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If I am a recent graduate, can I participate ? X
Yes, the contest is open to all design, packaging, arts, communication, advertising students and young graduates who have recently completed a design degree. Therefore, the contest is not dedicated to professionals and companies, but rather to young designers.
What will be asked from me during registration ? X
The registration can be performed in two ways: either by using your Facebook profile or by completing the registration form. If you connect yourself via Facebook, the email address attached to your Facebook account will be carried forward as your login (you can change it if you like). You can choosethe password . This registration allows you to save time, and your profile data is secured, nothing is collected or registered by this website. If you choose the entry form, you will be asked to fill your first name, last name, a telephone number (in order to reach you and your school) and how you discovered the Verallia Design Awards.There is no need to specify the category you are interested in, this point will be asked only when submitting your project.
Registration are open until Mars 26, 2023 midnight.
I can't create my password, what can I do? X
When registering, you will be asked to create a password with:
- at least 7 characters
- at least 1 capital letter minus 1 number
- no special characters ($ @ # * …)
Avoid using your name or / and first name because your password will then be deemed too “easy”.
Can I compete in a group? X
You can compete on your own or as a team. A team can be made up of 2, 3 or 4 people maximum.
The team carrying the project must be made up of one or more students following a training course in an institution of this type.
When submitting your project on https://design.awards.verallia.fr/en/application-form, you can indicate whether you will compete alone or in a team, and introduce the members of your team (first name, last name, email, phone and portfolio url).
Each team must choose a member who will be in charge of submitting the project on behalf of their team. Thank you to avoid submitting the same project by all team members.
If the project is realized by more than one participant, do all members have to register ? X
Yes. That way all candidates will be informed at the same time of the contests’ news. However a single application file will be requested, with a referent per folder to contact in case of victory. Your ID is your email address provided during registration. If you have chosen the registration via Facebook, your ID email address is the one linked to your Facebook account. If the problem persists, do not hesitate to contact us email@example.com
I lost my login, how can I get it back ? I lost my password, how can I get it back ? X
Just click on “forgotten password” to the right of the login field. A new password will be sent to your email address. If it doesn’t work do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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Submission of material X
When do I submit my project ? X
The submission of applications will be open from September 19 to Mars 26, 2023 at midnight. Beyond that date, no project will be accepted. However you can at any time until April 3, go back to your file and edit it. The last recording will have the final value.
In which category to deposit my project? X
The category depends on the destination usage of your project:
Still and Sparkling wines category: White wines, Red wines, Rosé wines, Flavored wines, Champagnes, Cremants, Sparkling wines, Traditional methods, Beaded wines, ….
Category Beers: Beers, cider, water, soft drinks
Spirits category: Aniseed, Brandys, Cocktails, Cognacs, Sake, Gins, Brandy, Rums, Ligueurs & Creams, Gins, Wiskies, Vodkas, Tequilas, …
Food Jar: Jam, Olives, Pesto ….
What should I put in my file? X
Each entry file will be comprised of two parts:
1. A two-page summary document in pdf landscape format (one front page, one back page) presenting the main information about the project:
– The concept being proposed and how it responds to the expectations of the target market in question
– The project specifics (aesthetic value, practicality, etc.)
– An image of the bottle (a 3D image or sketch)
– A technical drawing showing the main dimensions
The jury will draw up a short list on the sole basis of this document.
The file size of this document must not exceed 10 Mo.
2. The full entry file
Each entry file will present a glass bottle dedicated to the theme of “The glass in solo format”.
The file size of this document must not exceed 30 Mo.
Avenues of innovation and creation could include, for example (but are not limited to):
– The shape of the bottle or the jar
– The appearance of the bottle or the jar (its colour, the look of the material, decoration, etc.)
– The ergonomics of the bottle or the jar
– The use of the bottle or the jar (use in new domains or new markets)
Each entry file must include, as a minimum requirement, a sketch/image and technical drawing of the project, accompanied by a project presentation note that mentions, to the extent possible:
– The added value contributed by the bottle or the jar (aesthetic, ergonomic, logistical, etc.)
– The “moment” of consumption
– The market(s) at which the project is aimed
– An assessment of industrial feasibility
– In a general sense, any information likely to enlighten the jury concerning the project
3. In addition entrants will have the opportunity to submit 1 main image and up to 4 additional images (in png, jpeg, jpg, or gif formats). Images will be in landscape format, 1329 x 768 pixels maximum. Candidates will make sure the main image is representative of their project.
It is up to the candidate to make sure that there are no earlier designs that are identical to or bear a strong resemblance to their project. In the case that there are, the participant must provide justification that their project differs significantly and sufficiently from existing designs, in order to avoid any risk of infringement or unfair competition.
The organisers reserve the right to withdraw a project from the competition if they consider that there is a significant legal risk due to the proximity of the project to an existing creation.
