/ Jury extract _ Very well finished project, with almost professional quality, which improves an existing product, in terms of usability and ergonomics while emphasizes safety.


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The ADI Medal is the award directed towards industrial design students with more tradition in our country’s design panorama. Introduced with this name in 1976, it has been called, uninterruptedly since then. With an open theme, the call is addressed to young designers recently emerged from schools, and its target is to contribute in building bridges between the academic world and the industrial and commercial spheres.

The selection of the ten projects that aim for the awards is a task of the ADI-FAD Board that ensures that most of the aspects of the discipline are represented. Usually, priority is given to those projects with a special conceptual force, a good technical resolution or a detailed research of the problems to be resolved.

Organised concurrently with the Industrial Design Delta Awards, ADI Medal counts on the same international jury, in charge of deliberating about the best projects that deserve a Golden, Silver or Bronze Medal, respectively. The winner of the Golden ADI Medal receives, in addition, free registration to participate in an international Workshop and the remunerated request to design the Medals for the next edition.


Submissions: 24/11/2015 to 11/02/2016

Finalists meeting: between 22/02 and 14/03/2016

Opening exhibition: 6 June 2016

Awards Ceremony: 9 June 2016

FADfest: 6 to 12 June 2016



The Association of Industrial Design ADI-FAD calls young professionals recently emerged from schools to present their Final Degree, Master’s Degree or Postgraduate projects to the 2016 ADI Medal award of industrial design, in the framework of the 2016 ADI Awards.

The purpose of this award is to give public notoriety to the best products produced at the end of the education period, especially emphasising those that stand out because of their conceptual contributions, the research process they represent and / or the innovation they bring to the field of design.

With an open theme, the target of this contest is the contribution to build bridges between the academic world and the industrial and commercial spheres.



All young designers whose Final Project has been approved between 2013 and the end of the current call (February 2016) and who come from any college-level school of industrial design, product design or related disciplines may participate in the 2016 ADI Medal.

All those Spanish or foreign students who have carried out their project in a Spanish school, as well as Spanish students who carried out their project abroad, may participate.

Projects that have already aimed to the ADI Medal Award in previous editions or that have been marketed before the ADI Medal awards ceremony are excluded.



The contest call is articulated into two phases:

In the first, ADI-FAD Board, composed of professionals of design, media and education, chooses up to 10 projects among all presented.

In the second, these projects will be evaluated by the 2016 Delta Awards international Jury who will award the 3 projects it considers deserving of that recognition, with Golden, Silver and Bronze Medals.




– The 10 finalist projects will be shown in the FADfest exhibition and the prototypes or mock-ups will remain in it until its end.

– FAD will insure the prototypes and mock-ups from their delivery to the date agreed upon of their return. The organisation will not be responsible for those items that are not collected on the agreed upon date. FAD, as the exhibition insurance holder, is responsible for the possible damages and their compensations, as far as they are included in the parameters stipulated by their insurance. Neither FAD nor ADI-FAD is responsible for any damage that the pieces exhibited could suffer during the FADfest show, beyond what is already strictly stipulated and approved by the insurance. They are neither responsible for any damage or incidence that finalist pieces presented to the exhibition might suffer during the transportation to and from FAD.

– Once the exhibition is over, the date and place of the collection of works will be communicated to the finalists by mail. In case the material is not collected within the agreed upon period of time, ADI-FAD will dispose of it in the way it considers adequate.

– Transportation costs to or from FAD or to or from the fitted out storehouse will be borne by the participant. During the transportation of each project, all the extraordinary expenses, including packaging, transportation and insurance, all registrations and the cost of other materials to the project presentation, will be borne by the participant.

– The projects submitted will remain at ADI-FAD’s disposal in order for the entity to carry out the promotion and dissemination of the awarded and chosen.


2016 ADI Culture award rights

– The winning projects will be entitled to use the ADI-FAD Medal homologated trademark in their Golden, Silver and Bronze versions, respectively. The usage of the brand will be under the ADI-FAD’s graphic norm.

– The finalist projects will dispose of the registered and homologated trademark by ADI-FAD “2016 ADI Medal Finalist”.



– ADI-FAD reserves the right to organise diverse dissemination activities, as well as an itinerant exhibition with the finalist and winning products. For this reason, the designers must provide, if possible, the finalist or winning material when required by ADI-FAD for these kinds of events.


