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IAI Elite Award is an individual competition for students and young designers who have graduated for less than two years. It aims to discover and support young designers with innovative ability and intelligence through the competition, and provide them with a springboard to enter the design industry successfully, in order to obtain greater personal career promotion and development.




IAI Elite Design Award


IAI Elite Design Award is an individual competition for students and young designers who have graduated for less than two years. It aims to discover and support young designers with innovative ability and intelligence through the competition, and provide them with a springboard to enter the design industry successfully, in order to obtain greater personal career promotion and development.


The IAI Elite Design Award specially sets up high bonus to award young designers with the most outstanding works, including the Best Design Award of RMB 30,000, the Gold Award of RMB 15,000 and the Silver Award of RMB 5000. Meanwhile, the IAI Elite Award participants can enjoy a 20% discount on the registration fee and 30% discount on the purchase of winners basic service package.

Category

1) Interior Concept Design

2) Architecture Concept Design

3) Product Design

4) Product Concept Design

5) Visual Communication Design

6) Digital Media Design

7) Service Design

8) Fashion Design

9) Digital Intelligence Design





IAI Jury


Judging Criteria


IAI Design Award always adheres to the judging principle of justice, transparency and independence, and insists on the professional height and authority of the jury to fully ensure the quality of judging and fair adjudication. 


The organizing committee requires the jury members to make objective and fair decisions for the entries strictly referring to the judging criteria, evaluating and debating,  to ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience. The members of the jury are experts in various professional fields, and the composition of the jury changes every year.


Judging Criteria

▪ Innovation (Level)

▪ Design Concept and Creativity

▪ Functionality

▪ Aesthetic Conception

▪ Energy Efficiency

▪ Environmental Protection

▪ Sustainability

▪ Social Responsibility

Award Setting
IAI Best Design Award
The IAI Best Design Award will be awarded to the work with the highest design standards in this category. The winner of this award will be invited to accept the award in person during the IAI Design Award ceremony, which sets up a prize of RMB30,000.
IAI Elite Award-Gold Award
The IAI Elite Award - Gold Award will be awarded to the next Best Design Award in this category. The winner of this award will be invited to accept the award in person at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, which sets up a prize of RMB15,000.
IAI Elite Award-Silver Award
The entry next to Gold Award in this category will be awarded the IAI Elite Award - Silver Award. The winner of this award will be invited to accept the award in person at the IAI Design Awards ceremony, which is set up with a prize of RMB5,000.
IAI Bronze Award
The works that are next only to the Silver Award in each category will be awarded the 'IAI Bronze Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to receive the grand prize at the IAI Design Award ceremony.
IAI Excellence Award
The works that are next only to the Bronze Award in each category will be awarded the 'IAI Excellence Award'. The winners of this award will be invited to participate in the IAI Design Award ceremony.
Contest Process

Entry Information
Participants
Students、Young designers who have graduated less than two years
Entry Requirements
All kinds of products, inventions, new designs, aesthetic designs, and communication design projects that are not implemented、produced、 sold before 1st January, 2022 (either entrusted by customers or not) can participate. All entries must be the participants' own work.
Registration

Early Bird Registrations                                                         Mar 1, 2022 -- May 31, 2022

Standard Registrations                                                          Jun 1, 2022 -- Aug  31, 2022

Late Registrations                                                                  Sep 1, 2022 -- Nov 31, 2022

Submission

Model exhibits                                                                        Nov 1, 2022 -- Nov 31, 2022

Textual and graphic materials submission                              before Nov 31. 2022

The IAI Elite Award participants are mainly required to submit graphic materials, or models as supplementary works, but participants need to arrange transportation and installation by themselves, and purchase by themselves if the insurance is required.

Works Return
Participants are responsible for their works return after the award ceremony,or delegate the IAI Design Award Organizing Committee to send it back. Participants are responsible for their own transfer fees, customs, etc. The works in China will be returned in freight collect.The works abroad will be returned by the participants themselves with related documents, such as express waybill, invoice, cargo loading and unloading list, etc.Please contact the express specialist to pick up the pieces at the designated place.
Schedule

Evaluation                                                                                 Dec,2022

Results notification                                                                   Jan , 2023

Winning Notification Time
Announcement of the ShortlistMar 11, 2023
Announcement of Award Winning InformationMar 31, 2023
IAI International Design FestivalJune 17-21, 2023
Award CeremonyJune 18, 2023
Award Winning Works Exhibition & Online ExhibitionJune 17-21, 2023
YearbookDec 2023

* If the schedual is changed due to objective factors, please follow the latest change in the website.

Award Ceremony
IAI holds the IAI International Design Festival and Award ceremony annually, to which all winners are invited.
Entry Fee

The registration fee varies based on the time period. The service includes logistics processing, related documents collecting, documents for evaluation preparing, works exhibiting, and winning works storing before the opening of the exhibition. For details, please refer to theIAI Elite Award Participate Guide.pdf


Submission Fee

*Free Submission time for school students: Mar 1 - Mar 3, 2022


Submission Fee (Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2022)

Submission Period

Each Entry Fee (RMB)

Multiple Entries Fee

Early Submission Period

840

Two for one

Standard Submission Period

960

Two for one

Late Submission Period

960

Two for one

*Calaulation: lf you submitted a total of two entries, the second work is free. lf you submitted a total of three entries, only the second work is free. lf you submitted a total of four entries, the second and the fourth works are free.


Special Option Fee
Award Winning Service

IAI Design Award winners are obligated to purchase the "Winners basic service package". Winners of IAI Elite Award should purchase this package at the same time. The service package include the right to use the IAI Label, the works to be shown on the IAI Design Award Online Exhibition, and receiving the IAI Design Yearbook.

Please refer to:2022 IAI winners service.pdf

IAI Brochure

If you need know more about IAI Design Award intuitively, please read the brochure:

IAI Design Award brochure 2021-2022.pdf



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