Organiser

Co-organiser

Organiser

Co-organiser


Organiser

Co-organiser

About

Background & Introduction

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Water is an indispensable resource in human life. Nevertheless, less than 1% of all water resources on Earth are fresh water that is suitable for direct use. With rapid global population growth, economic development, climate change and pollution, the scarce fresh water resources are in imminent crisis. Water conservation is therefore imperative!

 

To encourage Hong Kong citizens to cherish water in daily life, the Water Supplies Department (WSD) has officially launched the “Let’s Save 10L Water” Campaign since early 2014 to call for the public to actively reduce their daily domestic water consumption by 10 litres or more and establish water saving habits. With the great support and participation from the public, the Campaign has succeeded in raising social awareness on cherishing water resources. To sustain the Campaign spirit and further raise public awareness on water conservation, WSD now launches the “Let’s Save 10L Water 2.0” Campaign to promote the culture of cherishing water to all walks of life by organising a series of activities.

 

The average daily domestic fresh water consumption per capita in Hong Kong is about 130 litres and most are consumed for bathing. Apart from taking a quicker shower to reduce water consumption, shower with a water-efficient showerhead is a more effective and eco-friendly way to reduce water consumption. “Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition” (the “Competition”) is one of the significant programmes of the Campaign, which is also the first eco-friendly showerhead design competition in Hong Kong. WSD strives to gather innovative showerhead designs through the Competition to inspire the contestants and the public with new ideas on water conservation and promote the use of water saving devices. Using water efficient devices allows one to enjoy shower and make an effort in environmental protection by saving water at the same time. Water saving is just that easy!

 

Objectives

  • To promote water saving devices and raise public awareness on water efficient showerheads
  • To publicise the importance of water conservation
  • To enhance product design of eco-friendly water saving devices
  • To encourage young generations to unleash their creativity and develop their ambitions in design

 

Design Concept and Theme

 

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Bathing accounts for a large proportion of domestic water consumption. Integrating eco-friendly elements and features in designing showerheads

which can reduce water and energy consumption concurrently is the

popular trend nowadays.

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Being “Innovative” means to challenge and break through the traditional concept by diversifying and enhancing both appearances and functions

of showerheads.

Eligibility

Categories of Entries

Conceptual Design: Academic Section (Secondary and Tertiary Education)

Original Product: Professional Section

 

Conceptual Design: Academic Section

  • Entrants must be Hong Kong residents and students of registered secondary schools, universities, tertiary institutions or other institutions accredited by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
  • Entrants may participate individually or as a team under this category.
  • Students from different institutions may participate as a team with no more than 4 students.
  • Each entrant may only join a maximum of 2 teams.
  • Entrants may participate individually and as a team at the same time. However, submissions with repeated design are not allowed.
  • Submission must be original designs; each participating unit (individual or team) may submit a maximum of 3 entries. If more than 3 entries are submitted, the Organiser will randomly select 3 entries for assessment without prior notice.

 

Original Product: Professional Section

  • Products submitted must be original and manufactured (not conceptual designs) and preferably, available in the market for no more than 3 years.
  • Hong Kong or overseas industry practitioners aged 18* or above, and any corporates registered in Hong Kong or overseas may participate individually or as a corporate under this category.
  • Participating individuals or corporates must be the copyright owner of their entries (except for product agencies). If there are more than one person or corporate owning the copyright of the entry, agreement from all copyright owners must be obtained to qualify for participation. All entries must not infringe the rights of any third parties.
  • If entries are agencies’ products, product agencies must obtain agreement and authorisation from all copyright owners before participating the competition.
  • Each participating unit (individual or corporate) may submit a maximum of 5 entries. If more than 5 entries are submitted, the Organiser will randomly select 5 entries for assessment without prior notice.
  • Entries must be finished products. Partial products or accessories will not be accepted.

 

*Age of entrants will be calculated as of the application deadline of Competition.

 

^All employees of the Organiser and Co-organiser involved in organising the Competition and all members of the adjudication panel, as well as their immediate relatives are not eligible to participate in the Competition by any means. For those who are interested in participating the Competition suspects any potential conflict of interest, he or she shall enquire the representative of the Organiser in writing prior to entry submission. The Organiser reserves the right to declare any participant ineligible.

Application & Entry Submission

Participation Fee

Free of charge

 

Application Method

  • For protecting the environment, the Organiser accepts online application only.
  • Interested individuals or corporate representatives (both Academic and Professional Section) shall submit the Online Application Form on or before the deadline via the Competition’s official website.
  • Application No. will be provided upon successful application. Responsible officer of the Organiser will contact and follow up with all participants via email.

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, Application Deadline extended to: 17th April 2020 (Friday) HKT 23:59

(The above-mentioned time is based on the server time of the Organiser. Late application will not be accepted.)

 

Entry Specifications

Product Design Layout

All Sections

  • Participants are required to submit at least 3 design layouts for every entry. The layout shall show a clear and complete display of appearance and structure of entry in different dimensions.
  • Both hand-drawn or digital layout drawings/ three-dimensional drawings/ perspective drawings are acceptable. No decorative graphics shall be added to the background of design layout to enhance visual effects.
  • Files of the design layout must be in JPEG format; the size must not be smaller than 1190 width x 840 height pixel with the resolution not less than 300dpi and file size must not exceed 10MB.

 

Academic Section

  • For Academic Section, the design layout shall not contain any personal data, such as entrants’ name, student class number, institution name, faculty, etc. Failing entries will not be assessed.
  • Files of design layout must be named after individual entrant’s name or team leader’s name. Please follow the format below for identification: NAME 001, NAME 002, NAME 003. To uphold the objectivity of the assessment, the file names will be coded and renamed during assessment.
  • Prototype (e.g. 3D printing figure) is also welcome for specific expression of the design layout, while this is not one of the essential items of the entry specifications, yet the assessment score will not be adjusted due to any submission of models.