Legal conditions

– ADI-FAD is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by participants.

– Participation in these Awards implies the total acceptation of the rules, the interpretation of which corresponds to the ADI-FAD Board.

– The 2016 ADI Medals call will be announced by means of these rules and through their dissemination in the media.

– The submitted material and products belong to their authors, this being inalienable property. The presented design cannot break the intellectual and / or industrial property rights of any third party, in any way. Onus, in case of infringement of third party rights, will be on the participant.

– Participants must declare the names of any third party who may have intellectual, moral or otherwise property rights, in everything related to the registration, its design or development. Participants must be able to demonstrate, on request, that any right of a third party has been transferred, licensed in favour of the participant(s), or has been resigned properly, for all intents and purposes.

– Participating in the contest, participants recognize to submit to these Official Rules and the Terms and Conditions which are final and binding in all respects, being specified that the Jury is not obliged to explain the reasons of their decisions. In case the Jury decides that any of the finalists or the winner has become ineligible, it will choose a new winner (or new finalists) to its own will.

– Registrations may be shown to ADI-FAD’s will, which reserves the right to not show those works that it considers inadequate.

– Participants accept to take part in any photograph, interview, film / video and similar promotional activity related to this contest, as may be reasonably requested by ADI-FAD, without any additional payment. Especially, the use of the participant’s name, his/her biography and image, photos and / or videos / movies of ADI-FAD and related agencies marketing materials will be duly authorized.

– No liability in relation to any post-deadline, lost, corrupted, illegible or incomplete registration will be accepted in this contest. All registration incurred in any of these cases will be turned down according to ADI-FAD’s absolute discretion. Not recorded delivery certificate of the registration will be accepted as proof of delivery.

– If any participant (including national and international winners) fails to comply with any of these Official Rules or Terms and Conditions, he/she will immediately be disqualified, returning the award received in relation to this contest to ADI-FAD.

– The participant releases ADI-FAD and any of its partners, directors and employees from any liability for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to the participation in the contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use / wrong use of any prize.

– ADI-FAD reserves the right to reproduce, in publications and magazines, any product submitted and it undertakes to always inform of the identity of its author and its manufacturer.

– ADI-FAD is not responsible for claims of plagiarism, damage or theft that may occur to the products for reasons not related to the organization.

– ADI-FAD reserves the right to change any aspect of the rules or the format of delivery of the projects.

– ADI Medals will be governed by Spanish law and will be construed accordingly. Any claim or matter arising under or in connection with this contest, the prize or these Official Rules, will be subject to exclusive Spanish jurisdiction.


Any query regarding the contest will be accepted from 10 to 14 hours at:

ADI-FAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona’s Building)

Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38

Planta -1 08018 Barcelona

Teléfono: (34) 932 566 770 / (34) 932 566 771


The call to ADI Medal, the jury, the exhibition and the presentation of projects to the media are jointly developed with the 2016 ADI Awards.



In the first phase, the 10 best projects are chosen which will aim to the gold, silver and bronze 2016 ADI Medal awards.



– 2 2016 ADI Medal Finalist diplomas.

– 2016 ADI Medal Finalist official stamp.

– Presence in the 2016 ADI Awards printed catalogue.

– Presence in the online catalogue at the website.

– Presence in the 2016 ADI Awards exhibition.

– Invitation to the 2016 ADI Awards ceremony.

– Free subscription to ADI-FAD for one year as a student member.

– ADI-FAD and FADfest promotional support in national and international specialised media.


Golden, Silver and Bronze ADI Medal:

The jury for ADI Medals will award the three best projects with the three medals, Golden, Silver and Bronze.



– Finalist pack.

– 1 Golden ADI Medal designed by the previous edition winner.

– 2 Golden ADI Medal 2016 diplomas.

– Official 2016 Golden ADI Medal stamp.

– Distinctive element in the exhibition.

– Presence in the special winners Press Release.

– Remunerated request to design the next edition Medals.

– Registration in an international Workshop1.

– Total free participation in one of the two next editions of the Delta Awards (this does not imply the direct access to the second phase, the product will be judged in equal conditions in the first phase of the Award).



– Finalist pack.

– 1 Silver ADI Medal designed by the previous edition winner.

– 2 2016 Silver ADI Medal diplomas.

– Official 2016 Silver ADI Medal stamp.

– Distinctive element in the exhibition.

– Presence in the special winners Press Release.

