VF International SAGL, Timberland Division with its registered office in Stabio, Via Laveggio 5, Switzerland, (hereinafter “Timberland”) is organizing an international design competition, called “Timberland Nature Needs Heroes Award” (hereinafter the “Competition”).
The aim of the Competition is to increase awareness and promote urban greening, by identifying talented young students and collecting specific green and sustainable modular projects to improve urban spaces.
The Competition is open to all architecture or design students who get to know about this Competition. To be eligible to enter, students must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction (at the time of entry) and must be able and/or have the necessary legal permissions to properly prove their “students status” (hereinafter “Entrants” or “Participants” or “Students”). Minors, as well as individuals who have no legal capacity (or limited legal capacity) are not entitled to enter. Employees of the Promoter, and their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally connected to this Promotion shall not be entitled to enter.
Entry is permitted to individuals only, complying with the requirements set forth in the paragraphs above.
Participation in this Promotion is free of charge and no purchase is necessary. However, internet connection and a valid email address are required to enter.
Any person entering into or participating in this Promotion is deemed to have accepted and to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and participants, including the participant’s identity, age, and place of residence. Also, the Promoter reserves the right to ask Participants to provide valid proofs to show their students status.
The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any participant who breaches these terms and conditions or tampers with the registration process or the Competition.
The Competition is valid from 18.00 BST* on 1st of July 2019 until 23.59 BST on 30th of September 2019.
Winners’ selection on/by 31st October 2019.
The dates may be subject to extension, at Timberland’s sole and absolute discretion.
*you may convert these times to your local time by visiting http://www.worldtimebuddy.com
Entry and participation
To enter the Competition, eligible Participants are required to create a design project following the technical, creative and legal requirements disclosed on www.timberlandaward.com, in the present Full Terms and Conditions (including but not limited to the “Requirements to materials” at clause 8).
Content guidelines and technical requirements
The design project must be composed of:
— A maximum of 3 (tree) pages text setting out the concept of the design, a descriptive narration and the sustainable cost of the interventions
— A maximum of 4 (four) A3 pages in a single file in pdf format.
The project should include sketches, technical drawing, rendering of the overall composition, one or several details to allow the jury to assess the quality of the project. All digital files must be 20 MB or smaller.
Entry will be possible via e-mail only and during Competition Period.
Eligible participants must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including:
— Their personal details (full name, email address, contact number, country of residence)
— Their artwork submission, namely their design project including all the elements above listed.
— Valid proof of students’ status.
Make sure to write ‘Timberland Nature Needs Heroes Award’ in the subject line (English text only).
All design projects submitted by participants during Entry period in accordance with what stated in the present Terms and Conditions will be evaluated by the following Panel of Judges:
— Lorenza Baroncelli – Artistic director, Triennale
— Marco Sammicheli – International Relations Chief Officer, Triennale
— Maria Cristina Didero – Design critic and Editor-at-large, ICON Magazine
— Stefano Ragazzo – Architect, Orizzontale
— Stefano Mirti – Architect, Educator, Curator
Judgement will be supervised by:
— Jorn Wemmenhove, Co-founder & Creative Strategist, HumanKind
— Melissa Rotta Loria, Brand Marketing & Creative Director Timberland EMEA
Projects will be assessed based on the following criteria:
— The clarity of the proposal
— The quality of the composition
— The relevance of the narrative;
— Its suitability to the contextual facts, the local climate and the law.
— Its innovation and importance
— Its functionality
— The sustainable design strategies included
— Its technical and economic viability.
The Judging Panel will evaluate the projects against the above-mentioned criteria to select the shortlist five (5) final design: then, each member of the Jury will assign a score for each of the shortlisted projects. The sum of the scores assigned to each shortlisted project will be used to select the Winner.
The process will be concluded by the Judging date specified at clause 1. The name of the winner, along with the winning project will be disclosed on 15th November 2019, then published on www.timberlandaward.com, upon winner’s eligibility confirmation.
Please note that Timberland is under no obligation to select a final Design if they believe that there is no submitted Design that meets the requirements of the Contest and/or Timberland’s expectations and aesthetic criteria.
The 1st place competition winner will be invited to experience a three-months paid internship in the Timberland Design Centre in Switzerland.
Huge visibility to the project will be guaranteed to him/her by Timberland, promoting dissemination of the project, starting from the website, its social media.