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Rules

Poland 2018

Objective

Designing original products for the bathroom space.

Topic

The specific brief for the object to be designed will be announced on Saturday 17th February 2018

Context

Sustainability, personal wellbeing, accessibility for people with disabilities and the lack of affordable housing, form part of the everyday lives of the general public and, of course, this applies equally to their homes and bathrooms. However, the products available in this area do not always respond to these concerns.

Our aim is to involve the community of young designers in the research for original and innovative yet simple solutions, which improve users interaction with the bathroom products.

Another goal is to offer a platform to promote, facilitate and concentrate creativity in a display of fast and intensive work focused on bathrooms, an area that is traditionally not the subject of a great deal of innovation.

Enrolment

Participants can register at www.onedaydesignchallenge.net until 24:00 (GMT +01) on 14th February 2018. They can also register in person at Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe, on the day of the event itself i.e. 17th February 2018 from 09:00 and until 10:30.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the organization reserves the right not to accept new registrations in the event that, in the organization’s opinion, the number of participants registered hinders the smooth running of the competition.

When registering, participants should include the following information and documentation:

  • Name and surname/s.
  • School or company.
  • Address (street number, town/city and postal code).
  • Contact telephone number and e-mail.
  • ID card number or PESEL no.
  • Insert a scan of the completed statement

To register, participants registeriing through the official Roca page above onedaydesignchallenge.net should send a scan of the completed statement. Registration is not possible without the completed statement.

Participants registering in person should bring their ID document with them in order to enrol. Registration will not be admitted without a valid ID document.

Any registration submitted without any of the above information shall be null and void.

Only one registration per person can be accepted and, once the registration number has been confirmed, it can no longer be changed. Duplicated registrations by the same person will also be considered null and void.

This competition is aimed at students and young professionals living within the territory of Poland and who were born on or after the 18th February 1988 and on or before February 18, 2000.

Participants can take part individually or in groups of up to 3 members, on the condition that all of the members meet the aforementioned requirements.

The following persons are excluded from participating:

  • The winners of 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize of the previous editions of the competition.
  • Employees of companies that form part of the Roca Group and their relatives up to 4th degree of consanguinity

Logistics

At 09:30 am on 17th February, the design topic will be announced live at the venue of the event and a written copy will be given to all of the attendees.

The design period for the competition will run from 09:45 am to 04:00 pm and participants can work on site or wherever they wish.

At 04:00 pm, the Jury will deliberate in order to choose the winner projects of the 1st Roca One Day Design Challenge Poland edition. Meanwhile, there is going to be a cocktail organized for the participants. The Jury will also elect a first, second and third substitute winners just in case any of the awarded projects do not meet the conditions set out in these rules. 

At 6:00 pm, the award ceremony is going to take place and the Jury will announce the list of the winners.

The members of the Jury will base their evaluations on the creativity and originality of the designs, as well as their viability, while also giving credit for the clarity, legibility and graphic design of the presentations.

The first prize-winner will receive a prize of 1000 EUR.

The second prize-winner will receive a prize of 700 EUR.

The third prize-winner will receive a prize of 400 EUR.

In addition, the Jury may discretionally award a special prize of 400 EUR provided by the We Are Water Foundation, to the project which significantly adheres to the value of sustainability. The Jury may leave the said prize unawarded if in their opinion none of the projects significantly adheres to the value of sustainability and / or has not enough quality.

Awards specified above shall be transferred to bank accounts indicated by the award winners.

The award shall be paid in PLN currency after conversion according to the NBP sell rate on the date the award is granted.

The award amount shall be taxed under the general rules, so Roca Polska sp. z o.o. shall grant another cash award for paying these public and law liabilities.

If in any moment before the payment of the prizes the Organization detects that any of the awarded projects do not meet the conditions set out in these rules because it is not an original project or for any other reasons, the project affected by such circumstance will be disqualified and the following winners and substitute winners will upgrade one place in the winners classification. If any prize could not be awarded because there are no enough substitute winners, such prize will be declared as unawarded.

Presentation

To design the projects, participants can use any manual or digital 2D, 3D tool, scale model, photograph, collage, etc. However, the concepts must be described and illustrated on two A3 sheets or less.

The projects can be submitted in two different methods:

  1.  At the desk indicated for the purpose, presented on an USB with the participant’s registration number written in marker on the outside. There should be no other files on the pen drive except the final competition files.
  2. Participants are also allowed to submit their applications through the official website of Roca’s contest: www.onedaydesignchallenge.net

In order to submit a project, it is essential that participants have enrolled previously within the established period. Only one project may be submitted by each participant or group registered.

To guarantee the confidentiality of the participants,the real name of the individual or group participating should not appear on the A3 sheets submitted. The projects will be identified by the title and registration number.

Each participant or group should submit 2 digital files which must comply with the following specifications without exception:

Example .pdf file

  • A PDF file with up to two A3 sheets which must contain:
    • Title of the project
    • Image of the design
    • Description in less than 150 words (minimum font size 24).
    • No more than 1,500 KB.

Example .jpg file

  • A JPEG file of 1280 x 720 pixels with:
    • Title of the project
    • The most representative image of the project.
    • No more than 1,500 KB.
  • The name of both files should be the registration number only without any additional characters or personal information.

Any entry that does not meet the abovementioned requirements will not be evaluated by the Jury.

Other aspects

The spirit of this event strives to foster the participants’ creativity during the time over which the competition runs. As such, the projects submitted must be original and must not have been used previously for any other purpose.

The projects submitted must consist on a realistic object having a good design, which considers functional criteria and is consistent with the Topic of the competition announced by the Organization and feasible according to technologies existing at the date of the competition.

The Intellectual Property of the projects submitted belongs to their creators. However, the company Roca Polska Sp. z o.o.shall have preferential rights for a period of 6 months to reach an agreement with any participant of the competition with respect to the rights to use the projects submitted.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Roca Polska Sp. z o.o.may use the participating projects for the sole purpose of conducting communications and/or promotion activities related to the competition.

By enrolling in this competition, the registered participants authorize the companies that form part of the Roca Group to publish any images that may be taken of them during the course of the competition on any medium, whether in photographic or video format. This authorization is deemed to be granted for the entire world and for the maximum period of time authorized by law.

Any issues or disputes that may arise in relation to the interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be settled by the Jury in accordance with the provisions included therein. Any aspect that is not expressly covered in the terms and conditions shall be settled in line with the principles of fairness. The Jury’s decision will be final.

The controller of personal data is Roca Polska Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością with registered office in Gliwice (44-109) ul. Wyczółkowskiego 20. Roca Polska Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością collects the participants’ details to manage participation in the competition and to send information to the participants. Participants may exercise their rights of access and correct their data. Exercising the rights of cancellation and opposition shall result in the participant’s registration in the competition being withdrawn, as the details are absolutely necessary for active participation in the event.