Your Swiss Army Knife 2021

Be part of the 10th Classic Limited Edition Design Contest: Patterns of the World!

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Dear Creatives and Victorinox Fans,

on behalf of Victorinox I welcome you to this wonderful open design project.

I am very happy to join the Classic Limited Edition Design Challenge for the 10th time as creative strategist - and this year as your creative guide.

It is my pleasure to support you by creating the most iconic and original “Patterns of the World” design for the small Swiss Army Knife.

Let’s have an open creative discussion
* on general questions around the task here under the brief
* on individual ideas in the threads under each idea
and let’s help each other to achieve the best work possible.

If you should experience technical problems please submit your question in the jovoto support center: https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

And now let’s keep our eyes open for the most beautiful patterns in the world around us and turn them into fascinating and unique designs.

Yours Conradin

Hey Conradin, hello everyone! Really glad to be here, back in business, wish you all the best of creative sparks!

Hi Conradin, I am so happy to be here again! Especially now that we all stay home! One small clarification, the theme is patterns of the world, but I already see designs that are not precisely patterns. So can you please clarify this. Happy Easter Be safe Pav

Now two days in, I've also been thinking...Is it a pattern?...Is it a texture?... Or is it just an interesting design or illustration? Is there a difference or does it matter? Thoughts?

Hi Pavlina, hi Todd and welcome to the project.

There are of course thin lines between the named categories "Pattern" "Texture" etc. - they are ALL very welcome as long as that pattern, texture, structure etc. is the MAIN visual element of the design.

I am in constant exchange with Victorinox and will comment accordingly if we feel that a design shows a "random" image and does not meet the theme "Patterns of the World".

ps: Reflecting on the character of patterns I started a small "Design Diary" on https://www.instagram.com/open_creation_consulting/ - and of course there's jovoto's Patterns of the World Pinterest Board https://www.pinterest.de/jovoto/patterns-of-the-world-victorinoxcle2021/ to get some additional inspiration.

How do I upload, last time I did this didn't you fit my image to the Penknife? Seems I have to use weird .pdf templates?

Dear Eskimosound, yes please, use the templates provided in the project kit to apply you design and upload your final work - on a plain white background. Thank you.

Hello Conradin, I'm excited about this year's project and can't wait to see designs from all around the world! There is a small issue with the link for the Victorinox Project Kit. It seems to be broken or isn't working. Could you look into it? Thank you!

Just trying to help, use the most bottom link with the number 2021 at its name! The upper two had no materials :)

Dear Georgi, for me - the Project Kit links work perfectly - but of course jovoto will doublecheck all links.

Normally one of the following tricks works meanwhile: 1. Make sure you browser is up to date 2. Try an other browser (with Chrome it should work) 3. Empty your cache

Hi Conradin,

Mentioned in the brief: "You are allowed to submit up to 5 fully worked out ideas."

But up to 10 ideas are allowed in the submission section.

which is correct?

Thank you for pointing this out, we'll have a look at it shortly.

So for everyone who was following this Post, has not seen it in the changes backend yet and is still waiting for the answer. The answer is 5. Conradin answered that a few comments below and it was changed in the backend. I had come back to look at this comment and did not see the answer below, nor did I check the backend, so I just saw it right now. So this is for everyone who did/does the same ;)

Hi is project kit removed? link looks to be broken

Hello
Could you please clarify the deadline date? Is it May 03 or May 28? If the deadline is May 28, then what does May 03 date means? Just the middle?

Thank you!

Dear Yulya, there are TWO deadlines:

  1. A HALFTIME Feedback Deadline on May 3rd - if you want to have a chance to get direct client feedback from Victorinox on your work that might help you to make your submission even better in the second half of the project.

  2. A Final Submission Deadline End of May

It's good to be back again! Just curious ... what happened with the China participant. In the past, there is a separate platform for the China's participant. This year?

Hello Kah Khiong Lee, I am glad you mention this: Victorinox decided this year not to run a SEPARATE project in China. Of course all Chinese designers and Victorinox fans are cordially invited to participate in THIS global design challenge here on jovoto.

Hi Conradin, It seems it possible to upload until 10 ideas but in the brief it is told no more than 5. Do you have clarification to this fact ? Yours Marc

Hi Marc, the correct number of allowed submissions per participant is 5 - should be changed in the backend now.

Hi Conradin, Yes it’s correct now Thanks :)

Hi! I uploaded a pattern design for which I have different color versions, however, I was only able to upload one slide. Is each color version a different design?

Hello and thank you for the question: Victorinox deliberately does NOT want to see VERSIONS of an idea. They want to see your FINAL "Directors Cut"

Hi Conradin, is this the right template to use "1.1 Canvas WHITE (leave image background white!).png"? There are no layers to integrate the pattern work like a Mockup. Is that correct or have I overlooked something? Is the Victorinox-Logo also available in one color?

Dear Julia, yes - there are 7 templates provided as png in the 7 colors the cellidor scales are available for the small Swiss Army Knife. Just choose the one that fits your design-idea best and apply you design on it.

As you can see in the EXISTING Classic Limited Edition - (https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Small-Pocket-Knives/Classic-Limited-Edition-2020/p/0.6223.L2006) - the SIZE of the LOGO is never changed and the Cross&Shield Logo always has just ONE color. However that Color can be adjusted to match best with your color-concept.

Dear Creatives and Victorinox Fans,

we are overwhelmed by the amount and quality of submissions uploaded in this project since its start 11 days ago. A huge THANK YOU on behalf of Victorinox for your great creative ideas and your wonderful art-works!

For all future entries please make sure you have considered all points mentioned in the Idea Short Description in the brief before submitting your idea. Especially

  • Make sure your idea shows a PATTERN design on BOTH sides

  • Make sure your idea is presented on the correct template provided in the project kit on a plain white background with no distracting design elements (such as background graphics or logos)

  • Please do not apply any texts or logos on the knife besides the Victorinox Cross&Shield Logo

  • Add a Description of your idea and of yourself before publishing your idea to make your idea complete from the FIRST moment it is visible on the platform.

A good news for all designers that have asked for it: The idea limit has been raised to a max of 10 ideas per participant. Be aware that only unique ideas are considered as a INDEPENDENT submission - so please do not present VARIATIONS of ideas (e.g. the same idea in different colors)

All the Best from Berlin, Conradin

Dear Conraden, is it possible after upload an idea to do corrections or changes based on feedback afterwards and upload the same idea again?

Hello Julia,

please make sure your design is COMPLETE - on the template provided on a plain white background - with a short description of your idea and yourself BEFORE you PUBLISH it

Of course you can ALWAYS CHANGE your idea during the SUBMISSION PHASE (this means until Midnight on May 28th)

You can only DELETE an idea within 24 hours after it has been published - after that you have to send a REQUEST to me if you want your idea deleted.

Hope this helps, Conradin

Many thanks for the quick reply!

Seeing lots of animated GIFs which seems a little unfair to everyone following the brief with a single static image, as they naturally grab people's attention. Are there rules around this or is that allowed?

Dear Dave, thank you for your observateion.

You are absolutely right: Victorinox wants to see your ONE and FINAL design and not VARIATIONS of a design as I have already commented on many ideas yet.

So please to ALL: If you still have VARIATIONS published on the platform, DECIDE for your FINAL version and DELETE all others - also the ones shown in a GIF.

I'll of course also check and comment on ALL ideas INDIVIDUALLY that still showcase Variations.

Hai, everyone! Looking at some of the idea, a few of them offer good promising elements & motifs to be used as pattern. But, the arrangement is not very convincing as pattern. To learn more about arrangement, here are a link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallpaper_group. For those who use Ai, a free tool called "madpattern" provide a good template: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallpaper_group.

Hey Kah, thanks for taking your time to cherish us as creatives and our vast community, but I think your proposal defeats the quintessence of this open call.

We should use our own vision and creativity to craft unique ideas and not put a plugin to do the job. Besides all of this and from my understanding, Mad Pattern is for non-commercial uses only, it says on the bottom of the page in the link that you've provided.

From what I've seen bursting on this year's feed, I believe no one needs a pattern generator to craft beautiful ideas. In many cases, it's just a matter of helping the other one grow his/her vision.

Dear Kah Khiong Lee,

thank you for your input.

Victorinox really wants to see your OWN, ORIGINAL and ARTISTIC PATTERN-Designs in this project.

Please consider that simply MULTIPLYING a visual does not necessarily make a GOOD and INDIVIDUAL pattern.

However your link might be interesting to learn some basics about patterns in general.

Hi Kah Khiong Lee Thanks for this tip. For me, your information is valuable. Thank!

Hi! I'm confused about the deadline date, when is the last day to submit an idea? Thanks!

Submission Phase ENDS on May 28th at MIDNIGHT.

If you submit your work before the Halftime Submission Deadline on May 3rd you have a chance to get feedback from Victorinox to improve your submission in the second half of the project.

Hey Conradin, do you have any news about the halftime feedback?

Hi Pavlina, I will have the halftime conversation with Victorinox TODAY, Wednesday May 6th and will post a comment on the result latest TOMORROW, May 7th under the brief and under individual ideas. Thanks for asking and for participating!

Hi Conradin, I´ve read in many places(except the brief which says 10) that we can only make 5 final submissions but many people have submitted more than 5 submissions so I am kind of confused! What happens to more than 5 submission by a single person, is there a process of random elimination of those extra designs before the final judgement? If not, this may lead to unfair judgement for those who stuck to the rules and only submitted 5 designs!

Hi, there is a comment from Conradin before 8 days that clearly says that they increase the number of the submissions to ten. And the platform is open for extra submissions so I guess you should check it again and ask for help from jovoto support if you still have problem. I hope this helps.

Thanks a lot for the clarification Pavlina, I guess I missed that comment. Somehow I tried a lot to look for the comments but only found those that said that only 5 is allowed and that they were going to change the brief at the backend! Anyways, no its clear, thank you so much again :)!

Hai, Conradin! Just want a clarification about this year -- "Patterns of the World". Since the client had challenged us in the past on: “Animals of the World” , “Places of the World”, “Foods of the World” & “Sports of the World”,if we develop elements such as foods, animals, famous places & sports into pattern, are client going to consider these ideas as “Patterns of the World” or not? Looking at the their’s feature on their Facebook page, all six pick up till this week are: Floral Porcelain, Geometric Cubes, Marble, Traditional Decoration, Woven Christmas Sweater & Flowers, none of them had the past year theme’s elements in them.
I worried about my submission since it had animals in it.

Thank you for this good question that probably many other participants have as well.

Despite the mentioned EXISTING Classic Limited Editions you are welcome to work with elements of Animals, Places, Food and Sports as long as the VISUAL FOCUS of your work is CLEARLY on the PATTERN aspect and not on a SINGLE OBJECT or a SCENERY.

