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  • About Rising star project

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  • FRANZ Rising Star Award

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  • Capture 1 ORIGIN

    The predecessor of the FRANZ Rising Star Project was the “FRANZ AWARD,” which was awarded from 2007 to 2016.

    Over the past few years, FRANZ has received feedback pointing out the fact that the “design competitions’ resources are mostly provided to a small number of winners, which is a pity for most design students.”

    For this reason, FRANZ has decided to increase the number of awards by creating an exclusive porcelain design scholarship for current students, thereby transforming the FRANZ AWARD into the “Rising Star Project.” The project aims to use the scholarship to awaken students’ passion for porcelain; with unchanged vision and ideals, the project continues to encourage porcelain creations among the new generation.

    Capture 2 CONCEPT

    Porcelain has been one of humans’ greatest inventions since the Stone Age; it is solid yet smooth, fragile yet permanent. This unmalleable material has long been fired at over a thousand degrees and transformed into delicate pieces that can be passed on for centuries.

    FRANZ was founded in porcelain and aims to convey beauty with porcelain. In order to keep on exploring the future possibilities of porcelain and to support those with potential among the new generation in their pursuit of excellence in porcelain design, this project offers a porcelain design scholarship to 100 students in order to support their initiative to actualize their dreams.
    The FRANZ Rising Star Project hopes to alleviate students’ financial burdens caused by prototype expenses.

    FRANZ expects the new generation to fully develop their creativity and become rising stars in design that shine in the future.

    Capture 3 VISION
    “Fulfill the Goals as Seen and Achieved in Dreams.”

    We hope that all the students who aspire to engage in porcelain design across the world can give full scope to their talent and creativity to their hearts’ content, as they head towards becoming rising stars in the future.

    Capture 4 SLOGAN
    “Ignite Your Imagination”

  • Rules of RSP (Hereinafter referred to as RSP)
    I. Number of Scholarships

    2018 RSP will award a total of 100 scholarships.

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    II. Amount of Scholarship

    1. RSP scholarship amount: 30,000 NTD per scholarship.

    2. The scholarship will be paid in TWD, USD, or Euros based on the exchange rate on the day of transfer.

    3. Additionally, the scholarship winners are responsible for the relevant handling fees and incidental taxes. These expenses will be deducted from the scholarship.

    III. RSP Application Window

    From June 1, 2018 (Friday), 12:00 noon to August 31, 2018 (Friday), 12:00 noon.
    The application time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.

    IV. RSP Application Process

    Applicants can only apply to the RSP through the online application. Please follow the instructions on the RSP official website. The organizer will not accept applications submitted via any alternative methods.

    V. RSP Scholarship Announcement

    October 1, 2018 (Monday), 12:00 noon on the Official Website.The announcement time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.

    VI. RSP Application Qualification

    1. 2018 RSP is open to all applicants who meet the criteria explained below.

    2. The applicant must be a current student studying in 2018 or a new 2018 graduate.

    3. Applicants must be registered as students before June 2018. Recent graduates must have graduated and received their degree between January 2018 and June 2018.
    A student ID card with current year register stamp or a transcript of the last semester or a certificate of enrollment or a diploma must be provided as proof of applicant’s student status. Recent graduates must have graduated and received their degree between January 2018 and June 2018.

    4. The participating current students should be studying for an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree. Only the academic registration date is taken into consideration; age, years of study, and discipline are not qualifying factors. Recent graduates must have graduated and received their degree between January 2018 and June 2018.

    VII. RSP Entry Qualification

    1. The entry must be completed. Drafts, 3D modeling, and prototypes not made of porcelain will not be accepted. The organizer has the final right of review.

    2. The entry itself must be more than 50% porcelain.As for the proportion of porcelain in the work, the organizer has the final right of review.

    3. The artwork must be original. If the organizer is informed that a submitted artwork is a counterfiet, an imitation, or otherwises infringes on the copyright and originality of another artist’s existing artwork, the organizer has the right to disqualify the offending applicant’s artwork and announce such results on the official website.

    4. Forms must be filled compeletely for each artwork submitted. If a form is missing or incomplete, and the applicant fails to resolve the problem after notification, the organizer will consider the applicant’s artwork disqualified and no further notice is required from the organizer.

    5. Statement of Originality can be downloaded in the file download section on the project’s official website. Those who fail to use the same form provided by the organizer will be disqualified without further notice from the organizer.

    VIII. Bank Account Information

    1. Winners must submit complete and accurate bank account information. While the organizer will attempt to notify winners of any problems, incomplete, inaccurate, or incorrectly transmitted information may result in the applicant’s application being disqualified.
    2. The name on the bank account should match the winner’s name; if not, the organizer can consider this discrepancy as grounds for disqualification and disregard the applicant’s entry.

