2018 AWARD MEDIUMS

Each designer maker can enter as many products as they like. Note: $30 per entry.

Each medium must follow the selection criteria that is applicable. All mediums will be considered for each prize.

Excludes products already in the marketplace for sale.

For each entry, please provide 150-word statement on the work, including context and justification.

 

FURNITURE

The furniture medium is focused on developing new, predominately timber-based furniture items for national and international markets. The selection criteria are based on consumer demands and identified market opportunities for Tasmanian designers.

To be eligible to enter a furniture piece, the entry must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Material focus – Tasmanian timber in veneer or solid form
  • Show a high level of innovation, for example material exploration, jointing methods, and assembly and transportation
  • Material suitability, product life cycle and sustainability, and functionality
  • Be production ready, with the proven ability to produce multiples of 2 or more
  • Wholesale below $1,500 (ex. GST)
  • Be designed and made in Tasmania not before July 1st, 2016.

 

LIGHTING

The lighting medium is focused on developing new lighting items for national and international markets. The selection criteria are based on consumer demands and identified market opportunities for Tasmanian designers.

To be eligible to enter a lighting piece, the entry must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Show a high level of innovation, for example consideration of wiring, diffused lamp, and place in the home
  • Material suitability, product life-cycle and sustainability, and functionality
  • Be production ready, with the proven ability to produce multiples of 2 or more
  • Wholesale below $650 (ex. GST)
  • Be tested and tagged by a certified electrician
  • Be designed and made in Tasmania not before July 1st, 2016.

 

SMALL PRODUCTS

The Small Product medium encompasses any homewares, jewellery, ceramics/glassware, textiles, timber-based products or other new materials, reflecting Tasmania’s retail market for high quality but well priced products

To be eligible to enter a small product design, the entry must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Material suitability, product life-cycle and sustainability, and functionality
  • Attention to packaging and Point of Sale material
  • Innovation in concept and production process
  • Be production ready, with the proven ability to produce multiples of 6 or more
  • Wholesale between $50-$150 (ex. GST)
  • Be designed and made in Tasmania not before July 1st, 2016.

 

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