Theme: “Design students make a better world“
Please apply this concept to the area of postgraduate studies that you prefer Industrial, Interior, Visual, Transportation and Web Digital
The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for the tradition and environment can help the world to be better for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, products to make a world much better through a new perspective.
For each Scuola Politecnica di Design area a briefing has been defined.
Candidates must develop the theme related to the master program they wish to apply for; the choice of the element to design or describe depends on the course you choose. The technical details to present the Concepts are described in the section 5.4 of the below Regulations.
Candidates should use their own expertise and creativity to design a product, a space, a service, vehicle a packing that can contribute actively on improving the quality of life, space efficiency, speeding communication and reducing boundaries for the human being.
The choice of the element to design or describe depends on your course choice. The technical details to present the Concepts are described in the section 4 of the below Regulations. The participants should conceive the project to the program of choice, considering the themes below for each programs
Spaces to share ideas, experiences, functions, activities. Design a space for social use, for public or private use, an exhibition, a shop, an office;
Tools for global nomads. Devices, objects, systems to enhance the travel experience or solutions that improve people’s life on the go or in general while away from home
Transportation and Car Design
Free ride. Car concepts that enable people to play, discover, work and communicate while driving. Entries can take into consideration the many ways the new technologies can give birth to radically a new architectural vision.
All the proposed design elements must represent or being connected with the theme “Design students make a better world”
Visual heroes. Think of the people of the past or the present times that inspire you the most, no matter if they are rock and roll legends or unknown heroes. How would you visually represent their personalities and the impact they made on your life? Depending on the course of your choice, you can produce either a graphic art work or a digital animation, a social media marketing plan, a video, a whole web and digital plan, etc.
How-To Submit your concepts
Step 1. Click here to fill in the identifying entry card form online (compulsory)
Step 2. Submit your concept online (available after step one is done any time after login)
- Concept as described in the briefing, accompanied by a Title and Description
- The Candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb file size).
- The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).
Step 3. In the meantime candidates will receive an email explaining how to start the admission process.
Check the requirements and produce the relative papers
- BA Degree or higher – in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts – or significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma)
- Transcripts with list of subjects and grades. (For graduates only)
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
- Portfolio in PDF format. In case of files larger than 10MB, we suggest to use any cloud storage service like ICloud, Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox or similar ones.
- Motivational Letter / Statement of Purpose in digital format (doc, docx, pdf) and not longer than 500 words
- Valid passport (expiry date must be older than at least six months beyond the admission date
- Non-European graduated students only: Declaration Of Value (DOV)
We remind students that a diploma with transcript or equivalent qualification is also required in order to be admitted to Scuola Politecnica di Design master programs. Students will be asked to submit a copy of their undergraduate diploma with transcript when starting the admission process.
REGULATIONS FOR THE PARTICIPATION INTO THE INTERNATIONAL SELECTION “Design students make a better world”. FIRST EDITION ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
1.1 Through the network http://www.studentcompetition.design/ Scuola Politecnica di Design wishes to promote the interaction between young designers starting and promoting specific contests of Design with the purpose of stimulating, through “common creation”, the conception, development and possibly the realization of a product.
1.2 Following this initiative Scuola Politecnica di Design promotes the contest “Design students make a better world” through the dedicated website http://www.studentcompetition.design/ (the “Website”).
1.3 The purpose of the contests is to assign n. 5 master scholarships for attendance of Scuola Politecnica di Design Master for the 2016-2017 academic year, covering different fee amounts of the program chosen
1.4 The contest “Design students make a better world” (the “Contest”) is controlled by the present regulations and will take place, through all the phases detailed below, from the 1st of February 2016, date of publication of the Regulations, until 8th of April 2016.
2 Participation and requirements for admission
2.1 Participation to the Contest is subject to the registration to the Website and to the acceptance of the present Regulations.
2.2 Participation is strictly reserved to all Candidates aged between 21 and 44 years in possession of a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. The candidates must be 21 within the starting date of the program.
2.3 SPD employees and consultants are not allowed to participate to the Contest.
2.4 Providing the personal data required by the registration form, the Candidate will have to create an identification code (Username) and a password (Password). The Candidate, knowing the legal consequences of supplying false data, will supply precise, complete, true and correct data.
2.5 Processing of personal data will be respectful of the attached information as per D. Lgs. n. 196/03 on personal data protection. None of the data required for registration can be considered sensible under the above mentioned decree.
2.6 The Candidate is informed that knowledge of his Username and Password by third parties will grant them access to the Candidate’s personal area of the site in his name. The Candidate is thus bound to keep the secrecy of his access data with the maximum diligence.
2.7 The Candidate will be held liable or accountable for any damage and damaging consequence occurred to SPD for the infringement of the rule stated above.
