International Art&Design Competition 2016

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PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION

Florence, sometimes called the “museum of no roof ”, is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The city of which modern Italy is proud as a center of art had reached one of its pinnacles between the 14th and 16th centuries, when creative energies and techniques of artisans flourished.

“The International Art & Design Competition” takes place in this marvelous environment. The aim of the competition is to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study abroad in Italy.

THEME 2016

Arts and Cultures of the World: Introduce a Flavor of Your Own Country
You can enroll up to 5 projects

COMPETITION CATEGORIES (9 categories)

Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Shoe Design, Bag Design, Furniture Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Illustration and Interior Design

TARGET AND CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION

The competition is open to everyone, with no specific age or nationality requirements.
The contest features 2 divisions for application submissions

1) Amateur Division – People with work experience for less than 4 years in the field; students of the same study area; people who want to study at Accademia Riaci; people who aspire to start up a professional career in the field;
2) Professional Division – Designers/artists with work experience for 4 years or more, who want to refine their skills through a professional course at Accademia Riaci.

In case the winner is under 18 years old, the prize will be awarded when he/she becomes 18 years old.

SCHEDULE
  • FEBRUARY 20, 2016: Final Result Publication
  • APRIL 10, 2016: Due date for actual projects to be received at Accademia Riaci
  • LATE MAY, 2016: Exhibition of Prize-winning Projects
  • SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 – APRIL 28, 2017: Prize-winners enroll Accademia Riaci
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PARTECIPATION

Online Registration has been closed.

HOW TO SUBMIT PROJECTS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Entry Submission was closed on January 31st, 2016.


SHIPPING OF WINNING ENTRIES (*Only for the winners)

Although the competition jury will evaluate the works based on the submitted photo data, the winners will have to send their works to Italy for the exhibition. Shipping address and instructions will be given only to the winners.

  • Together with the entry, please send a copy of the auto-reply e-mail with your full name and the entry number printed, which you will receive upon the online entry submission.
  • E-mail a PDF data of the transmittal proof issued by the delivery service to the International Art & Design Competition 2016 Committee after shipping us the winning work.
  • The submitting party must pay all the shipping costs and insurance fees, including import taxes and customs charges;
  • When shipping the works, please specify that the items are SAMPLES, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSE ONLY (the value should be from 5 to 10 Euro). Otherwise duties and taxes (such as import and/or consumption tax) will be assessed. The competition organizers will not pay any taxes and/or charges associated with receiving the shipment and in this case your shipment will never reach us. Please be very cautious about how you ship your works out.
  • Recommended: ship your work(s) using a traceable shipping method, insuring for the value of the contents with delivery confirmation.
  • The organizers will accept no responsibility for any damage or loss occurred to the works during transportation.
  • Participants from non-EU countries should take into account that delivery by post may take around 4 weeks.
  • As general rule, the entries will not be returned.

JUDGING COMMITTEE

INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COMPETITION 2016 JUDGING COMMITTEE

“The International Art & Design Competition 2016” jury will be composed of leading professionals from the Italian artistic scene, deeply connected with the city of Florence and representative of its identity.

David Bicci
Veronica Roberti
Daniele Bartalesi
Ilaria Papucci
Annalisa di Felice
Andi Nufer
Diego Lumare
Monica Buongiovanni

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The jury will evaluate the projects according to the following criteria:

  • Original material and technique used;
  • Experimentation and project research;
  • Relevance to the theme;
  • Completion and clarity in the presentation of the works submitted;
  • High quality realization details.
SELECTION PROCESS

Final Screening: the competition jury will evaluate the works based on the submitted photo data and required documents, and decide the prize-winners – 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Only prize-winners will be informed of the result via e-mail.
The results will also be published on Accademia Riaci official website.
The prize-winners will have to send their works to Italy by April 10, 2016. If they will not able to attend the 2016 course at Accademia Riaci for any reason, they have to inform it immediately to the organizers.

JUDGING RESULT

The judging results will be announced on Accademia Riaci official website.
The Jury final selection is incontestable and irrevocable.

SELECTED PROJECTS AND PRIZES
Division 1 (beginners, amateur, students):

First place (1 person)
Second place (2 persons)
Third place (5 persons)

*No winner shall be selected in case no entry meets the criteria.

