Chiang Mai Creative City introduces new annual awards programme

03 January 2012
Chiang Mai (Thailand) - The Innovative Design Awards (IDA) 2012 by Chiang Mai Creative City (CMCC) is a new yearly initiative that aims to promote innovative and creative designs across multiple disciplines.
Chiang Mai (Thailand) - The Innovative Design Awards (IDA) 2012 by Chiang Mai Creative City (CMCC) is a new yearly initiative that aims to promote innovative and creative designs across multiple disciplines.

Good design is critical for Chiang Mai’s handicrafts and home decor items, but also for food, spa and health products, retail and the urban environment. The Innovative Design Awards seeks to recognise, celebrate and promote good, innovative and creative designs by highlighting emerging talents, and reveal Chiang Mai to the outside world in a new light.

The benefits of the award include increased exposure, promotion and support with exports, ability to enter other award schemes, as well as participation and exposure at national, Asian and international events. Selected entrepreneurs may also receive support to further develop their products, capacities, and skills with the cooperation of CMCC’s member organisations such as Thailand Creative Design Center (TCDC), TDCI, DEP, the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP), and NSTDA Northern Office.

Categories

  • Public spaces, “urban furniture”
  • Furniture, decorative items and gifts
  • Garments, jewellery, and ornaments (fashion)
  • Handicrafts (ceramics, wood based, etc.)
  • Printed media
  • New media, software, web design, interfaces
  • Architecture and interior design
  • Packaging
  • Product design (e.g. food and spa products)

Criteria

  • Creativity, innovation, and aesthetic in design, product functionality and interesting use of materials.
  • Quality (production, finishing, details.)
  • Created in Chiang Mai or with a physical presence in Chiang Mai (e.g. branded retail shop)

Submissions are accepted online until 30 January 2012.



About Chiang Mai Creative City

Chiang Mai Creative City (CMCC) is an initiative to develop and market Chiang Mai as a city and centre of creative industries, creativity and innovation. The experience of other cities around the world has shown that a clear positioning and an emphasis on creativity make a city more successful and attractive. This initiative is in line with the Thai Government’s vision to develop the creative economy within Thailand and builds on the strengths of Chiang Mai. www.creativechiangmai.com