SHAPL Launches the largest scale of International
Seoul, S. Korea, June 4, 2018 – On Friday, June 1st, 2018, SHAPL, an emerging startup company that made over $1.5 million in sales during their pilot project, launched the largest scale of international production design contest. SHAPL Design Contest is in format, with the Grand Total Prize of $65,000.
The SHAPL Design Contest aims to create opportunities for innovative designers while also producing quality goods that consumers want.
The startup’s pilot project, launched in partnership with Wadiz, was a massive hit in Korea, where over 40,050 suitcases and backpacks manufactured by SHAPL, sold out in just 30 days. To expand on their production goal while discovering designers, SHAPL decided to open up the first international production design contest.
“Alone, we cannot continuously produce the designs that consumers will always want,” said Chang Soo Jin, CEO of SHAPL. “With this contest, SHAPL encourages beginner designers and gives more opportunities to international designers.”
The SHAPL platform is devoted to producing an alternative definition of D2C: Designer to Consumer—termed, “SHAPL On SHAPL.”
The SHAPL Design Contest distinctions are awarded based on a decision by a jury and public vote. When designers submit their designs, SHAPL places them on a public vote as ‘likes'. Unlike the other design contests, SHAPL cares about consumer perspective and relies on the public to select the winner. The company believes that consumers should have the chance to purchase items they like and a company should produce what consumers like, at an affordable price.
Why is this unique? Half of the jury will be consumers themselves, therefore, the possibilities are infinite for contestants. Additionally, all contest winners will have the eligibility to commercialize their designs.
SHAPL will evaluate submitted designs with the number of ‘likes’ taken into consideration as well. Each selected designer will receive an additional $10,000 USD for production bonus on top of their prize. Therefore, the Gold winner can receive up to $20,000; Silver winner up to $13,000; Bronze winners up to $11,000.
Each selected designer will receive an additional $10,000 USD as a production bonus on top of their prize if it is chosen to go into production through SHAPL.
The SHAPL Design Contest is the largest scale of international design production contest. While other design contests only awards designers for the designs, SHAPL helps make designer’s dreams a reality by turning their designs into real products.
For more information and to submit a design visit www.shapl.com/contest.
About SHAPL Inc.
SHAPL is a fast-growing platform where products are created, chosen, and made by participants. Everyone can be a product designer at SHAPL. Make to Like, Like to Make. Like, Make and Sell at SHAPL.
To learn more about SHAPL and its services, please visit our website at SHAPL.com.