Guidelines for the 24th IBDC

[Requirements for Submission]

  1. The application should be completed from July 1, 2021 ~ November 30, 2021.
  1. Three or four images entries are needed for application.

*Each image should be 1920 width x 1080 height pixels in JPEG format, no larger than 2MB of file size. An optional Youtube video link can be provided on the application system to showcase the entries with a better description or explanation.

The images must demonstrate the following four parts (a,b,c,d)

*If only three images are provided, one part below can be left out.

a. Designing concepts:

* The following four items can be added on the image optionally; written in English only

I. Title of Entry

II. Concept of Design

III. Target Market

IV. Innovative Features

b. Unique features/ design

c. Usage scenarios

d. Special specification or size

  1. Optional: Link of Youtube video

*The content can be a more detailed description of entries.

*The video should be set “unlisted”.

*The length of video should not exceed one minute.

*Any personal information must not be shown in the video.


  • All the images should be 1920 width x 1080 height pixels in JPEG format.
  • To ensure the fairness of judgement, the entries and optional video must not be identifiable.
  • Optional video can be provided to offer judges a better understanding of the entries.
  • Any uploads and changes should be made before November 30, 2021 12:00 (GMT+8).
  • Submissions should be provided with prescribed format.
  • Incomplete, inconsistent or improper applications will be rejected by the organizer of IBDC.


[Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ]

– What are eligible applications?

All designs must be entirely original.

Once the organizer of IBDC found that the designs were plagiarized (e.g. trademarks, utility models, patents, or related rights), the application will be rejected. If the plagiarized designs are award-winning, the awards will be rescinded, and an official announcement will be made. If any third person’s (e.g. the original creators) rights were affected due to the plagiarism, the entrants should take full legal responsibility.

– Who are eligible entrants?

All individuals or groups (2~4 people in a group) that are interested in the competition, except staff members of CHC, former and current judges.

– Is there any application fee?

Individual application:

  • Non-student entrants:
  1. Early bird discount (Submit from July 1, 2021~October 15, 2021): NT$3,500 per entry
  2. Regular price (Submit from October 16, 2021~November 30, 2021): NT$5,000 for the first entry/ NT$3,500 for the second and the following

*Entrants are welcome to create more than one entry and submit from different accounts.

  • Student entrants: Free

*Please note that documents should be provided through the registration system if entrants are students or recent graduates.

Group application: Free of charge if a member in the group is qualified as ‘student’. If not, the application fee will be charged as “non-student entrants “.

-Who will make prototypes of the entries?

The entrants can create the prototypes of their entries by themselves. If the entries are selected as top eighteen, after checking the details, the organizer of IBDC could help to display the prototypes at Taipei Int’l Cycle show.

Also, for the award-winning designs, the organizer of IBDC will contact bicycle manufacturers, and try to help making the designs into a physical bicycle.

All the freight related to displaying at the Taipei Int’l Cycle show will be afforded by the organizer of IBDC.

– What are the criteria of judgement?

The following four parts are the criteria of judgement of IBDC:

1. Innovation 40%

Novelty of mechanical components/ structure/ design, uses of exotic materials, ideas of sustainability, technology, etc.

2.Practicality 30%

Manufacturing technology and mass production feasibility

3.Marketability 20%

Safety, cost-effectiveness, and possibility of being well marketable

4.Other considerations 10%

Appearance, ergonomics, drawing/model presentation, etc.