FAQ

Q.1 -

Is it mandatory to register on the web site or can we simply submit a project as in previous years?

R.1 -

Since the last competition, there are two steps to enter the competition:

1. Registration: Registration is free and mandatory in order to have access to the rules and to receive updates by email. Registration is possible until the day before the date of submittal (see schedule);

2. Submittal: Submittal of your project in the manner specified in the regulations.

Q.2 -

The regulations are not published on the contest website, where can we find them?

R.2 -

As specified in A.1, it is mandatory to register in order to be able to download the guidelines in PDF file (English version only), this registration is free.

Q.3 -

I read in the submittal form that some design standards are required; however, I could not find these standards on the website.

R.3 -

Graphic standards and other requirements for submittals are included in the rules you should download after registration, you will find them in the PDF file (CLUE04_Guidelines.pdf) on page 2.

Q.4 -

In the rules it is mentioned a brief project description of 150 words maximum. I want to ask you if this rule also applies for the A1 format page or are we free to write any amount of words for this poster?

R.4 -

This rule applies to the A1 board/page. You can add titles, subtitles and short descriptions, but the main text should not exceed 150 words. Please note that juries will evaluate a large number of projects and will not have enough time to read longer descriptions.

Q.5 -

It is requested in the submittal form to include a brief project description, is this description the same text that is asked for on the competition board?

R.5 -

Yes, this description is the same as on the competition board. This text inserted in the submittal form facilitates the publishing of your projects by CLUE.

Q.6 -

I cannot insert my text in the box provided for that purpose in the submittal form; can you give me more information?

R.6 -

This textbox allows you to insert only 150 words, please check the length of your text.

Q.7 -

Regarding the project, can it simply be a detailed sketch with a description? Or should I send a concept already completed or already in the form of detailed plans ready for production?

R.7 -

As specified in the regulations, the content of the board and the level of detail is left to the competitor. However, we recommend you refer to the evaluation criteria listed in the competition rules PDF.

Q.8 -

Is it possible to submit a project previously submitted to the CLUE competition to another competition or is it possible to reuse a project from another competition in the CLUE competition?

R.8 -

8.1 – Yes, the regulations do not prevent the reuse of a project submitted to the CLUE competition for another competition.

8.2– As specified in the regulations, “The project must not have been submitted in the previous years to the CLUE competitions nor have been awarded any prizes in any other contest or competition.” Projects that have not already been awarded in another competition are eligible.

Q.9 -

Is the competition only open to Canadian?

R.9 -

The competition is open worldwide to: “Upcoming professional with five (5) years or less of experience, students, individuals, trainees, or firms can participate: industrial designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, artists, etc.” Multidisciplinary teams are invited to participate.

Q.10 -

I recently registered for the competition and I was wondering if we are able to work in groups? If so, how many people per group?

R.10 -

As specified in the regulations, “Multidisciplinary team are invited to participate” there is however no limitations on the number of participants in the same team. Teams are welcome as well as single participants.

Q.11 -

In the case of a team, is the prize given to each team member?

R.11 -

The award is given to a team for a single project. The prize is then divided for the team members at the team’s discretion.

Q.12 -

In the registration form of the competition, you use the term “Young Professionals”. Is there an age restriction to register?

R.12 -

It is specified in the regulations that the competition is open to “Young Professionals of 5 years and less experience”, so there is no age restriction.

Q.13 -

By «single board» (in the Participation requirements) do you mean the file that must be attached in the submittal form?

R.13 -

Exactly, by “single board” form as your competition entry.

Q.14 -

Please be kind to answer what E-address the competition entry should be sent to and what E-format it could be produced?

R.14 -

The project must be submitted via the submittal form only, this form allows you to attach your PDF file. Projects submitted by any other means will not be considered. Graphic standards and other requirements for submittals are included in the rules transmitted automatically after registration; you will find them in the PDF file.

Q.15 -

We were wondering if it is allowed to submit more than one idea. The Term & Conditions does not specify this. Can we submit more than one idea as a team or should we submit an idea independently each one of us?

R.15 -

The competition is anonymous, so the regulation does not prevent any participant or team submit multiple projects. However, each submission must be registered independently, this is to say a registration form must be completed for each submission and a PDF file must be attached.

Q.16 -

Because the registration requires a "team representative", I must ask if all members in a group receive equal credit in the competition results?

R.16 -

All team members receive equal credit.

Q.17 -

Is there color restriction on PDF? RGB or CMYK?

R.17 -

If possible, CMYK is preferable.

Q.18 -

Under "Participation Requirements" (page 9) of the CLUE guidelines PDF, one of the DOCUMENT rules says that "An image should represent the project in a context which remains free." What does this mean? (An image that could be separated from the submitted board? An image without any recognizable contextual landmarks? Both?)

R.18 -

This requirement indicates that you are free to select the context in which your proposal is illustrated. It may be general or specific, depending on your proposal.

Q.19 -

I would like information on the number of countries from which come competition participants.

R.19 -

As registrations and submissions are confidential and anonymous, we cannot share this information.

Q.20 -

Is it possible to submit multiple projects? Or is each team restricted to one single proposal?

R.20 -

It is possible, but each submitted project must have its own registration number. The project must not have been submitted in the previous CLUE competitions nor have been awarded any prizes in any other contest or competition.

Q.21 -

Is it planned to realize and industrialize the winning project or is the project just granted a money prize moneyed prize.

R.21 -

The only prizes awarded are described on page 4 of the Competition guidelines.

Q.22 -

Are the employees of Philips or family members of the employees allowed to participate in the competition?

R.22 -

The competition doesn't apply family members  and employees of the Philips company.

Q.23 -

After a first career I studied in the field of design, am I considered as young professional?

R.23 -

Yes, you need to have 5 years or less of experience in the field of the CLUE competion only.

Q.24 -

I recently registered for the competition and I can only fill out the name of team representative for the registration.So where can I fill outthe other members' name in our team?

R.24 -

You will be able to fill out all the team members' name when you will do the submission of your project on the website.

CLUE IS AN INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUPPORTED BY PHILIPS LIGHTING UNIVERSITY

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