Macau Design Award 2019
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Schedule

Call for Entries
5 May 2019
Free of charge for this stage
A. Online registration: www.macaudesignaward.com ;
B. Works upload: image (max. 5 images) can be JPEG or PNG/ 72 dpi or above/ no larger than 2MB for an image;
C. Publication, Poster and Illustration entries: Single and Series work are allowed, max. 5 works per series;
D. Digital Media entries: Interactive multimedia and video should be provided for online assessment;
E. Edited film is suggested for website design and other interactive design;
F. The video will only be used for online assessment;
End of Application
1 Jul 2019
Macau time zone 23:59 (GMT +08:00)
First Assessment
2-14 Jul 2019
Jury online assessment
First Assessment Result
15 Jul 2019
Applicants can check the result of entries through the
Works Pick-up
16 Jul–20 Aug 2019
A. Applicant should read the regulations carefully and submit the works to the pick-up address;
B. Payment of participation fee should be finished and receipt should be uploaded to entrant’ s personal account on the official website.
Final Assessment
9-13 Sep 2019
Judges will select the awarded works on site
Exhibition and Award Ceremony
Dec 2019
The awarded works will be notified and issued on the Award Ceremony
This schedule may be subject to change. Any updates will be announced on the official award website.

Judges

  • Kenjiro Kirton
  • Fan Ding,
    Jian-Ping Fang
  • Yah-Leng Yu
  • Kenjiro Kirton

    Hato Design(The United Kingdom)

    Stay tuned for more judges detail!

  • Fan Ding, Jian-Ping Fang

    United Design Lab(Beijing)

    Stay tuned for more judges detail!

  • Yah-Leng Yu

    Foreign Policy Design Group(Singapore)

    Stay tuned for more judges detail!

Awards

Public Group

  • MDA Grand Prize, the highest honour award and will be given to the best work from all Gold Award of Category.
  • One Gold and Five Finalist of Category will be awarded for outstanding works in each category.
  • Polytrade Paper - Printing Design Award will be given to the best printing work.
  • The Lead of Macau Design will be given to Five Design Teams and their Client Partners for influential outstanding works.
  • Best of Macau Branding Design will be given to both Design Team and Client Partner for outstanding work in Macau that bringing out the value of branding design.
  • Jury Awards will be given to participants whose works are favoured by each adjudicator.
All award-winners and selected works will be given an award and a certificate of excellence respectively.
If any work in a category is deemed to fall below award-winning standards set by the jury, part or all of the awards will be withheld.
Serial
Category
Final Assessment Specifications
Shipping Regulation
A
Corporate Identity Design
420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
420×297mm; Image up to 5; according to the needs, original copy could be provided
B
Visual Communication Design
420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
420×297mm; Image up to 5; according to the needs, original copy could be provided
C
Publication Design
420×594mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
A t least 1 printed copy
D
Poster Design
700×1000mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
700×1000mm; Printed copy 2 for each
E
Illustration
300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
Size less than 700×1000mm; Printed copy 2 for each
F
Digital Media Design
Image: 420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed. Media: html / swf / avi / mov / mp4 / mpeg2
/
G
Spatial Design
Image: 420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed. Media: html / swf / avi / mov / mp4 / mpeg2
420×297mm; Image up to 5

Student Group

  • MDA Prize will be selected from all Student Group Gold Award of Category, and the winner will be awarded with MOP10,000.
  • One Gold and Five Finalist of Category will be awarded for outstanding works in each category.
  • MDA Nova Prize will be selected from all student participants from Macau, and the winner will be awarded with MOP10,000.
All award-winners and selected works will be given an award and a certificate of excellence respectively.
If any work in a category is deemed to fall below award-winning standards set by the jury, part or all of the awards will be withheld.
Serial
Category
Final Assessment Specifications
Shipping Specifications
S1
Corporate Identity Design
420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
420×297mm; Image up to 5; according to the needs, original copy could be provided
S2
Visual Communication Design
420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
420×297mm; Image up to 5; according to the needs, original copy could be provided
S3
Publication Design
420×594mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
Printed copy at least 1 or Image up to 5, size: 420×297mm
S4
Poster Design
700×1000mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
700×1000mm; Printed copy 2 for each
S5
Illustration
300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed
Size less than 700×1000mm; Printed copy 2 for each
S6
Digital Media Design
Image: 420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed. Media: html / swf / avi / mov / mp4 / mpeg2
/
S7
Spatial Design
Image: 420×297mm, 300dpi, JPEG/TIFF, well listed. Media: html / swf / avi / mov / mp4 / mpeg2
420×297mm; Image up to 5

Submission & Fee

Submission
Details

Works should be submitted with payment finished before 23:59 20th August 2019 in Macau Time (GMT +08:00) in person or by courier. Overdue submission will not be accepted.

