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CALL FOR ENTRIES ! 2022 China Hardware Products International Design Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES !

2022 China Hardware Products International Design Competition

I. INTRODUCTION

China Hardware Product International Design Competition has been held for 16 years since its foundation in 2006. As an international design competition, it attracts participation of designers from dozens of colleges and universities, design companies as well as independent designers from more than 30 countries and regions. In order to build YongKang into the International Hardware Capital and “the advanced manufacturing base in China and the world”, the 17th China Hardware Product International Design Competition formally opens.

THE TOTAL BONUS for 2022 is ¥ 750,000 (RMB)

 

II. COMPETITON CATEGORIES

  1. “Feijian” Healthy Cup / Pot Design

Product Categories: Cups/Pots, Coffee Cups/Coffee Pots, Lunch Boxes, Stewed Teapots

Sponsor Enterprise: Zhejiang Feijian Technology Co., Ltd.

Website: www.feijiankj.com

Contact: 212582807@qq.com

Design Requirements: Design keywords are “Technology”, “Healthy”, “Fashion”, “Trendy Brands”. Specific requirements include:

– Use titanium, stainless steel, glass, plastic and other materials;

– Easy to manufacture;

– High commercial or artistic value, in line with the concept of environmental sustainability.

  1. “KingMax” Outdoor Product Design

Product Categories: Outdoor Folding Tables and Chairs, Folding Beds, Tents, Metal Storage Boxes, Barbecue Stoves and Cassette Stoves

Sponsor Enterprise: Yongkang Kingmax Outdoor Product Co., Ltd.

Website: www.kingmaxoutdoor.com

Contact: vip@kingmaxoutdoor.com

Design Requirements: Outdoor products suitable for outdoor, camping, garden, or indoor and outdoor sharing and other outdoor products. Materials include aluminum, wood, wrought iron & wood, aviation aluminum, carbon fiber, stainless steel, Oxford cloth, canvas, etc. Specific requirements include:

– Light and easy to carry, ultra-small storage, foldable or telescopic structure;

– Simple and high-end appearance design;

– Ergonomic design;

– Convenient for product packaging, storage, and transportation.

  1. “LongYard” Metal Shed / GreenHouse Design

Product Categories: Metal Shed, Pergola, Carport, Gardening Room, Sun Room, Flower Room, Tool Room, Pet Room and Other Products

Sponsor Enterprise: Zhejiang Long Yard Industry And Trade Co.,Ltd.

Website: www.sunor.cn

Contact: sunor@sunor.cn; sunny@sunor.cn

Design Requirements: Design of quick-disassemble house/ceiling products and related accessories such as sun room, sun shed, garage, tool room, storage room, greenhouse flower room, balcony flower pot and so on. Specific requirements include:

– Innovative application scenarios and concepts, expanding richer and diversified usage scenarios, and corresponding functions and appearance;

– Structural design for convenient disassembly, warehousing and transportation with structural stability, as well as modular/systematic product innovation design;

– Innovative product appearance and design.

  1. “Jinlin” Scooter Design

Product Categories: Scooter, Electric Scooter, Baby Carriage, Drift Scooter, Electric Bicycle

Sponsor Enterprise: Yongkang Jinlin Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

Website: www.cn-jinlin.com

Contact: sales05@cn-jinlin.com

Design Requirements: A mode of transportation that meets people’s daily travel, work, entertainment, and short-distance travel. Meet the role of entertainment and leisure. Specific requirements include:

– Novel appearance design, in line with the aesthetic requirements of young people;

– Ergonomic design, such as grip comfort, ride comfort, better shock absorption, etc.;

– Intelligent design, such as heart rate detection, intelligent adjustment, etc., and connect with products through APP;

– Lightweight, modular, integrated design, such as detachable seat, foldable design, smaller package size, etc.

 

III. ORGANIZATION

Host Agency:

People’s Government of Yong Kang

Supporters:

Dragon Design Foundation

Zhejiang Industrial Design Association

Zhejiang Industrial Design Technology Innovative Service Platform

Organizers:

Yongkang Science and Technology Bureau

Zhejiang Yongkang Hardware Industry Innovation Service Complex

Zhejiang Yongkang Hardware Productivity Promotion Center Co., Ltd.