3 Contest and creative works (“Concepts”) of the Candidate
3.1 Any registered Candidate can participate to the Contest, filling in the provided form in every part and, having agreed to these regulations, sending to the Website not later than the 8 th of April 2016, 2:00 pm (GMT+1 – italian time) his creative works (“Concepts”) featuring images and videos accompanied by a description in the language in which the course will be held, respecting features and formats detailed in par. 4 and the subject of the Contest given in the Contest Theme (Annex A) attached to the present Regulations and published on the Website.
3.2 Each candidate may take part in special project for only one course.
3.3 With his participation to the Contest, and in any case with the submission of the Concepts, the Candidate fully agrees with these Regulations.
3.4 The Candidate grants the Concepts submitted to the Website are the result of his personal work and, knowing the legal consequences of false declarations, also grants that the Concepts:
– are the fruit of his personal and original intellectual work, and do not constitute counterfeiting and/or plagiarism;
– do not infringe law, order and public decency;
– do not violate any intellectual property right, both registered or not, of third parties such as, but not limited to, copyrights, brands and patents;
– do not violate any right of third parties accorded by law, contracts, customs and traditions;
– were made with all necessary authorizations and/or releasing from all individuals involved in their realization.
3.5 The Candidate grants his full personal liability for the content, lawfulness, nature, quality and truthfulness of the Concepts and Comments published on the Website, expressly releasing SPD and his assignees from any duty of verification and control on them.
3.6 Any liability of SPD and his assignees for any Concept published on the Website is expressly excluded. The Candidate will hold SPD and his assignees harmless from any request for reparation or compensation coming by third parties as a consequence of the publication of his Concepts.
3.7 The Candidate grants to hold SPD and his assignees harmless, materially and in court, from any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense, including legal costs, deriving from any breach of this paragraph 3.
4 Concepts features and format
4.1 In order to participate to the Contest, the Candidate will have to fill and submit a form of delivery of the Concept, giving a title to the Concept itself and explaining its leading idea in ten lines of text in the language in which the course will be held.
4.2 The Candidate will submit up to 5 images, pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb size).
4.3 The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).
4.4 Requirements detailed in par. 4.1 and 4.2 are compulsory for the participation to the Contest, while what described in par. 4.3 is optional.
5 Required documents
5.1 It is compulsory to provide the below mentioned documents (please check online on http://www.scuoladesign.com/master/apply/ the admission conditions for each program):
– Entry card online duly filled in for acceptance of the rules of the selection;
– CV and motivation letter in the language of the chosen course;
– Copy of passport;
– Certificate of knowledge of language of tuition;
– Portfolio or essay (if available, depending on the program of choice);
– Concept as described in the briefing submitted to the Website
6.1 Scuola Politecnica di Design offers as a reward n. 5 (five) scholarships covering different amounts of the tuition fees for the chosen course, following the below scheme:
– n. 5 full scholarships covering the 100% of the tuition fee of the academic year.
6.2 Housing and other costs shall be covered by the winners.
7 Courses and scholarships
1 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees; Master in Industrial Design
1 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees; Master in Interior Design
1 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees; Master in Visual Design
1 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees; Master in Transportation and Car Design
1 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees; Master in Web and Digital Design
7.1 The full scholarships will be assigned, no matter of the program of choice, depending of the level of the presented Concepts, following the above scheme. In case the level of the Concepts, for one or more of the above mentioned programs, will not be considered sufficient by the Panel defined in par. 6, no scholarship will be assigned.
8 Selection of winners and Panel
8.1 The Concepts received, after a first evaluation, will be published on the selection website http://www.studentcompetition.design/ and could be object of comments, public appraisals and voting exclusively for statistical aims, until maximum 60 days after the selection deadline.
8.2 The Concepts evaluation will be conducted by a Panel made of school representatives
8.3 The evaluation will be made by the Panel, unquestionably.
8.4 The Scuola Politecnica di Design representatives may call the authors of the best Concepts for an interview.
8.5 The Panel may decide unquestionably not to assign the scholarship for one or more courses, if the level of the Concepts received for those program will be considered unsatisfactory.
8.6 The winners will be notified by email or phone by the Scuola Politecnica di Design representative. The winners must send a formal acceptance letter by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, within three days after the result is received. If the winner fails to meet this requirement, the scholarship will be automatically considered as ‘refused’ and the Panel may decide, unquestionably, to grant it to another Candidate. After the winner accepts the scholarship, he/she will have a 15-day deadline to enroll the course for which the scholarship was granted.
9 Conditions and general Terms of Participation
9.1 In order to be published, Concepts should be presented in accordance to the terms described in the preceding sections of this regulation and must also include the identifying entry card attached.
9.2 The Concepts without entry card will not be accepted. The entry card must be completed in all points including the full name, birth date, contacts, country of origin, previous studies, chosen course and city where the course will be held, the source of information (by whom you have been informed about Scuola Politecnica di Design). Incomplete entry cards are not valid.
