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CRITERIA
The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics.
The Chicago Athenaeum's GOOD DESIGN program forwards the ideals of a design process that embodies product excellence and endurance and strong public identity.

Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment.

Awarded design firms and manufacturers have the right to enter into a limited legal licensing agreement to use of the Museum's GOOD DESIGN logo to mark and identify the selected product or graphic in their marketing, publications, promotions, and communication campaigns as a public symbol of product and service quality. This public seal of approval immediately informs consumers to understand that the selected product and graphic meets the most rigorous test and criteria for absolute design excellence.

GOOD DESIGN is an international symbol of a company's firm commitment to innovation and superior design embodiment. All materials and products are accessed into the Museum's Permanent Design Collection and exhibited in the United States and abroad.

FILLING OUT THE ELECTRONIC FORM
All fields must be filled in. If a field is left blank the form will be rejected.
FILE UPLOAD: When uploading, please Zip all files to a file NO LARGER than 20mb. Multiple images are required.
Images should be 300dpi and of .jpg/.jpeg format. Descriptions can be added to the zip file and must be in .doc/.pdf format.
Once this has been accepted you will be brought to the payment page option.
Options for payment are American Express/Visa/Mastercard also Check and Bank Wire Transfer.
Invoicing will be sent with your confirmation of information.

AFTER the closing date which is June 1, 2018.
Should you require an invoice earlier, please contact Jennifer Nyholm. If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on +1 815 777 4444

Depending on the speed of your internet connection and the size of your files, your uploads may or may not complete successfully. If necessary,
you can always mail the application plus photos on a CD and hard copy together with payment. 

Notice:
 If you are trying to upload files larger than 20Mb you will not be able to upload your zip. or rar. file. All submitted products must have been produced by a manufacturer or scheduled for production.

FORMAT: PRODUCT DESIGN
Anything produced and/or designed from January 2016 to the present is eligible including:
Electronics, Protective Equipment, Bionics/Robotics, Energy Systems, Office and Residential Furniture, Housewares, Tabletop, Textiles, Floorcovering, Building Materials, Lighting, Appliances, Transportation, Consumer and Household Products, Business and Industrial Equipment, Hardware, Tools, Machinery, Children's Products, Personal Effects, Sports and Recreation, Telecommunications, Computer Equipment, Medical Products, Kitchen and Bath, Environmental Design, Public Environments, Materials.

Every image should not be more than 6 Mb. You can include jpg./png./tiff. files format. We suggest your images be at 300dpi (resolution). All condensed on .zip or.rar file. Maximum allowed file size is 20MB. Depending on the speed of your internet connection and the size of your files, your uploads may or may not complete successfully. If necessary, you can always mail the application plus photos on a CD and hard copy together with payment. Notice: If you are trying to upload files larger than 20Mb you will not be able to upload your zip. or rar. file

All submitted products must have been produced by a manufacturer or scheduled for production.

FORMAT: GRAPHIC DESIGN
Any graphic produced and/or designed from January 2016 to the present is eligible including: Books, Magazines, Websites, Advertisements, Catalogues, Corporate Identity Programs, Annual Reports, Handbooks, Posters, Signage, Labels, Packaging, Product Communication, Typography, Atmosphere, Sales Promotion, and Digital and Media Interfaces. All submitted graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production.

Every image should not be more than 6 Mb. You can include jpg./png./tiff. files format. We suggest your images be at 300dpi (resolution). All condensed on .zip or.rar file. Maximum allowed file size is 20MB. Depending on the speed of your internet connection and the size of your files, your uploads may or may not complete successfully. If necessary, you can always mail the application plus photos on a CD and hard copy together with payment. Notice: If you are trying to upload files larger than 20Mb you will not be able to upload your zip. or rar. file along with the description in MS Word or .pdf reproduced on the same CD. Entries without forms, descriptions, fees and images will not qualify for review. Graphic design entries should include one actual copy/sample of the completed entered project.

ENTRY FEE
The fee is $375.00 USD per entry. Checks are made payable to Metropolitan Arts Press or payment by American Express, Master Card, or VISA.
Foreign checks must include a $25.00 USD additional payment for bank processing fees. 
For bank wire information contact the Museum at jennifer@chicagoathenaeum.org

• For mailed applications, please submit entry materials to:
  The Chicago Athenaeum:
  Museum of Architecture and Design,
  601 South Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036 USA.
• For questions call +815/777-4444 or Fax +815/777-2471
• Email us at curatorial@chicagoathenaeum.org
• All photographs and CDs must be labeled with project, designer, manufacturer
   and photographer credits.
• All winning entries become property of the Permanent Design Collection at
  The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
• Projects selected for exhibition will require the physical use of the product or model
   for exhibition purposes.

- Good Design© is a trademark of the Chicago Athenaeum.
- Copyright Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.©1992-2016

DEADLINE
All entries must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM Central Standard Time.
• Late submissions add $100.00 USD per entry.
You can apply online or by postal mail (see the links below).


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The Chicago Athenaeum
601 
South Prospect Street
Galena, Illinois 61036 

Tel: +815/777-4444 

FAX: +815/777-2471

Email: jennifer@chicagoathenaeum.org

 

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Application 2018
The Chicago Athenaeum | 601 South Prospect Street
Galena, Illinois 61036, USA | Tel: 815/777-4444 | Fax: 815/777-2471
E-mail: curatorial@chicagoathenaeum.org