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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Entry Process and Requirements

1) Register online and complete your profile information

2) Complete the online application, select the product & category: Apparel or Gears/Equipment

3) Fill in the required information: Description, Upload your images, weblink, and PDF document

4) Review your application

5) Pay and receive your invoice

For more information on the application process, please download the FIT Sport Design Awards 2022 Entry Guide.

For professional submissions you need to provide the following information:

  • Company Name (required)
  • Lead Designer (required)
  • Other Designers Names(optional)
  • Manufacturer (optional)
  • Distributor (s) (optional)
  • Other contributors (optional)
  • Gear Name or Apparel Name (required)
  • Category(ies) (required)
  • Estimated selling price & Available to buy from (optional)
  • Design Status: Concept – Prototype – commercialized (required)
  • Brief description of the product (required)
  • Product details /Composition & Product Specification (optional)
  • Upload images (required) and/or PDF documents (optional)
  • Add links to design/product (videos, online materials, website, etc) (optional)

For student submissions you need to provide the following information:

  • Name of your University (optional)
  • Designer name (required)
  • Other Designers Names(optional)
  • Gear Name or Apparel Name (required)
  • Category(ies) (required)
  • Brief description of the product (required)
  • Product details /Composition & Product Specification (optional)
  • Upload images (required) and/or PDF documents (optional)
  • Add links to design/product (videos, online materials, website, etc) (optional)

For more information on the application process, please download the FIT Sport Design Awards 2022 Entry Guide.

Anyone who is a student of any kind can enter work under the student category and get the reduced submissions fee—regardless of whether you are a full-time or part-time student, or what you are studying. Please keep in mind that if you submit in the student category, your work will be evaluated among other students.

The application’s cost depends on the designer profile, submission can be made as company/brands, Independent Designer, or students. Discounts will be given to early submissions.

 

ENTRY FEES

  • Company/Brand: CHF 250 incl. VAT ( approx: US$270)
    • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount
  • Independent Designer: CHF 100 incl. VAT ( approx: US$107)
    • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount
  • Student: CHF 50 incl. VAT ( approx: US$54)
    • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount

DEADLINES 2022

  • 15% Early Bird discount until 31st of July 2022
  • 10% Extended Early Bird discount until 11th of September 2022
  • Regular Deadline: October 31st, 2022
  • Final Deadline: November 30th, 2022 then a 10% late fee will apply till the 18th of December 2022.
  • The Program will close on December 18th, 2022.

Submission fees are the last step in the processing of your application. Please create your entry and make sure it is finalized before submitting your payment.

You can load up to images with each application,  the picture can be a JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg) or PNG (.png) format. One image is for the cover photo to identify the entry and the remaining 9 are supporting images. Images must not exceed 4MB per file and a minimum of 1000 pixels wide. Please only use letters and numbers in the title of the image.
If your entry has a product specification, you have an option to upload one PDF file in A4 or letter-sized format. The PDF must not exceed 4MB.

Once a submission fee has been paid, there are no refunds provided. If you have been wrongly charged for any reason, we will be happy to credit the amount that is due.

You will not be able to edit your submission details after the payment has been made. For this reason, please review your work carefully and make sure that the entries are submitted correctly before finalizing the payment. For any assistance after paying, please contact our support team: support@fitdesignawards.com.

First, check that the image does not exceed the maximum size of 4MB, that it is in the right format which is either JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg) or PNG (.png), and that the file name contains only letters or numbers and no other characters. Once you’ve checked all these criteria are in order, try to upload your images again. If you’re still having trouble after this, contact our support team at support@fitdesignawards.com

You should receive a confirmation email from us shortly after you submit and pay for your work. If you do not receive an email, please verify that your email is correct in our records by logging into the member’s “Home” section and selecting “Profile” which leads to “Edit Profile”.  In addition, if you are using spam-blocking software, please add “fitdesignawards.com” to your list of approved recipients. If, after doing both of these things, you do not receive an email, please log into the member’s “Home” section, and click on “History” to view your submission status and make sure that all your entries have been paid for.

