2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition

Brochure

First Revised Date: March 19, 2014

Second Revised Date: January 5, 2015

  1. Purpose

Gold Museum of New Taipei City Government has laid down the basic foundation of raising the standard of metal crafts in Taiwan with our experience of holding National Metal Crafts Competitions in the last eight years. In 2015, we carry on the spirit of promoting the metal crafts of Taiwan and combine it with the theme of celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Gold Museum. We are now calling for entry worldwide, and looking forward to seeing entrant to break new ground in metal crafting.

Furthermore, in response to New Taipei City’s status promotion as well as to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Museum, we have upgraded the scale of competition in 2015 to a higher standard and renamed the competition to “2015 Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition,” providing a wider platform to the art of metal crafts from all around the world and expecting to bring Taiwan’s metal crafts more in line with international level. The competition invites metal craft professionals worldwide to participate in the jury, hoping to facilitate the interaction between Taiwanese and international metal craft artists and to stimulate art creations with a sense of contemporaneity and distinctive Taiwanese cultural features.

The competition has two categories: Jewelry and Objects. All entries must be originally created by the entrant (All entries must be created by personal), and metallic material should be the core of the entries. The prize-winning artworks will be exhibited in the Exhibition of “2015 Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition.”

 

  1. Competition Schedule

 

Event Dates Note
Release Date of Competition Brochure March 2014 As published on the website
Application Acceptance Period for Preliminary Screening February 9th 2015 – February 22nd 2015 All applications received after the said deadline will not be accepted.
Preliminary Screening March 2nd 2015 – March 15th 2015 As published on the website
Announcement of Preliminary Screening Results Late March 2015 An official result and notification will be sent to all entries by post.
Entry Submission for Final Contest April 20th 2015 – May 3rd 2015 Entries submitted to:

Gold Museum

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

9:00 – 17:00

Final Contest End of May 2015 As published on the website
Prize Winning Announcement Early June 2015 Please visit the Museum’s website for the actual announcement date. Prize winners will be notified by an official notification.
Awards Ceremony Late June 2015 The list of winners will be published on the website.

An official result and notification will be sent to all winners by post

Exhibition of Competition June 26th 2015 – September 13th 2015 Exhibition Venue: Gold Museum

 

 

  1. Organizers

Supervised by: New Taipei City Government

Organized by: Cultural Affairs Department of New Taipei City

Gold Museum of New Taipei City

 

  1. Rules
  1. Eligibility: All artists who dedicate in metal crafting are welcome
    1. All entries must be originally created by the entrants themselves within 2 years (created by personal); a limit of 2 entries in each category for each entrant is applied.
    2. For the fairness and justice of anonymous assessing system, any feature appears on the entries that can be identified is forbidden.
    3. Entry which violates any of the following rules will be disqualified by the Organizers and will be forbidden from the Competition for 4 years:
  1. Non-original artwork, including copying and forging, or ID fraud is forbidden.
  2. Artwork that has been granted any awards, prizes, or recognition in any exhibition or competition (except for interscholastic competition) is not eligible.
  1. The rules are applied to all the entrants.

 

  1. Competition Categories:
    1. Jewelry
    2. Objects

 

  1. Submission Guidelines:
    1. Artwork Materials: Metallic artwork is highly recommended. The submitted artwork must be easy to preserve; dangerous and regulated metallic materials should not be used in artwork.
    2. Artwork Dimensions:
  1. Jewelry: The sum of length, width and height of the artwork in this category should be under 90cm (base included).
  2. Objects: The sum of length, width and height of the artwork in this category should be under 150cm (base included).
  1. Preliminary Screening
  1. Please e-mail the following required items for application Entry form (one copy for each different entry) Artwork portfolio Photos of entry to goldmuseum1104@gmail.com, with the title of “Application for 2015 Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition”; application will not be accepted if any requirement from the above is missing, and the Museum will not give notification.
  2. Photo of entry: Photos of you entry from various angles (front, side, rear, bird’s eye view) with the background color of black, white or grey. Every file should be no less than 2MB with 600dpi resolution and saved in JPEG format, photo editing is not allowed; the name of file should include the name of entrant, name of artwork and the angle taken from your artwork. Entrant will be disqualified if the photo does not match the actual entry.

※Photos of the finalists will be published to our online exhibition.

※Photos of prizes winners will be used in competition advertisement, publications, touring exhibition and educational purposes.

