Submission: March 26, 2017
Registration: March 26, 2017
Prizes: Please see details below
In collaboration with Sunbrella®, America’s most leading performance fabrics brand, YoungBird, a Shanghai-based design media platform, has launched this competition that is open to students, professionals and design enthusiasts the world over in a bid to create a“shade-scape”for people staying outside and invite discussions on the subject of “urban environmental quality” .
The jury features heavyweight industry veterans like Grace Chen, haute couture designer, Jamy Yang, industrial designer and founder of YANG DESIGN and YANG HOUSE, Greg Voorhis, design director of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, as well as Isa Ye, founder and CEO of YoungBird. Contestants are required to conceive a pattern on the sunshade surface 2.5 meters in diameter using Sunbrella® fabrics. The Top 10 works will be updated and fabricated by the brand’s US-based team, and then put on display at landmarks or major roads in several first-tier Chinese cities.
Any professional, student, design enthusiast of all ages with design- and art-related background across the world is eligible;· Only individual registration is accepted, with no more than 2 entries from each contestant.
2017.02.12 Start of Registration
2017.03.26 Submission Deadline
2017.04.10 Release of Top 100·
2017.04.17 Release of Top 30
2017.04.24 Release of Top 10
2017.06.15 Patented fabrication of Top 10 works
Each of the Top 10 finalists will sign an agreement with YoungBird, under which their work will be updated and fabricated by the co-organizer Sunbrella®’s US team;
Prizes Champion: 30,000 RMB
Top 3 (except the champion): 8,000 RMB
Top10 (except the Top 3): 3,000 RMB
The Top 10 works will be put on display at landmarks or major roads in several first-tier Chinese cities and further promoted via Young Bird Gallery; A custom-made certificate; In-depth coverage by YoungBirds custom publication and YoungBird new media platforms.