Vietnam - Where I Live

Do you know where famous designers get their inspiration for their ideas? Art, history, architecture or unique regional cultures are endless inspiration for designers.

Vietnam is a country with a long cultural tradition with 54 ethnic minority groups living in 64 different provinces with different lifestyles, scenery and unique colours. If you love creativity and would like to develop your career as a Designer or Creative Director in growing creative industries - please join this competition!

Design a visual icon that represents your hometown / city using no more than 3 elements. Please try to create an original solution that people can easily recognize.

You will need to consider carefully the most unique and interesting aspects of your home town. So for example how would you represent Hanoi? How do you want people to feel about your Hanoi? What do you tell people about Hanoi? What are special things about Hanoi?

What things inspire you, for example: architecture, colours, culture, decorations, history, nature, people, scenes, shapes, sounds, symbols, texture, typography etc. All of these are elements can describe Hanoi or other cities and you need to find no more than 3 elements that best describe the city.

Prizes

First prize – one scholarship of 100% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 5 million Vietnam dongs in cash

Second prize – one scholarship of 50% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 3 million Vietnam dongs in cash

Third prize – one scholarship of 50% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 2 million Vietnam dongs in cash

Best idea prize – one scholarship of 50% tuition fee at the London College for Design and Fashion and 2 million Vietnam dongs in cash.

Timeline

Start Date: 12/04/2019

Submission deadline at high school: 30/11/2019

Deadline: 30/12/2019

How to Apply

The sketch must be sent to address below:

London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi), 98 To Ngoc Van street, Quang An, Tay Ho, Ha Noi.

Note: Please write the name of the competition “Vietnam – where I live” on the envelope before sending.

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Nguyen Minh Hoang

Second prize of “Vietnam – where I live” competition 2016

“The prize of competition helped me study at the international and prestigious college. My dream studying in London College for Design and Fashion has come true.”

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Mr Stephen Burdett

Dean of LCDF-Hanoi, Co-founder of “Vietnam – where I live” competition

“With this competition, we would like to change opinion about design in Vietnam. The core of design is not only skills of using design tools but also the generation of ideas that is the most important factor.”

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Ho Tien Tai

First prize of “Vietnam – where I live” competition 2016

“The competition is an opportunity to open a new window for young people who love design like me.”

Requirements

  • The submissions must be original and designed by the candidate
  • The sketch must be presented in A3 paper (420 x 297) with hand-drawings or any other skills that express creativity.
  • The sketch must be in colours, only one design per paper
  • Number of submitted designs: maxium 03 designs each candidate. All designs have its own opportunity to win the prize.
  • In your notes at the end of the submission, you should explain clearly why you choose these images for identifying your home town (give the reason of choosing a colour, images or anything…)
  • Every page must be numbered in the left top corner. Every page must have the following information at the back of the page at the right bottom corner: Full name, Address, Age, Email, contact number, Short description about the design (maximum 100 words)
  • Participants: Anyone from 15-28 can participate
  • Scale of the competition: The competition is for everyone in the country

Notes

  • The most impressive designs will be published in magazines and newspapers
  • Candidates who live far away from the exhibition sites will be partly sponsored travelling and living expenses to take part in the exhibition.
  • The designs will not be returned to the candidates
  • The copyright of the designs will belong to the Organizing Committee.
  • Prizes will be given to winners. If candidates reject their prizes or break the rules, the prizes will be withdrawn and decision of the Organizing Committee will be final.

Exhibition and Prize Awards

2020

London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi)

98 To Ngoc Van Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

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