2019 Incheon International Conceptual Design competition
- Incheon International Conceptual Design Competition
- A co-hosted competition with Weta Workshop to promote the field of Conceptual Design in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy contents for film, television series, games, animation and cartoons.
- The competition will promote its exhibitions worldwide and connect designers with filmmakers through competitions and workshops.
- To help designers experience fantasy productions and to expand their careers internationally, the top two winners will be given a chance to work as interns at world-renowned home of fantasy on film, Weta Workshop.
3. Conceptual Design definition
- Conceptual design (also known as ‘concept art’): An illustration of a work-in-development used to visualize and suggest the theme of the work.
- “An illustration shows a single story or a moment, whereas a conceptual design makes people want to find out more of the world past the image. Ultimately wanting to see the film.”
– Sir Richard Taylor, CEO & Creative Director, Weta Workshop
- “A conceptual design is creating a concept that does not exist and visualizing it. It is used more in SF/Fantasy than the usual drama. Conceptual design is not a well-drawn drawing but a well-thought concept. Meaning that it suggests which way the film is going to go.”
– Cho Min-su, Conceptual Designer, Snow Country Train, Sweet Life
4. Career field: Conceptual Design
5. Who this competition is for
- Designers (general): Experts in the field, College students, Adults
- Amateurs (students): Middle school and High school students
6. Design brief
“Imagine a time in the future where select members of the earth’s population have had to board massive interplanetary space ships and headed off into the unknown in pursuit of a new life. These space ships discover a habitable planet upon which lives a benign and sentient life form that co-populate a new frontier community built between humans and aliens. What do people and aliens wear, use, travel on and see in this new world.”
7. Competition Awards
|1st prize||2, Domestic||Trophy|
Internship at Weta Workshop, New Zealand
Living expenses during the Internship (approx. $5,000.00 USD)
|1st prize||2, International||Trophy|
IFCON expenses (approx. $ 5,000.00 USD)
Free admission to the Weta Workshop Fantasy Academy
Cash prize (approx. $ 2,000.00 USD)
8. Additional benefits
- Selected designs : Select competition entry designs of quality and interest will be featured in a gallery in Incheon and will receive related promotion for one year from date of the award. These designers will receive free admission to the Weta Workshop Fantasy Academy.
9. Submission date
- Jun 27 (Thursday) to Jul 28 (Sunday), 2019
10. Judging period
- Preliminary Evaluation: Jul 29 (Monday) to Jul 31 (Wednesday), 2019 by IFCON panel
- Final Evaluation : Aug 1 (Thursday) to Aug 5 (Monday), 2019 by Weta Workshop
11. Awards ceremony
- Aug 30 (Friday), 2019
12. Evaluation criteria
- Originality – Is it original?
- Representation – How well does it deliver the concept?
- Details – Is the level of completion high?
Industry professionals will judge the short list of competition entrants to select the winners.
- Head of the Jury: Sir Richard Taylor. CEO & Creative Director, Weta Workshop
NOTE : 1st prize winners (domestic) will be selected for the internship upon completing an interview with Sir Richard Taylor. CEO & Creative Director, Weta Workshop
- Nominated artworks will be on display for 1 year
- Period: 1 year after August 26th, 2019
- Exhibition location: Local gallery in Incheon, South Korea
15. How to enter the 2019 Incheon International Conceptual Design competition
- Submit materials via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition submission form is available from the website (KOR)
- ※ Mandatory documents :
① Conceptual Design competition submission form (KOR)
② Artwork (B3 size minimum / Resolution 300dpi)
③ Sketch file (Scan files accepted, Same size as the artwork)
- ※ File naming :
Name_Artwork Title_Submission Date (Type of submission)
(Example of John Doe’s submitted documents for artwork titled, ‘Deamworld’)
① John Doe_Dreamworld_190707 (Submission form)
② John Doe_Dreamworld_190707 (Artwork file)
③ John Doe_Dreamworld_190707 (Sketch file)