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‘New materials, New designs!’ -aims to push new designs made from new materials to markets!— Elisa Luoto & Heidi Maria Huovinen, Young Finnish Design Cofounders
Young Finnish Design Oy, Brightplus Oy and Natural Indigo Finland are organizing New materials, New designs - design competition in cooperation.
2 THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION
The aim of the competition is to find competition proposals according to the competition assignments. The competition aims to find products that would suit Lekolar AB´s, Annala Oy´s, A. Vesalainen Oy´s and Niimaar Oy´s manufacturing and collections.
3 RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
New materials, New designs - design competition is an open competition organized in Finland. Primarily the competition is targeted to designers who are in the beginning of their career despite their age. You may participate if you are studying or you have studied design in Finland including exchange students. The competition languages are both Finnish and English. You may participate as an individual or as a team.
4 SELECTION PRINCIPALS
Awarded design competition proposal needs to demonstrate high quality product design know-how. The selection is based on how the proposal follows the assignment. The award committees are focusing on design, innovation in product design, manufacturing methods, material choices, durability of the product and clarity.
5 EXCLUDING PROPOSALS & RETURNING THE COMPETITION PROPOSALS
Proposals will be excluded from the competition if they are delivered after the deadline or are not equivalent to the instructions of the competition program. Exclusion of proposals are decided by the award committees. Competition organizer will not return competition proposals. Competition organizer is committed to destroy the digital material of competition proposals after the competition has ended. Competition organizer has no right to utilize any competition material delivered by the participants without separate written agreement excluding the awarded competition proposals.
6 AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
4 awarded winners and 8 honorary awards. The awards are in total 4000 € (vat 0%) and are divided between 4 assignments. Awards are paid through invoice for the winners one month after the results have been announced. Note that the award money is not tax free income for the designer. Awards are sponsored by Nivalan kaupunki ja OP Henkivakuutus Oy.
7 UTILIZATION AND IMMATERIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THE COMPETITION PROPOSALS
All immaterial property rights of the competition proposals belong to the designer/designers. In case there is a team participating in the competition, the persons in the team need to make a written agreement between each other about how the rights are divided between the team members. Participating companies have the right to negotiate about utilization, manufacturing, marketing and sales rights of the competition proposals with the designer/designers and Young Finnish Design Oy. Negotiations need to take place within six months after the competition results have been announced.
Young Finnish Design Oy will negotiate agreements between companies and designers in collaboration with designers. Young Finnish Design Oy has no right to negotiate agreements without designer´s consent. Young Finnish Design Oy is taking part in the agreement negotiations in order to make the negotiations effortless from both manufacturers´ and designers´ point of view. Participants assure that the proposal does not offend someone else´s rights according to the participants´ knowledge and is not a copy of any public design model. If the participant wants to protect his/her competition proposal, for example, with design model protection it is the participant´s responsibility to do so.
8 AGREEMENT OF MANUFACTURING
Agreement negotiations of utilization of the awarded proposal will be held between designer/designers, the manufacturer taking part in the competition and Young Finnish Design Oy. Collaboration products will be named Customer x Young Finnish Design, designed by X-designer. The purpose of this is to highlight the value of collaboration in bringing new Finnish design to markets and the value of Finnish designers creating the future of Finnish design today.
9 AWARD COMMITTEE
Winners will be chosen by the representatives of each company who have written particular competition assignments. Award committees agree on the competition program and rules.
10 COMPETITION REPRESENTATIVE
Elisa Luoto, CEO of Young Finnish Design Oy operates as competition representative. The task of the competition representative is to gather the competition proposals for award committees and to answer inquiries concerning the competition. Nominated competition representative does not belong to the award committees and has no right to vote.
11 COMPETITION PROGRAM
The competition timetable, participation conduct, presentation requirements of the competition proposal(s), enrollment and award amounts of the competition are described in the competition program.
12 RESPONSIBILITY OF COMPETITION PROPOSALS
The competition organizers are responsible for the safety of the competition proposals after receiving them.
13 ASSURANCE OF FAMILIARIZING ONESELF WITH THE COMPETITION RULES AND COMPETITION PROGRAM
By participating in the competition the contestant approves the competition rules, the competition program, and the terms and obligations of the competition and also confirms that he/she owns all rights concerning the competition proposal.
Possible disagreements will be solved in cooperation with the award committees.