Organizers and Eligibility

Organizers

  1. Organized by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C.
  2. Implemented by China Productivity Center (CPC)
  3. Collaboration with International Associations:International Council of Design (ico-D) , Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA)
  4. Collaborators:The Graphic Design Association of the Republic of China (GDA-ROC) , Taiwan Graphic Design Association (TGDA) , Taiwan Poster Design Association (TPDA) , Taiwan Amoeba Design Association(TADA) , Tung Fang Design University

Eligibility

The competition is open to designers from all regions and countries. (The competition can be registered jointly by design executors(companies) and institutes serviced by those executors (including organizations, companies and related institutes).

Design Categories

Taiwan International Poster Design Award:

  1. Specific Topic:Human Concerning, Sustainable Development (including Environment Protection, Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction). (Type A)
  2. Non-specific Topic: Commerce, Arts, Public Welfare and Purpose Popularization. (Type B)
  3. All entries must be created after June, 2017.

Taiwan International CI Design Award:

  1. Corporate Identity: Brand, logo and other series of design works for companies and institutions. (Type C)
  2. Event Identity: Logo and series of design works for commercial campaigns/events. (Type D)
  3. All entries must be created after June, 2017.

Timeline

Activity Date Description
Start of Registration April1 (Mon) Online registration (official website)
Registration Deadline July 15 (Mon) Taipei time 23:59 (GMT+08:00)
Preliminary Selection Online July 18(Thu) ~ August 6 (Tues) Entries will be Judged online in phases
Announcement of Finalists August 15(Thu) Announcement will be made on official website
Deadline for Submission of Final Works/Mockups September 16(Mon)
  1. Taipei time 17:00 (GMT+08:00)
  2. Deadline is based on the time and date the final works/mockups are received.
  3. For the submission of final works, please refer to “Categories and Specifications of Entries”.
Final Selection September 26(Thus) The venue is expected to be Tung Fang Design University-Shigeo Fukuda Design Museum (Any changes/ updates, please refer to official website ).
Exhibition Expected in early October The venue is expected to be Tung Fang Design University-Shigeo Fukuda Design Museum (Please visit our website for detail).
Award Ceremony Expected in early November Please visit our website for the detailed date and venue.

※ Dates and venues may change based on the organizer’s decision. Please visit our website for the latest updates.

Process

  1. Registration:all registration must be performed online.
    1-1 Participants should proceed to the official website(www.tigda.org.tw)to register an account. Once the required information is filled in, the system will automatically send out an “account confirmation notice” to the registrant’s email account.

    1-2 Once the participant successfully receives his/her account, he/she can log in and upload design sketches (max. 3 pieces per work) before the registration deadline.
    1-3 The registration is considered complete once the sketches and the description of the design concept are uploaded and “the Statement of Intellectual Property Rights and Notification for the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Information” is agreed. The system will automatically send a “notice of successful registration” to the registrant’s email account.
       Note1:In order to ensure all information is delivered, please use a frequently used email account. All information regarding the competition will be sent to this email account.
       Note2: All files must be uploaded in jpg, png or bmp format, of the size W1190*H840 pixels, and 3MB or smaller.
       Note3:The name of the author or the company or other markings that may influence the fairness of selection should not appear on the entries. Those who fail to obey this rule will be disqualified.
  2. Online Registration -- Online Submission of Works
    Taiwan International Poster Design Award Specifications
    Upload documents
    1. All entries need to be registered online.
    2. Upload the description of the design concept, max. 200 words (1,000 characters). (English is the main language, supported by other languages when necessary).
    Upload sketches

    Maximum 3 photos of the same work. Compressed photos can be in jpg/png/bmp formats, of the size W1190*H840 pixels, and resolution above 72 dpi and under 150 dpi. Max 3MB per photo. Please keep the original file by yourself.
    Taiwan International CI Design Award Specifications
    Upload documents
    1. All entries need to be registered online.
    2. Upload the description of the design concept, max. 200 words (1,000 characters). (English is the main language, supported by other languages when necessary).
    Upload sketches

    Maximum 3 photos of the same work. Compressed photos can be in jpg/png/bmp formats, of the size W1190*H840 pixels, and resolution above 72 dpi and under 150 dpi. Max 3MB per photo. Please keep the original file by yourself.

  3. Inspection of Qualifications:
    Related information of submitted works will be inspected, including qualifications, documents, format of entries and etc.
  4. Preliminary Selection :
    In order to reduce waste caused by printing or mailing the entries, reception of entries and the preliminary selection will be conducted via our digital system. Participants do not need to submit physical sketch boards.
  5. Final Selection:
    4-1. A. Selection will be performed by reviewing the actual works. Detailed specifications to be submitted are as follows:
  6. Final Selection
    Taiwan International Poster Design Award
    Submit works
    1. 2 copies of printing or color print-outs (2 copies should be submitted for each work). Digital printing is not acceptable.
    2. The size of the work needs to be between 36.4cm x 51.5cm ~180cm x 120cm.
    Entry Label Criteria:
    1. All Entries need Entry label on their works
    2. Entry label: max. 200 words; English is the main language, supported by Chinese.
    3. Each work must state its title, description, and name of the designer and the company.
    4. The label should be posted on the lower right side of the back of the work.
    Submit CD-Rom:
    1. Entry label( text file only)
    2. Original images of the work (300dpi, pc or mac files in jpg/png/bmp/tif or eps format are acceptable)
    Taiwan International CI Design Award
    Submit works
    1. Please put the identity system and the work on an A3 form (29.7cmx42cm). Please arrange the work in vertical order. 4 pages are maximum.
    2. Actual work may be submitted.
    Entry Label Criteria:
    1. All Entries need Entry label on their works
    2. Entry label: max. 200 words; English is the main language, supported by Chinese.
    3. Each work must state its title, description, and name of the designer and the company.
    4. The label should be posted on the lower right side of the back of the work.
    Submit CD-Rom:
    1. Entry label( text file only)
    2. Original images of the work (300dpi, pc or mac files in jpg/png/bmp/tif or eps format are acceptable)

