GOLDEN PIN DESIGN AWARD

1.  Entry Qualifications
Design entry must be a completed (not concept) Product design, Spatial design, Communication design, or Integration design. The vendor applicant must be a business entity or design team.
 
2.  Call for Entries Period
Early bird registration: 3/1 (Thurs) to 4/30 (Mon) 23:59 (Taipei GMT+08:00)
※Complete the online registration and submit the registration fee within the early bird period for the early bird discount.
General registration: 5/1 (Tues) to 6/28 (Thurs) 17:00 (Taipei GMT+08:00)
(For online registration, visit: http://member.goldenpin.org.tw/GoldenPin/)
 
3.  Registration Fee
Early bird price: TWD$1,500; USD$55; CNY¥350 per item
General price: TWD$2,000; USD$70; CN¥450 per item
The full registration fee must be received by the organizer. Handling and additional charges for NT dollar or US dollar remittances must be borne by the applicant (100% T/T).
 
4. Registration Procedure
Please visit the official Golden Pin Design Award website  for online registration and payment.
※Applicants using wire transfers to submit registration fees must upload the proof of payment to the online registration system prior to the specific registration deadline in order to complete the registration process.
 
5.  Awards Categories

 
6.      Selection Procedure
   A.   Preliminary Selection: Entries are selected to pass into the Secondary Selection by an expert, regional jury, based on the information presented in the online registration.
   B.   Secondary Selection: Through the official selection process, Secondary Selection winners will receive a certificate, and the right to use the official Golden Pin Design Award ‘Design Mark’ logo. Secondary Selection winners advance into the Final Selection to compete for the Best Design.
   C.    Final Selection: Through the official selection process, a short list of finalists will be selected, and a list of Final Selection winners will be announced during the award ceremony. Final Selection winning entries will receive a certificate, trophy, and the right to use the Golden Pin Design Award ‘Best Design’ logo.
 
7.      Key Dates & Deadlines
   A.  Early bird registration: 3/1 (Thurs) to 4/30 (Mon) 23:59 (Taipei GMT+08:00)
   ※Complete the online registration and submit the registration fee within the early bird period for the early bird discount
     General registration: 5/1 (Tues) to 6/28 (Thurs) 17:00 (Taipei GMT+08:00)
 B.  Preliminary Selection: Mid-July 2018, online selection.
   C. Secondary Selection:
       Overseas event: Mid- August 2018 (exact date and address to be announced)
       Taiwan event: Early-September 2018(exact date and address to be announced)
   D.  Final Selection: Late-September 2018(exact date and address to be announced)
   E.   Award Ceremony: November 2018
 
8.   Payment Methods and Invoicing
   A. Payment Methods
        i.Credit card: Please use credit cards to pay the registration fee online.Accepted credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB
        ii.WeChat: Use WeChat Pay to pay the registration fee.
        iii.Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) :
   a. If paying in NT dollars:
Bank: Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (Chung Hsiao Branch) / Bank Code: 017
Account Name: Taiwan Design Center
Account No.: 00509024310
   b. If paying in US dollars:
Bank: Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (Chung Hsiao Branch)
Bank Address: No. 233, Sec. 4, Chung Hsiao E. Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Account Name: Taiwan Design Center
Account No: 00553063600
Swift: Icbctwtp005
 B. Invoicing
      i. Complete the form within the online registration system.
     ii. For companies or manufacturers paying in US dollars, the Taiwan Design Center will issue an electronic invoice to the company or manufacturer applying to the competition.
 
9.   Selection Criteria
The Golden Pin Design Award exacts an impartial and professional selection process to select innovative design originating from Chinese
communities, as well as international design catering to the needs of Chinese communities.
    A. Suitability: Appropriately and completely meets the needs of the target market, community, or consumer group.
    B.Innovation: Features original concepts, functions, or materials.
    C.Function: Provides appropriate functions or operations that meet user needs in the target market, community, or consumer group.
    D.Aesthetics: Appearance showcases the spirit and special features of the design.
    E.Communication: Expresses the cultural sensibilities of the target market, community, or consumer group (Communication Design category).
 
10.   Award Ceremony
The award ceremony will be held in November in Taipei City. The winners of the best of Golden Pin Desing Award will be announced during the ceremony.
 
11. Contact Information
      Executive Organizer│ Taiwan Design Center
      Tel: +886 2 27458199
      Address: No. 133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 11072
      Email: gpaward@tdc.org.tw
 
      Advising & Registration│
      Overseas: Ms. Cheng (ext. 335)
 
      Registration Guidelines : 2018 Golden Pin Design Award
      Online registration  : 2018 Golden Pin Design Award
 
      Official website: www.goldenpin.org.tw/
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