Do I have to put my last name and my first name on the synthesis of my file ? X
No, the synthesis and the application files must remain anonymous to avoid influencing the jury members. Verallia reserves itself the right to blur the visible names if the instruction is not met.,
Can I submit a project that had already won a prize ? X
Yes, but you must check that there are no earlier designs identical to your project and make sure that if needed Verallia will be able to acquire the copyrights. your project cannot be developed by Verallia and one of its customers immediately after the competition you can’t submit it.
I want to change an image or other element of my application file, is that possible ? X
Yes. Until Mars 26 at midnight you can change your application file. By connecting to your candidate space you will have access to the entire items you have registered. The last recording made till the evening of Mars 26 will be considered the last version of your file.
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Votes and jury selection X
How is going the vote ? X
1. The projects submitted are subject to a pre-selection to propose voting projects that:
- match the theme of the contest
- comply of industrial feasibility
- highlight the glass materials (innovation must not be based on another material)
2. Online voting is open to Verallia customers, Verallia employees and the jury.
3. The best projects of each category will be presented to the jury committee, which will elect the winners in each category.
How is the selection of the winners made ? X
For general categories (Still and sparkling wine / Spirits / Beer / Food), at the end of April, an internal committee composed of Verallia engineering, production, trade and marketing people makes a pre-selection of the projects. Shortlisted projects will be then submitted to an online vote, opened in May, to Verallia customers and employees as well as packaging agencies and journalists. This online vote will be followed by a debate with a physical jury.
Who are the members of the jury 2023? X
Each year Verallia relies on its client’s network of food and beverage industry professionals. All markets and various functions are represented (Purchase Management, Marketing, Development …) The previous years the winners were for instance selected by experts from Vignobles Jeanjean and Maison Jeanjean, Rémy Cointreau, Le Petit Beret, Danone, Ravoire, Gobilab…
Besides these professionals, renowned designers are also present to elect the best projects. In 2021, Laura CAMBON, sponsor of the contest, was among us.
Journalists finally complete the panel to ensure the innovative aspect of the products. In 2021, Emballage Magazine, Liquides & Conditionnement, Luxe Packaging Insight, Emballage Digest ont accompagné le comité accompanied the committee. The exact composition of the jury in 2023 will be announced during the year.
When will the winners of Verallia Design Awards 2023 be announced ? X
The winners will be notified after the jury deliberation late May, ahead of the award ceremony, so that Verallia has time to make a realistic model of their projects (made of glass in the best case, or Plexiglass or Pyrex or so). To achieve this model, a 3D plan is necessary. The models’ production is ensured by Verallia design office and its network, with the laureates’ approval.
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Awards and prizes X
When and where will the award ceremony take place? X
The award ceremony for the six Verallia Design Awards 2023 will take place in the end of June 2023. The venue will be announced during the edition. It will be followed by a cocktail reception.
There is no need to contact us to find out the results or what the jury thought of your project. We will not communicate anything before the prize-giving ceremony, which will take in the end of June 2023.
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Glass plant visits X
I would like to visit a glass plant, is that possible ? X
If you are registered with your class, your head teacher can contact us (see contact form) and set up a factory visit. Our factories from Chalon or Cognac would be glad to welcome you.
What does a glass plant visit look like ? X
A factory visit usually starts at 10am and ends around 3pm – 3:30pm. It consists of an introduction to the glass material and the manufacturing process, usually by the plant manager or a technical manager. It is followed by a visit to the ovens, hot and cold end, made in particular in Chalon by former employees of the factory (super-retired!). During the day, the Director of the Bureau d’ Etudes et Créations also presents his role and the development stages of a product, model and visit of the BEC in support. A final word about the contest often concludes the day.
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Glass packaging X
What is glass? What are its properties? I would like more information about a type of model or a technique, who can help me? X
This type of information is available in the tab “Specifications”, which appears when you are connected (see “My Account”).
If the information you are looking for does not appear in the data sheets, on our website www.verallia.fr or www.selective-line.com, please contact us via our contact form: contact tab, technical question.
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This years' theme X
What is the theme of this year's competition? X
Theme 2023 – Glass to live the moment
Each candidate will be able to design a glass bottle or jar, making the most of the creative possibilities offered by the material glass. Following the trend of slowing down and searching for well-being, we suggest you create packaging (bottles and jars) that are inspired by nature (biomimicry) and provide sensations of calm and serenity (through their shape, finish or colour). This theme applies to all markets: still and sparkling wines, spirits, beer, water and non-alcoholic drinks, food.
How to find out more about the topic ? X
For more information on the topic, please visit the Toolbox in your candidate area https://design.awards.verallia.fr/en/toolbox/
Can I use the example of a brand in my project? X
Please use a fictitious brand that you have created or propose a neutral creation.
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