– Total free participation in one of the two next editions of the Delta Awards (this does not imply the direct access to the second phase, the product will be judged in equal conditions in the first phase of the Award).



– Finalist pack.

– 1 Bronze ADI Medal designed by the previous edition winner.

– 2 2016 Bronze ADI Medal diplomas.

– Official 2016 Bronze ADI Medal stamp.

– Distinctive element in the exhibition.

– Presence in the special winners Press Release.

– Total free participation in one of the two next editions of the Delta Awards (this does not imply the direct access to the second phase, the product will be judged in equal conditions in the first phase of the Award).


The assessment of the projects presented to the 2016 ADI Medals is made in two phases. In the first phase, the jury is the ADI-FAD Board composed of professionals from design, media and education.

In the second phase, the jury is shared with the Delta Awards. This is an independent and international jury, composed of diverse field experts linked to industrial design that will physically examine mock-ups and prototypes following the criteria of evaluation proposed by ADI-FAD and themselves to determine the winners.

In case that any of the members of the Jury are related to any of the presented products, he / she should abstain from voting. During the deliberations, in case of a draw, the president of the Jury holds the quality vote. Jury may not declare the award desert but it reserves the right to change the conditions of the allocations of the awards. Verdict will be justified and not subject to appeal; the awards will be awarded in a public ceremony.

On this edition, the jury members are Jasper Morrison, Jeannette Altherr, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Xavier Costa and Gracia Cardona.

Jeannette Altherr

industrial designer

Xavier Costa

CEO of Lékué

Jasper Morrison


Alexander von Vegesack

Director Domaine de Boisbuchet

Gracia Cardona

Presidenta de ADI-FAD


Submit – closed

First phase: 2015-11-24 to 2016-02-11


Registration is free and can be made online. The registration period starts on the 24th of November 2015 and ends on the 11th of February 2016. After this period it will not be possible to be registered to the contest. This date is subjected to changes at ADI-FAD’s discretion.

The required documents to fill out the registration form are:

– A copy of the last year’s enrolment or a document accrediting it. Formats: PDF, MS-Word (or Zip).

– Between 2 and 4 images of the project. Formats: JPG, GIF o PNG (low quality).

– A brief memoir of the project (up to one page). Formats: PDF, MS-Word (or Zip).

– An A1 portrait panel, explaining the project by means of pictures and text. Formats: JPG, GIF or PNG (low resolution, up to 600 kb).

– Link (optional) to an explanatory video of the project.


Optionally, appended or dossiers referred to the Project may be also presented which must be sent by regular mail to:

Disseny Industrial ADI-FAD Association

Badajoz, 175-177 Planta -1

08018 Barcelona


They may also be submitted in person at the ADI-FAD headquarters (with previous appointment):

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, Floor -1

08018 Barcelona


Second phase:

For their presentation to the jury, designers of the chosen projects will be contacted by email and will have to arrive to the ADI-FAD headquarters (in case they live abroad, a Skype meeting can be agreed upon) at the Disseny Hub Barcelona building, with the following material:

– Mock-up or life-size scale prototype (scale must be specified when it is not 1:1 SA)

– The A1 panel explanatory of the project, just if modified from the one submited on the 1st phase. Formats: PDF, TIFF (300 dpi resolution)

– The images submited on the 1st phase in TIFF format (300 dpi resolution)


The first medals, awarded in 1976, were designed by Beth Galí, coinciding with the first edition of the award. In the same year, she was responsible for the design of the Delta Trophy. However, since the second edition, the design of the Medals have become a remunerated request for the winner of the previous contest edition.

This year, the design of the medals is Adrià Pedrosa’s, winner of the 2016 Golden Medal for the project Jib-ster.


What kinds of projects can be presented?

All those projects directly related with industrial or product design, Final Degree, Master’s Degree or Postgraduate projects or any college-level school of product design or related disciplines will be admitted.


Who is part of the ADI-FAD Board?

This information is available to the general public on the ADI-FAD blog.


When will the Jury meet?

The jury will meet once the exhibition is set up, in order to physically evaluate the works.


How does the Jury work?

The jury receives the information provided when the registration is made and it studies this information for some weeks. Finally, once the exhibition is set up, the Jury organises a meeting in which all members voice their opinions and every single finalist project is debated about. On the same day, a decision about the winning products is made.


When will the Finalist Stamp be sent?

