08 July, 2008

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Green Earth International Graphic Design Competition

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Following the success of last year's 'love your earth' competition, designboom and the DA design association japan have joined together, along with TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE to organize the 'green earth' international design competition...

Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. Free registration required.

The subject of the international competition is
green earth

TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE is affiliated with world heritage kew gardens and helps organize campaigns to help raise awareness and protect the earth. For the competition 'green earth' you are asked to enter projects in to one or both of the following 2 categories:

Create a graphic artwork that illustrates the environmental protection and how human beings and nature could coexist in a greener world.

Give the gift of a greener world at christmas. create a graphic artwork that will make this festive time of the year a moment to consider what we can do to help our planet's survival. You can use iconic christmas motifs in your design for example reindeers, trees, etc.

The designers of the 5 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards :
- 1st prize: ¥500,000 YEN
- 2nd prize: ¥200,000 YEN
- 3 x 3rd prize(s): ¥100,000 YEN (each)
TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE will use a selection of the shortlisted entries for disposable shopping bags and for other promotional material. The eco-bags will be also presented during the tokyo designer’s week 2008.
Designers will be fully credited when their work is used. And as always… designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.

Design Criteria
Your designs must satisfy the following criteria:

Original/innovative design
avoid the obvious, fashionable fads and styles, illustrate what is most important to you.

Attractive design
Good sense of color, typography, illustration, photography etc.

Your design should be related to the theme 'green earth'. Deliver an instant message with your image.

It should be easy to adapt your design for different types of mediums, flags, stamps, posters etc.
Your design could be used in a single color.

Registration deadline
Application registration will be accepted from june 17 through august 26, 2008.

Submit your entry / entries
Whether you're an individual or group, you can only submit a maximum of 3 works.

For each entry you are required to prepare a hi-res file of your design approximately 50 x 50 cm (vertical format) , 300dpi (the original hi-res image(s) of your entry will be requested if your work is shortlisted.)

Up to 3 files for uploading to our server each entry should consist of maximum three images:
please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 KB each file, RGB color mode.
maximum image size for uploading is 600 (width) x 700 (height) pixels..

The original high-resolution image(s) will be requested if your work is shortlisted.

Explanation of ideas
You have the possibility to explain your design by entering a brief description, in the text entry fields (english text only, explanation is expected to be concise).

You will be requested to accept the competition guidelines
Competition guidelines: projects participating to the competition, must be original works. Projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation. the design shall not in any way infringe any third party’s right, including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names, or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy.
Only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted ! (when submitting your design you will be asked to tick a box of declaration)

Deadline for submission of entries
Works can be submitted through august 27, 2008.

Any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for application is designer’s property. However by participating in the competition, all participants authorise DESIGNBOOM and TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted) – waiving compensation – at exhibitions and events and / or to use them for disposable shopping bags and for other promotional material that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary.
Designers will be fully credited when their work is used.
(text & graphic taken from designboom.com)

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