Hi Conradin. How to delete an idea? I tried to delete it through "X DELETE IDEA" tab, but didn't work.

Hello Andhy, if you want to delete an idea, go ahead and edit it and you can change everything from the title to the image. Search "Edit Idea" red text.

Hello Andhy, unfortunately an idea can only be DELETET the first 24 HOURS after you have PUBLISHED it.

As Enrico said, you can always UPDATE and CHANGE and idea. This means you can also REPLACE a visual you don't like anymore with an other one that you like better.

If you really still want to DELETE an idea AFTER those 24 HOURS please put a COMMENT under the idea you want to get deleted and we will delete it for you.

Hope this answers your question, Conradin

Hi Enrico, Conradin, Thanks for your reply.

For Conradin, kindly help me to delete this https://www.jovoto.com/projects/your-swiss-army-knife2021/ideas/76895?page=1 I also put the reason why I decide to delete it. Thanks.

Hi Conradin! When an idea is edited, should it be indicated that it was edited? or not necessary?

Hi Enrico, thank you for replying to Andhy and for your question.

As we regularly check the ideas there's no need to indicate when you have changed something.

Especially do not put any "UPDATED" Tags on your visual as it is strict requirement from the Victorinox Jury to show all submissions on a PLAIN WHITE background using the template provided in the project kit.

Hi Conradin, Please could you clarify one point in the halftime feedback which is “ There may not be other Victorinox Logos” ? Is there exceptions to this rule, in particular if the logo is taking part of the pattern ? Indeed, several members of the community, like me, are in this scenario.

Hi Marc,

thank you for bringing this up as I also discussed this with Victorinox in the Halftime Feedback. Basically it is a No Go to have more than just the MAIN Cross&Shileld Logo on the knife.

The only exception the Victorinox Jury might accept is if the other logos are integrated very subtly into the design and do not visually compete with the main logo - as for example in your Inox Scrolls idea (https://www.jovoto.com/projects/your-swiss-army-knife2021/ideas/77547?page=1)

An other example: Your colleagues with the idea "BEE happy" (https://www.jovoto.com/projects/your-swiss-army-knife2021/ideas/78078?private=false#comment_1144239) just bravely decided to delete the additional logos from all the beehives - and it made their idea - and the Victorinox brand - even stronger as the main logo is more prominent this way.

Thank you Conradin for this clarification ! Have a nice week end Marc

Thank you for reporting the 3rd Party Material.

As it is very important to Victorinox to create ORIGINAL Designs in this Challenge, I asked the idea-ownder to REPLACE the 3rd party material.

ALL ideas will be checked at the end of the submission phase. Ideas that are not ORIGINAL will not be able to enter the winners short list.

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As today is MOTHER'S day a special PRAISE goes to all MOTHERS participating in this project.

Having two small kids myself I know what it means to free up some minutes from a demanding family day to do creative work.

Keep up the great work!

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Thank you Conradin! I believe Father's Day is also an important day in our days ;) Happy Mother's day to all Jovoto mommies and to all the mommies all over the world!

Thank you! :) Here at home me and my daughters (5 years old and 16) we all are drawing :D:D.

Thank you Conradin. And happy mothers day to all moms.

Wow! Extra motivation! Is it this time we have to design the PACKAGING too?

Yes and No.

Yes - Victorinox wants to bring the winning designs of the Classic Limited Edition 2021 not only on the knives but also on the PACKAGING of the knives to make them look even more attractive.

No - you do NOT have to DESIGN a packaging too. You should just be ready to deliver your FRONT- and BACK-side PATTERN-DESIGNS also as PURE patterns -not mapped on the knife.

Bare in mind that the FORMAT of the PURE pattern needed for the PACKAGING production is just APPROXIMATELY 10x10cm - the FINAL Format of the needed PURE fattern files will be communicated as soon as they are available.

Hi everybody! I'm late to the game, but would love to enter. I have two questions: In the brief it says they prefer vector art, but I wonder if I can create the pattern in Procreate and enter a high resolution file (but pixel based)? It says no tiny details, but looking at past winners there is a quite a bit of detail in the illustration. Is there a minimum stroke size, which is printable on the material? Thanks and I couldn't see if the questions were already discussed here.

Hi Dörthe,

all files are welcome that are PRINTABLE in a GOOD QUALITY if your design is chosen to be one of the 10 winners.

In terms of printing quality the details CAN technically be quite small as you can see for example o this knife of the current Victorinox Classic Limited Edition: https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Small-Pocket-Knives/Classic-Limited-Edition-2020/p/0.6223.L2009

On the other hand side too small details will be hard to be recognized on the small 58x15mm surface of the knife.

Hi Conradin,

does it mean the SAME pattern on both sides?

Again YES and NO:

YES - there must be a PATTERN on BOTH sides of the knife to be considered for the "Patterns of the World" Edition.

NO - it does NOT have to be the SAME pattern on BOTH sides.

hi Conradin, is there a possibility to load up more files, not only the knife mock up but also the pattern to it?

No, ypu can only upload one hero image. If shortlisted, you will be asked to upload the spurce files, and if picked, also provide a 10x10cm full pattern version for packaging.

Hi Conradin, I am still not very sure about the basic rules of what is considered a pattern. Is there a way to ask Victorinox about clear guidelines (maybe based on some NOT SO CLEAR PATTERNS, that can be considered patterns by some, but maybe can not be considered as such by others). In 2 weeks the contest ends... and it's a weird feeling i have of not being sure whether the design is accepted at all. I apologize if to everyone it's clear - it's my 1st Victorinox contest. But i am honestly still confused... Thank you very much for your effort and in general support of this contest!

I believe a list of 5-10 examples from the contest could be helpful for us to know about HOW the client wants to see the pattern on their knife or what options we have :) first side at least...because what i understood so far is first side must be repeatable pattern..or NOt? :)

Best Sofia

Thank you Narushka and Demonietto for the good questions that I try to answer in my comment below as clear as possible even using one of your own designs as an example.

++++++ TWO WEEKS TO GO ++++++

Dear Participants, Victorinox Fans and Designers,

over 1400 designs have been submitted from more than 450 designers so far. That makes 2 submissions every single hour since the start of this wonderful global design-challenge.

We have all been creating, designing and discussing the THEME of the Victorinox Classic Limited Edition 2021: Patterns of the World

Naturally each one of the participants asks him- or herself: WHAT IS A PATTERN?

You can find a very precise and academic answer to this question e.g. on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern):

  • A pattern is a regularity in the world, in human-made design, or in abstract ideas.

  • In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer.

  • In fashion, the pattern is a template used to create any number of similar garments.

So REPETITION does seem to be a FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT of a PATTERN.

In other definitions of PATTERNS e.g. on dictionary.com (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pattern?s=t) you will find ADDITIONAL definitions of PATTERNS like:

  • a natural or chance marking, configuration, or design (like patterns of frost on the window)

As this is an Design-Challenge and not an Academic Competition I suggest to go with the following RULE OF THUMB:

If you would ask someone, what he or she sees on the Knife and the answer is for example: "I see a PATTERN with unicorns" your design is on track.

If you ask the same question and the answer is: "I see a unicorn" or "I see a unicorn surrounded by a pattern" - then you should probably apply some changes to your design to bring in the desired VISUAL HIERARCHY.

AN EXAMPLE

As Demonietto just asked this question today in this thread, I'll take her "Grandma's doily design" (https://www.jovoto.com/projects/your-swiss-army-knife2021/ideas/76812?page=1 ) as an example:

If you show someone the FRONT side of the knife the answer to the question would probably be: "I see a coffee cup with cookies standing on a patterned tablecloth".

If you show someone the BACK side of the knife and ask the same question, the answer would be: "I see a PATTERN that reminds me of a tablecloth."

Of course it is not forbidden to add an extra element to your PATTERN design to make it more interesting and entertaining or to explain where the pattern idea comes from. But: To be on the safe side it might be better in this case to swap the designs, so you would have the CLEAR PATTERN design on the FRONT side and the EXTRA ELEMENT - in this case the Coffee Cup - like a visual explanation on the BACK side of the knife.

In even simpler words:

The PATTERN should always be the FIRST thing you notice and the DOMINANT VISUAL ELEMENT in your design. Especially on the FRONT side of the Knife that will face the Customer in the Store.

I hope this helps you to CREATE new and ICONIC design ideas or to IMPROVE your existing proposals in the LAST TWO WEEKS of this DESIGN CHALLENGE.

Looking forward to see and to discuss your further creative work. Yours Conradin

Hey, Conradin! :) I was wondering where can we check the halftime feedback?

Hi Janin, you can see the halftime feedback in the frame below the brief. Just scroll up and have a look :) Best wishes Ramona

Hello, there is no moccap in the Project Kit archive, how can I use an uneditable png file in this case?

The project kit provides png-templates of the Knife in the 7 colors available.

Victorinox does not provide open data templates.

I'm sure you can get tipps & tricks from the hundreds of designers in this project on how they managed to map their patterns to the knife.

Hi Arkadiy, Just bring the png file with the knife with the color of your choice in Photoshop, Illustrator or whatever other program that you are working on. Apply your pattern design overwriting the Victorinox logo on a different layer on top of it, on the next layer on top of that one apply the Victorinox Logo provided in the Project kit. And you're all done. ;) Cheers! ;) Corina

Hi Conradin! Is it possible to share our patterns (without the knife itself) in social networks?

To get a precise answer to your question please carefully read the PROJECT TERMS.

You are welcome to share your submission via social media (e.g. via the Tabs provided under each submission) as long as the design is ORIGINALLY MADE BY YOU.

Be aware that by participating in this project you give Victorinox the EXCLUSIVE right to use your design if they choose it as a FINAL WINNER. - Check the LEGAL OVERVIEW in the briefing above for more details.

Thank you Conradin for the answer!!

I did read the project terms but this portion was not clear for me

"There is a six month exclusivity period:

in which you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media and ensure it is clearly labelled as a submission created on jovoto. in which you ensure that the client is able to exclusively license your design. after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it (without the client logo)."

But after your explanation I understand that this only applies if the design is selected by Victorinox.

++++++ 6 DAYS TO GO ++++++

Over 1600 design proposals from more than 530 designers published and 6 days to go in this unique Global Design Challenge.

Time for a LAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

If you have an ICONIC PATTERN DESIGN IDEA use those last days to CRAFT it and to INTEGRATE it into the scales of the Small Swiss Army Knife.

Please also use the remaining time for a LAST QUALITY CHECK of your idea asking yourself the questions:

Does my design CLEARLY show a PATTERN on BOTH sides of the knife?

