Rules for ADI Medals



Objective

ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association linked to FAD, is inviting young, newly-qualified design graduates to submit their final Degree, Master’s or postgraduate degree projects for the ADI Medals 2022, part of the ADI Awards 2022.

Created in 1976, parallel to the ADI-FAD Delta Awards, which date to 1961, the ADI Medals were created to build bridges between the academic and the industrial worlds. These awards have a great history in our country’s design scene, and foster the talent of younger generations.

There have been 28 editions of the Delta Awards during the last 46 years, with alternating periods of annual and biannual competitions, always with the objective of recognising and promoting innovative products, emphasising the creative process and research; formal, functional and aesthetic resolution; environmental suitability, social impact and suitable application of technologies and materials.

Participation

All young designers whose Final Project has been approved between 2020 and the end of the current call, at any school providing higher education in industrial design, product or related disciplines, are invited to compete for the ADI Medals 2022.

Spanish and foreign students who have taken a course at a Spanish school, and Spanish students doing their final projects abroad are eligible to enter for the awards.

Projects entered for earlier editions of the ADI Medals or have been marketed before the prize-giving ceremony of the ADI Medals 2022, are excluded from the awards.

Mechanics of the competition

Registration is free of charge, at candidates’ own initiative or by recommendation of the observers appointed by the Board of ADI-FAD.

All projects registered from November 2021 to January 2022 will be judged by a jury made up of national and international design, communication and teaching professionals. 

The jury will select a maximum of twelve projects of among all the presented that they will opt for the awards of one Gold Medal, two Silver Medal and nine Bronze Medal for all projects that they consider.

The selected projects may be entered for the Opinion Medal Prize, will be featured in the ADI Awards 2022 Exhibition, and included in the publication ADI Book 2022.

Awards

Selected Projects (12)
→ Inclusion in the ADI Book 2022.
→ 2 ADI Books 2022. One for the student and the other for the school.
→ Online presence on the ADI Awards 2022 website.
→ Presence in the ADI Awards Exhibition 2022.
→ Invitation to the ADI Awards Ceremony.
→ Promotional support in the media of ADI-FAD, FAD and Barcelona Design Week.
→ Mention in the special selection’ Press Release.

ADI Gold Medal (1)
→ ADI Gold Medal trophy designed by the winner of the last edition: Amalia Puga.
→ ADI Gold Medal diploma.
→ The official ADI Gold Medal seal.
→ Distinctive feature in the ADI Awards exhibition.
→ Mention in the special winners’ Press Release.
→ Paid commission to design the medals for the next edition.
→ Registration in an international Boisbuchet workshop.
→ Free registration with ADI-FAD, for one year, as a Talent member.
→ Be part of the ADI Medals 2024 jury.

ADI Silver Medal (2)
→ ADI Silver Medal trophy designed by the winner of the last edition: Amalia Puga.
→ ADI Silver Medal diploma.
→ The official ADI Silver Medal seal.
→ Distinctive feature in the ADI Awards exhibition.
→ Mention in the special winners’ Press Release.
→ Free registration with ADI-FAD, for one year, as a Talent member.

ADI Opinion Medal (1)
→ The official ADI Opinion Medal seal.
→ Distinctive feature in the ADI Awards exhibition.
→ Mention in the special winner’s Press Release.

ADI Bronze Medal (9)
→ ADI Bronze Medal diplomas.
→ The official ADI Bronze Medal seal.

ADI Medals Career
The ADI Medals Career Award recognises projects or people with a significant career in the field of design teaching. One prize is awarded in this category at each edition of the awards. The winner is selected by the Board of ADI-FAD from among candidates presented at their own initiative, or which have been suggested by the observers.

Jury

The assessment of the projects presented in the ADI Medals 2022, will be done in two phases online. In these sessions, the projects will be evaluated by the jury, anonymously, without the school or the name of the student. The jury of the ADI Medals 2022 consisted of five experts. In case any member of the jury is related to any of the projects submitted, it will be suspended during the vote. In the course of the deliberations, in case of tie, the president of the jury has the vote of quality.

