Jumpthegap - Roca International Design Contest 2020 now is over!
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Jumpthegap Roca International Design Contest is a special edition organized by Roca, inspired by the outbreak of COVID-19 is focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space.
Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center and inspired by the outbreak of COVID-19, has decided to launch a special edition of its international design competition Jumpthegap.
The 8 previous editions of the contest have looked for new innovations and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future, with the idea that the viability of the project should not limit the creativity of the proposals. Conceptual, futuristic and innovative designs of bathroom solutions: new products, new spaces and / or new uses and functions; the anticipation of the new desires and needs of users, or the transformation of dreams and wishes into reality.
But today, our reality has changed. The future we imagined, perhaps did not foresee a global pandemic, and new individual and collective needs for access to sanitation, hygiene, well-being or health, have had to change too. This special edition of the competition is focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space, such as sanitation, hygiene, and wellbeing, but that could now be required in so many spaces, public or private, in a COVID scenario.
The aim of the contest is to design a product or service that, in the new postcovid19 scenario, solves any of the new needs of people, that provides innovative added value over what already exists in the market and is technologically feasible.
➜ 1 x pdf file, containing not more than 2 x A3 size pages.
➜ The maximum size of the pdf file will be 1.5 MB.
➜ The first page must include the title of the project, a text with the description of the project, and the main images.
➜ All the texts included in the project must be written in English.
The text must not have more than 600 words, divided into three sections:
➜ WHAT? What is the project about? For whom?
➜ HOW? Brief description (How it works, materials...)
➜ WHY? Why it will be relevant in the future.
Any background information or additional details of the project should be placed on the second page.
Each person or group may participate in one project only.
A pre-selection committee made up of representatives of the Roca Design Centre and the Roca Global Innovation Hub will select 10 projects from amongst the entries received, which will be presented to the juries. Jury will choose 5 projects as the best designs presented.
● Feasability 50% - all proposals must be feasible to realize with materials and technologies currently available in the public domain.
● Innovation and Originality 20% - proposals must show any alternative to other existing elements and set new standards for the world to follow.
● User Benefits 20% - The overall idea must be clearly explained and easy to understand. Designs must look appealing and attractive for the user, and the benefits to the user (such as e.g.: performance, comfort, safety, ease of use, universal function and access, etc) must be clearly visible.
● Presentation 10% - Good images and good quality of the deliverables are required.
Winners will be announced on 23rd July, 2020.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The contest is open to all and any of age applicants from every country in the world and has two categories:
➜ Individual projects: formed by a natural perso
➜ Group projects: formed by two people.