award during January 2009 and May 2011 are eligible for direct final judging.
2. Entries that have received an award issued by provincial and municipal design committees, professional design-related
associations and organizations, or are recommended with a sealed reference from such entities are also eligible for direct final judging.
3. Entries that have been included in the 7th Volume of China Design Yearbook (subject to nomination certificate and notice) are also eligible for direct final judging.
4. Eligible entries for direct final judging are subject to Final Judging Requirements.

Please provide a copy of certificate for the above eligible entries.

Fees

Participation/judging fees for 2011 ChinaStar Design Award & National Graphic Design Award adopts the "2+1" pattern, i.e. no fees will be charged for preliminary judging, but participation/judging fee for final judging will be charged. Calculation method: e.g. logo design (first piece 80 + second piece 80 + third piece 60 =220) [unit: RMB/piece] Notes:
(1) Members of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation are entitled to 70% off.
(2) Design students at school are entitled to 50% off (a copy of student certificate is required).

Payment method

(1) Bank transfer:
Beneficiary: Design Committee of China Packaging Federation (please indicate the full name and state the purpose of payment as entry fee)
Opening bank: Bank of Beijing, Guangming Branch
Bank account: 01090378600120111028090
(2) Post office remittance
Room 1103, Sunshine 100E, 2 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Zip: 100026
Beneficiary: Huo Li

Please fax the payment voucher to 010-51004058 or call the judging office at 010-51004058/59 to inform us of the payment.

Honors

1. Award-winning works of logos/posters/advertisements/illustrations that fall into the visual design category will receive the 2011 ChinaStar Best Design Award and the Award of Excellence.
2. Award-winning works of packages/brands/publications that fall into the visual design category will receive the 2011 ChinaStar Best Gold/Silver/Bronze Award and the Award of Excellence.
3. Award-winning works of style design/ public design/ cartoons & animations design will receive the 2011 ChinaStar Best Design Award and the Award of Excellence.
4. Award-winning works submitted by school students will receive the HopeStar Best Design Award and Award of Excellence under 2011 ChinaStar. Mentors of the Best Design Award winners will receive the Excellent Mentors Award under 2011 ChinaStar.
5. Associations, institutions, universities and colleges arranging a collective submission of entries will receive the Award of Excellent Organizer.

Participants entering the final judging will receive honor certificates issued by the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation.
Award ceremony of 2011 ChinaStar Design Award will be held at the same time with the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation.
An exhibition of 2011 ChinaStar Design Award-winning works will be held in October during the Taipei World Design Conference, when the album will be released at the same time.

China Graphic Design Award

1. All designers and design agencies participating in 2011 ChinaStar Design Award can sign up for China Graphic Design Award of their own accords.
2. The judging panel will grant the qualification for 2011 China Graphic Design Award in the categories of individuals, agencies, incidents and brands based on the cumulative composite index, brand influence and award winning percentage received by award-winning works.
3. Award-winning individuals, agencies, incidents and brands will receive honor certificates issued by the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation.

About Copyrights

Authorship of all entries is owned by the submitters. The host of the Award has the right to reuse for exhibition, publication and publicity. All the entries will not be returned.

Deadline

From receipt of this notice to May 31, 2011 (subject to local postmark).