Prepare For Judging FAQs

Preparing for final judging

How do I submit my design concept(s)?
What should be in my submitted design concept?
What is the submission format?

Completing the online form

How many design concepts can I enter?
What is the “date of creation” for?
Can I make changes after saving my entry?
Where do I provide details of my team members?

Submitting & presenting your design concept

Is it possible to submit a series of works?
What language can I use to present my design concept?
Will my design concept be at a disadvantage if I submit it in a non-English language?
Is it compulsory to engage the professional translation services for final judging?
Can I submit my design concept in landscape orientation?
Do you have a template/sample showing how can I present my design concept?

After submitting your entry

Do I need to mail my design concept to your office?
Can I change my participant category after I submitted my work?
How do I know if you received my work?
I did not receive a confirmation email.
When will the results be announced?

Optional materials

Do I have to send in a prototype / mock-up / video for my design concept?
What address do I send my prototype / mock-up / video?
How will I know if you have received my package?

Preparing for final judging

 

How do I submit my design concept(s)?
All design concepts can only be submitted online at the participant portal.

1. Create an account through the participant portal.
2. Click on “prepare your entry”.
3. Upload your presentation files and fill in the entry information.
4. Save entry.
5. Click on “Submit your draft entry” to submit and pay for the entry.
 
What should be in my submitted design concept?
Your presentation boards should include the following:
– brief description of your design concept
– what can the design concept do or the solution it can provide
– innovation or novelty of the product
– visual images of the product
– use scenario (if applicable)

For more complex concepts,
– include the technology or material behind the concept
– information on how it can be produced
– explain why is it important or why is it the next trend
 
What is the submission format?
Presentation board format
– jpg format only
– 5 pages or less
– maximum 2Mb in size or less for each page
– A3 sized
– portrait orientation
– Font size: at least 12 points
– bottom left corner: page numbers and total number of pages
– Remove all organisation’s logo, names and images of designers.


Completing the online form

 
How many design concepts can I enter?
You may enter as many design concepts as you wish.
 
What is the “date of creation” for?
It refers to the date on which the design concept is first created. This is important in the event of an intellectual property dispute.
 
Can I make changes after saving my entry?
You can make changes after saving your entry. However, after submitting your entry, you will not be able to make amendments.
 
Where do I provide details of my team members?
For companies
You do not have to provide the details of your team members at this stage. You will only need to provide this information if your work is awarded. If the work is awarded, you can include credits for up to eleven names.

For small companies and design studios
You do not have to provide the details of your team members at this stage. You will only need to provide this information if your work is awarded. If the work is awarded, you can include credits for up to six names.

For institutions
You do not have to provide the details of your team members at this stage. You will only need to provide this information if your work is awarded. If the work is awarded, you can include credits for up to a maximum of two faculty members and eight students.

For groups
The preparation form will provide fields for you to fill in details of your team members.


Submitting and presenting your design concept

 

Is it possible to submit a series of works?
You can group a series of design concepts and submit it as one entry if they are based upon a common concept. Otherwise, they have to be submitted as separate entries.
 
What language can I use to present my design concept?
You may present your design concept in English, German, Korean, or Chinese if you submit your design concept before 23 March 2017. After 23 March 2017, the entries must be submitted in English only.
 
Will my design concept be at a disadvantage if I submit it in a non-English language?
No, the jury members evaluating your design concept will be native speakers of the language.
 
Is it compulsory to engage the professional translation services for final judging?
No, as long as you provide an English version of your design concept for final judging.
 
Can I submit my design concept in landscape orientation?
No, your presentation must be in portrait orientation.
 
Do you have a template/sample showing how can I present my design concept?
We do not have templates determining how you should present your entry. There are format guidelines as to what information you should include in the presentation. You can find the format requirements here.


After submitting your entry

 

Do I need to mail my design concept to your office?
No. The entry(s) you have uploaded will be printed for final judging.
 
Can I change my participant category after I submitted my work?
If you are at the “draft entry” stage, you can still amend your entry information. If you have already submitted the entry, no changes can be made.
 
How do I know if you received my work?
After submitting an entry, you will receive a confirmation email. All submitted entries will also be recorded in the “Status and results” section of the participant portal.
 
I did not receive a confirmation email.
Please check your junk/spam mailbox for the email. Please also check the security settings of your mail server and allow automated emails from Red Dot.

If you are unable to find it, please login to the participant portal. In the Status and Results page, you will find all the entries that you have submitted.
 
When will the results be announced?
Results will be sent to you privately before the 1st week of July 2017. The announcement will be made officially announced to the public during the awarding ceremony on 5 October 2017


Optional materials

 

Do I have to send in a prototype / mock-up / video for my design concept?
Prototypes, mock-ups, and videos are additional materials and optional. You may send them in if you think they will help the jury better understand your design concept.

You may send prototypes, mock-ups or videos to us if you are submitting your design concept during the late submission period or you have received notification that your design concept will be proceeding to final judging.

Videos may be submitted from 23 Mar – 24 May 2017, except when otherwise instructed. Provide a download link at the “prepare your entry” or final judging application form. Recommended website links include vimeo, dropbox, google drive, or baidu.

All prototypes sent will be subject to an administrative fee of SGD100, this does not include shipping. Prototypes larger than 0.5 m x 0.5 m x 0.5 m or heavier than 25kg, the administrative fee is SGD200. For prototype larger than 1m x 1m x 1m or heavier than 50kg, please contact us to assess the handling and costs.

Please refer to “Delivery & collection” for the dates to arrange your collection.

Due to the fragility and one-off nature of prototypes, and mock-ups, please make your decision to send the prototypes/mock-ups carefully. Red Dot Singapore’s liability is limited to SGD500 for any damage incurred during judging, storage, and/or exhibition of the prototype/mock-up.
 
What address do I send my prototype / mock-up?
Please refer to “delivery & collection”.
 
How will I know if you have received my package?
We will email you when we have received your package. If you do not receive an email notification from us, please contact us.