Prizes

– 1st place: the participant with the best project will be able to attend Accademia Riaci “One Year course”- in his/her related field, with TOTAL exemption from the payment of the 2016 enrollment fee and tuition fee;
– 2nd place: “One Year course” at Accademia Riaci, with TOTAL exemption from the 2016 tuition fee;
– 3rd place: “One Year course” at Accademia Riaci, with 50% PARTIAL exemption from the 2016 tuition fee;

*Round-trip airfare, housing cost in Italy, course material fee and other fees/costs not mentioned in this Entry Guidelines otherwise, are not included.

In case the winner is under 18 years old, the prize will be awarded when he/she becomes 18 years old.

Division 2 (professionals):

First place (1 person)
Second place (2 persons)
Third place (5 persons)

*No winner shall be selected in case no entry meets the criteria.

Prizes

– 1st place: the participant with the best project will be able to attend Accademia Riaci “Master course” or “Two weeks short course”- in his/her related field, with TOTAL exemption from the payment of the 2016 enrollment fee and tuition fee;
– 2nd place: “Master course” or “Two weeks short course” at Accademia Riaci, with TOTAL exemption from the 2016 tuition fee;
– 3rd place: “Master course” or “Two weeks short course” at Accademia Riaci, with 50% PARTIAL exemption from the 2016 tuition fee;

*Round-trip airfare, housing cost in Italy, course material fee and other fees/costs not mentioned in this Entry Guidelines otherwise, are not included.

In case the winner is under 18 years old, the prize will be awarded when he/she becomes 18 years old.

Cancellation of Awards

Those art works deemed to fall into the following categories will be excluded from the selection process and the awards may be cancelled even after the prize-winners have been announced.

  • An art work which infringes the rules set in the Entry Guidelines.
  • An art work which has already won an award in another competition.
  • An art work suspected of infringing the intellectual property of a third party including plagiarism and imitation.
Announcement & Commendation

The prize-winners will be announced and commended on Accademia Riaci’s official website. The prize-winners will be informed of the result via e-mail.

Exhibition

The exhibition is scheduled to be held in spring 2016 in Florence.

PLAGIARISM AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • a) By enrolling in this contest participants will guarantee the authorship of their projects. If you should be found guilty of plagiarism, you will be automatically disqualified. The organizers hold no responsibility for accusation of plagiarism coming from third parties.
  • b) The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant at any time if they do not respect the terms of conditions written in this announcement. The organizers will not hold any responsibility for any damage or theft of items or designs that may occur during transport and selections.
RIGHT TO USE & CONFIDENTIALITY
Copyrights issues
  • a) The copyrights and intellectual property for the submitted works belong to the participants who produced them. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the entries to protect these rights.
  • b) The entries that have passed the Screening belong to the organizers and will not be returned.
  • c) The participants agree that organizers will posses all the right to use the intellectual property of the submitted artwork for its PR activities and exhibitions.
  • d) Personal data and images of the submitted works may be used and printed by the organizers to promote other artistic and cultural events, web promotion, communication and marketing, free of charge.
  • e) The organizers will treat submissions that contain copyrighted works or likenesses as though the applicant submitting the photo has obtained permission to use the copyrighted works or likenesses from the rights holder.
  • f) In case of complaint or objection from third parties related to the copyright of the submitted work, the organizers shall be absolved of all responsibility and liability for legal problems. A dispute will be solved only by the participant.
  • g) The participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to the Entry Guidelines upon submitting the Entry Form.
Consent for Relevant Data

CParticipants expressly authorize the organizers to treat personal data in accordance with Law 675/96 (‘Privacy Act’) as further amendments D. Lgs. N. 196/2003 (Privacy Code), solely for the purposes of organization and advertising of the competition and all the events and obligations related to it.
There are cases when the winners’ personal data may be disclosed on Accademia Riaci official website, promotional magazines, and public relations magazines.
Any dispute will be treated in Italy and under Italian law.

CONTACT US

AInternational Art & Design Competition 2016 Committee
c/o Accademia Riaci
Via De’ Conti 4, 50123 Firenze, Italia
http://www.accademiariaci.info/comp2016/

The organizers accept your inquires via e-mail in Italian, English, Spanish, or Japanese. No telephone inquires will be accepted.
Email : comp2016@accademiariaci.info

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The competition details may be subject to change without a prior notice. Please refer to this page again for up-to-date information.

The entry to the competition is closed.

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