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1. Academy of Design of the Czech Republic ( AD CR)

is a loose association of experts with the exeption of the active designers - i.e. curators, theorist and publicist with a long-term interest in design. Members of AD CR are nominated by the preparation committee and upon the recommendation by actual member of AD CR. New members are proposed by members of AD CR and agreed by preparation committee.

 

The Preparatory Commitee:

PhDr. Helena Koenigsmarkova, Head of the UPM Prague

PhD. Tereza Bruthansova, curator, design and art theorist

Mgr. Jana Zielinski, Director of Designblok, director of Profil Media

Jiri Macek, creative director of Profil Media

Mgr. Petr Tschakert, Editor-in-chief of Moderní Byt mag

Mgr. Jan Kralicek, journalist, fashion consultant of Elle magazine

PhDr. Pavel Liska, emerit president of the AAAD Prague

Bc. Karel Ksandr, general director of National technical museum

PhDr. Filip Suchomel, PhD, dean of VŠUP

 

 

 

2. Valuation system

Winners of each category are selected in three rounds of voting by the ADCR. In the first nomination round which is obligatory, the members of the ADCR propose five names and give concrete reasons for the nominations in each category. All the nominations that will meet the criteria of the awards will be made public during the course of the nomination evening. In the second round of votes, the members of the ADCR will choose the maximum of three names from all the nominated names from each category.  The result of the  second round will be made public by a press release. In the third final round, the members of the ADCR will choose only one name from the three names that have recieved the most votes. Winner is than the author or subject with highest votes. The whole Academy of Design of the Czech Republic votes. Members of the ADCR do not have to vote in each category.

 

 

3. Award specification

Designer of the Year ( Award of the Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic)

Award given to designer for a specific contribution in the field of product design, including industrial design in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). The award is ment to designers without the age bounderies.

 

Fashion Designer of the Year

Award given to designer for a specific contribution in the field of fashion design realisation in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). The award is ment to designers without the age boundaries.

 

Jewelry Designer of the Year

Award given to designer for a specific contribution in the field of fashion design realisation in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). The award is ment to designers without the age boundaries.

 

Graphic Designer of the Year

Award given to designer for a specific contribution in the field of graphic design realisation in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). The award is ment to designers without the age boundaries.

 

Photographer of the Year

Award given for a specific contribution in the field of photography of life style, fashion, architecture and design in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). The award is ment to photographers without the age boundaries.

 

Showroom of the Year

Award given to the reseller of the Czech or foreign design for an exceptionally professional approach to design within the Czech Republic during the given period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012).

 

Producer of the Year

Award given to the producers who take advantage of Czech designs and run a design-based bussines within the Czech Republic. The prize is awarded for an exceptional approach to design manufacturing and use of the works by Czech designers in their production during the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012). (Note: The prize is awarded by the Minister of Industry and Trade; a participation prize for participation at a chosen trade fair is provided by CzechTrade agency.)

 

Discovery of the Year

Award given for a remarkable contribution in the given calendar period (October 31th, 2011 - October 31th, 2012), to this moment unknown author in the known fields, to designer, fashion designer, graphic designer or photographer. The award is ment to designers without the age boundaries.

 

Hall of Fame

Award to designers or people working in the field of design for their life conribution to the czech design scene.

 

Grand Designer, Ceska Sporitelna Premier Award

Award for designer, fashion designer, graphic designer or photographer, who across the categories gain the highest number of votes in the present annual of Czech Grand Design.

 

Award of the Public

Award to designer, fashion designer, graphic designer, photographer or jewelery designer.

 

 

4. Academy of Design of the Czech Republic has the right not to nominate or award anyone, if there is no such a enterprise for given time period.

 

5. Nominated are individuals for the projects that are in the given time period in the state of production or at least prototypes.

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