excellence-awards-how-to-apply

HOW TO APPLY

Download Mock Application Form

Step 1 – Eligibility

Check the eligibility of your entry

Create a user account by providing the required details

A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email id after which you can proceed for online submission of application form

This user account could be used for multiple entries for this year as well as subsequent years

Step 2 – Online Submission of application

Application can be made by the authorized representative of the design consultancy or manufacturer or brand owner company.

In case of the design consultancy making an application a "Certificate of Authorization" from the brand owner is essential along with the submission of physical material.

Before proceeding for the online submission of application please secure all the necessary approvals from your concerned departments / superiors.

To download a blank application form, click here . The blank application form is for reference only. The actual application is to be filled online.

Keep the required information ready for online submission

Submissions should be clear, concise and persuasive. The ultimate objective is to convince the judges that good design really works – and means good business.

Prepare four high quality JPEG images with following specifications of your entry:

1024 x768 pixels in dimension

300 dpi in resolution

CMYK or RGB in color mode

No bigger than 3MB in file size

Keep these images ready in a folder to electronically attach to the application form where required.

Using your user name and password, enter the online application

You can update / add / delete the application information multiple times till final submission.

After final submission you will not be able to change your application form

After final submission of the application, a review committee will go through the application and will inform the applicant about the acceptance or rejection of the application form

Step 3 – Payment for participation

The payment towards participation fees has to be made within the last date

SThe application will not be considered for evaluation without the participation fees payment.

Step 4 – Submission of Physical Material

After judging level 1, applicants will be short-listed.

The organizers will inform the qualified applicants through e-mail / phone (as given in the application form).

On being qualified, the applicant is required to submit a full commercial sample of their design, print quality images and support material to complete a physical assessment.

The physical submission has to be made within the stipulated time frame.

You will find the Application Form Number displayed on the top of the page after successfully login-in to your account

The "Application Form Number" is to be mentioned in all future communication and also to be clearly indicated with the submission of physical material. The Application Number is automatically generated with the online application form.

The freight costs, duties and taxes associated with the transportation of submission material is the responsibility of the applicant.

Visual Communication

Maximum of 10 images mounted of a A3 or A2 size board

Maximum 2 boards permitted

It is required to send us at least 1 piece of the actual product (dimension less than 1m x 1m x 1m)

In case the actual product being fragile, take adequate care to pack it appropriately.

Industrial Design

Maximum of 10 images mounted of a A3 or A2 size board

Maximum 2 boards permitted

It is required to send us at least 1 piece of the actual product (dimension less than 1m x 1m x 1m)

In case the actual product being fragile, take adequate care to pack it appropriately.

The product must be completely assembled and fully functional

Power source if required must be provided with the product

In case of the actual product being of size larger than the specified size:

Mount the relative images onto A2 size display board

Maximum 2 boards are permitted

Include a video showing the design from all sides

Please note that if even if you send the large sized product it will not be accepted.

Interaction Design

In case the submission is a website, submit the url and include printouts of some sample pages

The printouts of the sample pages must be mounted on A2 or A3 size boards

Maximum of 2 boards permitted.

For interactive media provide a narrative film (max 3 mins) in MPEG and A2 or A3 size display board of screen images. (max 2 board)

Mobility Design

Maximum of 10 images mounted of a A3 or A2 size board

Maximum 2 boards permitted

Physical product can be bought on the jury day for evaluation, based on the availability of space and prior consultation with secretariat.

Optional Supporting Materials

Demonstration/Promotional video(s) –

Format: WMV, AVI, or MPEG format

Medium: CD/DVD, memory card, flash disk etc

Promotional material(s) – Printed format, Digital format (JPG, PDF, PPT) in CD will be accepted.

Informative materials on commercial / business success of the project - press release, news clippings, etc.

Application Number

Please DO NOT mention the entrant or designer's name or other awards won by the project anywhere in the submitted materials. In order to conduct an unbiased judgment

Fix the Application Number to the front top right hand corner of each board.

Fix the Application Number at appropriate place on the actual product where it is clearly visible.

Address for sending Physical Material : to be updated

Return of Physical Material

After the awards are announced the entrant can contact the Secretariat to arrange pick up of their physical material

The physical material is to be picked-up at the entrants cost within 15 days of announcement of awards.

After the stipulated time the organizers will not be responsible for the return of the physical material.

Step 5 – Judging for CII Design Excellence Award

All submission material is presented to the jury members without exception so as to represent your application fully and justly

The original application material is reduced to standard presentation slides and is supplied along with the physical entry.

Each jury member complete the individual assessment and compare their results with each other

Finally post the detailed and diligent discussion the jury members arrive at the decision to award the Design Excellence Award in each sub category.

During the jury process if the jury members wish to direct questions to the applicant, questions will be posed by conference call.

Members of Jury will declare interest if they are involved in any of the participating entry and will recluse themselves from the judging of that entry.