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CONTEST RULES

I. PURPOSE AND CONTENT 

Serving cultural exchanges, foreign affairs, and souvenirs for tourists. Promoting and introducing the dynamic, friendly, affectionate, and hospitable image of the homeland and people of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City. 

Stimulate the spirit of creativity, evoke national pride, and uphold the sense of preserving and advancing the unique cultural values of Ho Chi Minh City.

Souvenirs are the embodiment of the quintessence, showing the city's unique features and cultural identity; created and designed on various environmentally friendly materials, suitable as gifts for everyone. 

Through the competition, creating souvenir products with breakthrough designs and high applicability to support businesses and souvenir gift manufacturers to diversify product designs, fulfill customer requirements and tastes. 

Includes 2 categories of items:

  • Diplomatic gifts: will be used for governmental domestic and foreign affair purposes, and for local events and conferences.

  • Tourism souvenirs: to promote and introduce the image of the homeland and people of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City to domestic and international tourists.

 

II. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

  • Participating individuals and organizations must voluntarily register and accept the rules of the Organizing Committee; have a valid application file as described in the contest rules.

  • Participating organizations must have the functions and conditions for business activities as prescribed by law.

  • Participating individuals and organizations must submit participation documents on time, ensuring accurate and complete information and data are provided to the Organizing Committee. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The Organizing Committee is not responsible if the entries are lost due to technical errors.

 

III. CONTESTANTS

  • Agencies, organizations, groups, and individuals (Vietnamese/ Foreigner).

  • Each organization or individual participating can submit an unlimited number of entries. Entries must be attached with the idea description.

  • The Organizer is not responsible for loss of entries due to technical errors.

  • Members of the Organizing Committee, the Jury and the Secretariat, of this contest are not allowed to participate in the contest.

  • Persons who have lost or limited their capacity or civil acts, are being examined for penal liability, are serving or have completed serving the criminal judgments or decisions of the Court but have not had their criminal records cleared are not allowed to participate in the contest.

 

IV. IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE

  • Register for the contest at LINK

  • Starting time to submit entries: May 17, 2022.

  • Deadline to submit entries: July 15, 2022

  • The top 30 finalists will be announced on July 30, 2022. Depending on the plan, the top 30 will be invited to a meeting to discuss how to produce real samples.

  • Announcement and award ceremony: September or October (schedule may change depending on the actual judging time of the Jury).

  • Participants will be notified if there is any change in the time of announcement and award ceremony.

V. REQUIREMENTS 

  • The design for the contest must summarize and condense the most distinctive features of the image and people of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City; should be highly creative and artistic. It is advisable to include the words “Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City” in the designed products.

  • Designs can be presented in any form: pencils, crayons, markers, paints or can be drawn on a computer. 3D rendering and 360-degree video clips are recommended. 

  • Entries can be an independent product or a collection.

  • The size of the product depends on the idea of the author, but have to show the meaning and nature of the souvenir item. Ensure the following conditions: easy to manufacture, easy to pack, easy to transport, portable and safe for health.

  • The design, material, color, etc. of the contested product must not be changed or deformed by the change of climate and weather.

  • The designs submitted for the contest do not violate the customs of Vietnam, are not copied or duplicated with any products already on the market, and do not infringe copyright.

  • Contest designs must be works with completely new ideas, which have not been published on any mass media and have not been produced, traded on the market or participated in any domestic and foreign competitions.

Conference gifts require the materials with high-quality, luxurious materials, but not too expensive and difficult to find.

 

VI. REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBJECTS

1. Contest entry form (according to the attached form)

2. Portfolio:

  • Individuals/groups: copy CCCD or Passport, summary of personal information, link behance.com or PDF file...

  • Business: copy of business registration certificate, summary of business information, link website...

3. Contestants are free to choose the type of contest to participate in.

4. Explanation, illustration of design ideas (pdf/ppt/doc file) (maximum 200 words)

5. Design submissions must be provided in the form of JPEG, PNG image files, size 1,000x1,500 pixels (jpg/png/bitmap), save PDF files up to 5Mb/file

6. 360 degree video (recommended)

7. If you have multiple entries, each work will be a different PDF file

VII. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF PRODUCTS:

1. Showing the characteristics of Saigon - HCMC ( 50% voting)

Express the uniqueness, reflects the characteristics or imprints on the image and people of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

2. Creative thinking (30% voting)

  • Showing creativity, intelligence design and high artistry.

