Call for Ideas
Register deadline: February 02, 2018
Submit deadline: February 20, 2018

Through the theme, ‘Urbanscape’, we seek to explore urban furniture designs that not only enrich the built environment but also improves the quality of such interstitial spaces. Furthermore, the design should suit and enhance the beauty of an urban setup. It should be a forward-thinking product with the intent to create a useful, functional and sustainable product. We expect original, creative and innovative ideas to furnish such interstitial spaces without ignoring the existing problems.

Additionally, the design of the urban furniture should adhere to the following points:

– It should give a new definition to the existing interstitial spaces.
– The overall size of the furniture should not be more than 8’ x 4’ x 4’(disassembled in case of an assembly of multiple items).
– It should follow modularity to make replicability of the furniture easier.
– It should be functional and serviceable.
– It should correspond to the urban context for which the furniture is being designed.
– It should be comprehensive and not limited to the preference of a particular age group.
– Innovation, in terms of material exploration, use of technology and fabrication methodology, will be the key criteria for the basis of judgement.

Eligibility:
The competition is open to people of all nationalities and professions (including students).
The competition/events/exhibitions are open to people from the age group 18–35 years till the last date of registration. Anyone who does not meet the age requirement may still participate in the competition if he or she is part of a team whose leader or at least one member is between 18 to 35 years of age.

Team:
A maximum of 4 people can participate as a team. Participation as an individual is also permitted.

Submission:
Submissions are expected in a maximum of six DIN – A3 presentation boards in digital format (Jpeg – PDF). Hand rendered as well as the use of digital mediums are allowed. In addition to that, a small questionnaire which includes answering your narrative of framing the design shall be submitted. If abstractions are a contributing part of the design they are expected to be laid clearly in the process, with the help of a visual or verbal medium.

Award:
1st Prize: Reward of 1500$, trophy + certificate and bragging rights of BOUN CHAMPION at BOUN EXHIBIT 2018. Winner gets a sponsored trip to BOUN EXHIBIT 2018 + Publication in our bi-annual digest of BOUN.
1st Runner-up: Reward of 1000$ and medal of honour with certificate + Publication in our bi-annual digest of BOUN.
2nd Runner-up x 2: Reward of 500$ each and medal of honour with certificate + Publication in our bi-annual digest of BOUN.
10 Honourable Mentions: Each honourable mention gets a Medal + certificate and our bi-annual digest of BOUN.

Official language of the competition:
English

Deadlines:
Launch of the Competition 15th October 2017
Early Registration Fee $25 until 05th December 2017
Standard Registration Fee $35until 05th January 2018
Late Registration Fee$60 until 05th February 2018
Closing of Registration 05th February 2018 12:00 PM GMT
Closing of Submission of Entries 20th February 2018 12:00 PM GMT
Results Declaration 1st April 2018

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