Are ALL ELEMENTS of my design ORIGINALLY created by MYSELF? Or is there 3rd PARTY MATERIAL that MUST BE REPLACED?

Is there a SHORT and CLEAR DESCRIPTION about MY IDEA and MYSELF added to ALL of my submissions?

Is my PROFILE completed with my Name, Country of Origin and a Profile Picture?

If you can answer all questions with a clear YES you can relax and at the same time be excited to see how your idea will perform in:

The Community Voting that starts directly after the Submission Period ends on May 29th at 12:00 CET.

The Global Voting on the Victorinox Website in September.

Hi Conradin. Thanks for your reminder message! Conradin, can you explain the distribution of the prize pool. The first ten list winners will receive 3,000 euros plus 800 euros and plus 150 euros=3950. That I look at the list of first winners. And the remaining 20 participants will receive 150 euros each, starting from the list from 10th place.That is, only 30 people receive the entire prize fund of the community and customers, or is it 40 people or 50 people will be rewarded? Am I interpreting the distribution of the prize fund correctly?

Let me try. Community prizes are not related to the client rewards. Your idea can get a community prize, but not to be chosen for the voting. And visa versa. Only the first place gets €800, and, as I said, this is not the guarantee that this idea will be chosen for the global voting. Community voting only shows your colleagues' opinions.

As for the client awards. Imagine, your idea is shortlisted with the other 29 ideas. Each one will receive €150. Next, the global voting will reveal the final super-cool TOP-10! Whoooaaa! Your idea wins €3,000 and gets licensed. You get 3000+150+fame and our deepest respect;) I hope it helps. And good luck!

Hi Tia. Thank you for your comment. Of course, yes, I understand. Not all the same ......

Hi Conradin, could you please let us know the specific time of the deadline? I know it is on the 28th, but it would be great to know the actual time (a.m. or p.m. as well please). This is Berlin time, yes? Sorry if this has already been answered and I missed it. Thanks!

Hi Stefanos, in the halftime feedback (right above all the comments) it is mentioned: Submission Deadline is Friday May 29th at 12:00 CET- Lunchtime in Ibach Switzerland, the home of Victorinox.

Ah yeah, missed that. Thanks Narushka!

++++++ LAST QUALITY CHECK ++++++

Dear Creatives and Victorinox Fans

The Submission Phase of our Design Challenge ends THIS FRIDAY at 12:00PM CET (Noon in Switzerland) So this is your LAST CHANCE to FINALIZE your ideas to make them eligible to participate in the RATING PHASE and hopefully to WIN A PRIZE:

ORIGINAL WORK ONLY Please support Victorinox to only have ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORK in the project by:

1.replacing all 3rd party material in your design by YOUR ORIGINAL WORK by editing your idea accordingly.


2.deleting your idea if you cannot replace the used 3rd party material by notifying jovoto via this link
.

3.reporting 3rd party material used by other participants to jovoto via this link
.

Please be aware that ideas that have 3rd party material are not able to win any prize money and can be removed from the project without further announcement.

SINGLE IDEAS ONLY If you still have VARIATIONS of your design (as separate submissions or as animated GIF) please make sure you DECIDE for the ONE FINAL design that should go into the rating phase and tell jovoto via this link
 which versions should be deleted.

ON BRIEF IDEAS ONLY To have FAIR and EQUAL CONDITIONS for all ideas submitted jovoto will be reverted to DRAFT from today on ideas that are not finalized or that do not meet the brief e.g. 

  • by not using the template provided - with the knife in vertical position on a plain white background


  • by not showing a clear pattern on both sides of the knife


  • by having additional text or branding besides the Victorinox Cross&Shield Logo


You are welcome to apply the requested changes and to re-publish your final idea.

Yours,

Conradin

Any chance you will give an extended time?

Sorry no. Swiss Timings are solid as Rock. :-)

Hi Conradin,

I know that "Swiss Timings are solid as Rock." :-) but do you think that a week is enough for rating nearly 2000 ideas?

Yes. As the briefing states:

The fresh and new designs of the Classic Limited Edition 2021 should trigger impulse buys and strengthen the Victorinox brand and its reputation of being creative, functional and appealing.

The one week community rating phase will be a great test, which of the almost 2000 ideas trigger a SPONTANEOUS and POSITIVE IMPULSE.

Besides this: You can start TODAY to select your favorites and vote for them as soon as the rating is open.

Hey Conrandin! To be honest this year, I am completely confused about the theme and ideas. You wrote above about the ideas that do not meet the brief: by having additional text or branding besides the Victorinox Cross&Shield Logo. But on the Facebook page, Victorinox picks an idea that is based on an additional text. What do you think?

Good Morning Pavlina, I'm glad you bring this up.

I am happy for our 14 year old participant Christiana (yes, with a participation confirmation of her parents :-) that her Scrabble Idea has been Victorinox' Pick of the Week ( https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3010044335728599&set=pcb.3010044419061924)

The Text in this Design FORMS the PATTERN and ist not an ADDITIONAL Text or Branding.

As you can see in Previous Classic Limited Editions the Victorinox Jury has made EXCEPTIONS to that general rule - like in Todd's Idea "Gone Fishing" https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Small-Pocket-Knives/Classic-Limited-Edition-2020/p/0.6223.L2005 Probably because here the Text is quite subtly integrated into the visual and not perceived as "ADDITIONAL" Text or Logo interfering with the Victorinox branding.

I had this conversation throughout the project with various designers like Daniel and his Toilet Paper Crisis Survivor idea (https://www.jovoto.com/projects/your-swiss-army-knife2021/ideas/76791?page=1) - After reworking we both agree that the idea is even STRONGER without the additional TAG and TEXT-BUBBLE that was there in the beginning.

So in the end it is up to the Participant if he or she wants to take the risk not to be chosen by the Jury because of additional text or branding that interferes in their eyes too much with the Victorinox brand.

is there any action to be taken if your idea is stolen?

In general there is the rule stated in the Briefing: Find your personal artistic expression for the chosen pattern. If more than one designer decides to work on the same pattern the best interpretation of the theme will win.

Hello Conradin... I wanted to update an old idea and I can't.... don't know why but the old image keeps appearing ... can you help please thanxxxx jo

They changed this a while back, we can only delete or change an idea within the first 24 hours. I would upload as a new idea, and email them the link to the old one to delete manually.

Hi Jo,

With technical issues please turn to jovoto support https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

DELETING an idea yourself is only possible 24hrs after you published it.

EDITING should be possible anytime.

it's working now ;-))) sorry ;-) and thxxx

Does the contest really ends in 45 minutes like it says on the official Facebook Vctorinox page? It says 10 AM CET

Submission here on jovoto ends at 12:00 CET - that is in 140 Minutes.

Thank you Conradin for the answer :)

Dear Participants - you all are amazing!

Thank you for submitting your creative work - 2529 submissions from over 841 participants from more than 91 countries - that can truly be called a Global Digital Design Event!

Thank you for submitting ORIGINAL work (and for declaring and deleting it, if it was not).

Thank you for being APPRECIATIVE and SUPPORTIVE commenting your colleagues designs or even HELPING other participants to finalize their entries.

Thank you for being RESPONSIVE to the comments and requests from Victorinox, jovoto and myself.

After the CREATION part of the journey the exciting EVALUATION phase begins today:

COMMUNITY Voting In the Community Voting you are asked for your opinion: Try to VOTE for what you believe would be the most successful PATTERN DESIGN in the market - and not just for the designers you like best.

EXPERT Voting Parallel to the Community Voting a global Jury of Victorinox Experts will judge on the most ORIGINAL and ICONIC PATTERN DESIGNS that will go into the Top 30 Shortlist.

GLOBAL Voting The global Voting will take place in September - You and all Victorinox Fans will be given the final decision for the 10 Designs that will be produced and sold as the Classic Limited Edition 2021 - Patterns of the World.

YOUR PROFILE Be sure your PROFILE is updated with current data (and ideally a current profile picture of yourself) in case Victorinox wants to contact and feature you as a WINNER.

It was a great pleasure and honor for Victorinox, jovoto and me to work with all of you.

Good luck and have a great Summer Time!

Conradin

Dear jovoto community!

Thank you so much for joining us again for this fantastic project! We have been truly blown away with the number of submissions this year and it will be so hard to choose only 10 designs out of over 2500.

We have witnessed, yet again, the variety of designs that a community of creative minds can produce. And we loved seeing collaborations on the platform, it's so important to us that you can work together being thousands of miles away and create beautiful designs with a story behind them.

You have exceeded everyone's expectations and we are now keeping our fingers crossed and wish you all good luck during the voting phase! We can't wait to see which designs stole your heart :)

Best wishes from the whole jovoto team!

Dear Conradin, Thanks for your message. About voting/rating, how and when we (community of participants) can vote? And how many "voices" do we have, to vote? Can we vote for ourselves :-) Only participants can vote, or people that come on jovoto site without login can vote too? Thanks for your support, Best regards,

I would like to see the answer too. So here I am waiting.

On the left under the idea, you can give your stars for any idea you like

As Oleksandr already replied the Community Voting is OPEN NOW until next Friday, June 5th 12:00 Swiss time (CET).

Everyone can vote who is registered on the platform and has collected a minimum of 500 Karma-Points being actively participating in projects.

You can rate ALL ideas EXCEPT YOUR OWN. Spending 10 Seconds per idea this will take you 7hours - what a wonderful creative occupation for the long weekend ahead of us.

Dear Conradin, Thank you for your reply. So, I understand that, with my 190 Karma-Points, I'm very far away to be authorized to vote. I will know for the next time. Unless someone can tell me how to gain 310 Karma-Points in the remaining time to vote.

Thank You Victorinox, jovoto and Conradin for this great opportunity. I participated for the first time and I really enjoyed the design creation process. I would also like to extend my gratitude to you for your quick feedback and apt advice.

I would like to know whether the top 30 shortlisted designs are picked entirely by the jury or also influenced by the community voting?

Will the top 30 designs disclosed in September or on June 5. Thanks!

The Victorinox Jury acts completely independant.

Ideas that are proposed for the short list will be pre-checked by jovoto to make sure

a) they are completely ORIGINAL and do not contain 3rd PARTY MATERIAL

b) they have a sufficient PRINTING QUALITY for both the KNIFE and the PACKAGING

So be excited and prepared if you are asked to send your work as OPEN FILES.

The final Shortlist will not be made public before the Global Voting on the Victorinox Homepage in September.

There are two parts - the community winners within Jovoto, and the Top 30 selection that Victorinox presents eventually.

The Top 30 will be disclosed somewhere between June and September, when Victorinox publishes them for public voting... 10 of those will be produced eventually. They need to be vetted for copies and stock before.

