The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards is open to design and architecture professionals and students as well as developers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and clients who have called upon them, in one of the following disciplines, to conceive their project or product.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and over.
DISCIPLINES: Architecture / Interior Design / Construction & Real Estate / Product / Communication & Brand Design / Urban Design & Landscape
PROJETS & PRODUCTS: Submitted projects must be completed or under construction and submitted products must be at the prototype stage or available on the market, with the exception of entries made in concept presentation categories only.
Projects must not have been concluded for more than three (3) years, or five (5) years for projects in urban design, landscape architecture and landscaping.
GLOBAL CITIZENS – From Québec to the international
Founded in 2007 in Montréal with the mission of awarding the work of Québec designers and architects who distinguished themselves through exemplary practice, the competition was originally open exclusively to firms and professionals with a place of business in Québec.
Since 2016, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC), the contest has opened a section aimed at firms from China, the GPD/APDC Awards.
|Since 2020! In addition to opening on to new disciplines, the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards becomes a worldwide competition! All categories of the contest are now open to participants from Québec, Canada and across the world.|
ENTRY PRESENTATION PROCEDURE
Registration is only possible online.
It is important to include as much information and data as possible (texts and photos). These documents will be used by the members of the jury and will be published without prior verification, among others on the INT. design site, and with regard to the winners, in our communications with the media and in the special issues of INTÉRIEURS magazine devoted to GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards winners.
You may exit the platform and come back to complete or modify your application file and upload digital documents at any time, up until the deadline.
Be sure to save changes before logging out or changing sections.
You can download the steps for submitting your application here.
DATES AND PRICES
›› Your submission must be completed before the deadline indicated in the Deadlines & Rates page of the contest Website.
›› There are different rates that apply depending on (1) your registration date, (2) the chosen category and status of the candidate (professional, manufacturer, photograph, artist or student), (3) the number of projects or products submitted and (4) the number of categories in which the project or product is submitted.
View full pricing here.
›› To benefit from the reduced rates, you must proceed to payment before the reduced rate deadline. You will then have until the registration deadline to provide all of your documents and complete the registration.
›› Rates are listed in American dollars (USD) for international participants and in Canadian dollars (CAD) for Canadian residents. Canadians will also have to defray the costs related to taxes which differ from one province to another.
›› In addition to registration and online payment, applicants must upload the items specified on the registration form before deadline.
›› Applicants who wish to submit more than one project may do so using a single account and making one or more payments. Changes to the submission, including changing descriptions, replacing images, adding credits and additional documents, may be made prior to the closing date for online submissions.
›› Please note that once payment for your project has been made, it will not be possible to modify or delete the selected category(ies). In the event that you wish to add a category, you will have to resubmit your project as if it were a new project.
›› Entries are transferred to the members of the jury once the final registration date has been reached. No extension will be granted for incomplete files.
CONTEST GENERAL TERMS
By completing, submitting and paying the contest registration fees, you fully and unreservedly agree to all terms and conditions of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN contest.
If you disagree with one of the terms stated in the current document, simply refrain from entering your project or product to the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards contest.
›› The terms and conditions may be revised from time to time and the most recent version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you. By continuing to access or use the Contest portal after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
›› Once an account is opened, the organizer reserves the right to send you correspondence concerning its contests, its activities and any other news deemed relevant. You may unsubscribe at any moment by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of a newsletter. It is strongly recommended that you remain a subscriber though so as not to miss the winner announcement and any other information about the competition and the award ceremony.
›› The organizer is authorized to extend the registration deadline at which all digital files must be submitted.
›› The organizer is authorized to change the date, place and way in which the winners will be unveiled.
›› The organizer is authorized to modify, rename, consolidate or eliminate categories. The organizer is also authorized to reassign a project from one category to another if it deems it relevant to do so.
›› All submitted documents become the property of the contest organizer.
›› The submission file and its content may be reproduced, in whole or in part, for editorial and promotional purposes, throughout the world.
›› All information and documents requested must be provided by the deadline. If a submission is incomplete once the registration period is closed (that is, if texts, images or other documents were not uploaded correctly), your project or product will not be reviewed properly by the Jury. The organizer cannot be held responsible for the consequences related to incomplete or late files.
›› We only accept fully completed digital submissions made on the online contest entry portal. Printed and mailed or emailed versions are not permitted.
›› TWO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Competition communications are always in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French, and entries will be reviewed by an international jury. The texts of your project (for the web and for the Jury) must therefore be provided in both English and French.
If you are not comfortable with one of the two languages, you can use a mechanical translation available for free on the Web (e.g. deepl.com // translate.google.com // reverso.net …). Should this not be possible for you, as both the English and French text boxes are required fields, you will need to enter your English text twice.
›› Entries are transferred to jury members once the final registration date has been reached. No extension will be granted for incomplete files.
›› In the event that a project is not selected by the Jury, the organizer is not required to offer an explanation on this subject.
›› The organizer assumes no responsibility towards the participant for the loss, disappearance or destruction of one or all of the documents contained in his application file.
›› The organizer assumes no responsibility towards the participant for the use of images in poor resolution.
›› The organizer reserves the right not to use or distribute images containing logos or company names.
›› Photographic credits must be provided and clearly identified when submitting photos. In the event that the photographer reserves the copyright of the images deposited, a licence signed by the photographer must be attached to the file authorizing the contest organizers to reproduce, publish, represent or otherwise distribute these images, some or the medium used for the purposes of promoting the competition and its winners or for any other purpose recognized by law. This non-exclusive licence must be granted to the contest organizers by the photographer, free of charge, without territorial limits and for an unlimited period.
›› All the credits requested in the participation form for each project presented must be included.
›› The competition organizer cannot be held responsible for any dispute that may exist between the professionals involved in the project, between them or with their clients.
›› The contest organizer cannot be held responsible for the omission by the candidate or the organizer, of an individual or a company in the credits of a winning project.
›› The contest organizer cannot be held responsible for the omission of a photo credit when promoting a project.
›› The contest organizer cannot be held responsible for any litigation with the photographer following the publication of the photos.
›› The organizer will not give any monetary compensation for the use of the submitted photos.
›› No refund will be issued under no circumstance.
›› Candidates may withdraw their participation in the competition at any time before submissions are sent to the jury. However, no refund will be issued for the registration fee under any circumstances and postponing your registration to a later edition is not an option.
›› The participant is aware of the fact that neither an unsuccessful participation nor the consequences thereof can be held against the organizer.
PARTICIPANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ET GUARANTEE
›› The participant certifies and justifies that he is the sole and legitimate owner of the intellectual property rights acquired in the submitted design. If a design/project/product has been produced by more than one person, all authors should be deemed included in the submission by the participant.
›› The participant certifies and justifies that he owns all the intellectual property rights and/or that he has the power to present the project or product.
›› The participant certifies and justifies that the project or product presented does not infringe the rights of third parties. The participant releases to have a framework free of any claims, requests or causes of action that he may subsequently have due to the use of the design presented.
›› By submitting an entry, the entrant fully and unreservedly grants the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN contest a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable licence to use, reproduce, publish, display, and otherwise exploit any material. submitted, in whole or in part, in any form, including for promotional or marketing purposes; and to allow third parties to post any content on their platforms in association with the contest.
For any inquiries regarding the competition, categories, presentation documents or any other questions, feel free to contact:
T 450 651-3630 ext. 236