Bat Motif Product Design Competition
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About the Competition
To encourage creativity and imagination, and to engage students in understanding the bat motif in Chinese treasures, collaborating with DFA Awards of Hong Kong Design Center, an open design competition is organized by Asia Society Hong Kong Center, targeting design students in Hong Kong. Students are invited to create product designs with a bat motif, or that inspired by the habits and characteristics of bats. The winning work may be produced and sold at the store of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Submission Period: 16 September, 2015 – 3 January 2016, 6pm (HKT)
Themes of the entry: Bat Motif Product Design
Traditionally, the bat has been a popular motif in Chinese arts and crafts. As the Chinese characters for “bat” and “good fortune and happiness” share the same pronounciation, many traditional Chinese objects, such as accessories, ornaments and vases, incorporate designs of bats. Bats are also popular in contemporary culture today and are often seen in movies, comics, cars, clothes etc. Besides their appearance, the bat is a fascinating animal with mysterious behavior and unique habits. How could its appearance and characteristics inspire designs? Could the traditional Chinese meaning behind bats inspire contemporary designs? Designs could be inspired from visual, ecological, or cultural aspects surrounding the bat.
Submissions to the design competition should be in form of commodities. Electronic, furniture, or transportation designs will not be accepted.
Entrants must be full-time tertiary education students residing in Hong Kong. Entries may be submitted by an individual or by a group with no more than 5 people. All submissions must be original. Asia Society Hong Kong Center reserves the right to enquire about any proof of concept and design development.
Format of Submission
• All submissions should be sent as a soft copy (PDF format) or hard copy.
• All submissions should include an entry form, design drawings/ renderings and design details- including concept development, measurement, and material description.
• A design statement (not more than 500 words in either Chinese or English) is required to be submitted with the design.
A completed entry form, together with other submission requirements should be emailed to email@example.com; or delivered as a hard copy to the center at 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Each design is evaluated on its own merits according to the following criteria:
• Aesthetics: contemporary, visually stimulating, innovative, and marketable
• Creativity: a unique approach and incorporation of the ‘bat’ theme
• Functionality: simplicity in its intended use
• Practicality and Economy: design must be practical and easily producible
• Social & Environmental Responsibility: respectful use of materials
Our judging panel will choose 1 winner and 3 excellent designs for Honorable Mentions. The winning design may be produced and sold at the store of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
To be confirmed.
Competition Entry Form