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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 on April 5, 2021 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”.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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Submission of material X
When do I submit my project ? X
The submission of applications will be open from January 7 to April 5 at midnight. Beyond that date, no project will be accepted. However you can at any time until April 5, 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:
Category Still wines: White wines, Red wines, Rosé wines, Flavored wines, …
Category Sparkling wines and Champagnes: Champagnes, Cremants, Sparkling wines, Traditional methods, Beaded wines, ….
Category Spirits: Aniseed, Brandys, Cocktails, Cognacs, Sake, Gins, Brandy, Rums, Ligueurs & Creams, Gins, Wiskies, Vodkas, Tequilas, …
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 “French glass”.
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
– The appearance of the bottle (its colour, the look of the material, decoration, etc.)
– The ergonomics of the bottle
– The use of the bottle (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 (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 April 5 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 April 5 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 (Food / Wine / Spirits / Beer, Water, soft and oil), 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 2018 ? 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 Moët Hennessy, Advini, Vignobles Foncalieu, Marie Morin, Danone…
Besides these professionals, renowned designers are also present to elect the best projects. In 2015, Emmanuel Gallina, sponsor of the contest and Mélitine Courvoisier, former laureate, were among us.
Journalists finally complete the panel to ensure the innovative aspect of the products. In 2018, Offrir International, Emballage Magasine, SuperUnion et Design @ Home accompanied the committee. The exact composition of the jury in 2020 will be announced during the year.
When will the winners of Verallia Design Awards 2018 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 will take place in Paris on Friday, June 26th. It will be organized as a cocktail buffet.
Special Prize: What is different from the main competition awards? X
The process of the special prize is slightly different from the main contest, which includes the 4 categories (Food, Wines, Spirits and Beers – Waters – Non-alcoholic beverages).
The special prize “Digital Communication” will be the subject of a specific selection process, in particular through the involvement of professionals and stakeholders in recycling and the circular economy.
The special prize “Digital Communication” will be awarded at the ceremony in Paris on October 16th. Participants selected by the jury, as well as the institution in which the students are registered, will be notified individually of their pre-selection by telephone or e-mail to the email address given in the submitted application
Can I compete for the main AND special prize? X
Each candidate may compete for the special prize, for which only one application will be submitted. It is entirely possible to compete for one of the 4 categories of the main competition AND for the special prize.
However, in this case, the candidate will have to submit 2 different projects: one for one of the 4 categories of the main competition and another for the special prize.
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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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