The Jovoto winners are usually announced fairly closely after the rating period here on site ends - they just need to make sure nobody cheated. :)

This year there are so many amazing designs even the theme wasn't that easy! :D Good luck everybody!!!!

Thank You Victorinox, Jovoto, and Conradin for this great opportunity. Really amazing designs. Good luck everybody!!!!

First, i would like to thank Conradin, who done quite an amazing job as project guide. Thank you, Conradin! Secondly, a lot of new faces who participate with us for the first time. A big welcome to you all! And thanks for all the amazing designs. It would be tough & challenging for all of us, but 2500++ designs ... that's really exciting! Finally, all the best & good luck!

How can I know when someone has rated my idea and how many stars or voice I get from the community?

I just "loved" a bunch of ideas and now when I sort them by "unrated", many of the ideas I already voted for don't have a rating from me.

Any ideas what is causing it?

Yes - here is the same problem. It seems there is a bug on the voting system. I will stop voting now, because all votes I did the last hour did not count... :(

Yes, let's try again tomorrow. There are so many beautiful designs out there!

same problem..there is a bug

Hi Mariya,

I just checked the votes registered from you and it seems to work fine as far as I can tell right now. Could you please give me an example of an idea (link would be best) that you voted on but it didn't register?

You can send me a DM with the details.

Thanks!
Timo - jovoto Community Manager

Hi Timo,

I just sent you a DM. There are more than 20 ideas that I voted for and I am sure I did, because I really enjoyed the designs and left compliments messages.

Let me know if you need more details.

Best Regards, Mariya

Well done everyone! I am a little worried that everyone voting will run out of steam before they get to my earlier designs. I intend to vote for all designs over the next week!

Seems like this year with all the social distancing and quarantine made us post a lot of good ideas and be creative. The whole contest made me happy and took my mind away from all the chaos thats happening in the world nowadays. Thanks jovoto and Victorinox and good luck everyone! Take care!

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the lost votes from this afternoon.

I've just spoked with our development team and the issue was rooted in the heavy traffic out website experienced at that time. This should be fixed now and all your votes should now be properly counted. Unfortunately, we can't restore the ones that didn't register since they never arrived in our database.

Please let me know if you're experiencing any further issues with the voting system.

All the best,
Timo - jovoto Community Manager

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the lost votes from this afternoon.

I've just spoked with our development team and the issue was rooted in the heavy traffic out website experienced at that time. This should be fixed now and all your votes should now be properly counted. Unfortunately, we can't restore the ones that didn't register since they never arrived in our database.

Please let me know if you're experiencing any further issues with the voting system.

All the best,
Timo - jovoto Community Manager

Hi Timo. So I just wasted 4 hours of voting? Then after discovering these comments about votes not registering, I went and checked back with the unrated menu option- and sure enough all wasted votes! WTF!! So I tested the voting system by voting on the first design that comes up under unrated on the first page. And there are still problems going on. I voted again, went to the next one voted then refreshed the page, then went back to check on that first one- and no red stars, the vote did not register. So I voted again, refreshed the page, still no stars. I think it took three to four times doing this- and finally checked back and the stars were there. But the next few I voted on and went back, no stars. This is going to take forever to get our votes in if we have to keep checking back every vote or so to see if our previous vote "stuck". With these problems going on we need more time for the voting period. Please advise.

Hi again Timo. Update! So I went back and did some more test votes. Went to the unrated page, which included quite a few that I've already voted on, and proceeded to vote again for the 24 designs on that first page. Then, I refreshed the unrated page again, and most of them came up-unrated. Looks like only 6 of my votes registered out of the 24, because there were 6 new designs that showed up on the unrated page. Apparently the other 12 designs I voted on, a few multiple times, came up unrated again. I really don't want to waste more time voting until this can get fixed...for good. Thanks for attention to this problem.

Hi Timo, it is persisting. Possibly there are many more people who are voting but even don't know of this problem. There should be an announcement ribbon (similar how it was done for reverting to draft stage), that everyone can see and hold on voting until the problem is fixed. And seriously, we do need to have more time for voting... I am not sure if throughout the working week i'll be able to spend much time screening through 2500 ideas and re-voting. Thank you for your support in it!

oh my God, I just read these messages!

I know my math didn't add up above, on my second entry. 6 from 24 is 18. So It should've read: Apparently the other 18 designs I voted on, a few multiple times, came up unrated again...

Very Creative Competition it was !! I am really grateful to be the part of this Competition. All the Designs are Amazing and Unique in itself. May the best win. Best of luck to everyone :-D

Special Thanks to Jovoto and Victorinox for the Opportunity.

Thank you Jovoto, Victorinox and Conradin for the opportunity. It was my first project and challenge on Jovoto so, unfortunately, I only have 200 karma points and I cannot rate but GOOD LUCK to all participants!!

Hi everyone ! Yes it is little disappointing to have not enough karma for voting. It is my first participation and I didn’t know this rule :( Good luck everyone !! ;)

Hi everyone ! Yes it is little disappointing to have not enough karma for voting. It is my first participation and I didn’t know this rule :( Good luck everyone !! ;)

I'm in the same case (1st articipation) and I have the same point of view than you. And I did clearly understand if it's 300 or 500 Krama points that necessary to rate?

Just Woooow, I've never seen this before! There is so much talent this year, It will be a hard decision for the client. ;)

I'm very honored to be here for the eighth year in a row and to be a part of this beautiful community that has been formed over the years.

I'm grateful for allowing me to exploit my skills and learn different techniques, certainly, it was a very difficult task because the theme "Patterns of the World" is too complex and there are too many possibilities.

Thank you Conradin for your exhaustive guidance, You're a machine!, and of course to all the Jovoto team. ;)

Finally, BIG THANKS to Victorinox, despite the fact that the whole world is going through a very complicated moment, this Big Company has decided to bet on World talent ONE MORE TIME, and grant the same AMOUNT of euros like in past years, all of them distributed among all the community prizes and Client's Choices. HATS OFF TO YOU!.

Guys, I wish you the best of luck, keep rocking!. God bless you all.

Luis G. ;)

Just Woooow, I've never seen this before! There is so much talent this year, It will be a hard decision for the client. ;)

I'm very honored to be here for the eighth year in a row and to be a part of this beautiful community that has been formed over the years.

I'm grateful for allowing me to exploit my skills and learn different techniques, certainly, it was a very difficult task because the theme "Patterns of the World" is too complex and there are too many possibilities.

Thank you Conradin for your exhaustive guidance, You're a machine!, and of course to all the Jovoto team. ;)

Finally, BIG THANKS to Victorinox, despite the fact that the whole world is going through a very complicated moment, this Big Company has decided to bet on World talent ONE MORE TIME, and grant the same AMOUNT of euros like in past years, all of them distributed among all the community prizes and Client's Choices. HATS OFF TO YOU!.

Guys, I wish you the best of luck, keep rocking!. God bless you all.

Luis G. ;)

OMG! I spend about 1 1/2 hour to vote, and I just saw that my votes are not there!

This is a big problem! I have to find and vote all the ideas where I left comments.

It's strange that there is no t possible to see the list of ideas for which we put a comment or gave a rating. For example on our "Profile" page, by clicking on the counters (##) below this of the KARMA: Projects joined xx Ideas uploaded xx Winning Ideas 0 Comments posted ## Ratings given ##

Omg I was voting too yesterday and was totally unaware of this problem untill I saw the banner notification on this site this morning ! oh my gaad!

Omg I was voting too yesterday and was totally unaware of this problem untill I saw the banner notification on this site this morning ! oh my gaad!

Omg I was voting too yesterday and was totally unaware of this problem untill I saw the banner notification on this site this morning ! oh my gaad!

me tooooo ------ and I rate so many ideas and my rates didn't appear ....... ooo my ;-))

possibly there are many more people who are voting but even don't know of this problem. Maybe there should be an announcement ribbon (similar how it was done for reverting to draft stage), that everyone can see and hold on voting until the problem is fixed.

I'm having the same problem with the voting :(

Good morning everyone!

Again, we are extremely sorry that this has happened! We simply did not expect such an amazing participation - whether in the number of idea submissions or in the number of people that want to cast their votes at the same time.

And many of you apparently cast a lot of votes in a very short time. Our development team has been working on this since last night and they have released an update to the jovoto platform that should fix this issue.

To give you a little more information on why this was happening: many of you apparently opened many tabs with ideas in them in their browsers and then went very quickly through all these designs, casting your votes. Usually, that is absolutely fine but this year there many, many, many people doing this at the same time on the first day of voting which caused our voting system to choke up when it received too many votes at once.

As I said above, the issue should be fixed now after this morning's update and all your votes should now be counted reliably. We will still keep a close eye on this situation and if you notice any more problems, please reach out to us immediately. At the same time, slowing down your own voting process can also help to prevent this from happening again ;)

We are looking into the possibility of extending the voting period to make up for the lost hours until this was fixed. We have a long weekend right now here in Germany and we have to align with all the stakeholders in the project first before we can make a decision on this. Please stay tuned for an update on Tuesday.

Thank you all so much for flagging this issue to us so quickly, for your cooperation in locating the cause and of course for your patience and understanding while we fixed it. You guys rock!

Thanks and all the best!
Timo - jovoto Community Manager

Hi Timo,

Thank you for the updates! Another tiny issue I wanted to bring it up is the slow update of reply button here. I mean once we type our replies and click reply, its doesn't work immediately and then by mistake we click twice or thrice and later find out, that we´ve posted the same message multiple times. I am assuming this is a website problem as I see a few people with more than 2 same replies and my message was posted thrice(oops sorry)! Not a huge issue but just wanted to let you know! Thanks a lot again! -Tashi

Hi Timo,

Thank you for the updates! Another tiny issue I wanted to bring it up is the slow update of reply button here. I mean once we type our replies and click reply, its doesn't work immediately and then by mistake we click twice or thrice and later find out, that we´ve posted the same message multiple times. I am assuming this is a website problem as I see a few people with more than 2 same replies and my message was posted thrice(oops sorry)! Not a huge issue but just wanted to let you know! Thanks a lot again! -Tashi

Thanks Timo for this information. Yes, this problem really was. I voted, I show the number of my ratings, but there are no ratings for the work (some are included, and some are not). Thank you for reporting a technical malfunction.

Hi, I think there is still something wrong with the voting-system. I have to got to "see all ideas" after each vote otherwise my vote doesn't count. Best, Ingo

I´d started again this morning and yes you are right, somehow there is still the problem! I guess I´ll wait for a day or two to vote!

What I noticed - it takes several seconds (2 to 10) to register a vote and post a comment.

So my tip is to vote slowly and give some time to the system to accumulate the casted votes.

