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  • About 2020/2021 FRSP

  • Rules of 2020/2021 FRSP

  • Rules of 2020/2021 FRSA

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  • 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.

    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.

    Pic/Of Lace and Porcelain : Soft Contort |Conti Nico(Royal College of Art, UK)
    *2019FRSA Winner

    Mission|

    “Incorporate the power of the porcelain industry and academia to support talented students who are passionate about porcelain. Encourage young talents to employ their creativity and ambitions to preserve and develop the historic porcelain industry.”

    FRANZ Rising Star Project provides opportunities for 100 pieces of artworks each term, and awards NTD$ 30,000 (USD$1,000) for each. Additionally, there are various online and offline activities held for the top 10 winners, such as Révélations at the Grand Palais in France,
    the Artist-in-Residence program in Jingdezhen, the Ceramics Biennial in the U.K., and exhibitions at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, etc. The project aims to broaden the winners' horizons in pure art and its practical applications in the porcelain industry.

    FRSP expects the new talents who dream to engage in porcelain innovation to shine on the world stage in the future.

    About 2020/2021 Key Visual|WASTELAND

    WASTELAND *FRSA 2019 Winning Artwork
    Annelie Grimwade Olofsson|KADK

    Concept of Artwork:
    The Wasteland project investigates the up cycling of industrial byproducts in the development of a collection of objects, which explores the borderline between artistic intention and materialistic innovation, in a context which might inspire people to reflect upon human impact on earth. As the global population increases so does the consumption of goods, and the creation of waste, which ends up in landfills where it runs the risk of polluting fresh groundwater and surrounding ecosystems. By incapsulating toxic byproducts in porcelain, glaze and glass, further contamination is avoided, through the firing process of 1280 ° C, natural matter burns away and unknown metals melts, forming a visual manifestation of its toxic nature.

    I hope to inspire society to observe the drastic over production of waste in a biogeo-sociological context. By questioning material innovation, my goal is to make a difference in how we perceive consumption and materiality in a human context. The Wasteland sculptures aim to demonstrate the threats and the potentials of waste materials, which modern infrastructure have generated in abundance.

  • Rules of 2020/2021 FRSP
    FRANZ Rising Star Project (FRSP) is adjusted to a biennale project since 2020, which will be held in every odd year.

    I. Number of Scholarships

    FRANZ Rising Star Project 2021 (hereinafter referred to as FRSP) will award a total of 100 scholarships.

    II. Amount of Scholarship

    1. FRSP scholarship amount: NTD$ 30,000 per scholarship.

    2. The scholarship will be paid in TWD, RMB, USD, or EUO 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. FRSP Application Window

    From September 1st (Tue), 2020, 12:00 noon to June 30th (Wed), 2021 , 12:00 noon. The application time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.

    IV. FRSP Application Process

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

    V. FRSP Scholarship Announcement

    August 18th (Wed), 2021, 18:00 on the official website. The announcement time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.

    VI. FRSP Application Qualification

    1. FRSP 2021 is open to all applicants who meet the criteria explained below.

    2. The applicant must be a current student studying in 2021 or a recent graduate, awarded a degree between 2019 to 2020.

    3. Applicants must be registered as students before June 1st ,2021. 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 provide proof that they have received their degree between January 2019 and June 2021.

    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.

    VII. FRSP Entry Qualification

    1. The entry must be complete. 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 counterfeit, an imitation, or otherwise infringes on the copyright and originality of another artist’s existing artwork, the applicant must take full responsibility. The organizer cannot be held responsible and has the right to disqualify the offending applicant’s artwork and announce such results on the official website.

    4. Forms must be complete and accurate 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. A series of artwork will be considered as one piece of artwork (one entry). If the concept of the artworks is similar, they will be considered as one piece of artwork (one entry) as well. The style of artworks should be varied if applicants utilized the same technique. The Organizer reserves the final right of review.