  • Products with materials used from recycled materials.

  • The designs presented are a series of stories and are easy to understand, have positive meanings, and bring the spirit of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City to domestic and international markets.

3. Commerciality (20% voting)

Easy to manufacture, pack, environmentally friendly materials and reasonable price.

VIII. CONTEST RULES

  • The entries must ensure intellectual property rights, copies are not accept

  • The organizers have full rights to use the winning entries, and not responsible for issues related to copyright and disputes.

  • Rewards for invalid entries (if any) will be forfeited if fraud or piracy is found.

  • After submitting the entries, the candidates will receive a confirmation email and the entries will be forwarded to the jury.

  • If the entries belong to a group, it is necessary to specify the number and member information, there must be a written authorization for 01 individual to represent the group.

  • If selected as a finalist, the candidate will be notified to submit the best quality file or be invited to a meeting to discuss the process of sample production.

  • Contestants who have submitted their entries, if they want to withdraw from the Contest, must send a written notice to the Organizing Committee before the deadline for submission.

  • Complaints of contestants, individuals and organizations (if any) about copyrights, prizes, etc must be sent directly in writing to the Organizing Committee within 30 days after the award announcement date. The Organizing Committee considers the complaint within 07 working days and give the final decision to close the complaint.

IX. THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Representative of the Board of Directors of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism.

  • Representative of Ho Chi Minh City Design Association (VDAS).

  • Representative of Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture.

  • Representative of the International Design Association and Organization (Japan, UK...).

  • Representative of Bazzar Magazine,

  • Representative of Heritage Magazine, 

  • Representative of domestic designers.

  • View The Jury Board

 

X. PRIZE

Includes 2 categories of items: 

          A: Diplomatic gifts

          B: Tourism souvenirs

Prizes for 3 categories will include first / second / third prizes and consolation.

  1. A: Diplomatic gitfs:

  • First prize: 

01 first prize 80,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Second prize: 

01 second prize 50,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Third prize: 

03 third prize 30,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Consolation prize: 

10 third prize 10,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

 

   2. B: Tourism souvenirs: 

  • First prize: 

01 first prize 80,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Second prize: 

01 second prize 50,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Third prize: 

03 third prize 30,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

  • Consolation prize: 

10 third prize 10,000,000 VND (including cash and gifts, vouchers).

Certificates of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Design Association HCMC, VIETNAM (VDAS)

 

The individual or organization that wins the prize will be responsible for declaring, explaining and performing the income tax obligations related to the prize. The Organizer is only responsible for paying the transfer fee.

 

XI. COPYRIGHT AND REGULATIONS ON OWNERSHIP OF THE WINNING WORKS:

  1. Copyright: 

  • The contestant is responsible for the copyright of the work design.

  • In case, the copyright dispute arises after the contest product wins the prize, the contestant must take full responsibility before the law and related organizations and individuals.

  • All costs related to the prize made in accordance with the provisions of the law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam will be borne by the winning organization or individual.

 

   2. Regulations on ownership of the winning works: 

  • The Organizing Committee has full ownership of the copyright to use indefinitely as well as the full right to register the intellectual property for the winning works.

  • With the products participating in the contest won prizes, the Organizing Committee has the right to use for introduction and promotion of tourism in Ho Chi Minh City. Used as a souvenir of the City to produce, introduce, promote, and sell for visitors, tourists and people.

  • The Organizing Committee has the right to use all the content related to the entries and winning designs (the work and the author) to use for promotion and communication without paying any costs.

  • The Organizer is not responsible for copyright and related rights disputes. If it is found that the winning designs are in violation of copyright, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel the results and revoke the prize for that work.

  • With the selected works, but not meeting the requirements, the Organizing Committee has the right to request the author to adjust and supplement to suit the content of the Contest.

  • The Organizing Committee commits not to use and does not return the works that do not win prizes.