What I have tested: voted for idea then I hit F5 to refresh, suddenly the rating disappeared. So I've tried to count to 10 next time and when refreshed: vote was counted. At least this is working for me.

Also, keep the ideas sorted by "Unrated". This option can be selected from the left part of the screen where is written "Published" - just below the Victorinox logo.

Try to vote for all ideas (slowly), so in the end there are 0 ideas shown on the "Unrated" page.

Good luck to all!

I have another small tip for the voting, especially for the newest jovoto members.

If you wonder how to vote an idea from 1 to 5. Ask yourself if this idea was yours (made by you) - how would you rate it, what score you would like to receive for it.

This really helps me to rate fair (to a point I feel it fair).

Be good, spread positivity. Enjoy life!

yes honesty is appreciated, always:)No politics.

Hello to all community, hope you the best, Lots of creative works here. can some one tell me how to find votes on my works? Because I can't see anything on mine's.

As Conradin said: "Everyone can vote who is registered on the platform and has collected a minimum of 500 Karma-Points being actively participating in projects".

Hello to all community, hope you the best, Lots of creative works here. can some one tell me how to find votes on my works? Because I can't see anything on mine's.

You cant't find votes on your work until closing the project.

I'm having the same proble again, and I already did what Mariya sugest and it's still the same, when I go back to some ideas I rate they are unrated and others are ok... a bit randomly .... well let's see maybe I will wait for 1 day to start again because this way it's no good ;-)

I had to vote several times for some ideas too. Probably we are overloading the platform... Hoping it will be fixed entirely soon. I am sure they will.

I voted just now for few designs and on some designs works and some not. I think you are right it is just too many of us in the same time.

It takes about 5min from my side in every single vote to be accepted. I know that when my comment becomes visible on the site:)

Dear Timo,

I think it will be helpful if you add a new "RATED" filter like the "UNRATED" one.

Hi everyone!

We are very sorry for the issues with voting, the problem is now fixed. We still advise that you don't have too many tabs opened at the same time and hopefully everything should work fine.

Happy voting!

jovoto team

Maybe you shouldn't keep saying: "the problem is now fixed"!! I haven't been able to get on the site most of the day until now- 3:13 PM, PST. Early this morn I was able make couple of votes and sometimes it registered the vote, sometimes not. Then the site wasn't available at all, about 5 hours, I think. I don't know how I'm going to be able to get the votes in, before the rating period has run out.

I have 37 tabs open at the same time and whose 3 for jovoto, and I rated more than 50 ideas with just little lag. I think that my advise below help to accelerate the voting : Refresh in a 2nd tab the [Profile] page, after voting . And check in both tabs ([Profile] and idea page to vote) : If in the idea page to vote "Rated successfully!" appears, Or if in the [Profile] page the [Ratings given] is increased

I use this post : Thanks jovoto Team and Participants for this chance to play to share designs.

I am a little lost, should a victorinox jury select 30 design now, and then we vote?

The community voting and the client's choice are two different things.

Hi everyone! I’m a lit bit lost too, can you explain me what’s going on? Also, I can’t visualize the votes or the rating of anyone or my own.

Hi guys,

There are two types of awards and votes for this project.

  1. Community - members of the jovoto platform (we) vote for the ideas. It is the best to vote all ideas for fairness, or at least as much as possible. Top 10 ideas split the Community prizes: €800 1st place €500 2nd place €300 3rd place €200 4th - 10th place

This voting is anonymous - you cannot see your number of votes and ratings until the results are announced after few weeks. You may receive a message "Good news! A creative gave your idea “idea name” a top rating." - this means that someone gave a top rating to your idea and it is just to cheer you up. You won't receive notifications for ratings from 1 to 4. After the voting week you will be able to see the number of votes and average rating.

  1. Client awards - special Victorinox expert/jury panel will select 30 ideas which be featured in the Global (worldwide) voting later this year (on the Victorinox website eventually). Also these 30 ideas will receive €150 each. From the selected 30 ideas, people around the world will vote and select the best 10. Finalists (the best 10) will receive €3000 each and will be produced by Victorinox.

Hoping this helps.

Best Regards, Mariya

Still not working, I will try later ;)

Hi, voting doesnt work. Have to do it 4-5 times some of them is counting some other not. Please let us know whats the solution with the voting phase and when the problem will be fixed to start voting. One solution could be to seperate participans in groups and alllow the voting maybe..Hope you find a solution soon:) Also about the voting is already done i think you should start it from the beginning when the problem will be fixed as we all got confused with the voting s we got or give to other participants. :)

BEst Sofia

Hey Sofia,

We checked and there has been no errors with your votes, all your votes have been registered.

jovoto team

i had to refresh the page and vote again and again. With first and second time didn't get the vote the system.

Also a delay with comments i had to reload again to make sure that i post the comment

Maybe create groups of participants and don't allow voting at the same time for everyone OR while mouse is on photo idea give us the starts to vote OR don't allow comments if it makes it faster. For 5 days of voting there is no way to do it with 2500 ideas:):) It will be unfair for everyone:)

Still problem with 3rd reload page and doesnt get the vote yet. I am sure many participants believe they vote for designs but finally they didn't.

Good morning,

Voting still not working when you cast your vote 1st time even if you wait and open 1 tab at a time, you need to refresh page and cast the vote 10 times maybe to have the vote casted so there is no real fix in being patient or else and the website often has huge loading times or you just get 504 Gateway Timeout Error.

Hey Tomi,

Please don't refresh the page after you voted, this seems to be causing us some issues at the moment that we are working hard to solve. Your votes are being counted even if you can't see it straight away. We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Best,

jovotot team

Hi jovoto developers, I believe that the problem may be caused by the server response time.

I would really suggest the following:

  1. Compress components with gzip.

  2. Check if the DNS isn't slowing the platform - generally try to reduce the DNS lookups.

  3. Check the HTTP requests.

  4. Eventual redirects can also slow the response time.

  5. This is a general suggestion - optimize the images. It will help the general platform speed.

Hoping this may help.

Happy Sunday, Mariya

Hi everyone,

Please vote on the designs without refreshing the website straight away. What you are all doing at the moment is you vote, refresh and you can't see your vote so you keep voting and refreshing. Please be patient, your votes are being counted even if you can't see it straight away. We understand this is very frustrating but we promise we are working constantly on fixing this.

Please vote and do not refresh the page. Vote, and if you want to check if you voted please do so after a while, not straight away by refreshing the page because you will not see your vote there instantly.

Thank you,

jovoto team

Thanks for working on it! The announcement banner needs to be updated though with what you wrote (although I would not yet reassure that votes are counted even if we don’t see it - I think it’s not the case yet...) You could mention that there is progress status information under the stars when voting. However it really takes quite of waiting time to see voting successful in there...

i believe there is still a problem really i don't see votes i gave (some of them)..maybe someone else has the same problem?

I do have still problem also for some of the votes. I guess I will put on hold voting till next week as it takes too much time now. With such a speed we’ll never be able to go through all of the designs. At least it will be a pity to loose steam and not vote for earlier submissions.

Same here..I noticed today that designs I voted yesterday still don't have my vote.

I agree with the idea of Hicham to integrate an additional filter for RATED designs. It would be easier for us to check later, if our votes we gave were counted. Thanks in advance :)

Yesterday I voted for some favorite designs with 5, today I go through other designs and see that again I have the option to vote for the same design as yesterday. Does anyone have any idea what is going on with the votes? Also, I see now that ''Please wait! Rating in progress...'' last endlessly :I

It just means that your votes wasn't taken into account, please read my post below where I explain how I try to succeed to vote.

And please insist, especially if it's on my ideas ;-)

It remains an issue for rating! It seems that we should wait that page is completely loaded, and sometime I refresh 2 or 3 times to check and retry to vote if is isn't taken into account. And in a 2nd tab I refresh my [Profile] page to well confirmed that my vote is considered (in the counter of [Ratings given]).

It's not easy but it seems that jovoto wasn't planned to have a such success of more 2500 ideas ;-)))

I'm just finishing my votes. I confirm that my method works. It seems that refresh his [Profile] page (open in other tab) after having given star rate, help to fix the rating and turn the endless "Please wait! Rating in progress..." into "Rated successfully!"

Hoping that can help you in your votes

Hi there! I'm having some difficulties voting since I can't see the option. May I get some help please? :)

Sorry. Seems like I managed! thanks!

Hi Jimbo! How? Can you explain it, please? I have the same problem...I can't see the option

Hi everybody! The voting system is still dramatically slow. I would like to vote for as many ideas as possible before the end of the voting phase, but I think it is unfair to ask the participants for such a waste of time. I think we are united by the passion and spirit of competition, but this is really frustrating. I hope the decision will be made to extend the voting phase. I think it would be proper.

Angelo

I literally have to wait for more than 30 min for some votes to pass thru...like Angelo said, while I would like to be fair and vote for every design, this current situation does not make it possible for me. It's not realistic!

Hi! I would also like to vote, but I do not see such an option. Where does it hide?

Hi Annija! You need to have at least 500 points or Karma to have the option to vote ;) Regards Marc

In fact, it's 300 Karma points that is needed to see the 5 stars to rate (and not 500). And to reach this level of points, for example, you need to have proposed 8 or 9 ideas and post around 100 comments to the other propositions . Note : it seems that the 1st idea proposed in a project, and the 1st comment sent in a project give more Karma points than the next. But it's just feeling, I didn't check that exactly.

Oups, indeed it’s 300. Houarnev_II is totally right. I wrote my reply too fast...

This is collapsed, you can't vote

I don’t know if it is fixed for everyone now, but it’s working for me at least

It's working...except it's really, really slow. It takes forever for the "Rated successfully!" indicator to come up- sometimes 20-30 sec. and anywhere in between. Couldn't get on at all during daytime hours. At this rate I'm not going to be able to get to all the entries.

Next time I will upload my entries at the end of the contest. Now, I think only those with nerve of steel will reach my early entry and vote them.

It's working but you need to wait like 5-10 seconds after you click the stars. Isn't normal and after 10 designs your patience is reaching high limits :))

I quite agree with you Daniel, it’s a little unfair for first entries.

can't vote again - the ratings div only respond when clicked at the 4 stars or lower. 5 stars is dead.

It's working but you have to wait 10-20 sec or more: notification rated successfully

Issue with 5 stars might be related to all sorts of notifications attached to it. I.e. not only the author of loved work gets notification, but also the followers of the one who rated (the last one not anonymously btw). Today I had to wait like 5min till my love rating was accepted.

Hello! Same frustration here with the ratings that take forever to register :) My suggestion is that you vote from the 1st page (from the beginning of the entries and not from the last ones) one day and the next day from the last page and so on. That's what I am doing in order to rate the first submissions also.

