cheerygirl wrote:i sometimes think all these is about money... just like branded goods.
but branded goods may not be better then the less reputable one..
Industrial Design is about MAKING MONEY!!!
Is Red Dot a big advertising campaign? Yes.
Are the IDEAs? Yes.
Is 1HDC? Yes.
Is [insert any competition here]? Yes.
I have never entered Red Dot so I have had zero exposure to their fees. Can someone explain what the fee structure is? A "hidden" charge for winning sounds silly, especially if it is sprung on the winner without prior knowledge.
As for having a lawyer read a document before entry....I have to say that I have trouble believing that that this "hidden" charge is hidden. It is more likely that someone just clicked the little box next to "Have you read the terms" without reading and hit send.
The real ironic part about it is that anyone who doesn't win bitches about entry fees, or voting structure, etc. But as soon as they win, they are asking for the EPS file of the competition logo so they can plaster it all over their packaging or website. How many people here wear an IDEAs award as a badge on their Resume?