" About Competition
Polygonbikedesign. Polygon Bike Design Competition is an annual international design competition open to creative people and design students who are invited to present innovative ideas for bike design of the future. Polygon as a leading bike company of Indonesia has a responsibility to strengthening the awareness of public about the significant role of bike design in creating a better solution for more ecological vehicle. The competition has a different annual themes: creative bike design (2005), bike for urban lifestyle (2006), bike design for human interaction (2007), and bike design and lifestyle (2008). And the competition theme for 2011 is ‘Bike Design for Community’.
This theme has been selected to more stimulate our awareness that the bicycle is not simply a vehicle but also a mean of friendship and communication among individuals within groups or community. This competition seeks a design concept that will reflect communal values as well as eco-design values –being respective to the urban environment, providing uniqueness, intuitive ease and aesthetic appeal. Bicycles could be used as a medium to build cycling communities. It has been proven that through intensive conversation in the bike riding and gathering, each member of the cycling community could share their knowledge and awareness about the environment and health related to the bicycle.
As a first stage of the competition, the jury will review the entries and select 16 finalists. The top 16 finalists are asked to make the scaled model of their design ideas presented it in the exhibition of the finalists works and invited to present their entries to the jury.
Polygon Bike Design Competition will award three prizes: 1st place is 5,000 USD. The 2nd prize of 3,000 USD and 3rd prize of 1,500 USD. Excluding the three winners, the favorite prize of 1,000 USD is selected afterwards by internet polling. A great number of creative people has participated in past years. All of the finalists’ design works have been published and gained so much public attention. Moreover, the design work selected as the first winner has been developed into prototype and exhibited in many design events. The champion design works have been getting more research specifically on its possibility to be mass produced by Polygon.
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