FNSS Defense Systems Inc., the armored combat vehicle manufacturer of Turkey was held FNSS MILDESIGN International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition for the first time in 2011 The competition is an important step in terms of making use of professional designers potential, and it’s purpose is to assist in raising designers for the defense industry, introducing young designers to professional circles and to support the activities in the development of indigenous products in Turkey.
The competition, which is organized in two categories namely the ‘Professional Category’ and the ‘Student Category’ is taking part among the reputable design competitions in Turkey and in the world with its scope, criteria, Awards and Selection Committee.
45 professionals and 20 students have participated with total 65 projects in the nationally held the first FNSS MILDESIGN competition in 2011. Due to the deep interest shown to FNSS MILDESIGN International Land Vehicles Design Competition, it continues to be organized at international level. FNSS, aims to organize another successful competition this year together with the selection, advisory and organization committees consisting of members who are experts in their field and who come from different disciplines in the area of design.
FNSS wishes success to all competitors in FNSS MILDESIGN International Land Vehicles Design Competition.
Competition Rules & Regulations
Conceptual design of a hybrid, manned and remotely-controlled (in case of need) Military Land Vehicle with ballistic protection and modularity which enables the vehicle to change its mission capabilities when required.
1.GENERAL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
1.1. Usage and Control:
1.1.1. The driver must be able to operate the vehicle, under ballistic protection, with maximum situational awareness. The rest of the crew and dismounts who have to fulfill other operational objectives must also have maximum situational awareness.
1.1.2. The vehicle can be remotely-controlled in case of need. Thus it must be equipped with suitable electronic hardwire
1.1.3. The advantages of remote control capability and operational situations must be explained with possible scenarios and fictional presentations.
1.1.4. The vehicle must be designed in compliance with the strategic logistics plans of armies for the next ten years.
1.2.1. In Terms of Mission:
188.8.131.52. If necessary the base vehicle must be designed to be converted into different configurations according to mission requirements. (Eg: Personnel Carrier, Ambulance, Mine Clearance, Reconnaissance, Recovery Maintenance, Command and Control)
184.108.40.206. Although the participant is not responsible for designing vehicle variants, it can emphasize features that appeal to suggest, different and special scenarios and it can present examples. The vehicle is expected to be designed in its simplest form including mobility, protection, and load carrying capabilities as a modular vehicle other than its ballistic hull, power pack, and power train.
1.3. In Terms of Capability: The base vehicle design must be compatible to transform itself and/or modify by adding new features regarding specific mission requirements. (Eg: land and water mobility, ballistic protection, situational awareness).
1.4.1. On Land: The vehicle must be able to travel under difficult terrain and climatic conditions.
1.4.2 .Climate Conditions: Tropical, desert and cold northern climates
1.4.3. Terrain: It must be capable of traveling on icy, snowy, muddy, rocky and sandy soil.
1.4.4. In Water (swimming): The vehicle must be able to swim through inland waters like rivers and lakes.
The participants are expected to explain how these mobility characteristics shall shape the vehicle design.
1.5. External Dimensions:
The maximum external dimensions of the vehicle are as follows:
Length: ≤ 8 m
Width: ≤ 3,6 m
Height: ≤ 3 m
Each individual category will be scored separately. Percentages of each category are specified below:
Professional Category (P): 30 points
Student Category (S): 40 points
Creation of a vehicle concept with an innovative approach in design, presentation of original usage scenarios and modularity concepts are expected.
Professional Category (P): 20 points
Student Category (S): 10 points
2.3. Design – Function Compatibility:
Professional Category (P): 25 points
Student Category (S): 25 points
The design is expected to include an integrative visual analysis and to ensure form – function compliance.
2.4. Level of Development and Detailing:
Professional Category (P): 25 points
Student Category (S): 25 points
The operational scenario and the technical details of the design and the extent of the details of its fictionalization shall be included in the evaluation.(e.g.: subjects like user – centered design, operation – oriented (functional) design, hosting basic mechanics solutions, defense concept, etc.)
The competition announcement and participation requirements shall be posted on “www.fnssmildesign.com” web site.
As of 15 November 2018 until 1 March 2019, the competitors shall be able to pre – register electronically through “www.fnssmildesign.com” website. A six – digit numerical participation code shall be automatically assigned to each project application to be made by the participants.
3.3. Deadline for Questions and Answers:
Participants may submit their questions to “firstname.lastname@example.org” until February 28, 2019 The questions and answers shall be posted anonymously on the “Questions and Answers” page at www.fnssmildesign.com website.
