2015 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award Rules for Entry Collection

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 (including foreign designers studying or working in China).

Scope of Entries

Packages, logos, brand images, posters, billboards, publications, illustrations, and space demonstration designed and commercialized nationwide (including Hong Kong/ Macau SARs and Taiwan) (design sketches not accepted).

Judging categories

1. packaging design

Commercial packages directly designed for consumers; sales package designed for commodities in circulation, such as gift packages.

2. Logo/ brand image design

Company logo, commodity trademark, social events logo; brand image design, VI design, mascot design, etc.

3. Publications/illustrations design

Publications, proofs, brochures, magazines, periodicals, DMs; business illustrations, book illustrations, etc.

4. Billboards design

Posts designed for commercial and public benefits; theme posts, cultural and creative posts, and advertisements in newspapers and magazines.

5. Commodity display/sales space design

Commercial display and demonstration, commodity show window and counter/store design.

Judging Method

1. Award judging is comprised of preliminary judging and national final judging. Both individuals and entities can sign up of their own accords.
2. Provincial and municipal design committees, professional design-related associations, organizations, specialized design universities and colleges, and the Secretariat of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation may recommend entries for preliminary judging.
(Notes: participants submitting recommended entries for preliminary judging must provide a registration form with the common seal of the referral entity at the upper left corner)

Direct final judging

1. Entries that have received national or regional gold, silver or bronze award before the registration deadline are eligible for direct final judging.
2. Entries that are preliminarily judged by provincial and municipal design committees and professional design-related associations and organizations or recommended by such entities are eligible for direct final judging
3. Entries that have been included in the 9th Volume of China Design Yearbook (2012-2013) are also eligible for direct final judging.

Please provide a copy of certificate.

4. There will be no fees charged for this competition.

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 read the requirements carefully, and submit the registration forms, color prints or physical works along with their electronic files.
2. Please fill in the complete registration form; submit a separate form for each entry (one registration form for one piece/set of works) and attach the forms to the back of the prints. Please do not mount the works (the form can be photocopied), and provide associate electronic files of the works.
3. Please submit the entries 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.
4. Please send your entries by EMS or other couriers and make sure they arrive at our office safe and sound. The entries will not be returned.

Judging requirements

Participating designers (design agencies) are required to provide color prints or physical packaged items, publications, satisfactory registration form, electronic files and a soft copy of the designer's photo (for individual participants, 5cm*5cm) or logo of design agencies (for entity participants, 5cm*5cm). The registration form is available for downloading at Designers' Home, Visual China, CNU.cc, DesignOnLine, and CNDesign.

(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 color 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) Publications:

Please provide presswork (in duplicate).

(3) Logos/ads/illustrations:

Please provide a color print in A4 size (attach the registration form to the back of the print and do not mount the print).

(4) Brand images/billboards

Please provide a colored print in A3 size (attach the registration form to the upper right corner of the print and do not mount the print).

(5) Commodity demonstrations/sales space design:

Please provide a color print (A4 size) of the master plan, elevation, colored effect drawing, and the front as well as 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).

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.

Provision and Requirements of Electronic Files

(1) Please provide electronic files for all entries (including packages and electronic files of physical publications). The electronic files should be saved in a CD in the format of jpg (A4 size, 300 dpi), with each file no larger than 10M.
(2) Entries for all categories (submitted by the same company, university, college or entity) can be saved in the same CD (please do not attach a sticker onto the CD).

Honors

1.Winners of ChinaStar Design Award are classified into gold, silver, bronze, excellence and nomination categories.
2.2015 China Packaging Design of the Year and the Award for Nomination will be determined in accordance with product attributes (food, tobacco, drinks, medication, beverages, tea, household necessities, handicrafts, specialties, and others).
3.Award-winning works submitted by school students will be titled HopeStar gold, silver, bronze, excellence and nomination awards under ChinaStar. Mentors of gold, silver and bronze awards winners will receive the Excellent Mentors Award under ChinaStar.
4.The organizer of the competition will provide school students receiving HopeStar gold, silver, bronze and excellence awards with a reference for employment.

Associations, institutions, universities and colleges arranging a collective submission of entries will receive the Award of Excellent Organizer.Winners of gold, silver, bronze, excellence and nomination awards, as well as China Packaging Design Award and its nomination award will receive honor certificates issued by the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation.

Participation Notice

1. All entries should be in possession of their own independent intellectual property rights that will not infringe upon any intellectual property rights owned by any other person. Participating individuals or entities will take full responsibilities for any legal disputes arising thereof. 2. The right of authorship for all entries and related intellectual property rights are owned by participating individuals (entities). The Award organizer has the right to publicize, publish, release and exhibit all entries. 3. The Award organizer reserves the ultimate right to interpret the Award rules.

Entry Fee

Each piece (set) of entry qualified for final judging is required to pay RMB100 (including the expense for postage, compiling, publicity and certificate production).

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 email to chinastar1981@126.com. You may also call 010-51004058/59 (Huo Li) to inform us of the payment.

Award Planning

1. Award ceremony for 2015 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award will be held by the end of this year.
2. 2015 ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award Gallery will be published by the end of this year. Works included in the book will be shown in order of their prizes, along with such information as title of the works, name of the designer (design agency) (recent photo of the designer or logo of the design agency) and the name of commercializing entity.
3. An exhibition tour will be held nationwide during and after the award ceremony.
(Local universities, colleges or organizations can apply to host the tour. In principle, one tour is organized in each region).

Registration Deadline

Date of receipt for this notice to July 30, 2015 (subject to the postmark).

News Update

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Shipping address for entries

FW: Design Committee of China Packaging Federation & Judging Office of ChinaStar Design Award & National Packaging Design Award
Address: Room 1103, Sunshine 100E, 2 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Zip: 100026
Tel: 010-51004058/51004059
Fax: 010-51004058
Contacts: Chen Haihui, Huo Li, Li Lihua