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OBJECTIVE

The awards aim to identify and honour talented students for projects with innovative design solutions.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

As its ongoing pursuit to establish design as a tool for national competitiveness, CII initiated the “CII Design Excellence Awards” in the year of 2011. The awards are a true acknowledgement of the design excellence, innovation and originality of Indian Design and are adjudged by a stellar jury comprising of Indian and international design experts.

CII has incorporated student awards category as part of the prestigious CII Design Excellence Awards in order to encourage, support and nurture new talent entering the industry for scripting the success stories of the future.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Industrial Design

Visual Communication

Interaction Design

Mobility Design

WHO CAN APPLY

Entries are welcome from undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing full-time program in any design school / engineering institute within India.

It is essential that the project submitted for this award is duly certified by the institution the student is affiliated to. The project could be an individual project or a team project. The project must have been completed in the academic year 2018-19. Last date for submissions is July 31, 2019.

In case, Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is required to protect the project, an intimation to that effect should be sent to CII while submitting the entry. CII confirms and commits that no part of the project will be communicated outside other than the jury members in any form in such cases.

WHY TO APPLY?

Winners:

Award Ceremony – Winners will be presented the awards in the 19th CII-NID Design Summit 2019 in the categories as mentioned below

Certificate & Trophy – Winners will be awarded a certificate and a trophy

Exhibition – Complimentary space for exhibiting the product/design during the 19th CII-NID Design Summit 2019.

Design Summit – One free delegate pass for the 19th India Design Summit and Expo.

Publicity – The winning students will receive wide visibility amongst design consultancies, design led organizations and other stakeholders through CII publication and website.

Online Promotion – Winners will be featured on the CII design portal.

All Applicants:

Design Summit – One free delegate pass for the 19th India Design Summit and Expo.

TIMELINES

Call for Entries 1 March 2019
Last date for Submission – Entry + Payment 31 July 2019
Announcement of Results September 2019
Award Ceremony @ 19th India Design Summit 2019 September 2019

JURY

COMING SOON

HOW TO APPLY?

Download Application Form Here

Mail the duly filled application form along with document to Ms. Pooja Sanchala, CII pooja.sanchala@cii.in

APPLICATION FEES

Rs. 2500 (Rs. Two thousand five hundred only) plus taxes for application in single category.

Payment

Payment through CII PORTAL CLICK HERE

AWARDS PROCESS

A) CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

Background research establishing need for the design solution and potential for application

How well does the project solve the identified problem and what is the future potential of the design solution? How well design thinking is used; the process used between the insights and solution would also be considered.

Aesthetics, utility, ergonomics and novelty

How well is design described and how well it satisfies the identified needs? What aspects of the design makes it useful and novel? Is it designed for efficiency and comfort?Is it pleasant with its look and feel well resolved? Does it offer the solution for a substantial improvement in functionality?

Practicality and feasibility

Is the design solution based on logical and sound hypothesis and judgment? Has the project addressed the identified challenges effectively and demonstrates a reasonable solution for solving them? How other aspects such as ease of manufacturability and replicability, productivity and economics have been addressed?

Magic

Does the design solution clearly demonstrate benefits for its users, the society and the stakeholders? Does it show lateral, out-of-the-box thinking? Does it bring about a magical feeling?

Empathy, social and ecological responsibility

Is the design solution eco-friendly? How does your design benefit society and/ or the environment?

Communications

How well was the entire design process described in terms of clarity in problem definition, solution provided, etc.

B) JURY PROCESS

The application once submitted, will be evaluated by the jury members and results will be announced as per the timelines mentioned.