2024 International CMF Design Award Timeline Announcement!

January 1, 2024: Start of Submissions
May 31, 2024: Free Submission Deadline
July 31, 2024: Early Bird Submission Deadline
September 20, 2024: Regular Submission Deadline
October 9, 2024: Works Submission Announcement
October 10-14, 2024: Preliminary Evaluation Meeting, Selection of Shortlisted Works
October 15, 2024: Shortlisted Works Announcement
By October 23, 2024: Submission of Physical Entries for Shortlisted Works
By October 29, 2024: Final Evaluation Meeting, Selection of Winning Entries
October 30, 2024: Notification of Winners
November-December 2024: Award Ceremony, Winning Works Exhibition
December 2024: Winning Works Exhibition at the International CMF Design Award Gallery



ENTRY FEES

Free Registration (Until May 31, 2024), Half-Price Early Bird Registration (Until July 31, 2024), Regular Registration (August 1, 2024 – September 20, 2024) with a fee of 800 CNY; (Previous winners of the International CMF Design Award are eligible for a 10% discount on the registration fee, i.e., 720 CNY.)
Fee Explanation: The overall fee includes the registration fee, shortlisting service fee, and winning service fee. After the first round of judging, the shortlisted works list will be notified by email, and if not shortlisted, no fee is required. After the second round of physical on-site judging, the winning works list will be notified by email, and if not winning, no fee is required.
Fee Usage Explanation: The shortlisting fee includes certificate production costs, judge labor fees, award ceremony tickets, publicity expenses, etc. The winning service fee includes trophy and certificate production costs, award ceremony tickets, judge labor fees, exhibition expenses, post-event publicity expenses, etc.



PARTICIPANTS

OEMs, manufacturers, suppliers, and designers with products that carry out CMF innovation in the aspects of color, material, molding process, surface treatment, pattern texture, five senses, emotions, etc. , and can be mass producted.. 

The listing time of the work be less than 3 years. Unlimited number of works that each participant can apply.


SCOPE OF WORKS

Products (Auto Makers): automobile, home appliances, home furnishings, mobile / consumer electronics, clothing, packaging, cosmetics, shoes, hats, bags, medical devices, robots, intelligent hardware, aircraft, ships, trains & high-speed rail, jewelry, toys, gifts, traditional crafts, lighting, textiles, baby products, sports / outdoor products, game hardware / virtual reality technology products、building / interior space, etc.

Samples (suppliers): materials, processes, equipment, technology, raw materials, consumables, color tools (color cards, color instruments, color equipment), etc. Materials such as: plastic, metal, ceramics, glass, rubber (elastomer), membrane material (membrane), chemical industry (coating, ink, dye,), textile (fabric,), leather (natural, artificial leather), plate (color board, household board, composite board, aluminum plastic board, fireproof board, ceiling board, etc.), paper (decorative paper), consumables (powder, liquid, wheel) , composite materials.


EVALUATION CRITERIA

Experts from design, industry and research institutes around the world will review each participation works fairly and rigorously.

CMF design innovativation, or CMF promotion and transformation of a single element or multiple elements basing on existing products, similar products in the existing industry, and cross-industry product applications; innovations including visual, touch, taste, hearing, smell and other elements.

Aesthetic: Excellent visual effect in CMF design.

Functionality: Meeting product requirements in terms of testing, using, performance, safety and maintenance in CMF design.

Implement: With the help of modern technology, material technology, engineering technology, and industrial chain, the landing transformation and mass production of CMF design can be achieved.

Environmentality: In terms of material selection, manufacturing process and energy consumption, more environmentally friendly than similar products, and the recycling and treatment of products is considered.

Affectivity: Besides the practical use of the product, the CMF design of the product provides an emotional experience.


AWARD ESTABLISHMENT

[PRODUCT AWARD]

SUPREME GOLD AWARD ——— 2

GOLD AWARD ——— 6

BEST INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

BEST COLOR AWARD —— 1

BEST MATERIAL AWARD —— 1

BEST FINISHING AWARD —— 1

BEST DESIGN AWARD —— 1

BEST PATTERN AWARD —— 1

GREEN DESIGN AWARD —— Indefinite

CMF DESIGN AWARD —— Indefinite


[SAMPLE AWARD]

SUPREME GOLD AWARD —— 1

GOLD AWARD—— 3

COLOUR INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

MATERIAL INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

FINISHING INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

PROCESS INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION AWARD —— 1

GREEN TECHNOLOGY AWARD —— 1

CMF DESIGN AWARD —— Indefinite


RIGHT OF INTERPRETATION

Based on the principles of fairness, impartiality and openness, the Committee Of International CMF Design Award will announce the competition schedule and final results on the official website and related media;

The committee has the final interpretation and judging power for this event. If there is a dispute over the work, you can call the committee to report it and provide corresponding evidence as supporting evidence (such as plagiarizing the relevant documents). The winner will be cancelled upon verification Qualifications, certificates and trophies.


ORGANIZER RIGHTS

1. According to the actual situation of the schedule system, the right to adjust the number of awards, cancel or add awards.

2.The organizer has the right to display, publish, promote and publicize all the entries. The content of all entries must be original works. Participants must ensure that they have complete and adequate intellectual property rights in their entries, without counterfeiting or infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. Once the shortlisted and winning entries are found to have plagiarism or other infringement, the organizer will cancel their Participate in, enter and qualify for the award, withdraw the trophy, award certificate, and announce its infringement in the relevant media.