2013 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award

2013 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award will be officially launched in April 2013 nationwide (including Hong Kong/ Macau SARs and Taiwan). As a professional judging activity in Chinese design industry with the longest history, utmost authority, greatest value and symbol of commodity form, the ChinaStar Design Award ushers its 30th anniversary in 2013.

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

Packages, logos, brand images, posters, publications, advertisements, illustrations, demonstrations, indoor works and cartoons & animations designed and commercialized nationwide (including Hong Kong/ Macau SARs and Taiwan) during June 2011 and June 2013 (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 submit the entries in strict accordance with the requirements. The fields of Statement and Commercializing Entity must be filled, or the application will be dismissed.

2. Please read the requirements carefully; send physical items and complete the payment procedure as required.

3. Fill in the complete registration form; submit a separate form for each entry (the form can be photocopied).

4. Please send your entries by EMS or other couriers and make sure they arrive at our office safe and sound.

5. 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) or relevant certificates.

Judging categories

1. packaging design 2. logo design 3. brand image design 4. poster design 5. publication design 6. ad design 7. illustration design 8. demonstration design 9. indoor design 10. cartoon and animation design.

Judging requirements

1. Preliminary judging requirements

(1) Packaging:

A. Entries of professional team are required to be the whole set of physical products for sale or presswork (in duplicate).

B. Entries of student team are required to be the physical item or colored print of the front and more than two different angles of the physical design (A4 size). (Please do not mount the design. Pictures taken from different angles can be laid out on the same A4 size page).

(2) Logos/ads/illustrations:

Please provide a colored print in A4 size (not mounted).

(3) Brand images/posters:

Please provide a colored print in A3 size (not mounted).

(4) Publications:

Please provide presswork (in duplicate).

(5) Demonstrations/indoors:

Please provide a colored print (A4 size) of the front and more than two different angles of the physical item/scene. (Please do not mount the design. Pictures taken from different angles can be laid out on the same A4 size page).

(6) Cartoons and animations:

Please provide no less than 10 screen shots laid out in a colored print (A4 size) (not mounted).

Fill a registration form separately for each entry and attach to the back of print.

Participants will receive a notification within two weeks since the entries are received. Preliminary judging will be

conducted by the Secretariat of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation.

2. Final judging requirements

(1) Packaging:

A. Entries of professional team are required to be the whole set of physical products for sale or presswork (in duplicate).

B. Entries of student team are required to be the physical item or colored print of the front and more than two different angles of the physical design (A4 size). (Please do not mount the design. Pictures taken from different angles can be laid out on the same A4 size page).

(2) Logos/ads/illustrations:

Please provide a colored print in A4 size (not mounted).

(3) Brand images/posters:

Please provide a colored print in A3 size (not mounted).

(4) Publications:

Please provide presswork (in duplicate).

(5) Demonstrations/indoors:

Please provide a colored print (A4 size) of the front and more than two different angles of the physical item/scene. (Please do not mount the design. Pictures taken from different angles can be laid out on the same A4 size page).

(6) Cartoons and animations:

Please provide no less than 10 screen shots laid out in a colored print (A4 size) (not mounted).

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

3. Provision and Requirements of Electronic Files

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

(2) Entries for all categories (submitted by the same company, university, college or entity) can be burnt on the same CD (please do not attach a sticker onto the CD).

Direct final judging

1. Entries that have received national or regional gold, silver, bronze or best design award during June 2011 and June 2013 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 8th Volume of China Design Yearbook (2010-2011) (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 2013 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging 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]