  1. No application materials submitted for preliminary screening will be returned. Please backup application materials if needed.
  1. Final Assessment
  1. The finalist should send the actual artwork along with additional documents and stub in appendix to the Museum within the specified period of time.
  2. Please send your artwork to:

Operation & Promotional Section

Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government

No.8, Jinguang Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City 22450, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

  1. Please state the name of sender, address, and the Museum’s details on the outside of packing of your artwork.
  2. The artwork should be packed with filling materials in a sturdy box or crate. Those delivered with no box/crate will not be accepted.
  3. Entrants who do not win an award will be notified; the artworks can be retrieved in person or returned to entrant by professional carrier (the cost is on the Organizers).

 

  1. Marking Scheme:
    1. Interpretation of concept (30%): includes the originality of artwork and its connection with the concept of design.
    2. Design and techniques (40%): includes completeness of the artwork, texture, technicalities, and uniqueness.
    3. Materials (30%): includes innovation in use of materials and coordination of different materials.

 

  1. Competition Judges:

A committee of 3 – 5 esteemed judges from local and aboard, who are experts in the metal crafts and related areas, will be invited by the Organizer to assess all entries in accordance with the marking scheme set by the Organizer.

 

※ The list of judges will be announced on the website of the Museum before the call for application of preliminary selection.

※ The judges have the final say on the results of the competition.

 

  1. Duties and responsibilities:
    1. All entries must be originally created by the entrant. If the artwork is reported violating copyright or other applicable laws and is verified by the competition committee, the Organizer is entitled to revoke the winning title, the award certificate and the rewards, and the entrant will not be allowed to take part in any competition held by the Organizers; the entrant who violates the laws shall take full responsibilities. The entrant shall take full responsibilities for applicable fees when one or more third parties have made copyright claims on his/her work of art.
    2. The entrant (hereinafter referred to as the Creator) will hold all moral rights in his/her winning entry, while both the Creator and the New Taipei City Government Gold Museum (hereinafter referred to as the Museum) will be entitled to the rights of disclosure. In addition, the Creator agrees to grant a royalty-free exclusive license to the Museum to public advertisement, touring exhibition, reproduce, and distribute the entry in connection with the Competition and educational use in any media.
    3. All materials and media used in the artwork shall be created by the Creator, or otherwise the license to use such materials and media shall be obtained by the Creator in advance.
    4. The Organizer holds the distribution rights to all winning entries and their description provided by the entrants. The Organizer holds the usage rights for all winning entries during the period of the Competition and any Competition-related event. The Organizer holds the rights to modify, advertise, digital publish, and reproduce the image of all winning entries without additional compensation and royalty.
    5. The entrant must read the Competition rules carefully. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the entrant who does not meet any of the said requirements, and such entrant shall raise no objection.
    6. Any matters not specifically covered herein are subject to decision by the Organizer.

 

  1. Insurance:
    1. The entry will be insured by the Organizer with a maximum coverage of NTD 250,000. The entrant may purchase an additional insurance policy if needed.
    2. The Organizer will be responsible for the insurance of the entry starting from its arrival in the Museum to its return. When the return deadline is passed, the Organizer will not bear any legal responsibility for the entry.
    3. Discoloration, deterioration, and deformation of the entry will not be covered by the insurance.
    4. For all insurance coverage details, please refer to the insurance policy contract signed by the Organizer.

 

  1. Awards
  1. Jewelry Category
    1. Gold Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 5,000

  1. Silver Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 3,000

  1. Bronze Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 2,000

  1. Quality Award:

One winner, a winning certificate

  1. Merit Award:

Six winners, a winning certificate

  1. Finalist Award:

Several winners, a certificate

 

  1. Objects Category
    1. Gold Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 8,000

  1. Silver Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 6,000

  1. Bronze Prize:

One winner, a winning certificate and USD 5,000

  1. Quality Award:

One winner, a winning certificate

  1. Merit Award:

Six winners, a winning certificate

  1. Finalist Award:

Several winners, a certificate

※ Award listed above may not be given due to the committee’s decision.

※ The top three award-winning artworks of each category will be collected by the Museum without preconditions, and the Creator’s Property Rights Transfer Agreement (the original Chinese version shall prevail in the event of any discrepancy between the Chinese version and the English version) must be signed. Those who do not agree to the term are not recommended to participate in the competition.

※ All monetary prizes are subject to a withholding tax in accordance with applicable laws of the Republic of China.

※ Entrants who entered the Final Assessment stage are not necessarily Finalist Award winners.

 

  1. Contact Details

Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government

No.8, Jinguang Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City 22450, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

 

Ms. Lo Shu-jung (Education & Research Section)

Tel: +886-2-24962800 ext. 2852

 

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Fax: +886-2-24962820

Website: www.gep.ntpc.gov.tw

E-mail: goldmuseum1104@gmail.com