International Art & Design Competition 2018

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INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COMPETITION 2018 – ENTRY GUIDELINES 日本語で概要を見る

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 2018

Represent "your" Italy in any form of art

COMPETITION CATEGORIES (10 categories)

Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Bag Design, Bag Making, Furniture Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Painting & Drawing, Illustration.

TARGET AND CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION

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

1) 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.
2) Non-professional 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;

SCHEDULE
  • SEPTEMBER 30, 2017: Deadline for Online Registration
  • NOVEMBER 30, 2017: Deadline for Entry Submission (photo data to be submitted via e-mail, etc.)
  • JANUARY 15, 2018: Final Result Publication
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2018: Due date for actual projects to be received at Accademia Riaci
  • LATE APRIL, 2018: Exhibition of Prize-winning Projects
  • SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 - APRIL 26, 2019: Prize-winners enroll Accademia Riaci
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PARTECIPATION

Start by visiting our website from the link below to register your participation from the Entry Form.

Enternow!

HOW TO SUBMIT PROJECTS & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Please present a project based on this year's theme. Each project may contain up to 5 artworks. A participant can present as many projects as he/she wants.
Only the projects submitted by photo data shall be subject to the selection.
After the registration, send your project’s photo data and the necessary documents using the special online form (URL for this special form will be e-mailed to you after the registration.)


All materials must be accurately collected in a single portfolio, in the following order:
  • 1) A CV/resume in Italian or English, with all necessary personal information (Please make sure to specify the followings: first & last name, nationality, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, educational records, job experience and Italian/English level.)
  • 2) 5 images of each submitted project:
     - For two-dimensional works; photo data
     - For three-dimensional works; photo data, perspective drawings, original data (PDF or photo data) of plan/developed view drawings, etc.
  • 3) Text (.doc, .rtf, .txt etc.) regarding the simple conceptual explanation of the project, in Italian or English (max. one page of A4 or equivalent sized paper), including its title, size, materials used, techniques applied and a brief explanation about how the inspiration for the project came to mind.
  • 4) Portfolio of your previous major works/collections (only for those applying for Division 1)
     - Must contain color photo data of a minimum of 5 works, together with 1 sheet of type-written A4 text (must be readable) containing the information about all works in the portfolio (title, date of production, materials used and techniques applied for each work);
     - Number all works in your previous portfolio. Make sure your full name is also specified on each work.
Submission Criteria
  • Every participant must guarantees the authorship of his/her project, by assuring that he/she made the design himself/herself;
  • Each participant can decide freely the techniques, styles and materials to use;
Size Criteria

Two-dimensional works: between A4 size (210×297mm) and A1 size (594×841mm), max. 30mm thickness;
Three-dimensional works: The length of 3 dimensions (length, width, height) added together must be 150cm or less, and weight must not exceed 5kg.
*After the selection, the winners will have to send to Italy the actual work(s) for the exhibition. (Such prize-winning works will not be returned to the winners afterward.)

Photo Data File Criteria

File format: must be in JPEG
  Color Mode :RGB
  No. of Data File:max. 5 data per entry
  Data Capacity : must not exceed 10MB per data file
  Image Size:640×480 pixels (can be vertically or horizontally long)
  Resolution:at least 150dpi

Please note that up to 5 still images (no videos allowed) for each project can be submitted.
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. For those who applied with multiple works, which work to send to Italy will be decided by the Competition Committee.

  • 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 2018 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 2018 JUDGING COMMITTEE

“The International Art & Design Competition 2018” 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
Daniele Bartalesi
Andi Nufer
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 February 15, 2018. If they will not able to attend the 2018 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
Professional Division:

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

*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”- in his/her related field, with TOTAL exemption from the payment of the 2018 enrollment fee and tuition fee;
- 2nd place: “Master course” at Accademia Riaci, with TOTAL exemption from the 2018 tuition fee;
- 3rd place: “Master course” at Accademia Riaci, with PARTIAL exemption (8300 Euro) from the 2018 tuition fee ; for enrolling it, it’s necessary to pay 8300 Euro ( 3000 Euro for enrollment fee and 5300 Euro for 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.

Non-professional Division (beginner, students, amateur):

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

*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 2018 enrollment fee and tuition fee;
- 2nd place: “One Year course” at Accademia Riaci, with TOTAL exemption from the 2018 tuition fee;
- 3rd place: “One Year course” at Accademia Riaci, with PARTIAL exemption (7500 Euro) from the 2018 tuition fee ; for enrolling it, it’s necessary to pay 7500 Euro ( 3000 Euro for enrollment fee and 4500 Euro for 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.

Student Reporter
If a winner uses the awarded discount to enroll Accademia Riaci, he/she must become a Student Reporter and submit a weekly class report to the school. For the detailed information about Student Reporter System, please refer to the below link.
(Please note that winners using the awarded discount are NOT subject to any additional scholarship.)
http://www.accademiariaci.info/support/scholarship/

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 the International Art & Design Competition Website as well as on Accademia Riaci’s official website.

The prize-winners will be informed of the result via e-mail.

The certificate of the prize will be handed to the winners directly at the exhibition or on arrival to the school.

Exhibition

The exhibition is scheduled to be held in April, 2018 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

Participants 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

International Art & Design Competition 2018 Committee
c/o Accademia Riaci
Via De’ Conti 4, 50123 Firenze, Italia
http://www.accademiariaci.info/comp2018/

The organizers accept your inquires via e-mail in Italian, English, Spanish, or Japanese. No telephone inquires will be accepted.
Email : comp2018@accademiariaci.info

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International Art & Design Competition 2018 Leaflet

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

Entry FormItems marked with * are required.

Select your target category for application: *
 Category 1 (professionals) Category 2 (beginners, amateur, students)

Select your area for application: *
 Jewelry Making Jewelry Design Bag Design Bag Making Furniture Design Fashion Design Interior Design Product Design Painting and Drawing Illustration

First / Given Name *

Last / Family Name *

Age *

Nationality *

Email Address *

Email Address (confilm) *

Phone Number * ex. +39-055-289831

Address *

Zip/Postal Code *

Country *

Affiliation(School/Company you currently belong to)*

Language Skills*
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Where did you read about the International Art & Design Competition 2016? *
 Accademia Riaci Website Google Search Online Competition Sites School/University Bulletin Board Other

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RIGHT TO USE & CONFIDENTIALITY

Copyrights issues

  • The copyrights and intellectual property for the submitted works belong to the applicant who produced them. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the entries to protect these rigths.
  • The entries that have passed the Preliminary Screening belong to Accademia Riaci and will not be returned.
  • The entrant grants to Accademia Riaci the right to use the intellectual property of the art work for its PR activities and exhibitions.
  • Personal data and images of the works may be used and printed by the organizer to promote other artistic and cultural events, web promotion, communication and marketing, free of charge.
  • Accademia Riaci shall 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.
  • In case of complaint or objection from third parties related to the copyright of the entries, Accademia Riaci shall be absolved of all responsibility and liability for legal problems. A dispute will be solved solely by the entrant.
  • Those entering the competition are deemed to have accepted and agreed to abide the Competition Guidelines upon submitting the Entry Application Form.

 

Consent for Relevant Data

Participants expressly authorize Academia Riaci, and their direct representatives, 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 page, promotional magazines, and public relations magazines.

Any dispute will be treated in Italy and under Italian law.

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