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'Next Flexible Display'

Flexible display has unlimited possibilities in the future of the display industry. As a leading company among the many, TCL passionately flourishing the development of technology and aesthetics of flexible displays. We aspire to explore the possibilities with you while being inspired throughout this event.

About Flexible Display

A flexible display (or rollable display) is an electronic visual display which is flexible in nature, as opposed to the traditional flat screen displays and curved display. Curved display is a tailor-made display panel that can be fitted on specified products without blending or foldable features. In recent years there has been a growing application of flexible display technology in mobile phones.

This competition is calling for design ideas of large flexible displays, 17 -27 inches or 55-77 inches, product without limitation on TV, household appliances or commercial equipment. Proposals must distinguish the features, flexible/rollable, of product by explaining with the product and user scenarios design.

Prizes

Gold

(1 work)

HKD 100,000

Silver

(3 works)

HKD 50,000

Bronze

(5 works)

HKD 20,000

*Each prize is awarded to one entry by one person (one group).
*There may be cases where a prize will have no winners.
*Chinese with holding taxes will be deducted from the prize amount.

Who Participate?

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduate (within 3 years after graduation) from all over the world, regardless of major, can participate solo or as a team in our competition. You would need to provide on the application system proof of enrollment or graduation.

Why Participate?

Large size flexible display technology has been developing and being ready for the market. This is a great opportunity to join the industry to be one of the design pioneers to discover a brand new product type together. To contribute future design and technologies with your breakthrough ideas and make a truly worthwhile experience.

What to Submit?

Participants will be asked to submit the presentation of their idea for “Next Flexible Display” by the application in the official website. With the concept presentation by 1 PDF and 1 short video which can clearly explain the concept of product design and user scenarios, moreover the value of flexible display usage.

Competition Timeline

Judging Criteria

- Novelty
- Feasibility
- Market Potential
- Presentation

Judging Panel

Coming Soon

What You Need To See

To enter, you’ll need to complete the online application form and upload proof that you’re an undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate in our website.

You can submit the entry in English or Chinese (simplified, traditional).

Presentation Sheet

  • The Presentation Sheet must be in PDF format (under 10MB per file, use of compression software is not allowed), and if required, fonts should be embedded or rasterised and checked that they can be opened correctly using Adobe Reader 9.
  • PDF file is containing images, drawings , plans, layouts and descriptive text. The content should not be identical to the registration form.
  • Photos and drawings must be at least 200dpi in resolution. Ensure that they can be clearly read and seen when printed.
  • Entry title, entry description, overall drawing (rendering), or three-view drawing(front, plan, and lateral views) must be depicted on two A3 size (horizontal)sheets. Do not display any information that may identify the applicant.

Video

  • Videos length should be 1 minute or less and explain your concept of product design and user scenarios
  • Video must be published on a video platform like YouTube, Vimeo, Pan.Baidu or any other domain that is accessible in Hong Kong. It’s is not possible to upload any video file on our server.
  • All URLs must be online and accessible from February to March 2021.

Points to Consider Regarding Applications

  • Not only should entry descriptions and other text be noted on the Presentation Sheet and video, they should also be entered on the application form.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of times you may enter for the first round of screening.
  • Works submitted for the first round of screening cannot be added to or revised after submission. However, additions or revisions are allowed before submission for the final round of screening.
  • If a prize winner is a minor, parental consent is required to receive the prize.
  • Entries will be limited to original creations that have not been announced domestically or overseas.
  • Applicants and entries will be kept confidential until prize-winning entries are announced.
  • Any and all intellectual property rights regarding the prize-winning entry (rights related to domestic and global copyrights, patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks) shall be transferred to host, and the applicant shall consent to the fact that the prize money shall serve as fair compensation for transfer of these rights.
  • If a prize-winning entry is considered for commercialisation and becomes fixed for commercialisation, a memorandum of understanding will be exchanged regarding payment of separate contingency fees.

IP and Copyright

Any and all intellectual property rights regarding the prize-winning entry shall be transferred to TCL award, and the applicant shall consent to the fact that the prize money shall serve as fair compensation for transfer of these rights. Intellectual property rights for non-winning works will not be transferred to our company.
Applicants will retain the right of public display, they can announce submitted works at other locations.

Supporting Organization

Organizer

TCL Technology Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Tencent Holdings Ltd.