3.4. Submission of the Designs:
Participants may upload their Projects they designed according to participation requirements to www.fnssmildesign.com, after they log in. The deadline for submission of the projects is 01 March 2019 by 23:59 local time in Turkey.
3.5. Announcement of the Competition Results and Award Ceremony:
The winning projects will be announced at the exhibition and award ceremony on May 1, 2019
4.1. Professional Category (P): Any person older than 18 years may take part in the competition as a professional designer without requiring any additional training or certificate. In individual and team participations, all participants must be 18 or over year of age.
4.2. Student Category (S): The students attending undergraduate level programs of the universities may participate in this category of the competition. Graduate and post-graduate students may not take part in the competition in the student category. Individuals with that status must be in the professional category.
•In order to apply to the student category, you should have passed 18-year old and not passed 27.
•All applicants of a team in the Student Category must be students at undergraduate level.
•Any team consisting of students taking part in the competition in the student category may include one academician with the status of “Group Advisor Academician.” In that case, the team leader must be a student.
The contestants of winning projects shall receive the following awards together with a plaque. All winning projects may be exhibited in national and international fairs attended by FNSS in 2019 with the name of the owner of the work and the first three prize – winning projects shall be published in competition related articles of the national and international journals. The Evaluation Committee may award honorable mentions to more than one project.
Awards shall be presented by FNSS to the leader of each successful team.
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY (P)
FIRST WINNER : TRY 100.000
SECOND WINNER : TRY 50.000
THIRD WINNER : TRY 20.000
HONORABLE MENTION : Certificate of Achievement
STUDENT CATEGORY (S)
FIRST WINNER : TRY 20.000
SECOND WINNER : TRY 10.000
THIRD WINNER : TRY 5.000
HONORABLE MENTION : Certificate of Achievement
Foreign award winning contestants will receive their awards in USD currency converted from TRY with exchange rate of 29 April 2019
6.EVALUATION COMMITTEE (JURY)
Information about the Evaluation Committee shall be announced in www.fnssmildesign.com.
Information about the Advisory Committee shall be announced in www.fnssmildesign.com.
8.1. Electronic Registration: As of 15 November 2018 the competition participants must be registered electronically by filling the competitor registration form available at www.fnssmildesign.com. The identity of the registered competitors shall be kept confidential by the competition organizers and the six – digit participant code obtained separately for each project must be kept confidential by competitors.
WHEREAS FNSS is sharing various data which are deemed ‘personal data’ within the scope of the Law on Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (the “LPPD”) as per the Competition between FNSS and the Competitors,
FNSS accepts, declares and undertakes to provide all personal data, including, but not limited to, any information, documents and personal data which may be deemed to be personal data of the Competitor within the scope of the Competition or which is provided under the Competition, as required by the service and / or legal obligations defined in the context of the Competition to keep it until the end of the period required for the performance of the legal obligations and / or to delete, destroy or anonymize if the reasons that require the processing of the personal data disappear.
Special personal data, within the scope of the Article 6 of the LPPD, personal race, ethnic origin, political thought, philosophical belief, religious, sect or other beliefs, disguise and dress, association, foundation or union membership, health, sexual life, criminal conviction and data on safety measures and biometric and genetic data; FNSS undertakes to process the personal data of the Competitor that is transferred to him/her and / or collected / recorded in any circumstances, in accordance with the principles and procedures specified in the LPPD.
8.2. Submission of the Projects: The Projects shall be uploaded as electronic copies to the fields defined at www.fnssmildesign.com. Competitors may submit maximum three projects.
8.3. Project Sheet Format: In projects, the design and features must be presented with diagrams and images presented from different angles.
8.4. All explanations/descriptions to be provided by a competitor on the project layouts must be in English.
8.5. After the MilDesign Committee has issued an approval to the effect that a competitor has met the preconditions, the competitor may not share its project with any third party until the end of the competition. If the competitor fails to comply with this requirement, its participation shall be deemed and void.
File Type (Format) : JPEG, PNG
Resolution (DPI) : 300 dpi (pixel / inch);
Sheet Size : Horizontal A3 size
Color Mode : RGB
Size : Maximum 10MB per file
Sheet Quantity : Minimum 2, maximum of 4
8.6. Project Reports: These are reports that shall be drawn up by project owners and explain the project’s goal, how this goal shall be achieved, its innovative features, materials and technical specifications in English, which shall not exceed 300 words.
8.7. Project Model File: The project model file must contain the defined plain state (outer shell) of the completed product. Only STL format is accepted.
