Rado Star Prize – General Information
The Rado Star Prize UAE supports young up-and-coming designers, offering them a platform to showcase their work to experts in the field and to the public. As the Master of Materials, Rado is known for its pioneering use of high-tech materials to create watches designed to look good for a lifetime. These materials – as well as design – are the essence of Rado. This year’s theme focuses on the idea of design as something enduring, long-lasting and versatile. Permanence overcomes obsolescence as we look for designs that will prove their timeless appeal.
A specialist panel of judges, consisting of professionals from the world of design and Rado, will evaluate the designs submitted and select finalists and the winner. All finalists will have the opportunity to display their projects during Dubai Design Week 2019 and will be entered into the online vote for the Public’s Choice Award.
Submissions will be accepted on the website http://radostarprize.rado.com/uae from 15th November 2018 until 15th of September 2019.
All the finalists will be automatically entered into the public vote award, and the finalist receiving the most votes from the public will win the Public’s Choice Awards. The voting will take place on http://radostarprize.rado.com/uae from 1st October 2019 to 1st November 2019.
Entry is open to all up-and-coming designers.
- Must be 18 years old or older
- Must be a UAE resident
- Must be either studying a design discipline (i.e. undergraduate), or otherwise aiming to become a designer
- Must not be a professional designer (i.e. graduate designer) or employed as a designer in any capacity
- Can submit only one design
This competition is only open to solo designers, group or collaborative entries will not be accepted.
Each participant must submit the following on the UAE Rado Star Prize website:
- Name, address and a short biography
- Field of design of project with a short description
- Visuals/ technical drawings/ concept ideas of the project (up to four in total)
Projects should be either an Industrial or Product Design.
Designs for timepieces or other horological instruments will not be accepted.
The winner of Rado Star Prize UAE will receive:
- A Rado watch
- A cash prize of 20.000 AED
The winner of Public’s Choice Award will receive:
The winner of the Rado Star Prize UAE will be notified by phone and email by 1st October 2019 and the winner of the Public’s Choice Award will be notified by phone and email in 13th November 2019. Both winners will be announced using their first and last name with their winning design on the Rado Star Prize and Rado websites and Rado’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Rado Star Prize – Terms and Conditions
No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to participate in or win the Rado Star Prize UAE competition.
Participants which do not meet the entry requirements, do not fulfil these Terms and Conditions, and/or submit false information may be disqualified.
All entries need to meet the theme and design requirements, any entries not meeting these requirements may be disqualified. Any design incorporating a design for a watch or other timepieces will not be considered.
Employees of Rado Watch Co. Ltd (“Rado”), of any of Rado’s affiliates and of commissioned agents and agencies, employees of Art Dubai 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 judge (including but not restricted to design firms, teams, family members etc.) are not eligible to take part in the competition. Any such person’s entry will be immediately disqualified from the competition.
Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. is not responsible for disappointment suffered by any person not being able to take part in the competition for technical reasons, both in and outside of Rado’s control (e.g. insufficient internet access at the private/public place from which a person wishes to submit their entry), or for any other reason.
Participants are required to submit entries in a readable format. It is the sole responsibility of the Participant to ensure that their entry is free from any viruses. Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. will not be liable for entries into the competition that are lost, misdirected, delayed or corrupted, for technical reasons or otherwise.
Submissions can only be made electronically and as such will not be returned to the Participant.
Each finalist nominated by the judges shall make and consign to Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E a 3D prototype including a suitable transportation box or container of the submitted design by 15th October 2019. Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E will contribute to the cost with a maximum of AED 2’500 for construction and delivery to a place as instructed by Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. The prototype shall be returned to Participant after the following edition of the Rado Star Prize UAE.
The judges, consisting of professionals from the world of design and from Rado Watch Co. Ltd, will evaluate the designs submitted and select the finalists, as well as the winner of the competition. Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. reserves the right to substitute a member of the jury at any time.
Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. will be the point of contact between the Participants and the judges, and will ensure that any identifiable data of participants will not be disclosed to the judges prior to the announcement of the finalists and the winner of the Jury Prize. All judging decisions will be anonymous.
Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. will further ensure that judges’ 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 judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No information about the judges’ decision or deliberation process will be made public.
If a finalist cannot be contacted within reasonable time or he or she does not reply to the prize notification within 7 (seven) days, another participant will be selected by the jury as a finalist. If a winner cannot be contacted within reasonable time or he or she does not reply to the prize notification within 7 (seven) days, the prize will be forfeited and upon the sole discretion of the judges awarded to another entrant selected by the judges. If a finalist or winner cannot produce their Project by the [design week], another participant will be selected by the judges as a finalist or winner.
Prizes are not transferable and no alternative prizes or cash equivalent are available. Any Rado watches given as a prize shall be chosen at the discretion of Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E.
Publicity and reproduction of images
Participant is aware that by uploading his/her design to the Rado Star Prize website any third party may have access to the design and it could be used without Participant’s authorisation. Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. cannot control such unlawful third party use and waives any such responsibility or damages.
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 or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. 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 otherwise unsuitable 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 the Participants to protect the intellectual property of his/her design before entering the competition if deemed necessary. Once a design is submitted to Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E., it must be considered to be in the public domain. Rado [or SG Affiliate respectively] 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 or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. a royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide right to use their entry for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes, without granting Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. any right to change or reproduce the design. This right of use will begin on the day the finalists are announced and Rado may have the right to use the Participant’s name, picture and biography. Irrespective of Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. right to use, the prize money does not include remuneration for the use of the Participant’s intellectual property rights. The participant waives any moral right.
Upon payment of the contribution for the making of the prototype Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. shall be granted the exclusive, worldwide and royalty-free right to use for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes including the taking of still and motion pictures, and to exhibit the prototype in public for the duration until and including the following Rado Star Prize UAE. Any photographs and videos made on behalf of Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. shall be and remain the exclusive property of Rado.
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 or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. Rado or Swatch Group Management Services M.E. reserves the right to modify, suspend, postpone, annul, or terminate the competition for whatever reason. If the Rado Star Prize is modified, suspended, postponed, annulled, or terminated, participants will not be entitled to any compensation.
Rado Star Prize UAE is organised by Rado and Swatch Group Management Services M.E.