Important to know: Prior to the submission of candidacies, the competitor will send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: first name, family name, nationality, school name and studied specialization, with that email the competitor agrees with the terms and conditions.
Obeikan MDF is a leading packaging company based in Valencia, Spain.
Since 2007, we’ve been producing innovative, high quality crates that have already become a favourite for premium fruits and vegetables worldwide. Thanks to our unique patented system, our crates don’t require any additional elements (such as staples, nails or glue) to be assembled. Only medium density fibreboard from sustainably cultivated forests and recycled paper of the best quality is used to produce our packages, which are therefore natural and biodegradable.
Being totally committed towards innovation, we are great believers in supporting and challenging young creative talents. With this competition, we want to celebrate our 10thanniversary inviting design students and challenging them to create ground-breaking designs for our unique MDF creations. The winner will receive a two-week internship, with paid flights and accommodation, in our headquarters in Valencia, Spain.
- SUBJECT OF THE CONTEST
The Obeikan Talent Packaging Award is a competition that aims to select the creation that best meets the assignment. For particularly successful designs, Obeikan can approach the author for completion and realization of the design for production. The creation could have a commercial use as either packaging, point of sale display, home decoration, DIY, fashion, etc.
- CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
This competition is international, one-round and open. Competitors need to be currently studying at a European University or Design School. Participants artwork will only be accepted once the registration email is received.
Competition Deadline: 31stMay 2018
Award ceremony: June 2018 in Valencia, Spain
Prior to the submission of candidacies, the competitor will send an email to email@example.com with the following information: first name, family name, nationality, school name and studied specialization, with that email the competitor agrees with the terms and conditions.
After that registration, the competitor will send another email with the proposed artwork to the same email address. In the case of multiple authors the work is registered only once. In the case of multiple entries from one author, each entry must be registered separately.
The jury of the competition will evaluate primarily:
- Creativity & Design – The creation should be innovative and visually outstanding.
- Functionality – The creation should serve its purpose helping to sell the product it contains.
- Sustainability – The possibilities to upcycle the designed crate will be highly appreciated.
- THE JURY
Obeikan MDF will appoint an international jury integrated by 5 members:
- 1 Director of Obeikan MDF
- 1 Fresh Produce Journalist
- 1 Fresh Produce Trade Expert
- 1 International Retailer
- 1 Art Director / Designer
The winner will receive a 2-week internship at our design team at Obeikan MDF in Valencia (Spain) with paid return flights and accommodation.
- TECHNICAL INDICATIONS
To present the candidacies will be necessary a single PDF document with the following information:
-Initial page with contact information: Name (s) and Surname of the participant (s), Course and Study Center – University, contact telephone number, contact email and title of the project.
-Informative dossier of the container design project.
-Prototype (Optional): Participants will be able to present physical prototypes at real size of the presented development, sending them by mail to the Obeikan Offices at C/ del Ciscar Nº 8, Canet de Berenguer, 46529 Valencia – Spain.
The prototype should use MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) as its main material. Other secondary materials could be used but MDF should remain the main material.
The MDF pieces that will conform the product should be produced by laser cut technologies and have a maximum size of 800x1300mm. These measures should never be exceeded. The whole product, one assembled, could exceed these measures.
Preferably, the MDF boards used should have a thickness of 2,5mm, 2,7mm, 3mm, 3,5mm or 4mm.
Although the graphic design for the creation would be appreciated, this won’t be essential to participate, and product designs could be submitted without graphic design.
For more information about the Obeikan materials and technology, please visit the Obeikan website www.obeikanmdf.com.
- JURIDICAL ARRANGEMENT
The Competitor conforms by registering into the competition that they have become familiar with the rules of the competition and agrees to the rules.
The Competitor is obligated to proceed in the making of the creation personally, independently and to refrain from any interference with the rights of third parties, in particular with the rights of copyright and other intellectual property rights.
The Competitor understands that the submitted creation and the name of the author may be published by Obeikan MDF and further used for exhibition, journalism, archive, promotion and marketing purposes, by appropriate means of use, including communication via the internet. This authorization is granted as entitling, free of charge, for all countries of the world, without any time, technological, and quantitative restrictions. The artwork may be further provided by Obeikan MDF and used for the same purposes by a third person.
By participating in the competition the Competitor agrees to publish their creation and processing their personal data under the conditions corresponding to the provisions of the relevant legal regulations.
Registered artworks delivered to the Organizer‘s address, become the property of the Obeikan MDF of the competition. For the duration of the current year (until 30th of June 2019) the Competitor grants exclusivity to the Obeikan MDF. The Competitor acknowledges that any use of the artwork by the Competitor or a third person, as well as the granting or transfer of use rights to a third party, is prohibited during the duration of the contest for contradiction with the interests of the Obeikan MDF.
Participation in the competition is free of charge.
For all participation rules, terms of competition, contractual arrangements and user licenses is decisive the rule of law of Spain. All concerned are obliged to proceed in resolving any disputes related to the competition, preferably by conciliation with the participation of the Organiser of the Competition.