You may check on your entry status at any time by logging into the member’s “Home” section with your username and password, and clicking on “History”. NOTE: If a submission is incomplete when the window for submissions has closed (i.e. the submission fee has not been paid, or the images have not been uploaded correctly), the submission will not be eligible for juried consideration. Though we make every effort to make contact and to ensure the completion of submissions, we are not responsible for incomplete entries and are unable to offer a refund should an entry be incomplete once the submissions window is closed.

The “History” page feature allows you to view the status of your submissions, to verify that images have been uploaded correctly, to print receipts, and to make payments. The page also shows your winning entries where you can download certificates and winner seals.

Yes, you may submit work that has been submitted or that has won an award in a previous competition. We believe that great design/ product lives & evolves. Great Designs are timeless!

Categories and Submission

You may enter the same product design into as many categories as you see fit. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. However, there is an additional fee for each additional category you enter.

No, you may submit as many entries as you wish, and if you submit multiple entries at the same time.

The jury will select the winners in each category based on individual designs and products, not on an entire body of work/collection of work, so each design or project should be submitted as a separate entry.

We accept commercialized in-progress, prototype, and conceptual products.

No, the FIT Design Awards welcomes creative thinkers from around the world to participate. You don’t have to be a designer, Manufacturer, or Distributor to submit your project. Creative and innovative thinkers can also submit designs and projects for consideration.

You are not required to submit your drawings or 3D visualization However, we encourage participants to submit as much information as possible for a better representation of your project. We understand that every product design is unique, therefore, you have the freedom to submit any information that you think is suitable.

Yes, the only restriction is that the design has been produced no more than 5 years old, to keep all designs Fresh and Innovative.

Use of Images

Your images will only be used for purposes of promotion of your Product Design and the FIT Sport Design Awards. Through our global reach, your image will be viewed with your credit all around the world. All participating designers thus far have been extremely happy with the manner in which their images have been used and promoted globally.

Copyright and all other rights remain with the designer, company, or brand. Any images used by FIT Awards shall carry the designer’s credit line. FIT Awards may use images in any media sponsor publication. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by FIT Awards for marketing and promotional purposes including in any medium such as exhibitions, print, and digital media directly related to the FIT Awards competition though there may not be monetary compensation. By winning or placing in the competition, you are agreeing to be included in the annual Winners Book.

Neither FIT Awards, affiliates, nor partners assume any responsibility for materials submitted in violation of the competition rules or for those which violate copyright regulations. FIT Awards will investigate claims of copyright infringement to the best of its ability and will remove and disqualify submissions that are clearly demonstrated to violate copyright and/or competition policies. FIT Awards will act to maintain the integrity of the competition and its affiliated entities but is not responsible for any damages resulting from images submitted in violation of rules and regulations. For additional questions, please refer to FIT Awards Terms and conditions. 

There is no monetary remuneration for the use of your image. Please make sure you have the full copyright before entering any images, drawings and concepts.

Payment

No, after payment has been made, entries cannot be altered. Please review your work carefully before finalizing the payment. If you need any further assistance, please contact our team at support@fitawards.com.

You can pay for your submission online via PayPal, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Union Pay, JCB) and digital Wallets ( Ali Pay).

The submission, Trophies and Custom Certificates cost are in CHF – Swiss Franc, however, you can pay in all currency accepted by stripe & Paypal.

Judging

Our international list of jurors consists of a wide variety of design professionals, Industrial Designers, Manufacturers, and educators who are devoted to the Sports industry.

For a complete list of the jury members please visit the jury page.

The evaluation process for entries to the FIT Sport Design Awards is based on various judging criteria that are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applied to each project. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

You can learn about our judging process here.

Due to the overwhelming scope of the competition, our judges are unable to provide individual feedback on projects.

Winners and Honorable Mention

We do notify award winners by email, but it does sometimes happen that notifications get caught in server filters so it’s possible that you may not receive the email notification. Fortunately, you can always check to see if you’ve won any awards by logging into the “history” section and clicking on “Winning design”.

To access your winning assets, go to the “History” menu tab on your FIT Awards Account and click on “Winning Entries” where you’ll find a printable Winner Certificate, and the official Winner badge to be used online, on social media, and in any other promotional materials.