The CowParade + DASHI Awards are Here!

The final evaluation of China’s 19th National Design Master Award and the Benniu Cup Creative Design Competition will be held on July 18th in Shanghai, China.

Professor Lin Jiayang, founder of the National Design Master Award, and Jerry Elbaum, founder and Chairman of CowParade, will lead 11 final judges from the fields of fashion, culture and art to conduct a final review of the designs.

The National Design Master Awards Organizing Committee organized a call for entries to the country’s top and aspiring artists and designers. They were challenged to create designs utilizing CowParade’s selection of three cow shapes. Exactly 9097 cow designs have been received in addition to thousands of designs submitted for the Benniu Award and the Jin Award.

The panel of judges will select 20 winning cow designs for the CowParade part of the competetion.

Stay tuned to CowParade.com for photos of the winning entries and the life-size cows to follow.

About the National Design Dashi Award

It is a design competition with the broadest scope, the greatest number of participants, and the longest history in China.

  • Since it was established in 1998, there have been 18 successful design competitions with a total of 104,154 entries, among which 15,584 have obtained national patents in industrial design and 5,300 have been awarded at the outstanding level or above.
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  • Entries participating in the competition range across graphic design, industrial products, environment landscapes, clothing, industrial art, animation design, and intelligent interactions
  • The theme of the competition is closely connected with the pulse of the time.  It allows the public to witness the impact of design on important stages of the development of China.  It has successfully collaborated closely with government institutions and well-known companies such as the Beijing Olympic Committee, the Shanghai EXPO, the Shanghai Pudong Region, the Zhangjiang Creativity Park, Siemens of Germany, Hong Kong Shui On Group, Jiangsu Little Swan, Zhejiang Guyue Longshan, Dongyang Woodcarving City, Jingde Zhen City and Taizhou City.
  • Judges are important domestic and international figures with great impact such as renowned professors, design masters, and industry leaders.  By adopting review standard and concepts with a global perspective, it impacts the direction of the development of design in China.

The competition’s mission is to be is the most authoritative design competition in China.

 

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New Figurines are Here!

Check out the latest figurines at shopcowparade.com.

New Medium Cows

New Museum Edition

Returning to the Herd

   

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The Cows Invade Recife Brazile!

Recife Pait

Quem andar pelas ruas da Região Metropolitana do Recife a partir desta sexta-feira (27) pode se deparar com uma invasão de vacas coloridas. Cinquenta e três delas, para ser exato. Trata-se da CowParade, uma das maiores intervenções urbanas ao ar livre do mundo, que ocupa a capital pernambucana até o dia 26 de novembro com esculturas feitas em fibra de vidro e decoradas pelas mãos artistas locais, selecionados dentre 457 projetos inscritos e avaliados por um júri especial, além de convidados.


Those who walk the streets of the Metropolitan Region of Recife from this Friday (27th) may come across an invasion of colorful cows. Fifty-three of them, to be exact. It is CowParade, one of the largest outdoor urban interventions in the world, which occupies the capital of Pernambuco until November 26 with sculptures made of fiberglass and hand-decorated local artists, selected among 457 projects registered and evaluated by a special jury, as well as guests.

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The Dashi Award, Special Design Event in China!

19th NATIONAL DESIGN DASHI AWARD

“CowParade” Creative Design Competition

BEST DESIGN, BEST YOU

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CowParade is pleased to announce its partnership with the prestigious Dashi Award, China’s national design competition.

The press conference to introduce the 19th National Design Dashi Award , ”CowParade” Creative Design Competition will be held at the famous Eslite Spectrum Suzhou in the city of Suzhou, China on May 3, 2017.

Prominent figures from field of design, the creative industry and art colleges, venture capital firms, and the media will be invited to attend.  The press conference will introduce the idea of the Dashi Award and will announce the competition rules for the Dashi Newcomers Award and the Special Prize.  The “Let Me Speak for the Dashi Award” event will be held with subjects related to how design can be integrated with innovative business models.

35 - MUCCA HIPPYThe Dashi Award this year highlights its collaboration with CowParade, the world’s largest and longest-running, public art event. The CowParade collaboration will connect the cultural and creative CowParade brand  with young, Chinese designers in an effort to connect the industry and academia, which has always been the purpose of the Dashi Award.  Life-size cows and CowParade art work from its worldwide events will be on display outside and inside Eslite Bookstore to educate the public about the CowParade movement within a relaxed setting.