The finalist stamp will be given only to those registered to the second phase. The stamp will be issued once the second phase registration is closed.


When will the winner stamp be sent?

The winner stamp will be issued the week after the awards ceremony.


Who will have a Medal?

Winners of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Medal will receive a medal that will be awarded during the ceremony.


How many diplomas and medals are given per project?

Per each winning product, two diplomas and one medal will be given during the ceremony. In case someone is interested in a duplicate, they may apply at the ADI-FAD offices, by regular mail or by phone. Each duplicate has a cost, which the secretary office coordinators will inform you about.

In the case of the finalist projects, two diplomas will be given at the ceremony’s exit. In case anyone is interested in a duplicate, they may apply at the ADI-FAD’s headquarters, by regular mail or telephone. Each duplicate has a cost, which the secretary office coordinators will inform you about.

Delivery expenses will be borne by the participant interested.


How many catalogues am I entitled to as a winner?

Every winning project is entitled to 2 catalogues. In case you need more copies, you will have to buy them.


Can I have a catalogue if I am a member?

All members are entitled to a free copy, which they can collect at ADI-FAD headquarters, with a previous appointment.


When will I know if I am a finalist?

We will inform all participants if they have become finalists the week after the ADI-FAD meeting.


When will I know if I have won?

The results will not be available, under any circumstance, until the awards ceremony.


How many people can attend the ceremony?

The space has a limited capacity. As a result, only two or three people per finalist project can attend. In case there are any available seats, invitations will be offered to the ADI-FAD members. It is compulsory to confirm attendance by email to the secretary office and to receive a confirmation. Otherwise, it will not be possible to access the auditorium.


What is the procedure if I want to attend the ceremony?

To attend the ceremony an email must be sent to the secretary, which details the finalist project and the name of the attendants (up to 3 per product between the company and the designer). To be able to attend the ceremony, it is required to have received a confirmation email. In case of not receiving it, it is possible to contact the ADI office by telephone.


What is the fee to attend the ceremony?

Access to the ceremony is free for the finalists of the ADI Medals. Even so, it is compulsory to follow the procedure.


What happens if I win and cannot attend the ceremony?

In case you cannot attend, we will send you the correspondent trophies, certificates and catalogues from the ADI-FAD headquarters


How long does the exhibition last?

The exhibition lasts approximately 3 months. During this time, mock-ups or prototypes cannot be removed.


Could I come to install my product in the exhibition?

It is preferable, but ADI’s team and designers in charge of the exhibition must be previously informed.


Could the object be accompanied with other elements or devices?

Initially, it could not. This is an exhibition, not a fair. Only objects indispensable to the understanding of the finalist product will be accepted. All those extraordinary elements accepted as incorporated will be borne by the participant.


Could the mock-up be sent by courier?

Yes, provided that the package can be clearly identified with the registration number, the product and the company names. If necessary, clear instructions of the mock-up installation must be included in the package.


What address must the material be sent to?

All products must be sent to:

Association of Industrial Design ADI-FAD (Disseny Hub Barcelona Building)

Badajoz, 175-177

08018 Barcelona

The sent products must be easily identified without opening the packaging; that is why the name of the product and the registration number must be specified in the packaging.


Who pays for the transportation of the piece?

The cost of the transportation of the piece will be borne by the participant, for both delivery and collection.


Will the piece be returned?

The pieces shall be collected at the exhibition space on the dismantling day. In case of not being able to attend personally, the pieces may be sent by courier. Costs will be borne by the participant. Neither FAD nor ADI-FAD will accept claims for the possible damage caused during the piece transportation. All those pieces not collected on the date agreed upon will remain at ADI-FAD’s disposal.


Can the packaging material be left in the building’s storehouse until the collection of the products?

We have no storehouse, so the company will have to take the packaging at the end of the installation and return it again for the collection.


In case the piece cannot be shown due to measurement, weight or similar issues, how will it be shown at the exhibition? Who will be in charge of the expenses?

In the exceptional cases in which the product cannot be exhibited, the participant will provide all the necessary graphic and / or audio-visual information for the Jury to be able to evaluate it properly, and he / she will also indicate the physical location of the product in question, for an eventual verification in person.


When must the prototypes be submitted and collected?

From ADI, we will contact all the finalists to communicate the dates. The products shall not be submitted, nor collected prior to, nor beyond these dates, as the entity does not dispose of a storehouse.