CALL FOR IDEAS:
EVENT VENUE OF POLAR BEAR PITCHING 2019
Polar Bear Pitching is organizing an idea competition together with Ramirent Oy and Oulu School of Architecture. The purpose of this idea competition is to find new ideas for the Polar Bear Pitching 2019 event venue.
The competition is open to all. Architects, students, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition are welcome to participate. By submitting your ideas you’re able to contribute to the coolest business event organized in Northern Finland. No professional qualifications are necessary. Competition entries can be done either individually or in group.
The participants of this idea competition are able to use a product catalogue provided by Ramirent as a part of their planning. The infrastructure of the market square will be constructed in collaboration with Ramirent and the venue will be designed based on the winning entry. All awarded ideas will be published on www.polarbearpitching.com.
POLAR BEAR PITCHING
Polar Bear Pitching is the most extreme form of startup pitch competition. Participants withstand snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures for an opportunity to win €10,000, among other prizes. There is no time limit, but there is one catch: Entrepreneurs must stand waist-deep in the Baltic Sea for the duration of their pitches. Talk about motivation to keep it short. This ice hole pitching event for startups has been organized since 2014 and it has gained a lot of media coverage all around the world. Polar Bear Pitching owns global registered trademarks for its unique concept.
Next Polar Bear Pitching will be organized on 12th -13th of March 2019.
The planning of Polar Bear Pitching event venue should highlight the Northern exotic and arctic nature of the event in a way that Oulu and Finland would be seen as an internationally attractive area.
Design the event venue for Polar Bear Pitching finals.
Things to be considered:
The finals will be held at Oulu market square on Wednesday 13th of March at 6pm
Estimated size of the audience is 5000
The event is organized outside
Snow and ice is recommended to be used in highlighting the arctic atmosphere of Northern Finland
The ice hole located between Oulu City Theatre and market square will serve as a stage from where the pitches are given
Around the ice hole needs to be enough space reserved for media, investors and audience for them to be able to follow final pitches
Market square will be filled with entertaining program such as reindeer rides, food stands, ice bar, saunas and hot tubs for everyone to use
Finals will be broadcasted with television quality so people all around the world are able to follow the icy pitches
Opening date for submission: 17th of September 2018
Closing date for submission: 31st of October 2018
Note! All entries submitted before 4pm on 31st of October will be evaluated.
Announcement of the Winners: November 2018
Entries of the idea competition can be presented either in English or in Finnish.
The final entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges. Members of the jury represent the following organizations: Polar Bear Pitching, Ramirent Oy and Oulu School of Architecture.
The jury panel will judge the submitted entries as per the criteria mentioned below:
Uniqueness of the presented ideas
Realistic approach to given assignment
Applicability and potential for further development to the Polar Bear Pitching event
Creative utilization of Ramirent product catalogue
Prizes of total 5000 EUR, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: 2000 EUR, Certificate and Publication at Polar Bear Pitching website
2nd Prize: 1500 EUR, Certificate and Publication at Polar Bear Pitching website
3rd Prize: 1000 EUR, Certificate and Publication at Polar Bear Pitching website
Honorable Mention: 500 euros and Certificate
To show our appreciation, all the participants will receive a participation certificate.
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published on Polar Bear Pitching’s website (www.polarbearpitching.com). Members of the jury contacts personally contestants whose entries will be awarded in this competition.
All awarded and proposed entries will remain in competition organizers possession. Organizers of this idea competition will have copyrights for all proposed entries.
The aim is to build the plan of the winning entry in 2019 Polar Bear Pitching.
Site plan, scale 1:100 / 1:200
Cross section, scale 1:100 / 1:200
Demonstrative pictures of the event venue
Report, length A4
submission of the work
Entries must be submitted by using this form: Link to Typeform
Note! All pdf-files must be labeled with contestant’s name.
Please submit all files in PDF format. Do not submit: links to Google Drive or equal, PowerPoint presentations, or loose image files—these will not be considered nor viewed.
Ramirent Product Catalogue:
Aerial view of Oulu market square
Pictures of Oulu market square
Pictures from the past Polar Bear Pitching events
QUESTIONS CONCERNING the event PROGRAM OR THE EVENT VENUE:
Polar Bear Pitching
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE IDEA COMPETITION and the end results:
Oulu School of Architecture
The competition is open to all. We invite architects, students, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas and contribute to creating the coolest business event. No professional qualifications are necessary. Competition entries can be done individually or in group.