Seoul Design Olympiad 2008


The winners announced:


The Seoul Design Competition is to be held under the theme of 'Design is AIR' with the goal to uncover environmentally-friendly and creative design solutions for a sustainable city life in the future.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Design Competition
Genre Art, Environment, Free-Theme, Graphic, Landscape, Sustainability, Transportation
Country Korea
RegDeadline 10 July 2008 GoogleCal iCal
10 July 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Field of Competition
1. Earth: Environment
Earth as a materialistic base of human life: architecture, landscape, space, etc.
2. Water: Communication in Flow
Water as conversation and information flows: graphic design, information design, animation, etc.
3. Wind: Experience in Media City Scape
Wind as a medium for daily experiences of urban life: communication, information service system, design experience and transportation equipment, etc.
4. Fire: Objects in Urban Culture
Fire as mediator among earth, water and wind, and a new facilitator of culture: objects and creative concepts which cross the boundary of products, fashion and industrial art.

Professional group of jurors consists of no more than 10 design experts around the world

Judging Process
Two-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Grand Prize (1): USD 5,000+Invitation
Gold Prize (1 for each category, total 4): USD 2,500+Invitation
Silver Prize (1 for each category, total 4): USD 1,500+Invitation
Bronze Prize (Max.10 without consideration of categories): USD 1,000
People's Choice Award (several): USD 500-3,000
Honorable Mentions: Award (medal) and supplementary award

Entry Fee

Panel presentation (JPG format) and Explanation (A4, less than 5 pages)

Stage 1 Winners are announced: 31 July 2008
Stage 2 submission: 16 September 2008
Winning schemes are displayed: 10 October - 30 October 2008 (at Seoul Design Exhibition)
Award Ceremony: 30 October 2008
Publication: 20 December 2008

Seoul Metropolitan Government

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