9.3 Incomplete Concepts, which do not meet the requirements, or which do not have the elements referred above, or which contain wrong or unreadable data, or sent after 2.00 pm, 8 th of April 2016 (GMT+1 – italian time), will not be considered valid.
9.4 Once the Candidate has sent the Concept and passed the first step, the Concepts cannot be modified or changed any more. The Concepts and related documents should be sent in one email preferably.
9.5 The Candidates guarantee to follow the below indicated compulsory conditions for submission of the Concepts:
– Concept must be created and realized only by the participant presenting it;
– Concept must be original and cannot be subject of a copy or plagiarism;
– Concept must not be under any property or royalty rights, or copyrighted;
– Concepts cannot contain offensive, violent context against the human rights or dignity, otherwise such projects will be rejected.
9.6 The Panel may, unquestionably, exclude from the selection any Concept that does not comply with the above terms.
9.7 Scuola Politecnica di Design does not assume any responsibility for conditions that are not imputable to it and that shall compromise the project remittance, such as: losses or delays due to electronic devices.
10 Property and Right concerning Concepts
10.1 The intellectual property rights of the Concepts always pertain to the author.
10.2 The Candidate, with his participation to the Contest and the consequent publication of his Concepts in the Website, giving up any indemnity and/or refund and independently from the awarding of a prize, grants for free and permanently to SPD the right to use submitted Concepts to promote and divulge the Website and SPD activities, with mention of the Concept’s author.
11 Contents owned by Scuola Politecnica di Design, Concepts and Comments, external links
11.1 Save for Candidates’ Concepts and Comments, Scuola Politecnica di Design owns and can use every other content of the Website, including, but with no limitation to, text, software, fonts, graphics, pictures, sounds, music, videos, interactive elements (SPD Content). Such Content is protected by copyright, brand rights and other intellectual property rights owned by SPD and its licensees.
11.2 SPD Content cannot be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, spread, visualized, sold, licensed or exploited in any other way without prior written consent by SPD or its licensees.
11.3 The Candidate accepts and agrees that the Concepts and Comments on the Website are under the exclusive responsibility of the individuals they come from.
11.4 SPD is not bound to control and supervise the Concepts and Comments submitted and published on the Website, and accordingly SPD does not grant their truthfulness, correctness or quality. Under no circumstance SPD will be held liable or accountable for Concept or Comments that for any reason are found illicit, illegal or offensive.
11.5 SPD reserves the right not to publish and to remove from the Website any Concept or Comment in manifest breach of these Regulations, inopportune or reprehensible. SPD reserves the right to modify the Concepts submitted by Users by all means necessary to allow their publication on the Website.
11.6 The Website may include links to other websites or resources not owned or controlled by SPD.. Users accept and agree that under no circumstance SPD will be held liable or accountable for the contents, advertisings, services or products present in such external links.
12 Exclusion of warranties
12.1 SPD does not states nor grants that the Website and its functions are flawless or satisfy certain standards, needs or requests of the User.
12.2 SPD does not states nor grants that use of the Website and its functions will be prompt, uninterrupted, assured or flawless, nor that the information and contents on the Website are correct, truthful and/or reliable.
12.3 Under no circumstance SPD will be held liable or accountable towards Candidates or third parties for any damage consequent, accidental, indirect or of any other nature, predictable or unpredictable, deriving from the use or the impossibility to use the Website.
12.4 SPD will not be liable for imprecisions, inaccuracies or delays due to force majeure.
12.5 SPD is not liable for improper use of the Website and does not grant nor authorize its use in any application potentially dangerous for people or properties.
12.6 The Candidate grants that he will hold SPD harmless from any consequence deriving for improper, illicit or undue use of the Website.
12.7 Consequently, the Candidate declares himself solely liable towards SPD and third parties for any and every behavior or fact punishable by law during the utilization of the Website.
13 Obligations of the Candidate
13.1 The Candidate binds himself:
a) not to damage or violate, directly or indirectly, the Website;
b) not to divulge or cede, directly or indirectly, usernames, passwords, access codes and login data to the Website;
c) not to reproduce, copy, distribute in part or in whole, by commercial or non-commercial ends, the Website, the Concepts and SPD Contents published on the Website, by no means, not electronic nor printable;
d) not to perform any action that can compromise the security of the Website;
13.2 It is expressly forbidden to the Candidate:
a) to submit, upload and/or publish material protected by copyright, unless the Candidate is the owner of such right or has been authorized by the owner;
b) to submit, upload and/or publish material that disclose industrial secrets unless the Candidate is the owner of such secrets or has been authorized by the owner;
c) to submit, upload and/or publish material that violates intellectual property rights, privacy rights or rights deriving from advertising contracts;
d) to submit, upload and/or publish material that is illicit or against law, order and public decency;
e) to submit, upload and/or publish material containing improper expressions or violating someone else’s dignity or decency;
f) to submit, upload and/or publish sexually explicit material;
g) to submit, upload and/or publish promotional material, junk mail, spam or any other unrequested or unauthorized form of solicitation;
h) to falsify his identity;
i) to submit, upload and/or publish material containing computer viruses and/or other codes or files or programs created to interrupt, destroy, damage or limit the operation of softwares, hardwares, websites or telecommunication installations belonging to SPD or third parties;
13.3 Any verified breach of this paragraph 12 will determine the right of SPD to resolve this agreement and remove the Candidate and his Concepts and Comments from the Website, reserves the right of SPD and/or third parties to compensation for damages.
