The Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021, one of the most highly respected design competitions for the international cycling industry, now is opened for entries! This competition invites all manufacturers and designers from the cycling industry to enter their designs and innovations.
Due to the impact of the global pandemic, the bicycle industry once fell into the difficulties of supply disruption and temporary loss of market in the first quarter of this year; however, as the world began to leave lockdown, bicycles have become one of the best exercises and commuting tools for social distancing. Thanks to the bicycle-friendly policies promulgated by various governments, bicycles industry benefits from the stay-at-home economy.
The New York Times reported on 12th June that ’Corona Cycleways’ has become a new commuting mode after the lockdown. Countries such as France, Italy and the United Kingdom are accelerating their biking infrastructure. Many countries are also subsidizing their people to buy and repair bicycles. The bicycle industry has shown a strong V-shaped recovery as a result. Categories are:
➜ Complete bicycle
➜ Parts and components
➜ Cycling accessories
➜ E-bikes & drive units
➜ Smart cycling services
➜ Entries that have been on the market for less than 2 years or are scheduled to go into mass production in 2021 are eligible to participate in the awards.
➜ Entries should reflect a strong level of innovation and design quality.
➜ There is no limit to the number of entries per contestant.
A short description of the product, its function and design in English and 2 product images will be used to help jury arrive at their decision. Entries of category “Smart Cycling services” must be submitted either as physical items or as digital media. For digital entries, please provide a PDF file or a media link (URL).
• Innovation and Quality
All the products selected by an international panel of experts will be presented at the Taipei International Cycle Show 2021 from 3 - 6 March 2021.
• TPC Exhibitors and Members of TBA - US$ 80
• Non-exhibitors: US$ 160
Who can participate? ⇣
The Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021 invite all manufacturers, designers, sales representatives, importers and distributors in the bicycle industry to compete in the award.
All winners will receive the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2021 logo and will be invited to receive certificates/trophies on stage at the award ceremony.
As well winners will be presented in the TAIPEI CYCLE and TBA official website as well as 'iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE', the largest design platform worldwid.
Furthermore, winning entries will be published in printed materials such as postcards which will be delivered to international media representatives, buyers and visitors during the TAIPEI CYCLE show.
Find more: official website