The city’s Festival of Architecture and Design is happening again this year, which means we are planning another Toronto The Good party (details will be announced soon). We’ve co-hosted the event with ERA Architects and Murmur since the festival’s inception, and we’ve added two more partners in Wireless Toronto and the Toronto Society of Architects. TSA has recently invited submissions for a logo design for the Design Matters campaign. The deadline is Monday May 7th, and the top three designs will walk away with some cash. The winner will be announced at the Toronto the Good party.
Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) in association with the Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) invites submissions in a design competition to celebrate â€˜design matters’ throughout 2007.
City of Toronto, Festival of Architecture and Design (fAd)
Toronto the Good
The purpose is to generate an image that celebrates architecture and design in Toronto, by engaging any, and all of, the design disciplines, including: architects, graphic designers, landscape architects, fashion designers, interior designers, industrial designers, artists,â€¦
The backdrop to the competition is the TSA’s 120th Anniversary, and our ongoing collaboration with DIAC and the other professional design associations. We are in the mood to celebrate.
While the submission is in the format of a poster, the design concept should be adaptable to a variety of media: T-shirts, bags, buttons, a website, anything. We will work with the winning designer to adapt the design to different uses, as opportunities emerge.
Everybody is welcome to submit.
Awards and Recognition
• Announcements and exhibition of winners will be made at the â€˜Toronto the Good’ party at the Distillery District, 15 May, 2007.
• A cash prize will be awarded to winners selected by the jury: 1st prize – $1,000; 2nd prize – $600; 3rd prize – $400.
• Spacing Magazine will feature the competition outcomes in their magazine and website.
• Selected entries will also be exhibited at IIDEX/NEOCON CANADA 2007.
• Competition organizers will also continue to identify other exhibit venues.
• Selected entries may be exhibited on-line by the participating design societies.
• A certificate will be awarded for each entry selected as a finalist.
Registration — deadline Monday, 7 May
• Registration form must be received no later than 7 May, 2007, 5pm.
• Each entry must be registered by sending a competed entry form by mail or e-mail to:
Toronto Society of Architects c/o Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, P.O. Box 18
Toronto Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON M5K 1B2
Upon receipt, a confidential entry number will be issued by email to each registrant as confirmation, to ensure anonymity for judging. This number should be included as the title of the electronic file of the design entry. Only one submission will be accepted per registration. But, any person may register and submit several (no limit) entries.
Questions — deadline Monday, 7 May
Questions will be received by the TSA before Monday, 7 May, 2007 at firstname.lastname@example.org and answers will be distributed to all registrants by email.
• A1 size (594 x 841 mm / 23.4 x 33.1 in).
• The words â€œdesign mattersâ€.
• Uploaded electronically to the Astley-Gilbert FTP site (instructions available with registration).
• Name of designer(s), or any other identification, must not be visible. Submissions must be anonymous.
Submission Deadline — Thursday, 10 May
• Thursday, 10 May, 2007 – entries must be received electronically, no later than 12 pm (noon). Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered.
Judging is scheduled for Friday, 11 May, 2007. The list of jurors will be confirmed and provided to registrants, when available. The jury may include representatives of:
• Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)
• Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC)
• Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario (ACIDO)
• Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD)
• Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
• Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC)
• Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA)
• Society of Design Administrators (SDA)
• Universities and Colleges with design programs
Submissions received that meet the requirements of the competition will be printed in colour on A3 paper by Astley-Gilbert and reviewed anonymously by the jury. Selected entries will be printed in A1 format for exhibition.
The selection will be based on:
• The design meets the competition requirements.
• The design demonstrates originality and creativity in describing, representing, or suggesting the celebration of â€˜design matters’ in relation to architecture and to Toronto.
• The design demonstrates â€˜good design’ through its concept and the actual design, layout, and expressiveness.
• The design is adaptable in whole or part to other media applications and formats, such as T-shirts, bags, buttons, etc.
Entries must be original. The design may use any form of photography, illustration, collage, or typography, provided no copyrights are violated in the design.
Entrants retain copyright to their work, but agree to have all or part of any entry displayed, published and/or used, with no further permission or payment by the competition organizers, at the sole discretion of the competition organizers, as supervised by the Toronto Society of Architects.
Competition Terms and Conditions
Competition organizers reserve the right to declare the competition void, and/or to make any changes to the competition process and dates, as well as to the awards, recognitions, and exhibits.