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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: May we enter the Awards as team this year?

A: No. The Open Group ONLY opens to individual entrant.

Q: May one entrant submit more than one item of works?
A: Yes, one entrant may submit as many items of works as they wish to all the three categories.

Q: What requirements on dimension and format the submitted works should merit?
A: Each item of design work is required to be in 2 pieces of A2-sized (420mm×594mm ) JPEG (*.jpg) drawing, vertical layout, with 200 dpi resolution, Each entry design work drawing is required to contain submission title, colorful effective drawing, basic appearance dimension drawing, and a project description in English. There can be no modification after submission.

Q: May we submit the works in horizontal layout?
A: No. Due to arrangements and decoration in the exhibition, all has to be vertical layout. Layouts of the paper are open to the preferences of each entrant, not necessarily with Chinese and English layout respectively. The only requirement is to make yourself well understood.

Q: Who will own the IP rights of the entry works?
A: The Awards is dedicated to safeguard the IP rights protection of each works and designer, with firm supports to the innovative design ideas. All IP rights remain with the owner of the entry project. The Awards shall only enjoy the right to exhibit, print or publicize the original copy of a work.

Q: Shall I pay any application fee?
A: No, not any application fees will be charged.

Q: Do final entrants from overseas have to pay for the round-trip air tickets (economy class air ticket only)? How to travel to China?
A: No. For the final entrants from overseas, travel allowance, based on the travel mileage and the distance from home country to China while not exceeding 5,000RMB (conversion of foreign currencies into Chinese RMB shall be subject to the then exchange rate), will be made to cover the round-trip air tickets. The Organizing Committee will also provide subsidies to cover food and accommodation upon their arrival in Dongguan. As to the detailed travel arrangement, the Organizing Committee will contact each entrant later on.