Wow! Creativity Contest

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 30 Eylül 2008
E-posta: [email protected]
Web Sitesi: www.manfrotto.com/wowcr...
Manfrotto, the company of design, manufacture and distribution of professional equipment for photography, video and entertainment, launches the "Wow Creativity Contest". The competition is open to young creative people, designers, architects and dreamers who love photography

The winning project will be prototyped by Manfrotto.

The projects should be sent to Manfrotto by 30th September 2008. To enter your project, please register either at the Manfrotto area at That''s Design, in the ex-Ansaldo in the Tortona area between 16 - 21 April 2008 between 10:00 - 22:00, or by visiting www.manfrotto.com

Manfrotto is looking for young creative people, artists, designers to invent the support of the future. If you are between the age of 18 and 99, send us your ideas, your projects, your dreams on how the next generation photo / video support should be.

The winning project will be realized on a prototype and will be officially presented during a press conference organised by Manfrotto at the Salone del Mobile 2009.

Please read the regulations here below carefully, you can download the instructions on the format of the artworks that are requested and send us your creative proposal by 30 September 2008.

The Aim of The Contest
Manfrotto announces a contest for ideas in order to develop a new photo / video support.

The goal of the contest is to stimulate the elaboration of innovative ideas, that must be technically feasible. We invite the participants to present projects that are original and qualitatively innovative, indicating clearly the function of the support.
The participant may choose to present a photographic support, a video support, or an hybrid support (with double functionality: photo and video).

Participation / Registration
The contest is open to creative people, graphic designers, artists, architects, and designers from all over the world, according to the rules.

You can enter the contest by sending your original and creative projects according to the following rules:
- sending the project to: [email protected]
- sending your project to Gruppo Manfrotto Srl, Via Sasso Rosso 19, 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI) - IT; at the attention of Wow Creativity Contest.

The projects presented must be original and unpublished, specifically developed for this contest.
Should your project not reach this requirement, it will be excluded from the contest, or should non conformity result after the award ceremony, the assigned award will be withdrawn.

Participation is free of charge. Participants can present one or more projects, individual or associated. The project can be presented according to the designer''s preferred technique.

We will accept graphic 2D / 3D projects, hand sketches on paper or digitally supported, photos, videos, animations, prototypes or mock up samples. The digital projects must be presented in high resolution (jpg. 300dpi).

The project must also feature a brief presentation which describes the project, the technical features and includes any other useful information in order to understand the project. This description should be provided in ".txt" format.

The projects must be presented in an anonymous form, so please do not specify your identity inside the project. The contestant''s identity will be specified in a separate closed envelope attached to the project, which will be opened after the selection of the winning projects.

Each envelope should also contain a declaration agreeing to the treatment of personal data in accordance to D.Lgs 193/2003. The files sent via e-mail need to contain an attached document with ".txt" extension. This need to include identity and the acceptance to the treatment of personal data in accordance to Law 193/2003. Please specify your identity like this:

- name, family name, address, mobile nr., E-mail address;
- name of the institute/faculty you are attending.

- Self-certification stating name, family name, address, mobile nr., E-mail address.

Submission Deadline
All the projects must arrive by 30 September 2008, 18:00. If you send your project by post or courier, we will consider the post date or shipment receipt date.

The contest results will be communicated to the first prize winner, to first 10 runners up, and to the best student, by certified mail, within 15 days of the Jury''s decision, and before 30 November 2008.

Jury and Prize Giving
The technical- artistic jury will be composed of design representatives and selected employees from the Gruppo Manfrotto R&D, Communications and Product Marketing departments.

The Jury will evaluate the projects that are in accordance with the regulations, on the basis of originality, and aesthetical-functional value.
The prize giving criterion will be:
- innovative ideas
- feasability
- wow design
The Jury reserves the right to not assign any of the awards if none of the projects presented are considered valid and merit-worthy to be developed/prototyped. 

1° First Absolute Prize: Realization on a prototype by Manfrotto. The award giving ceremony will be held during a press conference organised by Manfrotto at the next Salone del Mobile 2009. Manfrotto will take care of the manufacturing of the prototype that will be displayed in a dedicated area of the Manfrotto stand during the Salone del Mobile 2009, and on the Manfrotto.com website.

Best Student Prize: Possibility to attend a stage at the Manfrotto R&D department (time to be defined). The project will be displayed at the Manfrotto stand during Salone del mobile 2009 and on the Manfrotto.com website.

The first 10 runner up projects will be displayed at the Manfrotto stand during Salone del Mobile 2009 and on the manfrotto.com website.

The exhibition of the project could then be transferred to other locations without further permission from the participants. There won''t be any kind of monetary prize or any other kind of prize, than what foreseen in the present regulation.
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