Co-Organizers:

Industrial Design Institute of Zhejiang University of Technology

Zhejiang Hardware Industry Industrial Design Demonstration Base

Zhejiang Modern Hardware Industry Industrial Design and Research Institute

Jinhua Yongkang Industrial Design Industry Innovation Service Complex

Hangzhou Industrial Design Association

Yongkang Industrial Design Association

Technical Support:

Hangzhou FeisiPlus Industrial Design Co., Ltd.

Sponsoring Enterprise:

Zhejiang Feijian Technology Co., Ltd.

Yongkang Kingmax Outdoor Product Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Long Yard Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

Yongkang Jinlin Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

Judging Panel

Director: He Renke. Professor, Dean, School of Design, Hunan University. Rich experiences of judging in international product design competition like IF, Red Dot,

Vice Director: Zhou Xu. Professor, Doctoral Adviser, School of Zhejiang University of Technology.

 

IV. ENTRY PROCEDURES

Entry Fees: FREE

Entry Online Submission: www.ykwjdesign.com

* Download the attachment at the bottom of the page to get <2022 Online Submission Guidelines>.

Official Website: www.ykwjdesign.com (For News and Awarded Designs)

Contact: design@ykwjdesign.com; 395199768@qq.com

 

V. AWARDS

In each of four categories, there is one golden prize, two silver prizes, three bronze prizes, and five excellent prizes as well as several Entry prizes and Excellent organization awards set. The 17th Competition set up the Golden Dot Award to reward design works with outstanding industrialization prospects, market potential. The winner will be selected from four categories, with the awarded bonus of RMB 200,000 yuan.

Prize Number of Winner Bonus(RMB) Other Awards
Golden Dot Award 1 ¥200,000 Trophy & Certificate
Golden Award 4 ¥50,000 Trophy & Certificate
Silver Award 8 ¥20,000 Trophy & Certificate
Bronze Award 12 ¥10,000 Trophy & Certificate
Excellent Award 20 ¥2,000 Certificate
Entry Awards Several Certificate
Excellent Organization Awards 6 ¥5,000 Certificate
Total Bonus ¥750,000  

 

VI. ENTRY RULES

  1. A contestant can deliver multiple entries to each categories of competition at the same time.
  2. Entries must be original works of the participant (not to infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or any other rights), and created specifically for this competition.
  3. Format of the entry: JPG file, A2 (420mm*594mm), 300dpi, VERTICAL VERSION, NO MORE THAN 5M. ONE ENTRY IS LIMITED TO ONE LAYOUT.
  4. The entry layout is composed by the following contents: more than two main views of the product, design instruction, title of the entry (there should be NO name of participants in the entry layout).
  5. Visit the official website: www.ykwjdesign.com, and submit online.

 

VII. JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Innovation (30%): The work should be innovative in design concept, function, material technology, etc., reflecting design aesthetics. Further, the work should be forward-looking and able to grasp the future trend of the product.
  • Feasibility (20%): The work should be able to be produced under modern manufacturing technology, reflecting the concept of modular design and customized design. Further, it can optimize the manufacturing process, reduce the cost of the enterprise, and improve the economic benefit of the enterprise.
  • Marketing and Industrial Value (30%): The work should be practical and meet market demands. Further, it has the potential to become a best-selling product in the market, has a demonstration role for industrial development, and realizes value co-creation.
  • Completeness (20%): The work should fully and completely express the design concept and characteristics. Further, the works are not limited to the design of a single product, but propose the thinking of customized innovation with the concept of serialization or systemization.

 

VIII. SCHEDULE

  1. Call for Entries: April 18th, 2022
  2. The Submission Deadline : October 10th, 2022 (before 24:00 Beijing time)
  3. Shortlist Announced: Late October, 2022
  4. Final Judge: Mid November, 2022
  5. Award Ceremony: Time and place will be notified separately

 

 

Download:《2022 Online Submission Guidelines》

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