He-he, I am doomed :) I started submitting after halftime feedback - that is after around 1100 designs. So somewhere in the middle ;P

Slowly I am getting to the middle submissions also :)

I waited 14 min for last voting and refreshed the site 3 times to see if finally registered the vote.

Now I think it's fixed for REAL the voting system : )

YEAH! voting works smoothly now!!! Please keep it this way and thank you for fixing it :)

hello, I am a new member on Jovoto and this is my first competition. I got a voting problem. I can not see the row of stars under the submission slide. So, I can not vote for the other. I saw the supporting box saying that I should get 300 Karma points before getting the right to vote. What is the Karma threshold? and how to get it?

Thank you.

Hi, if I'm remembering it correctly, you will get karma by commenting the work of others :)

Iveta Sermuksa, Thank you a lot. I can vote now :D

Haha.. Now it's going so fast.. I'm almost missing the "hard work" of getting through all the submissions :D

true.. i was ready to write also. The bad thing is i spent so many hours of voting and now that i had almost finish problem has solved. But The question is still there" How the Voting phase could be fair enough for everyone?" A good question :) :)

Hi jovoto creatives!

As many of you already commented, the voting system is fixed! We are really sorry for the problems in the beginning and we have been working really hard over the weekend to fix it, we are so happy to announce that we managed! :)

We will give you an update with more information regarding the voting phase tomorrow, as we understand that some of you feel this has not been fair on everyone.

Thank you all for your patience, and hard work trying to vote. You are truly an amazing community and the fact that you all wanted to vote asap and take part in this phase of the project means the world to us!

I think we can honestly say now, HAPPY VOTING :)

Best wishes from the jovoto team!

Hi jovoto team! Quite a vibrant atmosphere is here - i am really enjoying :) Would you have updates for us regarding extension of deadline for rating? It's just to know which pace to choose to be able to cover the remaining 1600 designs...At least one extra weekend would be good. Thank you.

I have a suggestion for next year. When the contest is closed,but open for vote, the order of the publications of the knives must become random and mix with each fraction of the predetermined time. Nobody browses more than 100 pages, and who has published beyond the first 5/6 pages is not seen. this is demonstrated by the number of comments posted. the first and last pages are much richer in comments and views. Mixing does not penalize anyone. and everyone is seen.

Personally I browsed the 105 pages and noted in an Excel file the list of the design ideas that I like with the page to find it again and the rating that I plan to done. If the mix that you propose will be apply, I will lost all the links between my list and the pages. In this case, it would be more complicated for me to rating by missing no idea. And finally, the sorting of ideas in the pages reflect the dates of submission. So if you want be in the last pages submit your ideas first, otherwise submit just before closure.

Maybe just another opotion for sort as random. Or there can be option to save some ideas for easier find and go back to them.

For me sorting by [RECENT] must keep the same and available. But It could be a good idea to have some more filters and sorting options, as: - Add the increase direction for the sort by RECENT

  • Sort by number of comments (increase & decrease)

  • Sort by name of ideas (increase & decrease) could look likes a random sort.

  • Sort by name of participants (increase & decrease) could look likes a random sort.

  • Be able to create favorite and add a filter for favorites, to see directly only them.

And for after the completion of the project: Be able to sort by winning - Community

  • Victorinox

Thanks

I totally agree with tomasso. Its definitely a problem for those of us who submitted somewhere in the middle or earlier stage. I am not sure how difficult it could be but this whole voting system could be made semi automated in the sense that we could have a button such as start voting and then each design appears one by one in a random order and there should be short keys to skip or use numbers on the keyboard to rate. Then after rating some designs, if something comes up and we have to stop, then the website should save it and next time we open Start vote, it should continue from where we left off. I wonder if this system will need a long coding processes but I think it will definitely be worth it, fairer and much faster for all of us. Also the comment section need not be eliminated even if the voting button is up since we love to interact and get to know other designers. Would love to know what Jovoto thinks about this system :)!

@Conradin Sonnenberg What would you suggest Conradin :)!

I started backwards Tashi, becouse its fair to first vote for the one who first participate!

Thats a great tip Thomas thanks, unfortunately I started from the beginning :)!

Quick tip for those who are new here. Direct comments like "I just voted for you, now please go vote for me" maybe not exactly the best way to gain the desired goal:) If your design work is great it will find its way after all. If not - you create an awkward situation. Peace and love!

...well I already said this directly!

@Tia, Guilty as charged ;), but in my defence I did mention that if they like my work, they can do the favour of returning the vote. Thought I should be direct instead of beating around the bush hehe! However I totally agree with you on the awkward situation. Will be more careful next time :)! As I mentioned above, I really do wish there is a more sophisticated and faster way of voting so that we can somehow vote for almost every design in a swift and faster manner with easier visibility. XD :)!

@tashi tsering, No stress!:)

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Dear creatives!

We have now extended the voting period until 7th June 11:59pm CET. We apologize for the difficulties in the beginning and it's only fair to extend the deadline.

We carefully read all your comments and would like to assure you that we are taking your feedback seriously. This year has been different for many reasons (current situation, an enormous number of submissions) and we are continuously trying to improve the way we work. Thank you for being so open and honest with us!

Best wishes,

jovoto team

Thanks jovoto team, I joined jovoto in the goal to participate for the 1st time at this project. Thanks you very much for your reactivity and to take our feedback seriously. I enjoy Victorinox and I enjoy jovoto to let us propose and see amazing designs for my favorite knives.

Hello, good evening! I just saw that my project wasn't posted on the plataform of the contest, just on my portfolio. Can I fix it? Or is too late? Heeelp

Hello Julia, Sorry for your project which haven’t been posted . Jovoto have removed all proposals that didn’t obviously follow the main rules of the brief (see below).In yours I see 2 obvious broken rules, the most serious is that you have modified the Victorinox logo ( with the masked ) and the other is that you haven’t a clear pattern on the front side of the knife. For the third one proposal it is not clear for me. Again sorry for you. Marc

“ON BRIEF IDEAS ONLY To have FAIR and EQUAL CONDITIONS for all ideas submitted jovoto will be reverted to DRAFT from today on ideas that are not finalized or that do not meet the brief e.g.

by not using the template provided - with the knife in vertical position on a plain white background
 by not showing a clear pattern on both sides of the knife
 by having additional text or branding besides the Victorinox Cross&Shield Logo
“

Hi Julia,

Thank you for your message. Everything that Marc said above is absolutely correct, ideas that were not on the brief were reverted to draft, with a comment about what needed to change. In your case Julia, we haven't seen the ideas in the project as you posted them all in your portfolio instead of the Victorinox project. So we didn't have a chance to look at them and give you feedback.

Hello everyone,

It is the first time that I participate in a contest like this, and I want to make a couple of comments about what I have been able to see on the JOVOTO platform.

First of all, thanks to Conradin, who made the effort to comment on each of our projects, seeking to make them fit with the client's request. In my particular case, I presented a project on the last day, and Conradin indicated me that it did not fulfill the requirements and I had to change it at the last minute. If it wasn't for him, all the effort of 4 weeks of design would have been wasted.

Secondly, I want to say that the community of designers that participate is tremendous, everyone has taken time to correct and motivate all of us who participate, like Luis or Mariya (and many others but cant write the complete list here, but it is a thank you to everyone), and you dont see this everywhere, the displays of affection and recognition are wonderful, and they also motivate us to have the energy to do the same with the rest of the participants (I only have 30 pages left to review!).

A big hug and much success to all! Thomas

Hi Thomas!

That's great to hear that Conradin saved your idea and 4 weeks of effort from going to waste! We're really glad that you joined our project, and our amazing community of designers. Good luck in Victorinox and see you on the platform in other projects! :)

It's really a tough challenge going through all these 100+ pages of submissions to vote.

While doing so I noticed soooo many amazing designs which I would buy if they would win!!!! Victorinox will have a tough choice in picking just 30!

BUT I also noted some that violate the contest rules, i.e. altered or even missing logo, designs featuring weapons, skulls, etc., several color variations of the same pattern, and use of stock material. I don't know if these should receive a 1 star vote or be ignored. Best would probably be a feature below the design, where a voter can report to Jovoto and the owner a violation of contest rules, so they can be removed from the competition and voting.

A big acknowledgement to all the great designers who really did an awesome job - from beginners to pro's, I saw a lot of creative and original work here! Good luck :)

Thank you for your valid comments. We did our best to help the participants to improve designs that do not meet the brief and to detect and remove ideas that violate contest rules.

There will also be a final check on ideas that are proposed for the shortlist.

It is very helpful if you report your observations to the jovoto suport so we have a close look on the named ideas: https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Hi BoissinDesign,

You can report those ideas by clicking on the little flag icon in the right top corner of the idea that you think is violating the rules.

We scanned all the ideas but some of them must have sneaked in as there was so many of them, so it would be a great help for us if creatives could report not-on-brief-ideas when they come across them.

Best,

jovoto team

I didn't know this flag feature exists! This is great!!! Thank you :)

I hope you can help me understand about the "Rating Period", what I know is that there are about 3 days left until this phase ends, but my question is: Do I need to do something additional besides the "Presentation Period"? Is there a jury voting or selecting the 30 best ideas? Or is it the top 30 projects rated by other participants? Sorry for the question, but this is the first time I participate and maybe there is something I did not understand well.

Thanks a lot!

Hi Rodrigo,

There's no need to apologies for raising questions, this is what we're here for :) So here we go:

  • The rating period, as stated under the project timeline, finishes on Jun 07, 2020 at 11:59 Europe - Berlin

  • After the rating period is over all you have to do is wait :) The submission is closed as well as the rating phase. Now it's time to our platform & team to do the magic move, meaning calculate all the ratings, making sure all votes are made properly.

  • After that, there will be public voting on the Victorinox Page, to chose the best 30 designs. You will receive a link to it once the time comes. And the following step will be for the client to chose the Swiss Army Knife 2021 addition with their favourite 10 submissions to go to production.

On that Note: There are Community Awards given by the community to the community and there are the Client Awards given by the client and their jury.

And to your last question: You received a notification saying another creative gave your idea 5 starts, meaning someone found your design amazing!

Best,

jovoto team

dear jovoto team, now i am confused... although before everything seemed clear.

Conradin's comment 7 days ago indicates something else for step 2 (selection of 30 designs) and 3 (selection of 10 designs):

COMMUNITY Voting In the Community Voting you are asked for your opinion: Try to VOTE for what you believe would be the most successful PATTERN DESIGN in the market - and not just for the designers you like best.

EXPERT Voting Parallel to the Community Voting a global Jury of Victorinox Experts will judge on the most ORIGINAL and ICONIC PATTERN DESIGNS that will go into the Top 30 Shortlist.

