The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announces the eleventh edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.
THEME OF THE 2014 COMPETITION
Contestants are to choose a subject (a physical or intangible cultural asset) which is an original and distinctive feature (whether a well-proven or potential value) of a place in one of the countries within the purview of the competition, with the aim of highlighting its cultural and touristic value.
CONTESTANTS SHOULD PRODUCE A KIT CONSISTING OF AN ORIGINAL ITEM OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, TAKING THE FORM OF A SOUVENIR AND TO BE CONCEIVED FOR SMALL-SCALE AND LOW COST PRODUCTION, AND AN ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION FLYER.
This year the competition will award the Trieste Prize for the best original project on the set topic of theTethyshadros insularis, a wonderful Hadrosaurid that lived some 70 million years ago known as Antonio the Dynosaur, displayed at the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale of Trieste and found in Villaggio del Pescatore in the province of Trieste.
The award is supported by the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale of Trieste and marks the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of the remains.
The competition’s dedicated section is open to all candidates.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
The competition is open to all designers born in CEI member states (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine) in compliance with its stated purposes, and to designers born in Estonia, Germany, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey as well.
Any groups competing should consist exclusively of members born in the countries listed above.
Each contestant can enter only a single project, unless entering one for the general theme of the competition and a separate one for the Trieste Prize’s dedicated theme.
Every participant should submit:
– A picture or a visual documentation of the selected tourist attraction (JPG format, min. size 10x15cm, 300 dpi resolution).
– An account detailing the reasons for the choice of tourist attraction and the rationale behind the design of the kit (max. 1000 characters, in English).
– The project of the original souvenir (max. size 10x10x20cm) entered the competition, containing all the information required for its manufacture in small-scale, low cost production (no more than three A3 tables, in free technique, in JPG or PDF format, press quality).
The contestant may provide further information on any locally available specialist skills and/or firms suitable for manufacturing the object.
– A tourist information leaflet accompanying the object designed (in the contestant’s own language and in English, in free format, max. size A3), providing details useful in promoting the attraction and its location (pictures, maps/routes/entertainments/personal recommendations, etc.).