9.GENERAL PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS AND RULES
9.1. Intellectual Property Rights:
A competitor shall own all kinds of rights on intellectual property such as patents, utility models, industrial design, know-how, and works which may result during/as a result of the competitor’s works under this Competition as well as inventions, methods, application, design, and all kinds of know-how which may be associated with such intellectual property. The competitor shall be entitled to use such intellectual property for his own purposes and for such purposes as production, marketing, and sale and shall also be personally responsible for taking necessary steps for copyright and industrial design protections. The Competitor hereby covenants and undertakes that the design, Project, etc. that it shall submit in connection with this Competition shall not infringe any intellectual property right. If the design, Project, etc. that the Competitor shall submit in connection with this competition has infringed any intellectual right, the Competitor shall defend FNSS against all lawsuits or investigations, responsible from all costs and expenses that FNSS shall inform the Competitor in writing and assist the Competitor if necessary and appropriate through the lawsuits or investigations.
9.2. Use for Advertising and Promotional Purposes:
FNSS shall have the right to display the projects at any time and in any manner in its sole discretion. Furthermore, FNSS may use the Projects and presentations related to the Projects for publicity purposes and may share them with the press and broadcasting organizations.
9.3. Scaled Model:
Out of the projects participating in the competition, the scaled model of those deemed suitable may be ordered to be produced and exhibited by FNSS.
Project Model File: A 3D model of the product consistent with its construction must be delivered. If data related to the 3D computer model is insufficient or incompatible, it shall not be possible to build a scaled model for the purpose of displaying the award winning projects.
9.4. Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights:
The owner of the design hereby irrevocably accepts, declares and undertakes that upon request of FNSS within a period of six months after announcement of the results of the competition, it shall give indefinite term license to FNSS for the exclusive use of intellectual property rights of the project participating in the competition. In such case, FNSS shall pay a mutually agreed price to the owner of the design, which shall not exceed the amount of the highest prize.
9.5. Storage of Projects Submitted to the Competition:
Projects delivered for the competition and related files may be stored in FNSS database for an unlimited period of time.
9.6. Presentation of Awards and Merits:
Award plaques and certificates of achievements shall be presented to the winners during the awards ceremony. Monetary awards shall be deposited;
in case of individual participation: to the bank account of the Project Owner
in case of a team participation: to the bank account of the Team Leader.
9.7. Number of Projects that may participate in the Competition:
Any competitor may submit maximum three designs. However, they must apply with a new participation code for each different design.
9.8. Facility Rules:
In case the competition awards ceremony is held in FNSS Gölbaşı facilities, the competitors and visitors shall be obliged to comply with FNSS Facility entrance – exit and visitor rules.
9.9. Participation of Award – Winning Projects:
Any work product which have previously taken part in any design competition and/or received prizes may not participate in this competition.
9.10. Participation of Non – Original Projects:
The project and presentation materials participating in the competition must be original. In case it is determined by the jury that the project or presentation materials evaluated are not original, FNSS shall not be responsible for the relevant interpersonal dispute. FNSS shall have the right to withdraw the award or awards from the participant or the team.
9.11. Who are not Allowed Participate in the Competition?
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş., NUROL Holding, and BAE Systems’ employees and their immediate relatives may not participate in this competition. The persons employed in the Evaulation Committee, Advisory Committee and the Competition Committee and their first degree relatives may not participate in this competition.
9.12. Points to be considered in Competition Documents:
The competition documents may not contain any name, lettering or sign that introduces or that has the aim or potential to introduce its owner, in any part. Competitors shall draw up their reports in project registration phase defined for competitors in www.fnssmildesign.com and submit to the system. Any project sent by mail or in handwriting shall definitely not be accepted.
9.13. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions:
As of the moment they approve their participation applications electronically via www.fnssmildesign.com website, the Competitors shall be deemed to have accepted al competition terms and conditions and the jury decisions without any change.
9.14. Disqualification Conditions:
A competitor, failing to fulfill the conditions set forth in this specification shall be disqualified. Any award given shall be taken back by FNSS.
Professional Category (P)
First: 100.000 Turkish Lira (18,000$)
Second: 50.000 Turkish Lira (9,000$)
Third: 20.000 Turkish Lira (4,000$)
Honorable Mention: Certificate of Achievement
Student Category (S)
First: 20.000 Turkish Lira (4,000$)
Second: 10.000 Turkish Lira (2,000$)
Third: 5,000 Turkish Lira (1,000$)
Honorable Mention: Certificate of Achievement