（1） The competition theme is released by
Project of Urban Furniture 3D Printing in the Zoina Land’s Zhang Qian Hometown
“Urban Landscape and Architecture” Competition of “2019 Global Additive Manufacturing Application Innovation Competition” aims to tap into 3D printing’s innovations and market applications in urban landscape and architecture. The organizing party cooperates with Zoina Land and 3D printing technical solution providers. With Changle Town as the practice base, we hope to collect urban furniture 3D printing solutions that adopt original design plans and use3D printing materials and techniques. The urban furniture includes but is not limited to sculptures, building structures, interactive installations and rest chairs. The entries should demonstrate concepts of technology, intelligence, environment-friendly and sharing; thus, lay a solid foundation for high quality urban living conditions that both meet social needs and feature interaction and culture.
（4） Background of Zoina Land ’s Zhang Qian Hometown Project
Zoina Land ’s Zhang Qian Hometown Project is located in Changle Town, Haimen City, which is called the “Port of Seas and Rivers”. Zhongnan Group cooperated with the government of Changle Town to “carry out the fabulous work of ancient talents and to pioneer the road for our next generations”. We integrate various resources including ecological fields, cultures of famous people, sandy land, seas and rivers, as well as the distinctive industries of Changle Town. We hope to promote the development of culture, tourism, industries and business here and build it into a great town with diversified industries including cultural tourism, research and education, industrial tourism, leisure agriculture and accommodation for tourists.
（5） Eight application scenarios for Urban Furniture 3D Printing in the Zoina Land’s Zhang Qian Hometown Project
Tourist Service Center (at the entrance plaza of the commercial block)
Picturesque Organic Camp (This gorgeous camp is for parents and children. It has the remarkable landscape of fields and gardens with paddies and cottons as features. And also, artistic nature-themed sculptures can be found here)
Fabulous Peach Hotel (This is a themed artistic hotel inspired by the hotel founded by Zhang Qian, a Chinese official and diplomat in the Han Dynasty)
Research and Study Garden (This garden features research and study by parents and children and there are installations demonstrating scientific principles as well as cultural sculptures related to Zhang Qian)
Hudouzhou Neighbourhood Center (business center which provides distinctive catering, living services, parent-child education programs and other industries)
Sports Park (Energetic Sports Theme Park and residents’ fitness activity venue)
Jizhi Education Center (International Kindergarten)
Residential Area (High-quality resettlement houses)
（6） Objectives of the competition
Contestants can choose one of the eight application scenarios listed above to design customized and personalized urban furniture. They need to adopt additive manufacturing concepts through three-dimensional digital design, topology optimization design, as well as choosing 3D printing materials and technologies.(3D design and manufacturing for one specific application scenario)
They can also choose a motif and design a series of urban furniture themed on the motif (these pieces of urban furniture can be extended or combined together). This series of urban furniture can be applied in several of the above-mentioned scenarios. (3D design and manufacturing of a series of urban furniture for multiple application scenarios)
We hope the contestants could meet the following objectives no matter what application scenarios they choose:
Ensure the entries have shapes and structures that cannot be made using traditional processing techniques (needs to be made by 3D printing);
Ensure that modular structures are used whilst supporting a variety of combinations;
Ensure an artistic appearance and social interaction needs are being met.
Ensure the strength is sufficient in order to meet the demands of safety, weatherability and durability;
Ensure the timing of manufacturing is relatively short;
Ensure the manufacturing costs are relatively low (contestants need to estimate their own manufacturing costs)
Ensure customized production is feasible in small quantities
We encourage the contestants to improve their solutions and increase added value based on the following aspects:
Based on the features of the venue, contestants could draft the solution according to the characteristics of the users and consider their needs for usages of urban furniture;
Demonstrate innovation while choosing materials, such as using recyclable materials to highlight environment protection;
Have distinctive shapes which may be used for applying for intellectual property rights;
Contestants may make the 3D printed urban furniture more intelligent by integrating more technological factors like artificial intelligence and big data.
（7） Submission requirements for the entries
A. Preliminary evaluation
Description and renderings of the overall design solution (including but not limited to: 1. description of the design plan, 2. description of the application scenarios, 3. renderings, etc.)
Overall 3D printing plan (including but not limited to: 1. three-dimensional digital models, topology optimization plan, etc.)
Materials usage description
Analysis of aided implementation of 3D printing structures (drawings of structure optimization design)
Three-dimensional digital manufacturing preliminary cost estimate
3D printed model (optional)
B. Materials to be submitted for the second-round evaluation
3D printed objects (it could be the whole object or part of it, i.e. an equal section in proportion to the objects, a large segment of it or its component modules) and a complete 3D printed model of the entry
Test reports of professional assessment agencies (if any)
（8） Competition dates
Registration for the competition starts on: June 10th, 2019
Deadline for submitting entries: September 30th, 2019
（9） Qualified contestants
Teachers and students of colleges and universities from home and abroad, scientific research institutions, design studios, individual designers, 3D printing related companies, etc.
