DATE AND FEES
What is the cost of entry?
The fee is 740 (USD) per project and includes participation in one category in the GPD/APDC section, one category in the international section of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN contest and a ticket for one of the Gala evenings.
May I cancel or postpone my entry? Will I be refunded?
You may cancel your entry by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, postponement to a later edition is not an option and no refunds will be issued under no circumstances.
What is the deadline?
December 10, 2020
PROJECT OR PRODUCT
Can I enter a project/product I submitted last year again this year?
Yes. If the project or product is always admissible to other conditions, you may submit it again. We encourage you to add updated data when available.
Can I submit my project/product again this year if it was awarded a GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN last year?
Yes. If your project or product has been modified since winning, it is again admissible to the contest.
Can I submit a project/product that has already been awarded by another contest?
Yes. You can submit projects/products that have been entered and/or awarded by other contests.
Can I submit a project/product even though it is already online on my Website or must it be an exclusivity?
You may submit a project or product already online. Our admission conditions do not limit you to submit in regard to its visibility status. You may submit projects or products showcased, showed online, printed, or published on any type of support.
What kind of projects/products can be submitted to the contest?
All type of architecture, interior design, construction, real estate development, urban design, landscape architecture, industrial design, product design and brand design can be submitted to the contest.
How may I register?
Entries must be submitted online. Click here to register.
What data and documents will I need to submit upon registration?
Here is a list of entry requirements:
- Firm or designer contact info (mandatory)
- Bio notes and pic of designers (mandatory)
- Official project/product name (mandatory)
- List of members having worked on the project/product (optional)
- Project client name; product manufacturer
- Project: Client name and address (optional)
- Product: Manufacturer contact info (optional)
- Category(ies) (mandatory)
- Project/Product descriptions: One for promotional use and one (different if you wish) for the jury members, max 1,000 characters spaces included in French (when available) and in English (mandatory)
- Additional information for jury members (optional)
- Up to 10 images of your project/product in high res (300 dpi minimum, JPEG) including photo credits (mandatory)
- All other document judged pertinent (multipage pdf, computer-generated image, video, virtual visit) Video: 300 Mo max: mov, mp4, mpg or flv file) (optional)
Must I pay registration fees sending my entry data (texts and photos)?
Yes, registration fees must be paid to deposit your documentation at any moment, prior to registration closing date.
Can I submit an entry by print and mail?
No, only online digital entries made through our online registration portal are accepted.
IMAGES, TEXTS AND ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION
How many images can I submit per project/product?
A maximum of 10 images can be submitted per entry. A cover image is mandatory. It will be used as the main image to represent your project in all communication outlets. Choose your “money shot” … the shot most representative of your project’s excellence.
What are the specifications of the images and documents to be submitted?
- Images – jpg format with a resolution of 300 dpi or more. 1 to 2 photos, among the 10, must have a minimum width of 12 inches in 300 dpi and represent your project well. They will be used for publication in the magazine INTÉRIEURS if your project is a winner.
- Please note that images must not contain the name or logo of the designer, architect, company, client, or manufacturer. An exception will only be made for branding and packaging design categories in which the display of names or logos is an integral part of the design.
- Videos – Videos are best shared via a Web link (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo
- Project description – 1,000 characters spaces included, describing among other things: the objectives and the way in which they were achieved, the design challenges, technological and / or material innovations, the social and environmental impact and for the products: dimensions, materials, manufacturing techniques, manufacturing process.
Can my entry showcase images and texts merged into one same graphically designed document?
Images and texts must be uploaded and presented separately. That being said, a multipage pdf merging images and texts, presented as an optional complementary document, is an admissible optional document.
Must I deliver Copyright Images?
Yes, and we require you deliver appropriate photo credits for all issued material.
Will I be compensated for the use of my images?
There is no monetary compensation for the use of your images. Make sure you have the full copyright prior to entering and sharing your images with us.
Must I compose my own project description or is there a fill-the-blanks form I can use?
There is no fill-the-blanks form you may use for your project description. Your text must respect the 1,000 word-count limit. Your project description should include information that describes among other things: the objectives and the way in which they were achieved, the design challenges, technological and / or material innovations, the social and environmental impact and for the products: dimensions, materials, manufacturing techniques, manufacturing process.
Can I fill my entry in the language of my choice?
As a Québec-based contest, all tools are produced in both English and French. Promotion and coverage on our portal are made in both official languages. That being said, if French is not your strong suit. you may submit entries that will be judged by our International Jury in English only. Our team will simply mechanically translate to French the data needed for promotion needs. All other languages are inadmissible.
Are referral letters required?
No. Referral letters are not required.
Should I submit plans or just photographs and renderings?
It depends! We recommend that you submit as many documents as necessary to fully explain your work. Each project and product is different. Any form of downloadable documentation is eligible. We encourage you to think carefully about the documents you should submit. For example, if you are entered in architectural categories, it is mandatory to include a plan of your project in order for jury members to grasp the scale and scope of the project as a whole.
What do winners receive?
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN winners will see their designs presented to the world and will be granted a certificate and a trophy (Grands Prix Award winners). They will benefit from an extensive press publicity program all year in addition to a press campaign aimed at hundreds of thousands of design professionals, press reps and potential clients worldwide. See benefits here.
In the occurrence of a win, may I purchase other trophies to offer to team members or clients, for instance?
Yes, absolutely! To spread the good news and promote your success, you may order additional certificates or trophies by simply communicating with us.
Will all entries be published?
Yes, all projects and products submitted will be published in the INSPIRATION section of INT.design’s Website. All Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Grand Prix Awards winners will be published in the Winner section of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN. Grands Prix Award Winners will be published in the special editions of INTÉRIEURS magazine.
Will there be an Awards Gala ceremony?
Yes. Awards gala evenings will be held in Montréal and Québec. Winners not attending the evenings will be notified following the awards ceremony.
How do I get an official invitation letter to the gala evening?
Participants can request an official letter of invitation by email.
Do you pay for expenses incurred to attend the gala? (flight, train, taxi, uber, hotel, accommodation, food, etc.)?
No. We do not pay any expenses related to your attendance at the awards ceremony. All expenses related to your attendance at the gala evening (transportation costs: plane, train, taxi, uber; accommodation, food, entertainment, etc.) are the responsibility of the participants.
What is the gala’s dress code?
The suggested outfit goes from casual or evening wear (Cocktail) to Montreal Chic! style.
In what language will the gala be broadcast? Will there be a simultaneous translation service?
Since the ceremonies are held in Quebec, the speeches will be made mainly in French with the integration of English. We do not offer simultaneous translation services. However, we could help you communicate with a translator if you would like a personalized translation.
Can my company become a GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards partner?
Interested in becoming a partner in one of the most prestigious Awards of Excellence competitions celebrating the international design community? Partnership options include presenting a category, offering merch products at our Gala evenings, sponsorship activations and more! To learn more about become a partner, contact us at email@example.com or 450-651-3630.
Who is the contest’s promoter and what is the company history?
The contest is organized by PID Agency. View the company history here.
Who must I contact for further questions?
For admissibility questions, technical or entry form inquiries, contact Mariève-Patricia Langevin, firstname.lastname@example.org.