Frequently asked questions

35th MCB DESIGN AWARD

FAQ

What are the main changes in this edition of the Design Award?
Among the novelties of 2022, the Design Award will have no participation fee. In addition, the Poster Contest also runs concurrently with the Product and Written Works categories. The Poster Contest will be guided by the theme “Project, process and path” and the evaluation of this category will be done exclusively through the digital files sent in the registration form, it is not necessary to send the printed poster. For this edition, the registration of posters will be restricted to 02 (two) projects per registration, which is linked to the CPF of the responsible author.

What is the contact for other questions or problems with the application?
For more information, send an email to contatopremiodesign@mcb.org.br.

HOW IS THE REGISTRATION?
Poster Contest | Category Products | Written Works Category

How do I apply for the 35th MCB Design Award?
Registration must be done exclusively through the website www.mcb.org.br, from July 6 to August 24. It will be necessary to register to have access to the registration system, which will be linked to the CPF of the responsible author. The following information will be requested: CPF, e-mail for registration, full name, date of birth, RG, nationality, full address, telephone numbers, profession, company data and/or educational institution (if any). Upon completion of your registration, a confirmation email will be sent. After this step, you will have access to the panel of the website “Registration of the MCB Design Award”, where you can register, check your data, follow the calendar and access the regulation (also available on the MCB website). This registration will serve for the next editions of the contest.

Can I register or retrieve the password from a registration made in previous years?
Registrations made from 2017 onwards can be accessed and updated. If you have participated in editions prior to 2017, you will need to register again.

I registered. How do I register my work?
To register for the first time in the contest you must click on the banner “Register” or on “Registration” in the top menu. The first step will be to confirm the registration data. This measure aims to ensure that the organization always has updated contact information and will only be requested in the first registration. After this confirmation of data, the system will display a page to fill in the data related to the work you want to register. If you still don’t have all the project data, you can return to the registration page and finish it later. All registrations made are available on the “Registrations” page.

Can I apply more than one job?
Participants in the Product and Written Works categories can submit any number of projects, in one or more categories. Entries in the Poster category will be restricted to 02 (two) projects per registration, which is linked to the CPF of the responsible author.

HOW IS THE PROJECT PRESENTED?
Poster Contest | Category Products | Written Works Category

My project has more than one author. Where do I enter the other names?
In the registration stage, it is possible to include up to 15 authors per project. We emphasize that all authors will have the same importance, with no emphasis on a single name. In addition to the authors, at the registration stage it is also possible to enter data from the office (if there is any link) and the project manufacturer, in the case of Products, and the credit of the image used, such as photographers or illustrators, in the case of the Poster.

What is the “image credit” field on the image upload screens?
In this field, you must enter the name of the author of the image, for example, the name of the photographer. It is important that authorship data is not included in the images.

What is the size of the images to be sent via the system?
Images must have a maximum size of 2Mb.

Poster Contest

How will the poster delivery for the Poster Contest this year?
The evaluation process will be done by the judging committee in a digital way. Authors must submit art in static format (JPG) in the registration system itself. For this edition, the registration of posters will be restricted to 02 (two) projects per registration, which is linked to the CPF of the responsible author.

Can I submit posters with dynamic arts?
The participant can also include a 2nd image of the poster in GIF format, to demonstrate the poster in motion, if any. You can also upload a file in PDF or GIF format to demonstrate the poster creation process. The evaluation will be done through the digital files sent in the application form.

What should be the format of the poster for the Contest?
The artwork must be sent in a format proportional to the size in which it can be printed (46 x 64 cm) later by the MCB. the pri file ncipal (photo 1) must be static, extension in JPG and with a maximum of 2MB. They must be possible to reproduce by the MCB on paper and CMYK scale, as the winning poster can be printed by the Museu da Casa Brasileira to publicize the final result of the 35th MCB Design Award, the exhibition of selected projects and other actions. Thus, it is important that participants submit proposals that use paper as a support, in addition to their version for the virtual environment delivered for evaluation.