    IX. RSP Review Process

    1. RSP will conduct reviews of each application and artwork to ensure they meet qualification criteria.

    2. The organizer will randomly select several entries, and call or write to these applicants’ schools to verify their enrollment status or confirm graduation dates. If the organizer deems an applicant unqualified, no further notice will be issued.

    3. The project will invite ten experts and scholars from design, industrial arts education, and porcelain art fields to review the entries.

    4. Rising Star Project Judging Criteria:
    All entries submitted to the project will be reviewed by judges independently. The judging criteria are divided into four categories.
    Innovation (25%): The degree of innovation in the function, materials, and concept of the work.
    Aesthetics (25%): The presentation or the arrangement of the materials.
    Concept (25%): The connection between the design concept and user experience.
    Craftsmanship (25%): The craftsmanship skills in terms of the porcelain making techniques or incorporation of multiple materials.

    5. Rising Star Project Judges: To be announced on the official website in August 2018.

    6. The scholarship selection is based on the total points given by the ten judges, listed in descending order from high to low. RSP scholarships will be awarded to the top one hundred artworks that meet all qualifications.

    X. Others Considerations

    1. Applicants who participate in the Franz Rising Star Project will be seen as acknowledging the Franz Rising Star Project regulations. The Franz Rising Star Project retains the final explanatory right for every document and information regarding the Franz Rising Star Project.

    2.RSP applicants must grant the right to use applicants’ portrait, images of artworks entered, and other images to RSP. This release will allow RSP to utilize these images for such purposes including, but not limited to, promotion, publication, announcements, exhibitions, decorations, and any media coverage regarding non-profit promotion for RSP.

    3. The organizer has the right to extend or shorten the application and evaluation periods, depending on the situation.

    4. Employees of the organizer and their first-degree relatives can not apply to RSP.

    5. This agreement has been prepared in both English and Traditional Chinese. In the event of any inconsistency, the Tradtional Chinese version shall apply and be binding upon the parties.

  • FRANZ Rising Star Award (Hereinafter referred to as RSA)
    I. Number of Rising Star Award Winners

    10 out of 100 from 2018 Rising Star Project.

    II. RSA Prize

    1. RSA Certificate of Achievement.

    2. Right to use RSA winner logo.The right to use the FRANZ RSA winner logo is restricted to winning entries and valid in perpetuity. A Logo premium is not necessary, but the image, and advertisement use of the FRANZ RSA winner logo should be reported to the RSA authority. The RSA office will save those images and videos.

    3. Winners of RSA will receive 2018 special prize. The content of special prize will be announce by the RSA organizer at a later date.

    4. If the winner cannot participate the special prizes due to any reason, he/she will be considered to be waiving his/her right. No equivalent reward or prize money is offered for replacement.

    5. The Annual Award Prize is subject to change according to the collaborating partners each year. Please refer to the announcement of the organizer.

    III. Application Process

    RSA don’t need the additional applied procedure. RSA will select ten winners from RSP applicants.

    IV. RSA Announcement Date:

    1. October 1, 2018 (Monday), 12:00 noon on the Official Website.The announcement time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.
    2. RSA will not publically post the judges’ ranking. The judges’ final selections will be listed in by the artwork’s name alphabetically.

    V. Selection Procedure

    1. The RSA will invite ten experts and scholars from the design, industrial arts education, and porcelain art fields to review the artworks.

    2. Rising Star Project Judging Criteria:
    All entries submitted to the project will be reviewed by judges independently. The judging criteria are divided into four categories.
    Innovation (25%): The degree of innovation in the function, materials, and concept of the work.
    Aesthetics (25%): The presentation or the arrangement of the materials.
    Concept (25%): The connection between the design concept and user experience.
    Craftsmanship (25%): The craftsmanship skills in terms of the porcelain making techniques or incorporation of multiple materials.

    3. The selection result is the sum up of the points give by ten judges. The RSA select the top 10 entries to give awards.

    VI. Others Considerations

    1. Applicants who participate in Franz Rising Star Project will be seen as also acknowleding the Franz Rising Star Award regulations. The Franz Rising Star Award retains the final explanatory right for every document and information regarding to Franz Rising Star Award.

    2. RSA winners must grant the right to use the portrait, images of artworks entered, and other images to RSP. This release will allow RSP to utilize these images for such purposes including, but not limited to, promotion, publication, announcements, exhibitions, decorations, and any media coverage, regarding non-profit promotion for RSP.

    3. The organizer has the right to extend or shorten the application and evaluation periods, depending on the situation.

    4. This agreement has been prepared in both English and Traditional Chinese. In the event of any inconsistency, the Tradtional Chinese version shall apply and be binding upon the parties.

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  • Gold Award

    光點計畫金獎

  • Silver Award

    光點計畫銀獎

  • Bronze Award

    光點計畫銅獎

  • FRANZ Rising Star Award

    光點計畫特獎

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