Evaluation criteria

The Jury shall deliver its reasoned decision, not subject to appeal, and will award the Medals in public at the ADI Awards ceremony in June 2022, with Banc Sabadell Foundation. The Jury may not declare the competition void, but reserves the right to change the conditions for awarding the prizes.

The assessment criteria will be:

→ Relevance of the research that justifies the proposal and formal resolution.

→ The innovative nature of the proposal from a conceptual, functional, aesthetic, productive, strategic, social and economic standpoint.

→ Communication capacity of the project.

→ Integration between technology and design.

→ Usability of the product.

→ Aspects of sustainability and environmental suitability.

Application form

The registration period starts on 25 November 2021 and ends on 20 January 2022. This date is subject to changes at the discretion of ADI-FAD.

On-line registration is free, please visit premis.adifad.org

Entries failing to submit all mandatory documentary support as defined below shall be disqualified.

It is essential that all materials submitted will be anonymous and are referenced with the title of the project, projects with the name of the author or school will not be accepted. 

The documents

DIN-A2 digital Panel
Vertical and unnamed, explanatory of the project by images and text. Formats: PDF or JPG. Content of the panel:
→ Title of the project.
→ Short report of the project that includes a descriptive title with 150 words, in Catalan or Spanish and English mandatory.
→ Images and/or layouts of the project.
→ Model or prototype images.

Video
→ Link to an explanatory video of the project.

Text
All texts are required to be in Catalan or Spanish, with mandatory English.

→ Brief text describing the typology of the project, and the innovation it brings and makes it unique (150 characters).
→ Full description of the project (800 characters).
→ Project Memory: PDF (max. 10,000 characters).

Images
→ 3 JPG images, in high resolution 300 dpi.

The files must be named as follows:
“project name_01_copyright”,
“project name_02_copyright”,
“project name_03_copyright”.

School enrolment
→ A copy of the enrolment in the last course or documentary evidence (in the case of projects by several students, only one enrolment is required). Format: PDF or JPG.

The jury will select twelve projects from all submitted, and in March 2022 these projects will be announced, opting to be awarded with the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Opinion Medals. All prototypes of the selected projects will be shown at the 2022 ADI Awards Exhibition.

Legal information

Exhibition

The Selected Projects will be shown in the Barcelona Design Week 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 Barcelona Design Week show, beyond what is already strictly stipulated and approved by the insurance. They are neither responsible for any damage or incidence that Selected 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 selected 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 selected projects. 

2022 ADI Medal Award rights 

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

Dissemination

ADI-FAD reserves the right to organise diverse dissemination activities, as well as an itinerant exhibition with the selected and winning Products. For this reason, the designers must provide, if possible, the selected 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 2022 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. On us, 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 selected or the winner has become ineligible, it will choose a new winner (or new selecteds) to its own will. 

Registrations may be shown to ADIFAD’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 postdeadline, 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 Award. 

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 Award or these Official Rules, will be subject to exclusive Spanish jurisdiction.

Privacy Policy

We inform you that the data you voluntarily provide during the competition will be processed by ADI-FAD to respond to your request to participate in the ADI Awards, to manage and organise the competition and to inform you of future calls. Your data will not be transferred to third parties unless this is indispensable for providing the service in accordance with the specific conditions of the competition or to comply with legal obligations. You may exercise your rights to access, rectification, limitation, portability, opposition and deletion of your data by sending an email to premisadi@fad.org.

Contact

Participating in these awards implies acceptance of these conditions. For any observation and/or consultation:

ADI-FAD, Asociación de Diseño Industrial
Edificio Disseny HUB Barcelona
C/Badajoz 175-177, Planta -1
08018 Barcelona
T: (34) 932 566 771
premisadi@fad.org

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