INTERNATIONAL AWARD
"I profumi di Boboli" 2017
PROMOTER

Associazione I profumi di Boboli.

PURPOSES

The establishment of the Annual International Award "I profumi di Boboli" is meant to lead us to rediscover, through the olfactory world, how "creating a scent" is not only an art turned into trade, but an initiatory path to the knowledge of one self and the world, the discovery of a reality, hidden but unmistakable, perceptible through fragrances.
Creating a perfume is a challenge to oneself. It is an offer to share the path you have chosen and it is a path that breaks free off the bottle-shaped cage and becomes an experience, an opportunity of multiple development.
The award I profumi di Boboli, following the first edition, aims to foster the development of new sustainable processes and products, by promoting greater awareness of environmental issues amongst perfume creators. It encourages, mostly among passionate neophytes, the use of natural products of certified origin.

THE THEME OF THE 2017 EDITION - "Profumo di Miele, or The Scent of Honey"


THE ENTRY FEATURES

The concept "Profumo di Miele, or The Scent of Honey" targets a young unisex panel.
The entry must be original in the whole (the fragrance, the bottle, the package);
Each step of the creation must be hand-processed.
The entry must be submitted in a 30ml bottle including a technical sheet of the perfume making technique.
When submitting the entry, participants agree that the promoting Body will use the idea for promotional and communicative purposes. Furthermore, participants will not expect any payment except the redemption of the final prize.
When applying, participants must submit a declaration stating that in case the entry product is registered and marketed, the bottle and or the package must have printed on the following writing "INTERNATIONAL AWARD I PROFUMI DI BOBOLI 2017 - Profumo di Miele - Finalist or Winner". The writing has a term of five years.

All entries remain the property of the Promoter, excluding the intellectual property rights as well as regulated by law and they may be exhibited and / or promoted by the Promoter.

APPLICANTS

The Prize is open to everyone, young artists, artisans and perfumers of Italian and foreign nationality.
Participation can be both individual and collective. For each group, a contact person must be appointed as the sole interlocutor with the Promoters of the Award.
Entries must be unreleased products designed specifically for the Award.
Participants are not allowed to take part in any other perfume contest for the current year 2017.

HOW TO APPLY

The application form can be requested and/or collected from the secretariat of the Associazione I profumi di Boboli (MG STUDIO - Via Marinelli, 83 - 50136 Florence - Ph +39 055 240085, Mob. +39 335 5918458).
The registration fee of € 30.00 must be paid simultaneously with the submission of the application. The application form, duly completed, must be submitted to the secretariat of the Associazione I profumi di Boboli by fax, e-mail or by hand no later than November 30th 2017.
Entries in 30 ml vial must be delivered by January 30th 2018 directly to the secretariat of the Associazione I profumi di Boboli, accompanied by the technical sheet: at the time of delivery, a mark will be placed on the bottle, on the card and on the application form.
The bottles and cards will be delivered directly to the President of the Jury solely during the plenary session: only at the time of the proclamation of the winner, the above mark will be paired and matched to the corresponding entry.

EVALUATION

The evaluation of the entries is entrusted to a jury, chaired by Dr. Giovanni Di Massimo, owner of Antica Profumeria Spezierie Palazzo Vecchio. The Jury is composed of 10 members: 5 technical experts, 5 consumers of diversified targets.
The President of the Jury is entitled to vote only in the event of two entries coming joint first.
The Jury’s verdict is final.
The outcome of the evaluation will be announced in the press conference at the end of the evaluation plenary session which will take place in February 2018.
The prize consists of a stay at a resort relevant the theme of the award and of the Jury Special Prize to be announced in the press conference presenting the winner.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Entries will be judged based on the evaluation of the release time and basic framework, on the entry correspondence to the fragrance pyramid described in the technical sheet and on the interpretation of the theme; on the suggestive feature, on the character and on its originality; on the making tecnique, on the quality of raw materials and on the clarity results.
The Commission may determine any sub-criteria before proceeding to the olfactory evaluation.

MARKETING

This announcement and the outcome of the award are published on the website of I profumi di Boboli, www.profumidiboboli.org, which reserves the right to make disclosure in the form and manner deemed most appropriate and opportune.
Under Article. 6 paragraph 1 letter. a) of Presidential Decree 26/10/2010 430, this Prize is not considered public bid and, consequently, does not require ministerial approval.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Under Article. 7 of Legislative Decree no. 30.06.2003, n. 196, it should be noted that the personal data acquired will be used for the sole purpose of this announcement and of the relations connected to it. The Party enjoys the rights provided for in that legislation.

Associazione I profumi di Boboli
President: Maria Galassini

Head Office
Piazza Beccaria, 2 - 50121 Florence

Communication and Management Secretariat
FAO: MG STUDIO
Via Mannelli, 83 - 50136 Florence
Ph./fax +39 055 240085 - Mob +39 335 5918458
P.I.06070200487 - C.F.94186520485
IBAN:IT09L0867302803033000332498
www.profumidiboboli.org
mgstudio@mariagalassini.it