  7.   Note:To avoid damage during transportation, please firmly pack all your works.

    4-2. Submission of works:
    Works should be received by mail before September 15, 2019(based on the postmark).
    To ensure the legibility of works, please mark the category on the objects and packages sent.
    4-3. Location of submission:
    CPC “Taiwan International Graphic Design Award” team.
    Address: 11F-5, No. 391, Sinyi Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan 110
    Tel: 886 2 26 98 29 89 Ext.2642
    Fax: 886 2 26 98 9072.
    Email: tidga.moea@gmail.com
    Contact person: Mr. Wu

Selection Process

Principle for Judge Panel

  1. The organizer shall select local and international experts as the judge panel according to the competition categories.
  2. The international judge panel for each category will consist of experts who come from more than two global regions or countries. Gender Balance is considered.
  3. The organizer reserves the right to change the members of the judge panel in case of illness or unforeseeable circumstances.
  4. The organizer is responsible to provide the instruction on rights and obligations of the judge panel.

Judging Criteria

  1. “Taiwan International Poster Design Award”: Creativity, completeness of composition, and stringency.
  2. “Taiwan International CI Design Award”: Commercial value, authenticity, and delivery of the topic.

Method of Selection

  1. Inspection of Qualifications: Related information of submitted works will be inspected, including qualifications, documents, format of entries and etc.
  2. Preliminary Selection: In order to reduce waste caused by printing or mailing the entries, reception of qualified entries and the preliminary selection will be conducted via our digital judge system. The judge panel evaluates the works through digital files sent.
  3. Final Selection: Selection will be performed by reviewing the actual works.
  4. The list of award winners shall reflect the judge panel’s final decision. The organizer shall notify all winners within 15 days after the final selection.

Incentive Measure

Category of Both Awards
Grand Prize (1 person) A Medal; invited to an exchange of topic in the host country.
ico-D Excellence Award (1 person) A Medal.
JAGDA Excellence Award (1 person) A Medal.
TPDA Award (1 person) A Medal.
GDA-ROC Award (1 person) A Medal.
TGDA Award (1 person) A Medal.
TADA Award (1 person) A Medal.
Category of Taiwan International Poster Design Award Category of Taiwan International CI Design Award

Specific topic and non-specific topic categories

  • Gold Award (2 persons): Medal; invited to an exchange of topic in the host country (note).
  • Silver Award (2 persons): Medal
  • Bronze Award: (2 persons): Medal
  • Youth Award: (2 persons): Medal (for participants under 35 years old and not receiving other medals)
  • Judge Panel Special Award (each member of the judge panel will select one winner. Winners are selected outside the Gold/Silver/Bronze Medal winners): Medal
  • All award winners will receive an award certificate(in addition to the winners of the medal). Their works will be exhibited and collected in a special publication.

Corporate identity and event identity categories

  • Gold Award (2 persons): Medal; invited to an exchange of topic in the host country (note).
  • Silver Award (2 persons): Medal
  • Bronze Award: (2 persons): Medal
  • Youth Award: (2 persons): Medal (for participants under 35 years old and not receiving other medals)
  • Judge Panel Special Award (each members of the judge panel selects one winner. Winners are selected outside the Gold/Silver/Bronze Award winners): Medal
  • All award winners will receive an award certificate(in addition to the winners of the medal). Their works will be exhibited and collected in a special publication.

Note:If Grand Prize and Gold Award winners are unable to attend the awards exchange activities, subsequent winners will be invited to the exchange activities in the host country.


Application of Awarded Works:
  1. The awarded works will be collected in the “Taiwan International Graphic Design Award” publication.
  2. The awarded works will be published on the “Taiwan International Graphic Design Award” website and relevant publications.
  3. The awarded works will be exhibited in exhibitions relating to the plan promotion by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  4. The awarded works will be exhibited and collected in the Tung Fang Design University-Shigeo Fukuda Design Museum.

Participation Terms

  1. Please provide design works according to the given specifications. Participants are also required to read the selection rules carefully and must abide by all requirements prescribed in the competition guide and bylaws.
  2. Participation in this competition is free of charge; there is no fee for inclusion of works in the winner's exhibition and the content publication (funding is provided by the organizer).
  3. All submitted works must have an entry label written in English for the convenience of foreign members of the judge panel.
  4. Participants must agree with the content of the Statement of Intellectual Property Rights and Notification for the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Information, declaring that their works do not infringe upon other parties' intellectual property rights.
  5. The organizer reserves the right to use the submitted works for all kinds of publicity, touring exhibitions, publications, or commissioned publications without additional payment; however, this use shall not interfere with other commercial uses and applications.
  6. Design works of members of the judge panel or works that belong to their respective companies are suggested not to participate in this competition.
  7. If the following is found, eligibility of the entry will be cancelled and legal liabilities shall be imposed on the designer:
    • 7-1 The work was completed and published before June, 2017.
    • 7-2 Plagiarism.
    • 7-3 The work is inconsistent with the eligibility.
  8. Award winners will be contacted by the organizer to provide files and information for exhibition and publication purposes. To comply with international competition regulations, additional files and actual works may also be needed. After exhibition, the awarded works will be collected in the Tung Fang Design University-Shigeo Fukuda Design Museum. If award winners would like to apply actual works return, please contact organizer, and the transportation fee have to be paid by award winners.
  9. For issues that arise after this guide is completed, the implementer is liable for making corrections or additions when necessary and announcing all details on the official website.