Submission: January 08, 2018
Registration: January 08, 2018
Prizes: Please see details below
In collaboration with Sunbrella®, Young Bird Plan is launching the second season of “Shade-scape” Sunshade Pattern Design Competition. This competition features four judges with interdisciplinary backgrounds and one professional academic consultant. We believe that the collision of disparate ideas will become a rich source of inspiration for you.
Sunshade surface with a diameter of 3 meters and square sunshade surface with a side length of 2.5 meters, the entry should be feasible to two types of dome umbrella and one kind of square surface:
Dome sunshade surface
The dome umbrella comprises 8 triangular units with the same dimension, topped with a tiny round top. There are two different requirements of diameters:
A. Sunshade surface with a diameter of 2.5 meters
A sunshade surface with 2.5 meters in diameter; the pattern will be applied to 8 triangular units. The triangular units should be designed to arrange on a piece of fabric, 1,370 millimeters in width, in the most economical manner, and allow enough tolerance for the cutting and collage process.
B. Sunshade surface with a diameter of 3 meters
A sunshade surface with 3 meters in diameter; the pattern will be applied to 8 triangular units. The triangular units should be designed to allow enough tolerance for the cutting and collage process, and similarly, to arrange on a piece of fabric, 1,370 millimeters in width. (The usable height of the triangle is less than 1,410, because the sharp point will be folded in practice, thus the width of 1,370 millimeters is feasible.)
Square sunshade surface
C. Square sunshade surface with a side length of 2.5 meters
A square sunshade surface with a side length of 2.5 meters; the pattern will be applied to 4 triangular units. The triangular units should be designed to allow enough tolerance for the cutting and collage process, and similarly, to arrange on a piece of fabric, 1,370 millimeters in width, in the most economical manner.
Contestants are required to design a surface pattern for the ease of fabrication of fabrics (rather than one for printing). Repetition of a specific pattern within the dimension limits while ensuring the final effect won’t be affected by the cutting and collage process.
· Deep understanding of both the competition theme and the brand’s culture and craftsmanship;
· Practical and artistic in the urban setting;
· Appropriate cost of material and workmanship;
· Feasible with the abovementioned three sunshade surfaces.
You can find more details about Sunbrella® on the official site, www.sunbrella.com.
Contestants could log onto the official website to get the registration number and upload the works.
The submission should include;
-Descriptive text no more than 300 Chinese characters (except notes);
-Registration No. should be put in the upper right corner of the paper, in Arial 24pt font;
-Pattern design drawings of all the above three types, including Repeat pattern unit drawing, overall drawing of fabrics (with no length limit), pattern layout drawings, surface top view, panoramic front view of the sunshade and other detailed drawings;
-A scheme should be presented on one A2 piece of paper in a clear and vertical way and in readable format (with a 10mm page margin) and shall include following parts:
-All drawings should be limited to one A2 piece of paper and submitted in JPEG format – no more than 20 MB for each drawing.
-Contestants should name their scheme with no more than 4 Chinese characters in the “registration No. – scheme name” format.
-Entries should be submitted in both Chinese and English.
Any professional, student, design enthusiast of all ages with design- and art-related background across the world is eligible;
Each contestant is able to submit 2 entries at most, one registration number corresponds to one submission. If you hope to submit the second entry, please apply for one more registration number.
The Top 3 winners will be awarded with creative gifts prepared by Young Bird Plan and the co-organizer Sunbrella®, and customized and personalized certificates designed by YoungBirdPlan; In-depth coverage by YoungBirds custom publication and YoungBirds new media platforms.
Each of the Top 3 projects will be optimized and fabricated by the co-organizer Sunbrella®’s US team, and be displayed at landmarks or major roads in several first-tier Chinese cities.
· 2017.10.18 Start of Registration
· 2017.10.23 Announcement of judging panel
· 2018.01.08 Submission Deadline
· 2018.01.18 Release of Top 50
· 2018.01.25 Release of Top 25
· 2018.02.01 Release of Top 3
· 2018.02.08 Release of Champion
24:00, 8 Jan. 2018 (GMT+8)
Champion: 30,000 RMB (pre-tax)
Top 3 (except the champion): 8,000 RMB (pre-tax)