    6. The RSP winning artworks of 2018 and 2019 are not eligible to apply for the 2021 RSP scholarship. The applications that have been submitted but have not been awarded will not be accepted.

    7. One applicant can receive no more than 3 scholarships total (i.e. 3 artworks, NTD$ 90,000 in total). If more than 3 artworks from one applicant enter the top 100, only the 3 artworks with the highest scores will be selected by the organizer.

    8. One applicant can submit up to 5 artworks. If more than 5 pieces are submitted from one applicant, only 5 artworks will be selected by the organizer according to the submission time, the others will not be accepted.

    9. Please do not repeat your submission, if the same artwork is submitted more than once, the organizer will only accept one submission according to the submission order.

    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. FRSP Review Process

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

    2. The organizer will randomly select several entries, and contact 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. FRSP Judging Criteria:
    All entries submitted to the project will be reviewed by judges independently. The judging criteria are divided into four categories.

    (1)Innovation (25%): The degree of innovation in the function, materials, and concept of the work.
    (2)Aesthetics (25%): The presentation or the arrangement of the materials.
    (3)Concept (25%): The connection between the design concept and user experience.
    (4)Craftsmanship (25%): The craftsmanship skills in terms of the porcelain making techniques or incorporation of multiple materials.

    4. Rising Star Project Judges: To be announced on the official website in June 2021.

    5. The scholarship selection is based on the total points given by the judges. RSP scholarships will be awarded to the top 100 artworks that meet all qualifications.

    X. Others Considerations

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

    2.FRSP applicants must grant the right to use applicants’ portrait, images of artworks entered, and other images to FRSP. This release will allow FRSP 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 FRSP.

    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 cannot apply to FRSP.

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

  • Rules of 2020/2021 FRSA
    I. Number of FRANZ Rising Star Award Winners

    The top 10 artworks of the 2021 FRSP scholarship will be selected for the FRANZ Rising Star Award (hereinafter referred to as FRSA).

    II. FRSA Prize

    1. FRSA Certificate of Achievement.

    2. Right to use FRSA winner logo. The right to use the FRSA 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 FRSA winner logo should be reported to the FRSA authority. The organizer will save those images and videos.

    3. Winners of RSA 2021 will receive a special reward that will be announced by the organizer at a later date.

    4. If the winner cannot accept the special reward 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 2021 special reward is subject to change according to the collaborating partners each year. Please refer to the announcement of the organizer.

    III. FRSA Announcement:

    1. The FRSA will be announced along with the FRSP scholarship on August 18th (Wednesday), 2021, 18:00 on the official website. The announcement time is according to GMT+8, where the organizer is located.

    2. FRSA will not publically post the judges’ ranking. The judges’ final selections will be listed alphabetically by the artwork’s first name.

    3. Should there be any sales opportunity provided by the co-organizer of the 2021 FRSP, the Organizer will relay such information to the winners of FRSA 2021 and will not be involved or be part of such commercial activity.

    4. The winners of FRSA must provide a piece of artwork to the organizer for exhibition purposes. Meanwhile, the organizer will provide another NTD $ 30,000 prize to the winner. Shipping fee and related charges will be deducted from it.

    5. Winners of FRSA 2021 will be responsible for packing and shipping their works to exhibitions provided by the co-organizer of the 2021 FRSP. The organizer will not be held liable for any loss and/or damage during transport of the artwork. Winners of FRSA 2021 will be responsible for the packing, transport and all expenses occurred including transport, insurance and custom fee during transport.

    IV. Selection Procedure

    The FRSA selection procedure, judging criteria and judges are the same as FRSP scholarship.

    V. Others Considerations

    1. Applicants who participate in the FRSP will be seen as also acknowledging the FRSA regulations. The FRSA retains the final explanatory right for every document and information regarding to the FRSA.

    2. FRSA winners must grant the right to use the portrait, images of artworks entered, and other images to FRSP. This release will allow FRSP 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 FRSP.

    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 Traditional Chinese version shall apply and be binding upon the parties.

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Award Winner

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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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