The exhibit will last for one month, beginning May 2, 2017.  Also on display all be the Dayuan architectural models of renowned architect C.Y. Lee, who is a part of the “Let Me Speak for the Dashi Award” event. Those models will be on display from April 25 through May 4. Come to Eslite Bookstore to experience the charm of an international master of architecture!

8102-"Cow-moo-flage" Adam C. Rini / CHC 8176-A "June Ann Reta" Stacy Holt / The Country Club Plaza  8127-A "KC Sacred Cow (Bling-Bling) Rebecca L. Miller

About the National Design Dashi Award

It is a design competition with the broadest scope, the greatest number of participants, and the longest history in China.

  • Since it was established in 1998, there have been 18 successful design competitions with a total of 104,154 entries, among which 15,584 have obtained national patents in industrial design and 5,300 have been awarded at the outstanding level or above.
  • Participants include students, teachers, professional designers, and others from more than 1,000 colleges/institutions in 23 provinces, 4 direct municipalities, 2 special administrative regions, and 4 autonomous regionsScreen 2017-04-24 at 3.57.31 PM
  • Entries participating in the competition range across graphic design, industrial products, environment landscapes, clothing, industrial art, animation design, and intelligent interactions
  • The theme of the competition is closely connected with the pulse of the time.  It allows the public to witness the impact of design on important stages of the development of China.  It has successfully collaborated closely with government institutions and well-known companies such as the Beijing Olympic Committee, the Shanghai EXPO, the Shanghai Pudong Region, the Zhangjiang Creativity Park, Siemens of Germany, Hong Kong Shui On Group, Jiangsu Little Swan, Zhejiang Guyue Longshan, Dongyang Woodcarving City, Jingde Zhen City and Taizhou City.
  • Judges are important domestic and international figures with great impact such as renowned professors, design masters, and industry leaders.  By adopting review standard and concepts with a global perspective, it impacts the direction of the development of design in China.

The competition’s mission is to be is the most authoritative design competition in China.

Media. In-depth reports by authoritative professional domestic media have generated broad and deep impact domestically and worldwide.

  • Broadcast media include CCTV-1, CCTV-4, CCTV-IO, CETV-1, Dragon Television, Jiangsu Television, Zhejiang Television, Shanghai Television, Shanghai Educational Television, China Educational Television, Travel Television, Fashion Group, Trends Group (Media Division), Ifeng.com, iQIYI, Sina, NetEase, Sohu, Tencent, Tudou, Youku, Sina Weibo, CVUnion, China Youth News, Beijing News, Wen Hui Bao, Xinmin Afternoon News, Finance News, Waitan News, Xinhua Network, China Industrial Design Network, Decorating Magazine, Packaging and Design, billwang.net, China Design Education Network, Design Online, Visual China, and Xingying Alliance,  reaching 200 million readers

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A Brand New Concept for the Dashi Award: BEST DESIGN, BEST YOU!

The 19th Dashi AwarDash Award Newd has a brand new concept, which is to connect successful business models with design education. This will allow young designers to further understand market demand and enhance their creative thinking.  At the same time the concept of globalization will connect the momentum of Chinese development to global creative resources through the evaluation of BEST DESIGN to discover the BEST YOU.

These Dashi Award are divided into two categories –  “New Graduate Award” and “Special CowParade Award”.  The “New Graduate Award” focuses on upcoming design graduates of art schools, collecting their graduate design pieces in seven areas, includi
ng graphic design, industrial products, environment landscapes, clothing, industrial art, animation design, and intelligent interactions.

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The “New Graduates Award” will include winners in six overall dimensions, including creativity, esthetics, functionality, experience, logic, and market.  Those with the most value in terms of commercial development, marketability, and potential to extend to other industries will be awarded the “Best New Graduate Award”.

The “Special CowParade Award” encompasses a broader range of participants, including students, teachers, and professional designers, to instill well-known international brand intellectual property with creative momentum and inspiration from China.

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About CowParade

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“CowParade” is the largest and most successful public art exhibit, city marketing, and charity event worldwide.  It originates from the public art exhibit in Zurich in 1998.  In 1999, Jerry Elbuam, the founder of CowParade produced the first event in the USA in the city of Chicago. In 2000, New York held the largest CowParade to date, with 450 painted cows, which were seen by over 45 million people. The Chicago and New York events gave the CowParade brand international recognition. The event has since blossomed throughout the world and has been organized in over 80 cities.