GLOBAL Voting The global Voting will take place in September - You and all Victorinox Fans will be given the final decision for the 10 Designs that will be produced and sold as the Classic Limited Edition 2021 - Patterns of the World.

So what you are saying in today's comment is that 30 designs are selected by public. whilst 10 designs by Victorinox jury. In Conradin's comment it's vice versa, which actually seems to have more sense, as how would you expect the whole public to go through 2500 designs?

I would appreciate clarification of that matter. Thank you.

Hi Narushka!

Maybe I can help:

Community voting is done here on the platform by registered jovoto members (like you and me), where in the end the top 10 designs will win prize money. This is totally separate from Victorinox voting.

Victorinox will choose 30 designs (no matter how they ended up in the community voting) and publish these on their website for global voting. This means anyone in the world can go on their website and vote for one of these 30 designs.

Based on the result of that Victorinox voting, the top 10 winners will be produced for next years Classic Limited Edition.

Best of luck, Lynn

Thank you Lynn, this is what i thought. Jovoto team's above reply though says something else in the 3rd bullet point: "After that, there will be public voting on the Victorinox Page, to chose the best 30 designs. You will receive a link to it once the time comes. And the following step will be for the client to chose the Swiss Army Knife 2021 addition with their favourite 10 submissions to go to production."

@Narushka Hm, I really think this is a mistake in their description. It is usually done as I described above and I'm pretty sure this year will be the same.

Thanks Lynn :) Only afterwards i noticed that what you say is also written in the brief itself...so it seems indeed to be a mistake and i should have just been more attentive to the main rule rather than chat :) Good luck! :)

I don't understand how can i vote... I'm suposed to have how much karma points? i managed to get to 300 but i still can't vote... Do i have to get more points? Or just wait till the next fase..

Hi Daniela,

I just checked and you can vote, the stars are there available for you to use for rating when you click on different ideas. Please check again and if it doesn't work please contact our support and we will assist you as soon as possible!

Best,

jovoto team

Same problem with me, can't vote from the beginning.

Dear Conradin, and jovoto team,

It said that "Designs that were already submitted in one of the previous Victorinox Limited Edition design contests will NOT be taken into consideration for this project." I would like to know if: - It means that we cannot reuse a same proposition from a previous contests, - or just that our previous propositions are not automatically taken into account in the new contest, but we can upload again to participate again.

Note: It's for a friend and I know that is too late for this time.

best Regards,

Houarnev

Dear Houarnev

Exactly. The aim of the Victorinox Classic Limited Design Challenges is go generate FRESH Designs every year on a specific subject. For this reason submissions of previous Design Challenges should not be resubmitted and will not be taken into consideration.

Hi, I was wondering, when will be the results of the voting available?

Why can I continue voting?)) It is not closed yet?

Hi, until 7th June 11:59 pm :)

11:59 should be am, 23:59 it's pm I think, it should be closed

The same problem, I can not see the stars to vote, Why?

Hello, my partner and I are a new addition to the family on Jovoto and this is our first competition. I have a question about the voting, because I am still learning how this process goes. I see some members haven't rated on any design yet, which in my opinion is not very nice, seeing as everyone is very supportive and gives a good feedback on how to better your application for the competition. Does this matter when choosing the "finalists"? Do their entries also count for the short list? If they do, is it fair? I believe it's impossible to not find even one design you like, hence there are so many great ones! So far we personally enjoyed being part of this community and thank the Jovoto team for being so active and helpful during the competition. We appreciate your hard work. I believe it's impossible to keep track on everything, but I am still curious on this matter. Sorry for the long post. Hopefully this question is not silly. I wish you all the best!

Hi Marija, Now the rating monitoring starts: The complex algorithm that creates the ranks of your ideas, also takes into consideration rating behavior, which helps the guide to detect unfair and subject rating patterns. This might take a while, so our patience is appreciated. Your idea’s rating will only be visible to you once rating monitoring is done. :)

Great! Thank you for your answer :)

The way I understand this, people who rate & comment on other people design will get 'karma' points on their profile that will improve the chance to get picked to work on future private project (where the people is handpicked and payment is guaranteed, unlike a contest like this), and being active at giving feedback to other people didn't really do anything (as in algorithm way) to help winning the contest.

Finalist consideration is purely based on Victorinox team. However there are community prizes that I think is purely based on the overall rating given by the community. So even if your design receive a lot of rating & comment, it doesn't mean it will be picked by Victorinox. Each design can win both community prize & finalist payment, or just win one of them.

Check Victorinox's previous year Swiss Army contests, you'll see what i mean.

Oh, right. Thank you. I think I have a better understanding on how this works now. :)

Why is the "unrated" option not available now, but the stars are still available for voting. Now I don't know where I left off, or what still needs to voted on.

Someone from jovoto has to turn off the stars. Probably all votes after yesterday noon won’t be counted. I remember previous project where voting stars were visible, but all ratings AFTER the deadline were not counted.

If you can still see the stars, I won’t suggest to vote right now, as these votes may not be counted.

My comment is based on my experience on the platform, unless terms are changed from now.

Someone will soon confirm. Let’s stay tuned.

Good Luck everybody!

After the voting, there is going to be a public/ global voting right? when does it start?

The public global voting takes place when Victorinox chooses its 30 short listed designs. It usually starts in about 6 months.

This can answer your question Daniela : “ EXPERT Voting Parallel to the Community Voting a global Jury of Victorinox Experts will judge on the most ORIGINAL and ICONIC PATTERN DESIGNS that will go into the Top 30 Shortlist.

GLOBAL Voting The global Voting will take place in September - You and all Victorinox Fans will be given the final decision for the 10 Designs that will be produced and sold as the Classic Limited Edition 2021 - Patterns of the World.”

Dear community of Creatives,

Someone know what is the average time needed to finalize the rating sort. Because it's my first time, and not knowing, the time seems even longer ;-)

Thanks for you help,

Best Regards,

Dear creatives!

We are currently evaluating all the votes, to make sure that there has been no unfair voting and "cheating". We will be ready to announce winners of the community voting very soon! :)

The expert voting will begin in a couple of weeks, and after that, we will start the global voting.

Stay creative and we will be in touch soon!

Your jovoto team

Have patience Houarnev_II, there are over 2500 entries. Can you imagine the scale of the task?! In previous years even with many less participants, it took weeks for the results of community vote and a few months for the global vote.

Thank you very much Dave. Because it's my first participation (as I said), I have no idea how many time is needed. I supposed that could take days, but how many (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, ...) So I checked every day for 4 days, and since every hour ;-)). Now because of you it's really more clear, I feel that I will be more patient.

Thanks a lot !

And thanks to jovoto, because I clearly imagine that it's a very hard task to analyze 2500 ideas.

I had never seen so many ideas before. It has been a fruitful contest. So many good works that it will be really hard to choose some of them. Wish the best for all.

Dear Victorinox “Patterns of the World” Creatives,

We have the results of the community voting phase! We would love to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone that voted. It has been a bumpy start but we have the 10 winners and that’s the most important thing! :)

The ideas voted best by our community are:

#1  Ocean Life by Sapto Cahyono

#2 Moroccon impressions by mira paradies

#3 Bold Florals by Maria Montiel

#4 Travel Around The World by Alena Morgunova

#5 Bachué (Mother) by David Ñañez

#6 Italian Village by Angelo Ippoliti

#7 Native American by Mochamad Arief

#8 Modern Carpet by Rossitsa Karagiozova

#9 Japanese Sunset by Luis Gutiérrez

#10 Geometric Mosaic of Mexico by oxelot

Well done to the winners!! We hope you enjoyed the project and can now celebrate your success :)

Best wishes from the whole jovoto team!!

I am very excited to see one of my designs among the 10 selected by the community, thank you very much for the support

Congratulations to all winners

Congrats to all the ten community winners! :)

Congratulations !!! ;)

Congrats to our winners:)) Well done guys:)))

Hey, Congratulations to all of the winners ! Very good designs ! :))

Congrats to all!! Good luck for the client shortlisted designs :) :)))))

Congratulations to the winners!!! I am so excited, happy and surprised to be amongst them! I would like to thank to all who support my idea!

Congratulations all community winners! Well done!

This is unbelievable :D I'm so grateful to have got such a great support. I'm speechless. Best of luck to everybody for the next phases of this amazing contest.

Congratulations to our winners, you really make an excelent work!!!! Love this Experience! Best Luck to everyone on the next phases!!

Congratulazioni a tutti i vincitori della community!

Congratulation to all! Nice projects :)

congratulations to all the winners :) !!! And I didn't expect to have the results already, just visited for occasional chat update :) - Bravo Jovoto for the speedy evaluation!

My friends, I had a question, were these ten people the top ten projects? And now the race is over? No other winner?

I think there'll be 50 winners .. not sure how it works tho..

Victorinox will now pick 30 designs from every submission for the shortlist. The public will vote on these 30 designs to pick the top ten designs that will go into production in 2021. This is not related to the community prizes (but a community winner can also be shortlisted).

BIG Congrats for each participant, everyone is a winner!!! Final 10, Great work! :]

Congrats to the winners! Just a question Will we be able to see the scores each of the proposals got as we usually do?

Congratulations to the winners ! Exceptional designs!

To all community winners, a big congratulations!

Hi colleagues greetings to all of us, we really know how to appreciate the talent between us... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS !!!

Well done! I thik there are really nice proposals! I wonder if the other proposals will be ranked too as usual? Or will it take place later on?

CONGRATULATIONS!! WELL DONE!!

Congratulations to the winners and all the participants for all the outstanding ideas!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congrats TOP 10! :)

Huge congrats! =)

Wooow, It was very unexpected.

Guys, Thank you so much for your love and support, I am happy to see that all the effort of many nights start being rewarded.

Huge congrats to the rest of the community winners, and Good luck to everyone for the next phase.

God bless you All. Luis G.

Congratulations to all the winners, great work guys! You are all well done.

Great Vox Populi, guys! Amazing. Congrats to the winners! But also congrats to all of us who tried, there is some bravery in it too, right? Best.

Congrats to all winners!! All of you've made an excellent work!! =D

OMG!!!

I'm looking at my bank account, and I found the transfer of the community award that I achieved. That was too fast! ;)

Thanks a lot Victorinox and Jovoto, God bless these TWO Great companies.

We 'll keep in touch. Luis G.

Feel happy for you too Luis!!

Congrats to all the winners! Amazing ideas!

Dear all, Because it's my first time, I would know if someone could tell me when the ranking will be visible in the page "See all Ideas" to know what are the place of my Ideas, because obviously I'm not in the 10 first ;-)

Thanks.

