CONTEST OF IDEAS:
RES-TILE 2014

REGULATIONS


1. SUBJECT OF THE CONTEST OF IDEAS

RESTILE IS THE CONTEST PROMOTED BY MIRAGE, AIMED AT PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS WITH THE PURPOSE OF FINDING NEW AESTHETIC HORIZONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CERAMIC SLABS. A PROJECT THAT SETS OUT TO ACHIEVE A PRODUCT DESIGN WHICH IS NO LONGER SUBJECT TO CONSTRAINTS OF STYLE TRENDS BUT DICTATED BY ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO
RE-DEFINE THE VISION OF PORCELAIN STONEWARE TILES. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE OBJECTIVES AND TIMING ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DEDICATED WEBSITE AT
WWW.RES-TILE.COM/BRIEF


2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION PARTICIPATION IS FREE.

THE CONTEST IS AIMED AT ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, STUDENTS, GRADUATES AND, IN MORE GENERAL TERMS, ITALIAN AND FOREIGN CREATIVE MINDS. PARTICIPATION AS A GROUP IS ALLOWED AND A GROUP LEADER MUST BE NOMINATED TO RECEIVE ALL NOTICES RELEVANT TO THE CONTEST. PARTICIPANTS ARE ONLY ALLOW TO SUBMIT ONE PROJECT.


3.    METHODS OF PARTICIPATION

APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY COMPLETING THE FORM AVAILABLE AT WWW.RES-TILE.COM AND MUST CONTAIN PERSONAL DETAILS OF PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS AS WELL AS THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CONTEST.
FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE REQUESTED AT INFO@RES-TILE.COM
FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION, EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE ABLE TO LOAD THE PROJECT AS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.


4.    REQUIRED PROJECT FORMATS

PROJECTS MUST BE IN DIGITAL FORMAT AND MUST INCLUDE:

  1. SUMMARISED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT IN A MAXIMUM OF 3,000 WORDS (INCLUDING SPACES) DETAILING THE TITLE OF THE PROJECT, INSPIRATION AND CONCEPT; THE PDF. FILE MUST BE IN ISO A4 VERTICAL FORMAT;
  2. GRAPHIC PROJECTS (DESIGNS, RENDERING, ETC.); THE PDF. FILE MUST BE IN ISO A2 VERTICAL FORMAT;
  3. THE PROJECT MUST BE PRESENTED IN A SETTING IN ORDER TO SHOW THE AESTHETIC APPEAL OF THE PRODUCT;
  4. POWER POINT PRESENTATION OF 15 SLIDES MAXIMUM TO INTRODUCE THE CONCEPT OF THE PROJECT;
  5. (OPTIONAL) 3 MINUTE VIDEO MAXIMUM.
  6. TIMING

APPLICATIONS AND PROJECTS IN DIGITAL FORMAT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 1 MARCH 2014.


6.    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


PROJECTS WILL BE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THEIR CREATIVE, FUNCTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL.
THE JURY WILL USE THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO ASSESS PROJECTS:

  1. CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE PROJECT;
  2. FEASIBILITY OF THE PROJECT IN TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION TERMS;
  3. INNOVATION POTENTIAL OF THE PROJECT COMPARED TO ALREADY EXISTING PRODUCTS;


THE JURY COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF PROFESSORS OF THE UNIVERSITY POLITECNICO OF MILAN, MIRAGE TECHNICAL STAFF AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS OF THE SECTOR. THE COMMITTEE WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION, THAT IS NOT OPEN TO APPEAL, BEFORE 21 MARCH 2014. THE JURY WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY FEEDBACK ON HOW THEY REACHED THEIR VERDICT ON WINNERS OR MENTIONS OF HONOURS.
THE RESULT WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE DEDICATED WEBSITE AND ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INFORMED VIA E-MAIL.