Entry Form is independent for each Entrant, which could be downloaded on his/her personal account on the website, and should be completed with personal and entry works information confirmed. If there is any correction needed for the information, please notify the Organizer. For modification without notify that contradiction occurred, Entrant will be regarded as abstention.

Entry Data Label must be completed and placed on lower right corner of the back of each entry. (For 3D works, please select appropriate place for label).

All works should be submitted following to the Final Assessment Specifications, along with the Entry Form and also their image files restored in a CD or any storage device for publication, and must be appropriately packed with copy of Entry Form put on the front of the whole package.

All mailing expenses are responsible by the Entrant, freight collect is not accepted.

Submission Address
Macau Designers Association
Office Hour: Mon-Fri 09:30-18:30, Sat 11:00-18:30
Tel: (853) 2852 0335
Address: Macau Design Centre, Travessa da Fabrica No.5, Macau

Fee

Macau entrants or Overseas entrants?
Public or Student group?
Number of single works
0
Number of series works
0

Sum of Admission fee

Please select your region, category and number of works

Payment method

Please select your region
Series works applicable to Publication, Poster & Illustration categories only

Contact us

Macau Designers Association
Travessa da Fabrica No.5, Macau
Contact: Ms. Wong
Phone: +853 2852 0335
Macau Designers Association
All Rights Reserved.
Website designed by K2

Terms And Conditions

Terms and condition

1. Entry must be original work of Applicant; if plagiarizing, counterfeiting or stealing is found, the Organizers reserve the right to disqualify the Entrant’s entry; if the entry is already awarded, the reward as well as the award will be cancelled and returned.


2. The Organisers reserve the right of exhibits reproduction for promotional and recording purposes, and publishing exhibits in printed materials and collections of works;


3. When damage due to poor production or transportation that leads to impossible assessment occurred, Entrant will be regarded as abstention;


4. The Organizers will provide proper protect of the entry works, however, full risk and costs including but not limited to losses or potential damage due to theft, fire or transportation should be borne solely and fully by the Entrant;


5. The Organisers reserve the right to enter part of or all entries of shortlisted candidates into other regional or international exhibitions;


6. Entries will not be returned to Applicant;


7. The Organizers will not involved in the assignment of authorities for Entrant in group, including but not limited to the receipt of reward or award;


8. In submitting the Entrant’s Registration Application, the Entrant fully and unreservedly agrees to all the terms, clauses and conditions as above;


9. The Organisers reserve right of interpretation and final jurisdiction of rules of this competition.

About


Objectives


Founded by the Macau Designers Association, the Macau Design Biennial has been held for eleven editions. It is a historical and professional design competition seeking for enhancing public appreciation of creative design and the importance of building a good corporate image for future economic and cultural development. The creativity and practicality of design enhances the inherent value of traditional culture and art, adding value to the cultural and creative industries.

Since 2017, the Macau Design Biennial turned from cross-strait platform to the new position of exploring international design new power. From policy to operation, we have tried many innovations and gradually aligned with international design competitions. In order to bring together the world's new superior design power, promote local design power in Macau, and shift the focus of activities from past exhibitions to the competition itself, the Macau Design Biennial will be officially renamed to "Macau Design Award" from now on.

The Macau Design Awards will focus on the recognition of designers and customers, the promotion of design concepts, the exchange of regions and other platforms and also continue sticking to its tenet: find out talents in Macau, respond actively to the creative cultural policy from Macau government, and set up a cultural exchange platform.


Eligibility


Application is open to the public, designer, design team or company as well as student from all over the world can participate. For the student group, entrant must be a current student of a design institution with a registration proof. All work must be created and published no earlier than 15 May 2017 and no later than 30 April 2019. There is no theme restriction.


MDA 2019 Exhibition

Selected and winning works will be shown at the Macao Museum of Art from December 2019 to January 2020.


Organizers

Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government,
Macao Museum of Art,
Macau Designers Association


Co-organizers

Macau Design Centre


Sponsor

Macau Foundation


Partner

Zhuhai Design Week


Supporting Organizations

Macao Government Tourism Office,
Macau University of Science and Technology,
Macao Polytechnic Institute,
The University of Saint Joseph (Macao)


Acknowledgment

Polytrade Paper Corporation Limited,
Hong Kong Designers Association,
Shenzhen Graphic Design Association,
Taiwan Graphic Design Association

12th Macau Design Biennial is in preparation, follow our website or social network for up-to-date information, stay tuned!