Is there a theme or recommendations to guide the production of the poster?
Yup. According to the regulation, the poster that will give rise to the visual identity of the 35th edition of the Museu da Casa Brasileira Design Award must present a dynamic visual concept and creatively reflect the identity of Brazilian design and consider that, in this edition, the theme is “Project, process and path”.

Is inserting the image credit mandatory?
If images/illustrations/works belonging to third parties are used, the ‘image credit’ field must be filled in, informing the author.

What information should be entered in the “technical description” field?
In this field, only technical information related to the production of the poster must be entered: typography used, weight and type of paper, type of printing, special finishes, among other pertinent information.

Category Products

Does the design drawing required for the product categories need to be highly detailed?
Not. This material will be used by the judging committee to clarify any doubts about the piece. The uploaded file must be in PDF format and there is no restriction on the number of pages. It is suggested to the participant that the scale used be indicated and that they are not saturated with dimensions.

Important:
Project drawings / technical drawings cannot present any information that could identify the author or producer of the project.

What information about the part will be requested on the application form?

In the case of product categories, you will find the following fields during the registration step:
• Type of enrollment (enrollment or student enrollment);
• Category;
• Product’s name;
• Links with third parties (offices, production companies, teaching intuitions);
• Authors name;
• Memorial: explain objectively, enumerating according to the topics:
1- what is your piece, what are its functions;
2 – what motivated the creation of this product;
3 – what is the target audience;
4 – what are the differentials of the project;
• Other interesting facts and trivia about your play;
• Technical description: cite objectively, enumerating according to the topics below:
1 – how is the manufacturing process and what materials are used;
2 – what you still consider important to improve in your piece;
3 – inform the power and voltage of the part (only for the lighting category);
• Size/dimensions and weight of the part;
• Creation date;
• Market value of the piece (R$);
• 05 part images (maximum size 2Mb) in addition to the project drawing (PDF);
• It will also be necessary to inform if the work has already competed for the MCB Design Award before.

Remember: Images and design drawings / technical drawings cannot present any information that could identify the author or producer of the project.

What are the recommendations for sending images and design drawings/technical drawings?

Recommendations for sending images: [categories Furniture, Utensils, Lighting, Textiles, Electronics, Construction, Transport]:

• show the entire product in one of the images
• show a human-scale image or in context of use
• images with part details when necessary
• file format: jpg (preferably horizontal)
• the file cannot be larger than 2 Mb
• the images cannot present any information that could identify the participant.

Recommendations for submitting the project drawing/technical drawing: [categories Furniture, Utensils, Lighting, Textiles, Electronics, Construction, Transport]:

• do not saturate with dimensions and indicate the scale used
• if possible, include an exploded perspective
• the drawing must be in PDF format. The file size must not exceed 10 Mb
• there is no page limit for the PDF with the design drawing/technical drawing
• the file cannot present any information that could identify the author or producer of the project

Important:
For the analysis and approval of projects, additional information may be requested by the judging committee and technical team, such as videos, additional images or others, which may include any manufacturing and/or production details. The contest organization will contact the participant via the email address registered in the registration system.

Written Works Category

What information about the written work will be requested on the application form?
In the case of the category/modality “Written works”, you you will find the following fields during the registration stage:

• Type of enrollment (enrollment or student enrollment);
• Category (written works);
• Modality (published or unpublished);
• Job name;
• Publisher’s data (if published);
• Institution and supervisor (in case of dissertation or thesis);
• Descriptive: brief summary of your work;
• Key words;
• ISBN (in case of published written work);
• Year of publication;
• 01 cover image and the possibility of including other images from the printed publication;
• Dimensions and number of pages;
• It will also be necessary to inform if the work has already competed for the MCB Design Award before.

In the case of the category/modality “Published written works”, is it really necessary to send four copies of the registered work?
Yup. Four copies are required because the work is evaluated by three members of the judging committee and one copy is incorporated into the MCB’s Documentation and Research Center. Publications will not be returned at the end of the contest. The books must be delivered to the administrative reception of the MCB, in the care of the Prêmio Design team, located at Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2705, Jardim Paulistano – São Paulo – SP, CEP 01451-000, between July 6th and August 26th from 2022, from Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 6 pm (except holidays) and, preferably, by prior appointment by email.

