Announcing the Winners


3 winners to share the cash prize
5.000₺ each

 

Büşra
Mehmet Başaran
Deniz Arpacı

We know anticipation is building, and we apologize for keeping you on the edge of your seats. But due to the national elections in Turkey and the joyous Ramadan holidays, we have to postpone the big reveal of our winners. The Zoom event will now take place on April 14th at 7pm Istanbul time!

📅✨Please use this link to join


A huge thank you to everyone who poured their passionand creativity into this, your dedication is much appreciated.

🌟 Let’s celebrate together on April 10th at 7pm Istanbul time as we applaud the incredible talent that makes our leather shine!

💫 See you there!

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Eco-Couture PFL International Design Challenge!

Imagine eco-friendly designs that redefine luxury! Calling all visionary eco-designers! We need your help in finding incredible product ideas for our new eco-leather.

Made from the worst invasive species in the Mediterranean, helping to restore marine biodiversity with every puff!

Submission Guidelines

• PFL may be combined with other textile materials in the design, but the PFL use placement must be explicitly shown in the design.

• The sizing and natural holes of the pufferfish leather must be accounted for in the design so that it is technically possible to replicate without modifications.

• Designs must be original and not infringe on any third-party rights.

• The design contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years old.

• Organizers and judges, their immediate family members, and are not eligible to participate.

• Entries can be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’).

• Designers or Collectives may submit a maximum of two entries each.

• Each application should present one single design idea.

• The submitted work must be owned by the participant under all conditions.

1st place: Cash prize $500 for top design

2nd Place: 8 contestants will receive up to 5 pieces of luxury Pufferfish Leather.

All contestants will receive

an official certificate of participation.

Meet the Judges

  • Tina DiMarco- Senior Vice-President of Mark’s, Branding and Design agency
  • Safa Sahin- Head of sneaker design for Balmain
  • Atilla Başlar- General Coordinator, TASEV Foundation (Turkish Footwear Sector, Research, development and education)
  • Merey Şenocak- Turkish artist using sustainable materials
  • Suzi Webster, Art professor, Langara College
  • Monika Valyi, Fashion designer
  • Ashley Bennett, Leather upholstery designer

 

 

Unleash Your Design Genius With Our New Eco-Positive Exclusive PFLeather

Join our Eco-Positive Revolution: Design for Marine Conservation, where style meets sustainability, benefitting seas, land, and the fashion industry!

Designs must be original and not infringe on any third-party rights. The design contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years old. Organizers and judges, their immediate family members, and are not eligible to participate

  • Entries can be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’)
  •  Each application should present one single design idea

  •  The submitted work must be owned by the participant under all conditions

Send us a digital image/drawing of your design idea here: https://forms.gle/j3mXch5LsyYfaGJQA by

( March-05-2024 ) to enter. Accepted media

types: SVG, AI, PDF, JPEG. A4 Page size, maximum 3 pages.

Terms & Conditions

 

This document (“Terms & Conditions”), is a legally binding agreement between you as the User) and Olta Azul and Mersea Marine Consulting. By submitting to this design challenge,  you agree to completely comply with the Terms & Conditions noted in this document without any reservation, and that you are accepting and agreeing to these terms which shall constitute a binding agreement between You and Olta Azul and Mersea Marine Consulting.

Subject Terms & Conditions:

  • You communicate in and understand English, or a third-party translator have translated this agreement to you under oath and      with full legal rights to translate legally binding contracts and agreements, in a faithful and fluent way that you understood       correctly.

  • You have read and understood this contract, which is in English. You agree to each and every point of this contract, agreement,        terms and conditions.

  • You state that you have read the entire Agreement, You understand all the Terms, and You accept all the Conditions.

  • You state that You are lawfully permitted to enter into and form contracts under applicable law. Before you could enter into our Terms and Conditions contract, you must be of legal age and in a reasonable, sound state of mind.

  • There are no registration fees for this design challenge.

Intellectual Property:

  • The submitting party, either the individual or the group, must own the copyright to the design. The Intellectual Property Right remains with the designer even after submission and selection of the design.

  • The selected designs may be used for production, advertising, and promotional purposes by the organizers. A special agreement, agreed upon by both parties, will be signed before the design moves to production, if selected.

  • Designs may be used for advertisement and promotional purposes on social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and TikTok) for a duration of up to 2 years, without additional consent from the designer.

 

Recognition:

  • No fee will be paid for the use of this IP if the design is sent for production other than the awarded prize money (where applicable) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

  • Winners will need to send bank details for the transfer of the prize money. Teams can decide on their own how to split the prize money with a maximum of 3 split transactions.

  • The name of the designer will be credited and advertised if the design goes to production. Olta Azul will use the designer’s or their brand or store’s name along with the model name as long as it is in production. The designer will be contacted and the name to be advertised will be mutually agreed upon by both parties.

  • The winning designers will try to the best of their availability to join a Zoom meeting on March 30, 2024 at 8 pm GMT +3 for the announcement. They will be notified via email on March 19 if chosen as a winner, and told that they are encouraged to attend the meeting. Attendance in this announcement meeting will be recorded for later broadcast, and the entrants agree to have themselves recorded for the announcement.

  • The organizers have the right to showcase the designer’s name/brand/store in promotional materials and on social media platforms as well as on our website from the time of entry onwards.

 

Selection Process:

  • Any designs submitted after the contest closing will not be considered for prizes.

  • Designs will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the organizers.

  • The decision of the judges is final and binding.

Modification and Reproduction:

  • Organizers have the right to make modifications to the selected designs for production and promotional purposes.

  • The selected designs may be reproduced in various formats as needed by the organizers.

  • Organizers have the right to send designs to third parties for production.

Legal Compliance:

  • Participants must ensure that their designs comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

  • Organizers are not responsible for any legal issues arising from the submitted designs.

  • Entries must not contain content that: (i) is sexually explicit, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; (ii) promotes a particular political agenda; (iii) is obscene or offensive; (v) contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress owned by others without the proper license or consent.

 Disqualification: 

Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant who violates the terms and conditions or engages in any fraudulent activity.

Changes to Terms and Conditions: 

Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Governing Law: 

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Türkiye.

By participating in the design contest, participants agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Organizers reserve the right to interpret these terms and conditions and make decisions at their discretion.

Judging Criteria: The evaluation process for entries to the PFL Design Challenge is based on various judging criteria which are constantly adapted to new creative, technical, social, economic and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each design. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and professional background.

 

Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair and unbiased evaluation of all entries.

  • Applicability- Pufferfish Leather sizes in design innovations

  • Innovation — does the design stand out, provide something new to the market?

  • Aesthetics — artistic value of the form, shape, color, texture, finishing, engineering,

  • Functionality — ease of use, safety and maintenance.

  • Ergonomics — the overall interaction with the user.

  • Feasibility of production — how realistic is itusing specific limitation of PFL sizes and properties, technically, to bring this design to production and broad-scale use

  • Emotional quotient (EQ) — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, will the design create a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction?

  • The International Design Awards use a scoring scale between 1-100 points. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific backgrounds and design expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

The PFL Eco-Couture Design Challenge use a scoring scale between 1-100 points. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific backgrounds and design expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

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