7.    AWARDS THE JURY WILL APPOINT A WINNER AND A MAXIMUM OF SEVEN MENTIONS OF HONOUR.

THREE MONEY PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED, ASSIGNED ACCORDING TO THE RATING ORDER, FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF 7,000.00 EUROS:

 

  1. IST PRIZE AWARD OF € 5,000.00 AND EXHIBITION OF THE PROJECT AT MIRAGE PROJECT POINT IN MILAN DURING THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014. THE WINNER WILL ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO PERSONALLY SHOWCASE THE PROJECT AT MIRAGE PROJECT POINT DURING THE SALONE DEL MOBILE EXHIBITION; TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES WILL BE BORNE BY MIRAGE.
  2. AVRÀ ALTRESÌ IL DIRITTO DI ESPORRE PERSONALMENTE IL PROPRIO PROGETTO, PRESSO IL MIRAGE PROJECT POINT, DURANTE LA SETTIMANA DEL SALONE DEL MOBILE; LE SPESE PER IL VIAGGIO E L’ALLOGGIO SARANNO A CARICO DI MIRAGE.
  3. 2ND PRIZE AWARD OF € 1,500.00 AND EXHIBITION OF THE PROJECT AT MIRAGE PROJECT POINT IN MILAN DURING THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014.
  4. 3RD PRIZE AWARD OF € 500.00 AND EXHIBITION OF THE PROJECT AT MIRAGE PROJECT POINT IN MILAN DURING THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014.
  5. FROM THE FOURTH TO SEVENTH PLACEMENT: MENTIONS OF HONOUR AND EXHIBITION OF THE PROJECT AT MIRAGE PROJECT POINT IN MILAN DURING THE SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014.
  6. ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 CAN TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST AS LONG AS THEY HAVE CONSENT FROM THEIR PARENTS (OR LEGAL GUARDIANS). MIRAGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST WRITTEN DOCUMENTS THEREOF AND CARRY OUT NECESSARY VERIFICATION AT ANY TIME.


8.    DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT TAKING PART IN THE CONTEST

BY APPLYING TO TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANTS AUTHORISE MIRAGE TO PUBLISH AND COMMUNICATE WITH ANY MEANS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECTS IN ANY FORM THAT THE COMPANY SHALL DEEM ADEQUATE, WITH NO RIGHT TO COMPENSATION, NO LIMITS OF TIME AND TERRITORY SAVE FOR THE OBLIGATION TO STATE THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR OF THE PROJECT.


9.    MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS SHALL BE OF EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE CONTEST UNTIL APRIL 14 2014

THEREFORE, UNTIL SUCH DATE, PARTICIPANTS SHALL NOT DISCLOSE ANY DETAIL OF THE PROJECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY UNDER PENALTY OF EXCLUSION FROM THE CONTEST. BY SENDING THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATIONS, PARTICIPANTS ACCEPT THE NORMS AND REGULATIONS OF THE CONTEST AND CONFIRM, UNDER THEIR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY, THAT NO MATERIALS OR PART OF MATERIALS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECTS.
ANY POSSIBLE FUTURE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DESIGNERS AND MIRAGE SHALL BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.


10.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

WITH REFERENCE TO THE NORMS OF INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY, ALL PROJECTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ITALIAN LAW.

 

11.    RESPONSIBILITY

MIRAGE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AMENDMENT OR CANCELLATION OF THE CONTEST FOR CAUSES THAT ARE NOT IMPUTABLE TO ITS RESPONSIBILITY AND/OR FOR FORCE MAJEURE. PARTICIPATION TO THE “RES-TILE” CONTEST OF IDEAS IMPLIES THE USE OF INTERNET CONNECTION. MIRAGE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING OF INTERNET SERVICES AS WELL AS BUGS, VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGE DERIVED FROM THE UPLOADING OF DOCUMENTS OR THE UNAUTHORISED INTERVENTION OF THIRD PARTIES THAT COULD COMPROMISE THE CORRECT FUNCTIONING OF THE WEBSITE.


12.    AUTHORISATION WITH REFERENCE TO THE LAW 675/96 AND SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA, PARTICIPANTS TO THE CONTEST EXPRESSLY

AUTHORISE THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST ITSELF.
THE HOLDER OF DATA PROCESSING IS MIRAGE GRANITO CERAMICO SPA.