FAQ

< Concerning theme and entry application >
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Q. In the explanatory text describing the design concepts and ideas, it is okay to exceed the stated limit on the number of characters?
A. Please stay within the stated limit.
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Q.Is it acceptable to use an idea for a new usage method that represents the further development of an existing idea?
A. It is acceptable as long as it has not yet been published/announced and the new idea is based on the theme in the entry requirements.
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Q. Can I make a totally new proposal that does not use any of the three key technologies?
A. Please be absolutely sure to submit an idea that references one or more of the three key technologies developed by SANYO.
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Q. I have a specific question concerning the SANYO technologies linked to in the entry requirements. Can I contact the competition administration office to ask?
A. We will not reply to specific questions concerning this competition or technical matters related to the SANYO site. Please address the competition theme using the information available in the entry requirements and reference materials.
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Q. I want to submit multiple entries, what should I do?
A. Please submit a separate application for each entry. (See the entry requirements.)
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Q. I forgot my application ID. Please tell me what it is.
A. Please send an inquiry email to this address: compe@designtope.net
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<Concerning design submission>
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Q. I want to send my design by mail (post), can I?
A. Since this is an Internet-based competition, we only accept entries submitted via the Web form?
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Q. Can’t you accept images in a format other than JPEG?
A. Please submit the images in JPEG format. We cannot accept other data. (See the entry requirements.)
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Q.You have not sent me my password for use in submitting my design.
A.You define the password yourself on the entry application registration screen. After registration, we send you the design submission password in an email.
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Q. No matter what I do I can’t send the design using the design transmission form. Can I send it by email?
A. Please check your text and image formats and your file extensions. If you leave the .jpg file extension off the file name, the system does not recognize the file as a JPEG image so it cannot be transmitted.
(*If you check everything and still cannot send the entry, please contact compe@designtope.net)
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<Concerning the judging results>
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Q.Will I be notified of the judging results?
A. The results will be announced here on the competition website. Only the selected winners will be notified directly and have their winning designs announced here.
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<Others>
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Q. I want to link to this competition website from my own (individual, company, school) website, is that okay?
A. If the link is for non-commercial purposes, it is acceptable. However, we will not put up a link from here to your website. If you want to link to this website, please be sure to notify our administrator of the information specified below. After checking the information, our administrator will notify you whether it is okay to go ahead with the link. Please be aware that if we find evidence of an unauthorized link, all access and design entry from there will be prohibited.
Information to be sent: Website name, URL, purpose, and administrator’s name
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For other inquiries, please contact: compe@designtope.net
(We are not able to reply to specific questions concerning such matters as the competition details, the entry requirements, etc.)