Dyson Product Design Award 2007 In association with the British Council Design Terms and Conditions Ambassador programme, Designers Institute of New Zealand, IPONZ and the New Zealand Listener 1. The closing date for entries is 5.00pm May 25, 2007 and the 7. The product must be the result of the work carried out during winner will be announced in June, 2007. the period of five years immediately prior to the closing date. 2. The prize will be one return economy airfare to London for 8. The entrant is responsible for applying for and obtaining any one person plus NZ$3000.00 spending money. The airline intellectual property rights relating to the product that has ticket is not redeemable for cash. Travel should be been entered. The competition organisers will arrange for the commenced in September 2007 to experience the London award function to be officially recorded as an industrial Design Festival, however, if this is not possible, travel must exhibition or “gazetted” by the New Zealand Commissioner of be commenced by March 30 2008. The prize will also Patents, Trade marks and Designs. Details of any trade mark, include a visit to Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury, a patent, design application or registration associated with the Dyson vacuum cleaner as provided by Avery Robinson, a product should be included with the entry (e.g. NZ Patent Ap. year’s membership to the Designers Institute of New Zealand, No. 123456 or PCT/NZ05/123456). and an invitation to join the D&AD talent pool, an online 9. The entrant must confirm that he/she is the legal owner of database of international design talent. The winner can select all intellectual property and moral rights in the entry and, an official fee prize package tailored to the winner's if not, he/she must provide proof of permissions and/or intellectual property needs from IPONZ. IPONZ will pay the ownership and licenses from relevant third parties. The initial New Zealand application fee or service fee selected by design must be original and not in breach of a third party’s the winner. The winner or subsequent IP owner is responsible intellectual property rights. for all future costs associated with the IP asset(s). The IPONZ 10. The entrant should indemnify all parties involved in the award prize package is non-transferable or exchangeable for cash including Dyson, the promoters, the judging panel, the agents or services from a legal professional including a patent and employees against any third party claims that could arise attorney. The IPONZ prize package is to be taken within six from submission of the product to the competition. months of the award function, extendible up to 12 months by 11. The entrant must supply two references from independent agreement. The winner automatically qualifies to enter the referees, who can confirm the product has been designed James Dyson Award, a global design award to be won by the by the entrant and agree to be contacted, if necessary by best of other national level competition winners from around the judges. the world. The winner of the James Dyson Award will receive 12. The judges will comprise a group of professional designers/ £5,000 cash prize, a unique chance to interact with Dyson engineers/academics. Judging criteria will include RDD and the opportunity to gain global visibility and the following: Use (functionality, consideration of user recognition. The cost to deliver an entry for the James Dyson needs, ergonomics), Product (aesthetics, environmental Award to Dyson’s address in the United Kingdom, and its considerations, safety, problem solving), Commercial Viability insurance, is the responsibility of the entrant. See (manufacturing/production, costings, marketing, packaging/ www.dyson.co.nz for details. identity) Ambassador Potential (entrant’s personality, ability 3. The award is open to all final year tertiary students studying design, technology or engineering related degrees or courses to articulate). Innovation, Creative Intelligence and Originality and to individuals in their first five years of the work force will be considered across all areas. Judges will have the who have graduated in the above areas. final say over all aspects of the competition, no further 4. Entrants will be New Zealand residents. correspondence or discussion will be entered into and the 5. The product submitted can be developed as a professional entrant accepts the judges’ decisions as final and binding. project, class assessment or designed in the entrant’s own 13. The winner and finalists of the award will agree to partake time. The design submitted can be from any product group, in any publicity and promotional activity surrounding the but must reflect the award criteria and brief. award and future awards. As part of their ambassador role, 6. The entrant can submit up to two different design ideas, the winner will be required to partake in some activities which may be from unrelated fields – the designs are to recommended by the organisers while in the United Kingdom, serve to explain the entrant’s capabilities. As least one of including writing a travel diary of their experiences and taking the entries should be comprehensively documented (on up their own photography of their trip. to six numbered A3 sheets or boards) explaining the design 14. All entries should be available to the organisers for through a brief, research, concept drawings and photographs exhibition purposes. of models. If possible one additional page should include 15. The organisers will accept no responsibility for the entry a preliminary development strategy covering costing, material submitted. All material will be available for production criteria and marketing plan. Where possible the reclaiming by the entrant upon request at a time suitable to designer should include a model or prototype or sufficient the organiser. evidence to show the product’s benefit to the end user. All 16. The winner of the award must notify the organisers of any entrants’ identification should be restricted to the entry form change in employment during the time they are the current only and not included in the submission itself. award winner.
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