We encourage and hope participating teams are formed by members of different professions. The organizing committee can also assist participating teams/persons to find members of appropriate professions or provide 3D printing relevant technical support (if needed).
（10） Evaluation standards
A. Standards for the preliminary evaluation
The originality and design quality of the entry;
The suitability to the actual application scenario (whether the plan meets social and interaction needs; whether it can be applied in multiple scenarios; whether it is likely to be used for applying for intellectual property rights, etc.)
Whether the plan includes an integrated system with “additive manufacturing” concepts. In other words, they not only need to use software, but should also demonstrate the three-dimensional shaping method, spatial generation ability, spatial organization relationship, skills in artistic expression, topology optimization, etc.
Safety, durability, stability and innovation in the use of materials;
Ensuring environmental protection and sustainability; whether the plan saves materials, or uses recyclable materials
B. Standards for the second-round evaluation
The design has a distinctive shape, which can be produced by 3D printing;
Mechanical strength of the structure (mainly judged by test reports);
Whether the plan has the ability to be mass-produced using 3D printing technology
The performance in combining and assembling
Possibility of actual application
Other innovation points like adding intelligent features or adopting AI technologies.
（11） Competition evaluation process
A. Preliminary evaluation
Predominantly evaluating the solution. According to the evaluaion criteria of each competition, judges will make evaluations online and select outstanding entries for the second-round (final) evaluation.
B. Second-round (final) evaluation
Predominantly evaluating the 3D printed objects (it could be the whole object or part of it, i.e. an equal section in proportion to the objects, a large segment of it or its component modules). After entries for the second-round evaluation are selected in the initial evaluation, selected contestant teams of each of the competition units need to make a presentation of 10 minutes using the 3D printed products. Based on the evaluation standards for the second round, the evaluation panel, consisting of scientific research experts, industrial representatives and investment experts, would discuss and carry out appraisals, and then decide the first, second and third prize winners according to the following aspects: the 3D printed objects, test reports of professional assessment agencies (if any), and contestants’ performance in the Q&A session.
（12） Competition rewards process
We would give monetary rewards to the prize winning teams or individuals (One 1st prize: 30,000 yuan; Two 2nd prizes: 20,000 yuan; Three 3rd prizes: 10,000 yuan; 10 awards of excellence: award certificates)
Zoina Land would place orders of 3D printed urban furniture from prize-winning teams or individuals according to the needs of the project;
Based on innovative ideas and relevant practical requirements for 3D printing technologies of the prize-winning teams or individuals, we would find companies to support them and aid them in developing the products together. We will also assist them in applying for invention patents and other patents;
According to the comprehensive evaluation results, the 3D Printing Digital Innovation Center of Fengtai Park, a subdivision of Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, will select some prize-winning projects to incubate in their park.
We would match relatively mature technologies/projects or those that can be made into products with investment, financing, and market resources whilst providing other support to commercialize these technologies/projects in an innovative way;
We will provide continuous media coverage and publicity for innovative research and practices of the prize-winning teams or individuals so as to expand their social influence.
Participating teams or individuals forming a single entity: If Zoina Land decides to procure from the prize-winning party and the party also agrees to serve as Zoina Land’s supplier by providing the finished product to them, the two parties shall negotiate the price and share the intellectual property rights of the finished product and the intellectual property rights shall not be transferred during the period of the competition. The contestants shall sell the finished prize-winning products with intellectual rights to Zoina Land and shall not provide them to its competing companies in any name.
Participating teams or individuals forming a joint entity: If Zoina Land decides to procure from the prize-winning party and the party also agrees to serve as Zoina Land’s supplier by providing the finished product to them, the two parties shall negotiate the price and share the intellectual property rights of the finished product and the intellectual property rights shall not be transferred during the period of the competition. If the contestants cannot produce the finished prize-winning products with intellectual rights and provide them to Zoina Land, Zoina Land has the right to entrust a third party to continue the production. The contestants may not give the license of intellectual property rights to or transfer them to competing companies in any name.
（14） Ways to apply for the competition
1. Please visit the official website: http://2019.weichuang3d.com/gamia2019, click “Register” to begin the online registration process and submit the required materials;
2. You can also directly contact our consultants and send the registration information and materials of the entries by email to the designated contact person of the organizing committee.
Genie Lin: (E) email@example.com; (M) +86 18310791019
Fiona Tao: (E) firstname.lastname@example.org; (M) +86 13611145649