 

Professional Section

  • For Professional Section, design layouts shall not contain information such as corporate name, brand registered trademark, and names of entrants or designers. Failing entries will not be assessed.
  • Files of design layout must be named after corporate’s name or entrant’s name. Please follow the format below for identification: CORPORTATE NAME 001, CORPORATE NAME 002, CORPORATE NAME 003. To uphold objectivity, file names will be coded and renamed during assessment.
  • Design layout must be the same as the actual product. If the design layouts are altered without any prior authorisation, the Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any entrants.

 

Description of Design

All Sections

  • Each entry must enclose a description with the entry’s name, theme, design concept, materials, dimensions, structure, features, functions, usage instructions and water saving elements, etc.
  • Description can be written in either Chinese or English (about 500 words in Chinese or about 300 words in English). Please write in paragraphs, bullet points are not accepted.
  • Entrants may also submit videos or audio recordings as explanations or display of any relevant situations (if any).

 

Professional Section

  • For Professional Section, entrants must include the suggested retail price and water output per minute in the description. The price declared must be the retail price in the market. If the Organiser suspects the declared price is not consistent with the market price, the Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any entrants.

 

Copyright Documents (for Professional Section only)

  • For Professional Section, entrants are required to submit the copyright documents and the authorisation from all proprietary right owners of the product entry (if any). Each entry must indicate the name(s) of product designer(s) or all member(s) of the design team.

 

Actual Entry Products (for Professional Section only)

  • For Professional Section, entrants are required to submit the actual product at the same time. If there are any unavoidable brand registered trademark or corporate name on the products, the Organiser will cover it up during assessment to uphold the objectivity of the assessment.

 

Entry Submission Methods

Academic Section

Entry Design layout and Description

  • The Organiser will send confirmation email upon successful application and details for entry submission will be provided. Entrants are required to submit the design layouts and description with Application No. by the Deadline for Entry Submission to the designated email address.
  • If the documents for the entry submission are incomplete, the Organiser will send a follow-up email notification. Entrants are required to submit the supplementary documents by the submission deadline.

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, Deadline for Product Submission extended to: 29th May 2020 (Friday) HKT 23:59

(The above-mentioned time is based on the server time of the Organiser. Late submission will not be accepted.)

 

Prototype (non-essential item)

  • In case entrants wish to submit prototypes, they are required to submit to the following address of the co-organiser by mail/registered mail/courier. Please state “Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition”, individual entrant’s name or team leader’s name and Application No. on the parcel as identification.

 

Mailing Address:

“Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition”

Federation of Hong Kong Industries,

31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street,

Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, Deadline for Prototype Submission extended to: 29th May 2020 (Friday) HKT 17:00

(The above-mentioned time is based on the arrival time of delivery to the above address. Late submission will not be accepted.)

 
If Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted on the day of the Prototype Submission Deadline (i.e. 29th May 2020), between HKT 14:00 and 17:00 by the Hong Kong Observatory, the submission deadline will be postponed to HKT 17:00 of the next working day. “Working day” means Monday to Friday (except Public Holiday) after the Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is cancelled.
 

Professional Section

Entry Design Layout, Description and Related Documents

  • The Organiser will send confirmation email upon successful application and email for entry submission will be provided. Entrants are required to submit the design layout and description with Application No. by the Deadline for Entry Submission to the designated email address.
  • If the documents for the entry submission are incomplete, the Organiser will send a follow-up email notification. Entrants are required to submit the supplementary documents by the submission deadline.

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, Deadline for Submission of Entry Design Layout, Description and Related Documents extended to: 29th May 2020 (Friday) HKT 23:59

(The above-mentioned time is based on the server time of the Organiser. Late submission will not be accepted.)

 

Actual Entry Products

  • Entrants or corporate representatives are required to submit the actual products to the following address of the co-organiser by mail/registered mail/courier. Please state “Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition”, name of entrants or corporate and Application No. on the parcel as identification.

 

Mailing Address:

“Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition”

Federation of Hong Kong Industries,

31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street,

Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, Deadline for Actual Product Submission extended to: 29th May 2020 (Friday) HKT 17:00

(The above-mentioned time is based on the arrival time of delivery to the above address. Late submission will not be accepted.)

 

If Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted on the day of the Actual Product Submission Deadline (i.e. 29th May 2020), between HKT 14:00 and 17:00 by the Hong Kong Observatory, the submission deadline will be postponed to HKT 17:00 of the next working day. “Working day” means Monday to Friday (except Public Holiday) after the Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is cancelled.

Schedule

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and class suspension, the following arrangement has been made with regard to the competition schedule.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Date

Activity

Nov 2019

Call for Application and Entry Submission

16 Dec 2019

Briefing Session for Professional Section

18 Jan 2020

Briefing Session for Academic Section

17 Apr 2020
(HKT 23:59)

Application Deadline

29 May 2020

(HKT 17:00)

 

(HKT 23:59)

 

  • Deadline for Actual Product (Only applicable to Professional Section) and Prototype (Only applicable to Academic Section - non-essential item) Submission
  • Deadline for Entry Design Layout, Description and Related Documents Submission

Early June 2020

Qualifying of entrants and entries. Qualified candidates will enter the preliminary selection

12 June 2020

Preliminary selection

Late June 2020

Announcement of the preliminary selection results on the official website and email will be sent to notify the finalists

4 Jul 2020

The Final

17 Oct 2020

  • Announcement of the winners in the award ceremony
  • Roving exhibition starts

The organiser reserves all rights to modify the schedule of the competition.

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