A Competition That Will Decide Who Will Design The Uniform For The National Teams of Men and Women Chess Players
21 May 2018
A Competition That Will Decide Who Will Design The Uniform For The National Teams of Men and Women Chess Players

For several days our Facebook users and prominent representatives of Georgian society are actively discussing who should decide about the uniform of the Georgian team of men and women chess players.

The survey has revealed:

  1. The professionals’ involvement is necessary;
  2. The competition should be open to both professional and beginner designers;
  3. The chess players’ opinions must be taken into account;
  4. The opinion about the involvement of people was divided into two sides.

Taking all these factors into consideration, the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Chess Olympiad announces an unprecedented competition.

Do not miss out on a chance to become a participant of this event!

Georgian team of chess player men and women are waiting for your decision!

Just 125 days left until the 43rd World Chess Olympiad

35 days before the end of the competition!

These are the terms:


A Competition That Will Decide Who Will Design The Uniform For The National Teams of Men and Women Chess Players 

The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Chess Olympiad is pleased to announce a competition for designing a uniform for men and women's teams of the Olympiad.

Competition Terms:

  • The competition is open to both, professional and beginner designers;
  • The sketches should be created specifically for this competition and should not be placed on different websites or social networks until the end of the competition;
  • The contestant must present at least 2 sketches - the uniform of the female and male chess players;
  • The contestant must take into account that the uniform is created for the chess players who spend several hours seated at the chessboard and the clothes should be maximally comfortable;
  • Sketches should be realizable - the type of tissue should be indicated;
  • The uniform of the national team should be composed of at least 3 components (the contestant may provide additional details):
  • In case of men - pants, shirt, jacket (extra - vest, tie)
  • In case of women – bottom (dress, pants, shorts, skirt), blouse or shirt, jacket (extra - scarf);
  • The uniform should be autumnal (the Olympiad will be held in autumn - from September 23 to October 6);
  • The material of only natural tissue should be considered; therefore the sketches should be created according to this factor;
  • It is possible to use national symbols (though it is not mandatory).
  • The contestant must take into consideration that the emblem of Georgia should be clearly visible;
  • The contestant should take into account that the company's logo of "Socar" should be adjustable by removal/attaching.

Factors to consider:

  • The uniform should allow the Georgian team of men and women chess players to play in everyday mode as well as to present Georgia on the official events.
  • The judges might have to make amendments to the selected sketches.

 

Applicants must submit sketches until June 25, 2018 to the following email address: uniform@batumichess.com

The men and women's uniform will be judged separately.

The sketch that wins the first place will be awarded with 1000 Gel.

The sketch authors of the second and third place will be awarded with memorable gifts.

The top three winners will be selected by special judges:

The designers – Ika Bobokhidze and Teona Tavartkiladze,

Consultants – Tamar and Basa Pockhishvili.  

Georgian chess players will be involved in the work of the judges;

The president of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili and twice World Vice-Champion Nana Ioseliani.

From the three winners (both men and women), the top winner will be chosen by the survey votes on the official Facebook page of the 43rd Chess Olympiad - batumi2018.

Accordingly with the winner’s sketch of the Georgian team of chess player men and women’s clothes, the Organizing Committee of the Chess Olympiad 2018 will provide the sewing of the uniforms.