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2020 Official Rules of the Handitec Competition ENGLISH and INSCRIPTION

ARTICLE 1

HANDITEC (Exhibition of Technologies for the Handicapped), an Association under the 1901 law n° 7526, located at the Centre de Réadaptation , Route de Liverdy, CD 96, 77170 COUBERT is organizing a Competition on Innovation, with 8 000 € prizes and  a trophy. The event will take place from 19 to 11th June 2020 within the framework of the 17e European Exhibition on the Handicapped and Rehabilitation (AUTONOMIC) at the Parc des Expositions of Paris, Porte de Versailles (Hall 4 - Ground Level).  

ARTICLE 2

The competition is open to:  

  1. Anybody able to present a project potentially aiming at promoting or improving one way or another the well being of the elderly, the disabled or the blind (or amblyopes).  
  2. All students of Architecture, Design, "Applied arts", Electronics and professionals of these sectors.  
  3. Industrialists and creators willing to offer to a wide range of users homogenous products and lines of products.  
  4. Researchers.   The registration card enclosed or a photocopy should be sent back before the 27th March 2020. 

ARTICLE 3

A THEME: "The kitchen in all these states:"

The accessibility of the kitchen in terms of ergonomics, design, communication applications, layout and architecture

  • Design of the kitchen surface, layout to facilitate mobility and circulation
  • Repair the use of utensils used in a kitchen (saucepan, oven, fridge freezer, food processor ...)
  • Application or software projects to facilitate not only the mobility, the accessibility of the kitchen but also any product facilitating its use.
  • Equipment and accessories OBJECTIVES
  1.  To induce creators to work towards the improvement of comfort and accessibility for all, and in particular for the handicapped, the elderly and the sensory or mental disabled.
  2. To study and promote products and ranges of products for BETTER LIVING, and adapt the kitchen of people with disabilities or in the making.

ARTICLE 4

The general theme must be connected to the work, the life at home in urban or country surroundings of any disabled individual (the elderly, the physically handicapped and the blind) and cover any aspect of the following areas:

a) ARCHITECTURE

  • Lodging and building: general concept,
  • Interior environment: furniture, doors, shutters, opening and closing devices, sanitary, taps,
  • In general, any concept of greater accessibility affecting the kitchen

Imagine the most frequent situations the handicapped find themselves in.

b) DESIGN - ERGONOMY

Objects or ranges of objects improving

  • Everyday life (oven handle, bottle handle, seat, recipe reading ...)
  • Travel in a small space (canes, chairs, means of locomotion and ambulation) as integrating the support of the person in the furniture.
  • Handling and grasping of functional objects of everyday life,
  • To allow accessibility of existing equipment and services to the elderly and the handicapped.
  • To find some innovations.

c) NEW TECHNOLOGIES

  • ROBOTIC
  • BUREAUTIC
  • COMMUNICATION
  • HOME EQUIPMENT
  • INFORMATIQUE

It would be advisable to demonstrate the functioning of the model presented.

The functional, aesthetic, novelty and economic criteria will determine the selection of proposed models. They should enhance as much as possible any means of solving a particular difficulty in a given environment which can provide further opportunities for all users. Wherever the environment is improved, the actual handicap becomes less disabling. Think especially sensory or mental disabled.

The communication with products such as oven or food processor will be preferred

The best realizations and experimental research or applied projects in very diversified sectors such as education, work and leisure will be appreciated.

 

ARTICLE 5

The competition involves 8 000 € in prizes dispatched as follows:
4 Prizes for students applying individually or collectively

  • 1st Prize :   3 000 €                         
  • 2nd Prize :  1 500 €               
  • 3rd Prize :   1 000 €
  • Public Vote:         1 000 €

1 Prize will concern the school and / or these teachers

Jury has the possibility to adjust prizes for students within the limit of 5 500€. For foreign students, an IBAN is required to receive the prize.

PUBLIC VOTE: visitors will select their favourite project. This prize is dedicated to Monique Vincent (Secretary General of Handitec) who after more than 25 years of companionship of our association, left us in August 2017. May this award be a tribute!

For the prize for the school and / or these teachers: The jury may award an award to the school and / or to one or more teachers who have worked to promote, support, encourage and present the maximum number of students establishment.

This award is dedicated to Catherine BOULONGNE who devoted a part of her life to create, promote, support this contest. She created this contest 36 years ago (1983) when this theme was non-existent.