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“Let Me Speak for the Dashi Award” Events

  • The “Let Me Speak for the Dashi Award” events will invite industry leaders who identify with the values and concept of the Dashi Awards to share the journey behind their “Best Design” and the ingenuity that allows them to achieve the “Best you”.  The founder of Fangtang Town, Wang Lijiang; the founder of Dashu Wujie, Song Yanbo; and the founder of CosmoLove of Trends Group, Leng Yuxuan will share with the audience their wonderful stories. At that time, the Dashi Award will sign a strategic agreement with Fangtang Town related to the “Let Me Speak for the Dashi Award” series of events.

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  • Dayuan Architecture design model exhibit.  Looking back upon its path of growth, Dayuan Architecture has developed various architectural works with its distinctive professional ability.  Its most important achievement has been to provide different levels of services which vary by project, including urban and architectural planning, building and interior design.  Through its excellent design, it can resolve issues from all perspectives, and its familiarity with architectural technology allows the company to meet any challenge of overall planning and design in multiple arenas.

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Big Brother, Little Brother Visit all 101 Cows!

“Big Brother Bruce Brandenburg and his “Little” Shane travel up, down, and all around the county visiting every single cow in the SLO Cow Parade. Click Here to learn more and to listen to their interview.

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CowParade Sao Paulo 2017!

Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 8.41.33 PMIn celebration of the 10th edition of CowParade Sau Paulo 2005, the artists of Brazil have created a new herd of cow masterpieces.  Inspired by the theme of “a trip around the world”,  the artists met the challenge presented by artists from past events staged in Brazil.
Sponsored by Smiles, one of the largest multi-loyalty programs in Brazil, with more than 12 million participants, with 14 of the world’s best airlines flying to 160 countries, the 10th CowParade Brasil hopes to repeat the success of the last São Paulo edition In 2010.

“For Smiles it is important to sponsor culture and entertainment. The growth of urban art throughout the world, as well as being a way for artists to express themselves, offers the population a closer contact with the city, as it is an event for the whole In addition, CowParade’s theme of traveling around the world is in line with the strategy of Smiles, which flies to all destinations where the show has gone, “comments Loraine Ricino, marketing director at Smiles.

The feasibility of sponsoring CowParade was an initiative of Atom Communication. Visit www.cowparade.com.br to learn more about the event and to view thew cows of Sao Paulo!

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CowParade SLO Auction News!

SLOAuction

Here’s your opportunity to purchase your very own, life-size cow. The CowParade SLO auction is Saturday, May 6 and will benefit a variety of local non-profit organizations. Click Here to register today.

Quick Guide

Where is the Auction? The auction is in Santa Margarita, California a the beautiful ancient Peaks Winter. Click Here to learn more about this unique venue.

What Cows will be sold at the live auction? 25 cows will be sold at the live auction. In addition, a herd of mini moos and other life-size cows will be available for purchase as silent auction items. 

Can’t Attend but want a cow? Email Us at service@cowparade.com to receive an absentee bid form.

Will there be an online auction? Yes, the live auction cows are available for bidding now. Further, cows not sold at the live auction will go to an online only auction which will run for approximately 2 weeks.

Shipping. We will ship the cows throughout the continental U.S. Contact us today at service@cowparade.com for a shipping quote.

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SLO Update: 25 Live Auction Cows Announced

These are the 25 Live Auction Cows.  Stay tuned as we announce the Silent Auction Cows that will be at the May 6, Charity Auction and Dinner at Oyster Ridge at Ancient Peaks Winery. Click Here to view the live auction heifers!

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Final CowParade Surrey Hills Auction!

Don’t miss the chance to acquire a truly unique piece of art, as the remaining bovine beauties raise money for some very worthy causes at the final CowParade auction.

hampton-court-palace-hampton-courtf8o2969-757c8b948c4acdcfa7bb5da18311828aThe auction takes place during a glamorous evening at Hampton Court Palace on 17th November 2016. Starting at 6.30pm guests will be guided up the Kings staircase and greeted with a champagne reception in the Cartoon Gallery. This magnificent oak-panelled room overlooks the Fountain Garden where guests can gaze down at the beautiful grazing cows. Guests will then be guided to the Great Hall where a delicious three-course meal, courtesy of Rhubarb, will be served at 7.30pm before the final and most important phase of the CowParade gets underway – the gala auction.

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