2012 Taipei International Digital Content Awards

25 June 2012
01 October 2012
This competition is organised to encourage digital content creators in Taipei to generate creative, international, and marketable digital products to shape Taipei as a design capital. By holding international competitions, this project seeks to select outstanding creative works, raise the quality of the creations, and develop marketable products with the ultimate aim of stimulating the development of the digital content industry.
www.tidca.org.tw

Host: Taipei City Government
Administrator: China Productivity Center

Themes

This competition has two themes as described below:
  1. Images of Taipei: entry depicts Taipei’s life and culture, distinguishing features and development of the city.
  2. Open theme, free of choice. Examples include cultural features, lifestyle, environmental protection and green energy, sustainable management, education, virtual reality, entertainment, etc.

Categories

Entries can be submitted to five groups in three categories. Categories and entry formats are described below:

Digital Graphic Art
A4-size. graphical work with one single theme displayed as 3-5 panels telling a story or presenting a concept.

Digital Video and Animation
  • Digital video
    Video or micro-film work presenting the concept of the entry. No time limitation.
  • Digital animation
    2D or 3D digital animation work. No time limitation.
Mobile Application and Mobile Game
  • Mobile apps
    software application that can be installed and function fully on smart phones
  • Mobile games
    game that can be installed and function fully on smart phones
For complete entry requirements, visit: www.tidca.org.tw

Eligibility

  • Anyone around the world interested in digital content design.
  • The entry must be an original creative work, published or not, created after June 2010.

Judging panel

Every category is judged by a five-member panel of national and international judges.

Digital Graphic Art
  • Iva Babaja (Croatia)
  • Margo Chase (United States)
  • Robert L. Peters (Canada)
  • Glenn Tutssel (United Kingdom)
  • Teddy Ho (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)

Digital Video and Animation
  • Severiano Casalderrey (Spain)
  • Shuzo John Shiota (Japan)
  • Jayne Pilling (United Kingdom)
  • Vicky S. L. Lai (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)
  • Tom Chung-Mou Teng (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)

Mobile Application
  • Tomonori Tsujimoto (Japan)
  • Darren Murata (Canada)
  • Lilia Isabel Rovirosa Vivas (Mexico)
  • Luke Hsu (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)
  • Pin Ting (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)

Judging procedures

  1. Review of qualifications: Entries are reviewed for eligibility, completeness of information submitted and proper format.
  2. Preliminary selection: by nomination. Entries nominated by more than half of the judges continue to the subsequent review.
  3. Subsequent review: by nomination. Entries nominated by more than half of the judges continue to the comprehensive review.
  4. Comprehensive review

Judging Criteria

Entries in each category are judged according to their creativity, execution, applicability and artistry. The weight of each criterium is described below:

Criteria Considerations Percentage of score
creativity - adherence to the chosen theme
- display of novelty and originality
 35%
execution - maturity of the technique
- use of creative technical methods
- Mobile applications and mobile games are judged on coding, graphics, sound and interface.
35%
applicability - in keeping with market trends
- market development value in business application 
 15%
artistry - artistic presentation of work
- fluidity and completeness of the overall work
 15%


Prizes

Monetary awards totaling NT$1500,000 will be distributed in the following manner:

Competition awards

  • Grand prix  (NT$300,000 )
    1 awardee
  • Judges' Award (certificate of commendation)
    5 awardees each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Gold Award (NT$150,000)
    1 awardee each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Silver Award (NT$ 50,000)
    1 awardee each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Bronze Award (NT$ 10,000)
    1 awardee each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Honourable Mention (certificate of commendation)
    several awardees each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
In addition to monetary awards, Grand prix, Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award winners also receive trophies and certificates.

Special Prizes

  • Taipei Special Award  (NT$ 30,000)
    1 awardee each in Digital graphic, Digital Video, Digital Animation, Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Taipei City Government Creative Application of Public Information Award
    • 1st Prize (prize worth NT$ 60,000)
      1 awardee each in Mobile App and Mobile Game
    • 2nd Prize (prize worth NT$ 30,000)
      1 awardee each in Mobile App and Mobile Game
    • 3rd Prize (prize worth NT$ 10,000)
      1 awardee each in Mobile App and Mobile Game
    • Honorable Mention (certificate of commendation)
      several awardees each in Mobile App and Mobile Game
  • Business Award (prize and certificate of commendation)
    number of awardees determined by sponsoring businesses

A selection from each group that adheres to the Images of Taipei theme will be selected by the organizer and given the Taipei Special Award.

In keeping with its policy of transparency, the Taipei City Government has integrated the city government’s public information into a single portal for its citizens to use. Entrants of the mobile application (C1) and mobile game (C2) groups who have used information provided by the city government’s public information platform (http://data.taipei.gov.tw) may also be considered for the Taipei City Government Creative Application of Public Information Award.

Recipients of the Taipei Special Award and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners of the Taipei City Government Creative Application of Public Information Award receive trophies and certificates in addition to prizes.

Competition Procedures

Entrants may register online or by mail.

Step 1: online or mail-in registration: Complete the participant information form online or in writing.

Step 2: mailing the entry: Burn the entry file following specifications onto a disk and export or print the work. Include a signed copy of the Participant Agreement Form. Entrants who choose to register by mail must also include the registration form.

Note: Should a disk get damaged in transit, the submitter will be notified and asked to submit the file through the Web.

Submission of entry

Send entries to:

China Productivity Center 2012 TIDCA
11F.-5, No.391, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd.
Da’an Dist., Taipei City 110
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
T: +886-2-26982989 ext 2401, 2642
F: +886-2-26989335
E: ,
Attn: Miss Hsiao or Mr. Wu

For complete event details, visit: www.tidca.org.tw
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