The jury reserves the right not to distribute this prize if it considers that the conditions of attribution are not met.

The prizes will be awarded by the HANDITEC Jury with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication

ARTICLE 6

Registration cards must be sent before the 27 March 2020 to the following address:

       HANDITEC
Responsable du Concours
D96 - Route de Liverdy
77170 COUBERT - FRANCE

Phone: Frédéric FAIVRE +33 (0) 6 86 94 07 63

You can register on the WEB at :

  • http://www.handitec.com
  • Email: concours@handitec.com

ARTICLE 7

PROJECTS   - One or two models for the architects and one or two pre-prototypes or models for the designers. They should fit on an 80/50 cm stand (maximum), no other dimensions will be accepted.  

  • One or two rigid panels (70 x 70 cm maximum) to present explicitly and aesthetically the project.   The name of the candidates should be mentioned on the rear side of the projects numbered according to the selection sequence to be presented anonymously to the HANDITEC jury.   The candidates' name and address can be specified on a removable card.  
  • An explanatory file of the projects on 10   original samples including 5 or 6 pages, 21 x 29,7 cm with colour or black and white photographs for publications, advertising, promotion and presentation to public and industrial authorities.   These files must be sent to Coubert before the 25th March 2020 so that the projects can be presented to the  preselecting  Jury in the week of March 30 2020.

ARTICLE 8

The selected candidates will be given notice and will be able to explain their proposals if the preselecting jury requires it in view of the final selection.

ARTICLE 9

The selected candidates will be given notice and will be able to explain their proposals if the preselecting jury requires it in view of the final selection.

ARTICLE 9bis

Final project must be delivered at Coubert in the week of March 30 2020.

ARTICLE 10

FINAL SELECTION    

The HANDITEC Grand Jury will meet, on 11h June 2020 AUTONOMIC Exhibition, Competition stand, in the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles
The prizes will be awarded on the 11th June 2020 after 14:30

 

ARTICLE 11

The candidates must be present everyday and especially on the 9th  June in the morning, in order to explain their projects, and in the afternoon, for the prize-awarding ceremony. We strongly recommend that the candidates remain at the exhibition during the entire three days. 

ARTICLE 12

The Jury will be under the honorary Presidency of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.   The Jury will include:   Doctor Pascal CHARPENTIER, CMPR of Coubert, President

Currently being validated

ARTICLE 13

This document has been countersigned by Maître OLIVEAU, Notary, 4, place de la Révolution, 77680 Roissy en Brie.  

ARTICLE 14

The models which are left behind at the HANDITEC premises, at the Porte de Versailles on 11th June 2020 or thereafter in Coubert will be destroyed on the 30th September 2020.

ARTICLE 15

The candidates are responsible for copyrights and patents for their projects. They remain the sole owners of their creations.      

ARTICLE 16

By taking part in the competition, the candidates agree that their projects will be used for their own promotion and promotion of the actual competition. They also agree to remain in touch with HANDITEC in order to facilitate such promotion. The organizers HANDITEC and AUTONOMIC will ensure a wide press coverage. The photographs taken by the organizers will be freely used by HANDITEC. Projects will be presented by the media (television channels, newspapers, radios...) during the exhibition and afterwards.        

ARTICLE 17

The presentation of panels is anonymous. Each candidate is given a number corresponding to his project presented to the Jury.  

ARTICLE 18

Actif-HANDITEC cannot be held responsible if the competition is cancelled,  postponed or interrupted.  

ARTICLE 19

Candidates must agree to leave their project exhibited from the  9h June 9 a.m. to the 11th  June 2020 17 p.m.

ARTICLE 20

To take part in the competition, each candidate should aware of the present document stating its regulations and accept the clauses and measures involved as well as the sovereign decisions taken by the Jury.  

ARTICLE 21

The prize-winners commit themselves to inform Handitec about the evolution of their project.

TO ACCESS

 HANDITEC at COUBERT – Centre de Réadaptation de Coubert., Route de Liverdy – D 96, 77170 COUBERT Near Brie-Comte-Robert, on N 19 at the east of Paris. Autoroute de l'Est Train Station at Gretz

HANDITEC at PARIS - PORTE DE VERSAILLES - SALON AUTONOMIC - HALL 4 - Ground Floor. Métro : PORTE DE VERSAILLES        

CONTACT US:

M Frédéric FAIVRE In charge of Competition
Téléphone : +33 (0) 6 86 94 07 63
Mail :concours@handitec.com

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