Taipei City Government opens the call for entries for the Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2018 — the 11th competition anniversary.
Competing fields include Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design and Public Space Design. This year, for the first time, a cross-category “Inclusive Design Award” will be set up, with the theme of playground equipment or playgrounds.
The competition sums up to a total prize of NT$ 3,800,000 — which is more than $127,000 (USD).
Everyone around the world are welcomed to participate individually or as a group (each group is limited to five members) with one member as main correspondent. Entries must be original creations of the contestants completed after 30 June 2016.
Entries are grouped into three main categories:
- Industrial Design — refers to design works that can be mass-produced, including general and digital application, transportation tools, equipment and instruments, daily utilities and household goods, IT and home appliances, etc.
- Visual Communication Design — includes designs of digital graphic creations, identity, posters, packaging and printing (including digital printing) etc.
- Public Space Design — designs for open space provided for public use, government buildings and certain private establishments.
Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.
The competition was known as Taipei Industrial Design Award between 2008 and 2011, re-named in 2012 as Taipei International Design Award, and has been so called since.