Sound Innovation

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 20 Ekim 2008
Teslim Tarihi: 25 Ekim 2008
E-posta: [email protected]
Web Sitesi: www.designboom.com/soun...

Designboom in association with Altec Lansing and Plantronics are looking for new speakers and headset designs. Participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts, to people of 18 years or older. Free registration is required.

Altec Lansing - Future Sound Speakers

Altec Lansing created the first cinema speakers in the 1920’s and have continued to innovate ever since; designing and manufacturing award winning ipod and mp3 speaker systems, PC speakers, home audio and headphones, blending art with science to stir the soul. Entries should consider future styles / trends and usability.

Plantronics - Stylish Sound Headsets
Plantronics have recently launched a tech-cessory headset (D925) that fuses technology and jewelry into a beautiful earpiece that looks as good as it sounds. you are invited to take this theme further and develop concept bluetooth headsets that are fashion forward and desirable to wear.

The designers of 2 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards:
- Future Sound Speakers category winning prize 5.000 Dollars
- Stylish Sound Headsets category winning prize 5.000 Dollars

In the event that Plantronics exercises the option to use the rights for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), Plantronics undertakes to pay a one-off fee to the designer of  5.000 Dollars. This does not apply to the 2 winners, their fee is the prize as written above.

Design Criteria
Projects should not be currently in production, previously published or exhibited projects are not accepted.

The jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of their formal / technological aspects. Please don''t send in vague concepts, but go a step further. It''s not the idea which is the art, it''s more the way somebody handles the idea that makes art.

Teams should register with one name only, when submitting works all team member’s names should be added.

Maximum 4 works can be submitted, whether the participant is an individual or a group.

- Up to 3 files for uploading to the server
Images or a composition of more images of your project. Use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file, RGB color mode. (Image size max 600 (width) x 700 (height) pixels)

If you are not able to reduce the size of your file please see the tutorial on how reduce the size of your file with photoshop.

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
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)

Registration Period: 10 July - 20 October 2008
Submission Deadline: 25 October 2008
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