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About contest

The international association of designers VATIKAM announces the establishment of an annual contest “Best Works of the Year”.

Prize fund: 10000 US dollars.

Purposes of contest:

- To attract students and graduates of designer, art and architecture schools, including specialists in designer and art professions, for participation in the project to identify the most talented;

- To attract employers for selecting and employing candidates out of the project participants;

- To attract contest participants for executing various designer and creative orders;

- To aid project participants in promoting their creative ideas, both in their country of residence and abroad.

Aim of contest: Participants are offered to showcase their new and original ideas and works.

Contest type: Open contest.

Contest participants: The contest invites for participation all interested designers and specialists of art professions, dents and graduates of designer and art schools registered on the website of the international association VATIKAM, having their own profiles and portfolios.

Age of contest participants: No restrictions

Registration fee: None

Registration: Address for participant registration:

The contest and voting begin on January 1st 2014 at 00:00.

The contest and voting end on December 31st 2014 at 24:00 (Paris time).

Voting and awarding rules: Votes can be given for works of participants both by participants themselves and by guests and visitors.

For objective voting, a rule exists that each registered participant can give one vote only.

The winners of the first three prizes are participants whose works have received the most votes during the whole contest period.

The voting results will be constantly broadcasted via profiles of all participants.

Distribution of prize fund:

First place award– 5,000 US dollars.

Second place award – 3,000 US dollars.

Third place award – 2,000 US dollars.

Special bonuses and privileges:

-The association VATIKAM, in addition to the prize fund for awarding the winners, provides a special bonus package, specifically:

- The contest participants who get the most votes in their respective specialization groups but outside the three winner places receive special certificates of VATIKAM;

- Works by prize winners and association certificate recipients will get a permanent place of honor on the “Wall of Fame” on the website of the VATIKAM association;

- Information about contest winners and certificate recipients are sent to employers for employment consideration (at employer’s discretion).

The place of holding the awarding ceremony for the first contest winners is selected at the discretion of the association’s administration. Three cities are considered as preliminary options: Paris, Moscow and Yekaterinburg.

The date and the exact address of the awarding ceremony for the winners will be announced separately, three months before the end of the contest.

The event administration provides a warning: those contest participants who use technical and other means of artificial vote cheating will be disqualified and banned from the project.

Contest website:  

Paris, 2013

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Best Works of the Year 2014

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The international association of designers VATIKAM announces the establishment of an annual contest “Best Works of the Year”.

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