The Rado Star Prize Taiwan 2018 aims to support a design student/non-professional designer in starting a career in design in Taiwan. A Jury of professionals from the world of design will be responsible for selecting the winning entrant for the RADO STAR PRIZE TAIWAN.

The scope of the competition is to create a design project that is related to the competition theme “DESIGN INSPIRED BY NATURE”. Any design including a design relating to a watch or to any other watchmaker’s instrument will not be accepted or considered.


Rado is looking for innovative ideas for using new materials paying tribute to the theme “DESIGN INSPIRED BY NATURE.” The materials, look or design of the object should be a tribute to functional design for everyday life with materials, textures, and inspiration derived from nature.

Please note, entries for watches or timepieces will not be accepted.


The competition offers two prizes:

THE JURY PRIZE (Winner of Rado Star Prize Taiwan 2018)

  • A cash prize of NTD 200,000
  • A presentation of the winning project on Rado’s website and social media channels
  • A Rado watch (the watch is not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged)
  • An opportunity to display the winning Entry at Rado stores or collaborative stores in Taiwan

Public Choice Prize

  • A Rado watch (the watch is not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged)
  • An opportunity to display the winning Entry at Rado stores or collaborative stores in Taiwan

10 finalists and the winner of the Rado Star Prize 2018 Taiwan will be selected by a specialist jury. The finalist receiving the most votes from the public will receive the Public Choice Prize.



To enter the competition each entrant must visit the Rado Star Prize Taiwan website (http://radostarprize.rado.com/taiwan/registration?lang=en) and submit:

  • Their name, address, email address and a short biography
  • The field of design of the project, a short description of the project
  • Up to 4 visuals / technical drawings / concept ideas of the project

Entrants not fulfilling these Terms and Conditions as well as those entering a false name or address may be disqualified.

Entrants must:

  • be over 18 years of age and resident of Taiwan
  • not be a professional designer or employed as a designer in any capacity
  • be a student or recently graduated from a recognized institution or otherwise possess a natural talent for design
  • All designs must be the original work of the Entrants

Entries will be accepted from the following fields of design:
Product design, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, lighting design
Entries will not be accepted from any design incorporating a design for a watch or other timepiece.
Designs cannot be previously commercialized.

Submitting date for entries starts from April 11th to September 5th 2018.

Submissions can be made electronically only and as such will not be returned to the Entrants.
Entrants are required to submit entries in a readable format. Any entry that is corrupted and/or unreadable will not be included with the competition for judging. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to ensure that the submissions are free from any viruses.
Rado will be responsible for the reasonable safety of all submissions received and will confirm receipt via email with an individual reference number.
Rado is not responsible for disappointment suffered by any person not being able to take part in the competition for technical reasons outside of Rado’s control (eg: insufficient internet access at the private/public place from which a person wishes to submit their entry) and Rado will not be liable for entries into the competition that are lost, misdirected, delayed or corrupted, for technical reasons or otherwise.
The winner of each prize will be notified by email in September 2018 and will be announced using their first and last name with their winning design 1) on the Rado Star Prize website, 2) on rado.com 3) on Rado the Official Facebook Page 4) via Rado Twitter.

Entries will not be accepted from any employees of Rado, of any of Rado’s affiliates and of commissioned agents and agencies, as well as persons living in the same household with such employees are not eligible to enter this competition nor are they allowed to carry out, assist or consult in any way an entry to the competition. Similarly, relatives of a jury member (including but not restricted to design firms, teams, family members etc.) are not eligible to take part in the competition. Any such persons entering will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to participate in or win the Rado Star Prize Taiwan 2018 competition.

If a winner is not reachable or does not reply to the prize notification within 7 (seven) days, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to another entrant selected by the jury.


Prizes are not transferable and no alternative prizes or cash equivalent are available.

III. THE JURY PRIZE (Winner of Rado Star Prize Taiwan 2018)

The jury, made up of professionals from the world of design and from Rado, will evaluate the designs submitted and select the ten finalists, as well as the winner of the competition. Rado reserves the right to substitute a member of the jury due to illness or unavailability.

While Rado will be the point of contact between the Participants and the jury, Rado will ensure that any identifiable data of entrants will not be disclosed to the jury prior to the announcement of the ten finalists and the eventual winner of the Jury Prize. Thus, all judging decisions will be anonymous.

Rado will further ensure that jury decisions are made according to the deadlines set and to the criteria stated, but will not interfere in any way in the judging process or decisions. The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No information about the jury’s decision or deliberation process will be made public.


All 10 finalists to the Rado Star Prize 2018 Taiwan, chosen by the Jury, will enter automatically in the public vote award (Public Choice Prize) procedure. The finalist receiving the most votes from the public will receive the Public Choice Prize.

This voting will take place on http://radostarprize.rado.com/taiwan/finalists?lang=en
The Public Choice Prize vote will be open from September 21th to 30th, 2018.


Participant is aware that by uploading his/her design to the Rado Star Prize website that any third party may have access to the design and could use it unlawfully. Rado cannot control such unlawful third party use. Participant waives any right to claim from Rado damages for any third party use.

By submitting their design, Participants confirm that they are the authors of such designs. In addition, Participants confirm that their design does not show any content that is otherwise unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory or vulgar, or which infringes any trademark, copyright, design or other right of any third party. Participants will hold Rado and its officers, employees and affiliates harmless from and against any losses, claims, damages and costs resulting from any violation of these terms.

Participants whose entries do not comply with the above terms or which are rude, abusive or deemed otherwiseunsuitable will be excluded from the competition.

The intellectual property rights of the design shall remain the property of the Participant. It is the responsibility of theParticipants to protect the intellectual property of his/her design before entering the competition if deemed necessary. Rado will not be liable for infringement of any intellectual property of third parties once the designs are in the public domain.

By submitting their design, all Participants – including those not selected as finalists or winners - grant Rado the right to use their entry for marketing purposes only without granting Rado any right to change or reproduce the design. This right of use will begin on the day the winners are announced and will continue for ten (10) years. Irrespective of Rado’s right to use the entries for marketing purposes in relation to the Rado Star Prize, the prize money does not include remuneration for the use of the Participant’s intellectual property rights.

Winners may, without any obligation, be asked to take part in or co-operate with publicity which may include the publication of their name and/or image.

Rado reserves the right to amend these rules at any time, and to modify, suspend or terminate the competition in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or otherwise technically impaired.

This competition is organised by Rado Watch Co. Ltd., Bielstrasse 45, 2543 Lengnau, Switzerland.


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