Public Recruitment for Participation of WYDF Annual Selection in 2018

As the sole global youth designer competition around the world – WYDF 2018Annual Selection competition is going to be held on Nov. 27th 2018. Thus, we welcome youth promising designers from all over the world to join anfd register this annual competition. At the end of Oct, after strict verify and review processing, four finalists from Asia, America, Europe and China will be selected to contend for the champion of WYDF 2018. 


About WYDF:

WYDF is a cumulative accelerator & incubator for youth designersfrom all around the world. They discuss and debate the world’s frontier problems and thoughts here, like howdesign intervention promotes human living condition, quality of life,development of design industry. Design is a way to see through and interpretthe world from the perspective of new vision. WYDF is a platform that helps youth designers explore design attribute and create value.

In 2018, China will be the host country for this 2018 World Youth Designer finals and be in charge of selecting a representative in China to participatein the final round.

Competition Rules&Regulation



Guangzhou Design Week,

GloW-DESIGN, iColor,

The SC Collective Design Academy.

Eligible participants:

Interior designers and interior architects who are 40 or under 40 fromall around the world.

The Jury:

The Jury consists of global experts of architecture and interior design.They will select the winner of WYD2018 on the WYDF finals.

Judging Criteria:

The requirements of the primary selection:

1. Each participant shall provide one project that is finished betweenJanuary 2017 and August 2018

2. Materials shall be provided in real photos, including one or twofloor plans, ten realistic pictures of interior space, project description inboth Chinese and English. The pixel of realistic pictures shall be no lowerthan 300 dpi.

Selection process:

1. August:Publication of rules

WYDF Committee will publicize the 2018 WYDF selection announcement andrules. Registration in China will be launched accordingly.

2. Sep. &Oct.: Participation and Registration

WYDF committee will collect and review contestants’ info and entries during this period.

The entries should convince the jury by demonstrating excellence in thefollowing aspects:

?  Overall concept

?  Design quality, aesthetics

?  Context quality, socialcompatibility

?  Materials and details

?  Ergonomics, functionality,user-friendliness

?  Sustainability, durability

3. End ofOctober: Primary selection:

Four youth designers will be selected from global youth designersrecommended by WYDF Nominations Committee respectively from Europe, Asia,America and China as finalists to contend on the final round champion of WYDF.

4. November:The finals

These four finalists from Europe, Asia, America and China will have thefinal competition. After English speeches and the Jury’s judgment, one champion will be selected as the2018 Annual World Youth Designer.

Arrangement of the finals:

Theme of thefinals: Design & Craft - Rethinking the craft of Design and the design of Craft

Seeking intellectual and creative clarity, our theme in 2018 - DESIGN& CRAFT explores both the co-dependence of design and craft, as well as thedistinct professional practices associated with each.

Participants bring and are required to cultivate mindfulness for tappinginto a new way of viewing their ideologies and those of the world at large.

1. A 18-minute speech and an 8-minute reply upon thetopic “Design Craft”;

2. Unique insights for architecture and interiordesign, and the completion situation of the project shall be included in thespeech;

3. English shall be used for the speech and reply inthe finals.

The performance should convince the jury by demonstrating excellence inthe following aspects:

?  Leading design that meetsthe theme of the finals

?  Unique, creative ideas andexcellent design expression

?  Characteristic oflocalization design

?  Experimental designexploration in concept level or practical level

?  Social value and meaning,ethicality

There is no priority in the above list for the Jury. The jury shalladjust the sequence according to their personal willingness, and judge all thedesign works within set time.

Schedule of the Finals(Tentative)

Time: 19:00-21:30, November 27th, 2018

Language: English, with simultaneous interpretation

19:00-19:15   Opening speech by WYDF Organizer

19:15-19:40   17-min speech and8-min reply by competitor A

19:40-20:05   17-min speech and8-min reply by competitor B

20:05-20:30   17-min speech and8-min reply by competitor C

20:30-20:55   17-min speech and8-min reply by competitor D

20:55-21:10   The Jury announces the winner and grants the2018 WYDA

21:10-21:25   Executive Directorof GZDW announces the nominee of 2018 WYDF of Great China and grants an award

21:30         End ofthe event

Effectiveness andinterpretation

The organizer reserves the right ofinterpretation and amendment of the rules. The rules shall be effective sinceJuly 1st, 2018.


Registration &Consultation

Consultation: Ms. Lucy Rong, 15875934312

Email: pm@citiexpo.com

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