Designer Rugs Call For Submissions is now officially open! But are you eligible to compete, how can you do it and what is in it for you?
June 9th, 2015
The Designer Rugs EVOLVE Awards are back in 2015, and if you are a full time professional architect, interior designer or interior decorator in Australia or New Zealand, the EVOLVE Awards are offering you some amazing opportunities!
But what is actually involved? Well basically, you will have the chance to:
(The eight selected finalist rugs will join the Designer Rugs’ ID COLLECTION 2015/2016.)
Eight (8) designs will be released as part of the Designer Rugs ID Collection 2015/2016. The ID Collection will be sold alongside Designer Rugs designer collections including Akira Isogawa, Dinosaur Designs and Catherine Martin to name a few.
SO, AM I ELIGIBLE?
EVOLVE is open to actively-working professionals engaged in the interiors and architectural industry:
Submissions are only accepted from individuals, collectives or design partnerships are not eligible – so no tag-team efforts, people.
Prizes are awarded as a whole, and will not be divided into sections. And entrants must be Australian or New Zealand permanent residents/citizens at the time of entry, and must fit one of the three categories detailed above.
SOUNDS GREAT! SO WHAT IS THE BREIF EXACTLY?
Entrants are invited to submit up to a maximum of three (3) designs intended for a 200 x 300 cm or 250cm diameter rug.
Your designs should be innovative, inspiring and original and suitable for residential and commercial interiors.
Rug Design Specifications:
The designs will be hand tufted in New Zealand Wool with the option of bamboo silk detailing. Designs can be produced in cut pile and loop pile with the option of carving to design details. A maximum of 6 colours per design. Line work should be no finer than 1cm thick (scale 1:20 = 0.5mm). Shapes should be no smaller 4cm diameter (scale 1:20 = 2.0cm) to retain their definition.
Design can be produced both digitally or hand rendered and uploaded into PDF format provided. Designs produced in digital programs such as; Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw, etc, must be published to PDF for entry. Designs that are hand rendered, drawn, painted, etc, will be required to be scanned or photographed and submitted as a PDF.
BUT WHO IS JUDGING MY WORK, AND WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?
The illustrious panel of industry heavyweights is made up of Designer Rugs Cahirman, Eli Tal, Designer Rugs Director, Yosi Tal, futurespace Design Director and past-EVOLVE Winner, Gavin Harris, Indesign Media Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO, Raj Nandan with two more exciting industry judges to be announced soon!
The judging panel will consider submitted designs (received by the closing date) and rate each on: the overall concept and originality of design; Innovation: judges will assess if submitted designs bring a new concept to finished rugs; Commercial viability of the rug design; Demonstrated understanding of the handmade rug construction process
Designer Rugs reserve the right to support the Judges’ decisions as final.
Judging is conducted anonymously, in three phases:
But if you feel like you’re more a person of the people, fear not! EVOLVE 2015 will also host a People’s Choice component to the program.
Prizes to the value of $1,000 RRP (Designer Rug voucher) will be awarded to both the designer of the design nominated as favourite by the People’s Choice online ballot and one lucky person who voted for that rug. Finally, Each of the Top 25 Finalists will receive a certificate of merit.
EXCELLENT! BUT WHAT DO I GET OUT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM?
We have to say, the 2015 EVOLVE Awards Prize Pool is pretty damn sweet.
Six (6) successful designers will receive:
One (1) Runner-up will receive:
One (1) over-all winner will receive:
2016 including 3 nights’ accommodation (4 star)*
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
A real designer thrives on limitations. And EVOLVE 2015 does have some Entry Terms & Conditions:
KEY DATES FOR THE DIARY //
Entries open 8th June 2015
Entries close 20th July 2015
Finalists selected 06th August 2015
Event and winner announced November 2015 (Invitation only event, Sydney)
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