Competition theme: ‘Shaping the future of green transportation’
Deadline for submissions/Works review
Winners announced. Award ceremony
Call for entries
Terms and Conditions
1 x Gold Prize winner
2 x Silver Prize winners
5 x Bronze Prize winners
10 x Commendation Prizes
20 x Shortlisted Entries
The judges are looking for interesting and creative designs for all types of rail vehicles from high-speed trains to metros. They are looking for designs that tackle worldwide issues such as encouraging people to use rail travel than personal cars, or how rail vehicles can ease congestion in cities.
Entries will be judged on their originality, functionality, perceived commercial feasibility, aesthetics and potential to solve the problem outlined in the submission.
1) Entries will be judged by a panel of judges including senior management at CRRC, PriestmanGoode and leading international rail experts. The judging panel’s decision is final.
2) Entries will be judged on their originality, functionality, perceived commercial feasibility, aesthetics and potential to solve the problem outlined.
3) Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
4) The judges reserve the right not to accept an entry if the Terms and Conditions have not been strictly complied with. Once an entry has been submitted no further changes will be accepted.
5) Winners will be notified by email, telephone and/or postal mail, using the information supplied at time of entry, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, publicity and liability release, along with an assignment of all rights in and to his/her entry (including copyright and a waiver of any moral rights to the extent allowed by law), within 7 days of notification. Potential winners may also be required to verify the facts of their story and/or provide additional documents as may be required by Sponsor to confirm and/or assign rights in the entry.
6) The 8 Winners will be invited to Qingdao, PRC on 18th November 2016 to present their designs to the panel of judges. The Judges will select and award the different prizes to the winners. Travel and accommodation will be paid for one person per entry by CRRC.
1) Entries must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form.
2) Entries must not have won any previous awards.
3) The submission and text should be submitted online via http://www.rvid.org.cn/match_en/index.php
4) Collection of entries begins at 10 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 30 June 2016, and ends 24.00 [GMT] on the 20 October 2016. Late entries will not be accepted.
In addition, the following terms and conditions must also be met.
1) The competition is open to entrants who are at least 18 years of age on the date of submitting their entry.
2) Employees, officers and directors of CRRC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone involved in the production or administration of the Competition, and any member of the immediate family or household of any such persons, are not eligible. Contest is void where prohibited.
3) CRRC, its associated companies and its designees shall have the unrestricted and non-exclusive right to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display, perform, broadcast, modify, and otherwise use any or all entry materials and intellectual property, alone or in combination with other material including but not limited to essays, photos and/or videos in any and all media, whether now known or later discovered, in perpetuity, without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant or anyone else.
4) All submissions must be created by entrant personally, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
5) Following the culmination of the competition, CRRC reserves the right to use images and for display purposes at CRRC’s premises without copyright or royalty restrictions.
6) Intellectual property remains with the entrants.
7) PRC law applies. The application of mandatory law, including but not limited to territorial unfair trade law, remains unaffected.
1.Participants shall provide real personal information during registration and the Competition Society will not make substantive review on the identity of the designers; however, the participants will lose their opportunities for prize acceptance and work publication due to false personal information.
2.Participants must ensure that the entries are original without any plagiarism and infringement to the intellectual property right or other rights of any third party. If any above-mentioned illegal acts occur, the participants shall bear all liabilities of compensation and ensure that the organizing committee is protected against any loss.
3.The Competition Society is not equipped with sufficient monitoring capability to identify acts of plagiarism. However, once the acts of plagiarism are identified, the Competition Society has the right to disqualify the participants and require the return of prizes or bonuses, and meanwhile reserve the right to request for the compensation caused by potential occurred damage. The judging panel assumes no legal liability for the infringement acts by others, and the legal liability for infringement shall be borne by the plagiarists.
4.Works which are prohibited to be published, disseminated or contain the following contents are not accepted by the Competition Society.
(1) No entry should contravene the basic principles of the Constitution;
(2) No entry should endanger the state security, disclose the state secrets, subvert the state regime, and separate the unification of the state;
(3)No entry should impair the honor and interests of the state;
(4) No entry should instigate ethnic hatred or ethnic discrimination, or undermine national unity;
(5) No entry should break religious policies of the State, or blazon forth evil cults or superstition;
(6)No entry should disseminate rumors, disturb social order, or undermine social stability;
(7)No entry should spread obscenity, eroticism, gambling, violence, homicide, terror or instigate crimes;
(8) No entry should insult or slander others, infringe the legitimate rights and interests of others;
(9) No entry should contain other contents prohibited by laws and administrative regulations.
5.Participants should retain the manuscripts of the entries in advance.
6.The Competition Society enjoys the final explanation right of this Competition within the scope permitted by the law.
1.The inaugural International Train Design Competition invites students, graduates and young professionals to design rail vehicles that will shape the future of green transportation.
2.The aim of the competition is to encourage industrial design innovation in the rail industry and to promote rail transportation as integral to the development of a more sustainable world.
3.Judges are looking for interesting and creative designs for all types of rail vehicles, from high-speed trains to metros. They are looking for designs that tackle worldwide issues such as encouraging people to use rail travel rather than personal cars, or how rail vehicles can help ease congestion in cities.
Entrants are required to submit the following information
1) Project/product title.
2) Entrant name.
3) Entrant description (e.g. designer/agency/engineer/student/other).
4) Brief Project description (max 200 words).
5) Full Project description (max 1000 words).
6) 1 x A2 Sheet illustrating and explain the entire submission and up to 3 x A2 supporting sheets to explain the submission in more detail. [300dpi minimum. Jpeg or print quality PDF format.]
All submissions must be written in plain English. Each submission should be split into two distinct sections
a) An outline of the problem that you will address.
This could be an issue specific to your country, or it could be a global issue. It needs to relate to the future of green transportation and sustainable travel.
b) Explanation of your solution and how it will work.
Provide clear details on how it will help to solve the issue you have outlined. Solutions can range from high-speed trains to metro, commuter or intercontinental trains, but must be a rail vehicle of some kind.