14 Term of registration and withdrawal
14.1 Registration to the Website has unlimited duration, save for withdrawal or other causes of cancellation, starting from the date of registration.
14.2 The Candidate has the right to cancel at any time his registration to the Website, notifying SPD with an email to the address email@example.com and specifying his username and password. No request of cancellation without the required data will be accepted.
14.3 SPD will disable the Candidate’s username and password, removing from the Website all the Concepts and Comments submitted by the Candidate.
14.4 Any breach of the obligations detailed in par. 2.4, 3.4, 7.5, 9 and 11, will give SPD the right to cancel at any time, with no notice and no penalty, the registration of the Candidate to the Website, removing from it all the Concepts and Comments submitted by the Candidate.
15 Law and jurisdiction
15.1 This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Italian law.
15.2 The court of Milan (Italy) shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
Information as per sec. 13 of the Code on protection of personal data (D. Lgs. 196/03)
(*) The Candidate is bound to read entirely the text, using the vertical scroll bar, and to click in the apposite space for acceptance and consent to data processing.
In accordance with sec. 13 of the Code on protection of personal data (D. Lgs. 196/03) we inform you about the processing of your personal data performed by Scuola Politecnica di Design regarding to your participation to the Contest “Design students make a better world” and to the use of the websites http://www.studentcompetition.design/ and http://www.scuoladesign.com/ (the “Websites”). According to the mentioned decree, the processing of your data will be respectful of the principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency and protection of your privacy and your rights.
1) Your personal data, including your image, will be handled only to consent your participation to the Contest for the potential assignment of prizes and the supplying of services usable through the Websites, and for all connected activities. In addition to the uses mentioned above, your personal data may be handled to fulfill obligations set by domestic and European law.
Supplying your data is compulsory for the purposes mentioned above. The lack of their transmission, even partial, or the communication of incorrect data, may have as a consequence the impossibility to supply you the requested service;
2) Given your explicit consent and until its withdrawal your personal data, including your image, will be transmitted to companies, agencies, syndicates, associations and/or third parties in general in order to assignment of the prizes or in order to favor your potential collaboration or stages with such parties. The consent to the data processing described in this paragraph is necessary to participate to the Contest.
3) Given you explicit consent and until its withdrawal your personal data will be also handled for the following purposes, connected to the ones listed above:
- to elaborate studies and marketing researches;
- to send even by means of SMS, fax, mail and/or email advertising and informative material regarding Scuola Politecnica di Design and his assignees;
- to send interactive commercial communications;
- to gather data on the level of users’ satisfaction about supplied services (even through third parties).
You will be able to withdraw the consent given for the purposes above at any time, sending a request by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the Username and Password given at the registration to the Websites. No request of cancellation without the required data will be accepted.
Data Processing detailed in par. 1), 2) and 3) will be manual (i.e. on paper support) and/or automatic (i.e. using computer devices) according to the procedures set by law. Within SPD your data will be handled only by SPD employees, appointed as subjects in charge of data processing, who have received adequate operative instructions.
In addition to SPD employees, some of the processing of your data may be performed by third parties, to whom SPD entrust some activities (or parts of them) functional to the supplying of the above mentioned services. In such cases those parties will be appointed as subjects in charge of data processing, and will receive adequate operative instructions, especially regarding the necessary security measures to ensure privacy and data security.
The subjects in charge of the processing of your personal data are SPD – Scuola Politecnica di Design, based in Milan, via Carlo Bo n. 7, Tel. +39 02 21597590 Fax:+39 02 21597613, In order to exercise the rights set by sec. 7 of the Code mentioned above, which we report integrally below, you can address the subjects in charge of data processing.
SPD – SCUOLA POLITECNICA DI DESIGN
Sec. 7 D. Lgs. 196/03 “Right to access to personal data and other rights”
1 A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.
2 A data subject shall have the right to be informed
a) of the source of the personal data;
b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;
c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means;
d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5(2);
e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.
3 A data subject shall have the right to obtain
a) updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;
b) erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed;
c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.
4 A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part,
a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;
b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.