Brief

Producing wine is a complex experience. It means carrying on an ancient tradition, which goes far beyond entrepreneurial spirit, and embracing centuries-old practices as well as innovation, charm and discovery.

So, when the “Cantina Valpolicella Negrar” winery – a leading and historic Italian wine-producing company – decided to associate its products with a well-known figure, it is not by chance that Ulysses was chosen. He is the traveller par excellence and embodies a strong bond with the land, the spirit of enterprise, intelligence and far-sightedness – values which have distinguished this winery for decades.

 Drawing inspiration from Ulysses, the “Cantina Valpolicella Negrar” winery is launching the “Wine Mythology Label” project. Planning to dedicate a limited edition of its finest wine – Amarone – to Homer’s hero, it is asking creative designers to develop a label that has what it takes to become an icon, a collection item, the object of desire for thousands of wine lovers from all over the world.

The “Wine Mythology Label” is more than just a packaging. It is a complex experience and embodies the secret soul of this wine, which designers will have to reveal and translate into a visual message – able to evoke the feelings, the nuances and the emotions of the product.

A label is first and foremost an act of courtship, a way of depicting the versatile identity of the wine and of the company producing it; great creativity and imagination are the key to its success. That is why the “Cantina Valpolicella Negrar” winery wants to open up to the world of creativity, asking designers and graphic designers to give shape to the identity of one of its finest wines, creating a label that represents the product and its eighty-year-old history, in order to offer the most demanding customers a unique and enchanting experience.

 The “Wine Mythology Label” project gives creative minds the opportunity to forge the image of one of the most prestigious and successful products worldwide: Amarone. The label they create will be used for an exclusive collection for the most passionate wine lovers and connoisseurs.

1° PRIZE / 5.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibition

2° PRIZE / 2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibitions 

3° PRIZE / 1.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibitions

n. 4 SPECIAL MENTION / 500 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibitions 

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibitions 

30 FINALISTSMENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to design  magazines and websites + international exhibitions 

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giuria

David Carson
DAVID CARSON DESIGN
Alessandra Scandella
ALESSANDRA SCANDELLA
Jonathan Quainton Rob Gonzalez
SAWDUST STUDIO
Matteo Oreste Ingaramo
POLIDESIGN
Flaviano Celaschi
BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY
Amelia Valletta
NABA
Enrico Fornaroli
ABABO
Lorenzo Ruggeri
GAMBERO ROSSO
Daniele Accordini
DOMINI VENETI

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Is there an age limit to join the competition?

There is no age limit for teams composed of a single member, while teams composed of more than one member should include at least one member aged under 35. 

Calendar / Fees

14 November 2016Start
18 December 2016End
“early birds” registrations     50 €/ team *
19 December 2016Start
15 January 2017End
“standard” registrations     75 €/ team *
16 January 2017Start
12 February 2017End
“late” registration     100 €/ team *
15 February 2017End
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
20 February 2017Start
Jury summoning
20 March 2017End
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