How do I submit my work for evaluation in the category/modality of “Unpublished written works”?
In the case of registrations in the Unpublished Written Works modality, it is requested to send the complete publication in PDF or download link by e-mail to contatopremiodesign@mcb.org.br. The work must be sent between July 6th and August 26th, 2022, and can be a download link or attached to the email.

Until what day and time will the MCB receive the papers written on the last day of delivery?
Written works must be at the MCB by 6 pm on August 26th, we recommend prior scheduling of delivery by email so that we can avoid agglomerations. After this date/time, deliveries will not be accepted. If you send your work by mail, carrier or any other type of company, follow the process so that delivery takes place within the stipulated time.

HOW IS THE ASSESSMENT?
Poster Contest | Category Products | Written Works Category

What are the evaluation criteria for the Poster Contest?
The posters sent to the contest will be analyzed based on criteria such as: concept; communication clarity; visual impact; originality and technical feasibility.

What criteria will be observed by the judging committees of the 35th MCB Design Award in the Product and Written Works categories?

Those registered in the product categories will be analyzed based on the textual content, images and project drawings provided, under criteria such as:
• Originality – evaluates the originality of the solutions presented;
• Formal design – concerns the formal aesthetic aspects, that is, proportion, color, textures, surface finishes, relationship with the environment of use, as well as the adequacy of the product to the perceptions of its target audience;
• Technological innovation – incorporation into the product of new technologies and/or new solutions in the use of materials and production processes;
• Adaptation to the market and target audience – assesses whether the design proposal is suitable for the market and target audience for which it is intended, in order to meet cultural, social and emotional aspects, combined with factors such as value and price;
• Industrial feasibility – considers cost, logistics, raw materials and manufacturing processes for small, medium or large-scale production;
• Quality and safety – concerns the relationship between the product and the end user, ergonomic and anthropometric aspects, the use of adequate raw material and the product’s useful life;
• Sustainability and social impact – considers aspects of environmental protection and rational use of resources in the production chain, as well as the impacts on society;
• Universality – considers aspects of accessibility, universal design, social and age inclusion.

For the category “Written Works” in their respective modalities, the works will be evaluated based on criteria such as: originality, writing, objectivity, and the contribution and impact of the work for teaching, research and design practice. For published written works, graphic projects will also be evaluated.

CAN MY PROJECT COMPETE?
Poster Contest | Category Products | Written Works Category

I have a finished project, but it is not being commercialized yet, can I apply for the 35th MCB Design Award?
Yes, the projects entered in the product categories must be finished or in production between 2017 and 2022. In this edition there will be no more prototypes.

There is a restriction on the publication date and theme of the s written works?
Yes, published and unpublished written works must have been published/defended between 2019 and 2022. Works whose central theme is linked to the field of design can participate.

If my poster has third-party images, do I need to provide a document that proves the rights to the image?
Yup. According to item 13.1 of the contest regulation, posters that use, in whole or in part, images whose copyrights belong to third parties (such as photographs, drawings, etc.), must have authorization to use the image signed by the holders of the patrimonial copyright of the images, which must also authorize the development of graphic pieces by the Museu da Casa Brasileira, in accordance with the Poster and the images contained therein, for any purpose, at the sole discretion of MCB. It is the responsibility of the participant to collect and deliver the necessary authorizations along with the poster, exempting the Museu da Casa Brasileira and Fundação Padre Anchieta from any claim in this regard.

AND THE AWARD?
Poster Contest | Category Products | Written Works Category

Will there be cash prizes for first place?
At the 35th MCB Design Awards, there will be no monetary awards for winners in the Product and Written Works categories. The author of the winning poster will receive, as a prize, the gross amount of R$ 3,000.00 (three thousand reais). The prize will be deposited in a savings account indicated by the person responsible for the registration.

How will the winners be exhibited?
The opening of the 35th MCB Design Award exhibition will take place on December 17, 2022. The exhibition will be on display until February 26, 2023, on the days and hours of operation of the MCB. The exhibition period may change at the institution’s discretion.

 

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