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Participate in Red Star

Participation Procedure


Qualified  Product
Products which are designed or  manufactured by enterprises registered in China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) or those that are batch sold in China (including Hong Kong, Macau and  Taiwan).
Categories: Communication Tools, Computer Equipment, Home Living, Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation, Medical & Scientific, Packing, Transportation, Fashion & Accessories, etc .
The launch time of the product should be from January 1st, 2014 to August 31st, 2016 or should the product be mass production.
A product must only be submitted once by either one enterprise or a designer.
Each applicant can register a number of products.
The product which has won a prize in one of past China Red Star Design Awards is not qualified for entry.

Prizes
Best of the Gold Prize                                       Quantity: 1  
Gold Prize                                                        Quantity: 8  
Silver Prize                                                       Quantity: 10
Excellent Prize                                                  Determined by the jury
Best Team Prize                                               Quantity: 1
Best New Designer Prize                                    Quantity: 1

Media Focus Prize                                              Determined by the jury

Consumers' Favorite Product Prize                       Determined by the jury


Schedule
March 15th – June 30th                                   Online application
Late July                                                         First screening
September                                                      Second screening
November                                                       Award Ceremony/Online exhibition/Yearbook publication
Tour exhibitions:

Cape Town, Milan, Seoul, Beijing, Qingdao, Dalian etc 10 cities.

For update exhibition news please find: www.redstaraward.org

Application  process
1. Application
Application should be completed by online form filling and hard copies posting, please go to the website below: 
http://en.redstaraward.org/
China Red Star Design Award Office will examine the applicant’s qualification through the submitted information. Once passing the examination, the applicant should post data as below to China Red Star Design Award Office before July 6th.
(1) One application form with the enterprise’s common seal or applicant’s signature
(2) One CD including:
①Screenshots of the product application form(Chinese & English) and the product images.
② Product images (300 dpi)
2. Product Submission
Once passing the first screening, applicant needs to send the entry product to the venue of second screening before the designated deadline. 
3. Fees
2016 China Red Star Design Award is free of charge of application, screening, yearbook publishing, tour exhibitions and other concerned publicity (The possible incurring transportation and insurance costs will be paid by the applicants)
For more information please consult the notice of "online registration" on the China Red Star Design Award official website.

Screening Criteria
Innovation:
If the product reflects the combination of design and technology, culture, whether the product has solved problems via applying for high and new technology
Utility:
Whether the product has a unique function which could solve real problems and cause positive effect in the society and citizens' life, if the performance of the product is better than the congeneric products; whether the man-machine interaction is easy for operation, usage and Maintenance; whether the product is of high security.
Economic Benefit:
Whether the product has reduced the cost and increased the economic benefit and raises the cost performance. Whether the product is popular among the consumers.
Environment-friendliness:
Whether the product has applied for clean energy and eco-friendly materials, and reflected the philosophy of energy saving within the procedure of produce, material choose and use; whether it's durable and recyclable.
Craft:
Whether it is outstanding in the material application and processing technic, whether it is of good universality and good quality.
Aesthetics:
Whether the product has embodied a unique appearance and shape in the context of the practical use, how about the appearance quality, does it have a visual attraction.

Screening Procedure
1. First Screening
According to the screening criteria, jurors select the products by examining their submitted data.
2. Second Screening
Jurors score on the products which have passed the first screening. The awarded products are allowed to use the China Red Star Design Award logo in the product promotion activities after signing the logo commitment letter.

Recalling of Prizes
China Red Star Design Award Committee is entitled to recall the prize and the right of using the “Red Star” logo from the awarded enterprise or individual under the following situations:
(1) The awarded product causes damages to the society due to its functional defects.
(2) The awarded product is confirmed to have violated another product’s intellectual property rights.
(3) The applicant goes on publicizing the awarded product with “Red Star” logo after it has modified the product without informing China Red Star Design Award Committee of the change.

Disclaimer
(1) Prizes Grant
The prize will be granted to the applicant only. 
(2) Intellectual Property Rights Protection
The entry product must have no intellectual property rights disputes or lawsuits. The applicants should be responsible for their products’ intellectual property rights protecting issues, and China Red Star Design Award Committee doesn’t assume any responsibilities for these issues. Suggest that the applicants apply for/register the property right of the products/works before the ceremony.
(3) Product Delivery 
Applicants should send their products for the screening according to the notices sent by China Red Star Design Award Office.
(4) Insurance 
When joining China Red Star Design Award Selection, applicants must have bought the related insurances for their entry products especially burglary insurance, fire insurance, breakdown insurance etc. 
(5) Information Disclosure 
China Red Star Design Award Committee is entitled to publish and utilize the information to organize activities relating to the award such as the publishing of yearbook etc. Requests by the applicants to open, modify or postpone the data of the information, will be replied by the committee after verifying the identity of the applicants.
Renewed information will be updated on the website.