Congratulations to all of the winners !!

Congrats to all the winners!!!

Congratulation Top 10 Winners _ Great Concepts & Amazing Work !!

Congrats Top 10

Well done, congrats to the winners!

Congrats to the winners!

“The talent for success is nothing more than doing what you know how to do well; and do whatever you do ... ”- Henry Wadsworth Congratulations!

Thanks so much everyone for all of your feedbacks, supports, and loves. This was surprising me and I'm so happy, I didn't expected that will be one of the community winners, because there are so many great submissions from talented designers at here. Also big congrats to all the community winners and great works!! Good luck to everyone on the next phase! Once again thank so much for all.

Best Regards, Sapto

Congrats to all the winners! )))

Hello people, first of all, Congratulations to all the winners. At first I was like omg I didnt win anything but then going through the winning designs, absolutely deserve every bit! Congratulations again! All the very best to all of us for the clients selections :)! Till then have a wonderful time everyone :)!

Congratulations to 10 but also to the other 2477 ideas! Best of luck to all for the client's shortlisted ideas.

Jovoto, Conradin, are we finally going to see our rank? We don't have any update on this issue! It is very important for all of us to know!!!

And, in theory, to be able to select the winners they should have all the ideas scored and ranked already so the process should be fast

Also from me big congrats to the ten community winners!!!

Now I am very excited to see the 30 designs selected by Victorinox for global voting! :)

And of course - like so many of us - I would like to know the community ranking of my own designs, so I hope that Jovoto will soon publish the complete ranking list.

Tell me, please, where can I see the 30 ideas that have been chosen for global voting?

Hi Zinaida Once the 30 designs have been chosen by Victorinox, they will publish them on their website for the global voting. According to the brief this will only be in some months from now.

Hi everyone!

Some of you have been wondering why the overall ranking is not visible yet.
We are currently investigating a reported case of a violation of the project rules. Once the investigation is completed and the issue has been resolved, we will update you ASAP and we will make the (potentially updated) ranking visible to all.

We apologize for the delay but we want to make sure that our Crowdstorms are fair and fun for everyone and that means that we take the rules and violations of them very seriously.

Thank you very much for your understanding and patience.
All the best.
- your jovoto team

Hello again,

We have now wrapped investigating the reported violation of the project rules and have undertaken the appropriate measures. This has caused a shift in the top 10 ranking, which is now as follows:

#1 Ocean Life by Sapto Cahyono

#2 Bold Florals by Maria Montiel

#3 Travel around the world by Alena Morgunova

#4 Bachué (Mother) by David Ñañez

#5 Italian Village by Angelo Ippoliti

#6 Native American by Mochamad Arief

#7 Modern Carpet by Rossitsa Karagiozova

#8 JAPANESE SUNSET by Luis Gutiérrez

#9 Geometric Mosaic of Mexico by oxelot

#10 Mexican party by Sandra Viridiana

Additionally, we have turned on the visibility of the ratings and rankings so you can now check your designs and others to see which rank they scored in the community voting.

Once again, we want to thank you for your patience while we sorted this out and we’re sure that you can understand that we would rather take a few days more to do our diligence and make sure the community voting is fair for everyone.

Last but not least, we want to congratulate all the winners again (old and new) and say a big, fat THANK YOU to everyone that has participated in the project.
- your jovoto team

Dear jovoto team, Thank you very much to have turned on the visibility of the ratings and rankings. I confirm that it was long to be patient ;-).

Congratulations again for the winners and all the participants. E specially that the contest is not completely ended ...

I have 2 questions Why the ranks 13, 71, 119, 232, 233, 727, 1132, 1207, 1745, 2191, 2261, 2307, 2342, 2355, 2463, 2475, 2486, 2488, 2489, 2493, 2496, 2497, 2498, 2499, 2502, 2503 don't exist ? Why the last idea with a rating of 8.10 has no rank ?

Thank you very much to all of you. I can not believe it. Thank you. Congratulations.

Congratulations everyone!

Huge congratulations to the winners and all participants! It will be a tough decision for the jury with so many diversified and outstanding ideas! Good luck everyone!

Dear Houarnev_II

We are looking into the missing numbers in the overall ranking, we will get back to you as soon as we know the answer.

Thank you!

Dear community!

The ranking is now showing all the numbers :)

Best wishes, your jovoto team

Perfect Thanks The last thing now is to know when Victorinox will select the short list of 30. But I already understood that could take months.

Thanks you very much for this contest and the good mood in the community and in the jovoto team.

See you, and take care.

Dear creatives and Victorinox fans,

We have great news for you! Victorinox team has finalized its list of top 30 designs and as you can all imagine it was not an easy choice! We have had a mind blowing number of submissions this year, and the creativity level exceeded all our expectations. So, without further ado, here are the 30 winning ideas:

Japanese Sunset by DIZAINI

Polynesian Tattoo by RemoSchelbert

Dynamic Florals by Mariya_

Fantasy pattern leaves by Hopsi

swiss flowers by Hopsi

Paper cuts by headmunk

Eagle Flight by wycich83

African Pattern by Tina Szekely

Scandinavia by Tina Szekely

Ocean Life by sapto7

Love the Fauna by sapto7

Porcelain by cezaraiuliana

Arabesque by G_Sasha

Starry Night by bogdanelsiecheru

Asian Lucky Cat by typeforalex and Corina Rosca

Mexican Zarape by rayrincon

Gold & Marble-ous by kittykreovska

Love&Peace by rositsakaragiozova

Murrino by sebastianoballadore

Cubic Illusion by sonigstaettner

Bright Paisley by mandykippax

alpen-Edelweiß by marinajotten

Leafs of the seasons by ViusalWizard

Mosaic World by denerdamla

Crane Birds by Tishya

Summer Scents by BeatriceBl

Talavera de Puebla by maxalmeida

Tie Dye by _vainilla

Ocean by BoissinDesign

Retro TV by besnik

Congratulations to all designers that created the amazing submissions above. The designs will now go into the global voting on Victorinox website. As soon as the know the exact date, we will announce it on the platform so you can participate in voting and creating the new limited edition.

important: All designs have been checked for 3rd party materials and some minor changes have been made accordingly. Victorinox team has based its decision on final designs with no 3rd party elements.

Best wishes,

Your jovoto team

Big congratulations, TOP 30! Good luck to everyone:)

Oh wow! I almost couldn't believe that out of all these hundreds of designs one of mine got picked. This is so cool!!! Huge congrats to all the other shortlist winners and good luck in the global voting phase! ;D

Congratulations to the top 30 list !!! Reading from the above selection criteria, that entries where screen based on third party material. Well I did not use any third party material in my presentations and printable pattern files. Again taking from the theme: PATTERNS OF THE WORLD it is my opinion that the pattern of the BEEHIVE, stripes on a HONEY BEE, patterns on a CLOWN FISH(Coral fish) or patterns on a LADY BIRD insect are much closer to the theme than the flora works that dominates these campaign. As I have said before this is just my opinion. Congratulations to the 30 entry shortlist once again!!!

Huge congratulations to all selected designs and their creators!

It was a great challenge with so many outstanding patterns and it is a total pleasure to be among the finalists. The last mile of public voting and top 10 selecting is ahead, so good luck to all!

Enjoy the rest of the Summer, Mariya

Congratulations to all selected designs and good luck in the global vote!! :)

It is really tough & hard to impressed the client! Although i have different opinions about their choices, i still respect the client's decision. Congratulations to all the finalist! Looks like the project is not yet the end. All the best for the final voting phase, all finalist! May you dream be a reality this year! Not my end too! Next year, another theme! ! will be back again to take up new challenge to win the client's heart!

Hi...! Cheers for the winners.... I have a question, from what date can I use my designs for my personal portfolio?

Hi Alejandro, There's a 6 months exclusivity period, which means that only after November 29th, you can use your design on you personal portfolio. You can read more about it here.

Hello! I just wanted to clarify that after the 6 months exclusivity, if none of our designs are selected by client nor ranked(winning ranks) at Jovoto, we can use our designs as we deem fit right? Thank you!

Great news! If you didn’t know, the public voting for Your Swiss Army knife 2021 > Patterns of the World! has started 2 days ago. Who made it into the public voting? Click HERE and vote for your favorite design.

Voting ends on September 16th. And you might win one of the two Victorinox backpacks.

Congratulations to all the contestants whose designs got selected by Victorinox. This is a huge eye opening experience in terms understanding the aesthetic sensibilities of Victorinox team and to realise how each of our perceptions in the creative field are so varied. In any case, this experience is something to keep in mind for those of us who may want to participate in future Victorinox contests. Good luck to the selected designs for the public votings :)!

Congratulations to all. It’s gonna be hard for the voters to choose. Good luck! =D

Dear creatives and Victorinox fans,

We have the outcome of the global voting! As you can imagine, it was not an easy choice but we now know the 10 winning designs that will go into production and will be available as the Victorinox Limited Edition!

The winning designs are:

alpen-Edelweiß by marinajotten

Asian Lucky Cat by typeforalex and Corina Rosca

Cubic Illusion by sonigstaettner

Dynamic Florals by Mariya_

Eagle Flight by wycich83

Mexican Zarape by rayrincon

Ocean Life by sapto7

Porcelain by cezaraiuliana

Retro TV by besnik

Tie Dye by _vainilla

Congratulations to all of you from the jovoto crew, Conradin and Victorinox team!

Best wishes,

Your jovoto team

Thanks so much to everyone who voted, I'm so exited!

Congratulations to the 10 winners!

I look forward to see your knives in the Victorinox stores in 2021.

And I look forward to work with all of you 841 wonderful participants of this global design challenge again soon.

This contest should be cancelled and the finalists should be chosen again without any of the stock art designs and with a correct selection of the designs that respected the "Patterns of the world" theme, shame on you.

Wowwww! I know how it feels! Congrats, Mariya, Peter, Corina, Alex, huge congrats to all! Great job, guys. It is so exciting to wait. I was thrilled to see my knife in real. :)

Well done Guys. You have all my respect and admiration. As always, a great challenge. HATS OFF!! God bless you all. ;)

Congratulations guys! :D

Hey there.

I disagree and quite confused by the way Jovoto managed this project.

There is NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT by Victorinox on any of its official channels.

Why are you making this announcement without the Surprise factor and without any co-responsibility of the brand?

On the official page it says: "The 10 winning designs will be announced by the beginning of OCTOBER 2020. Keep your eyes on this page for more details." So what?

Besides, 7 of the 10 announced ideas as "client's choices" are designs by old Jovoto members. What about the 841 new participants who put all their effort into this Victorinox project?.

The project guide did not handle this project with clarity, many of the participants never understood what a "pattern" is. As in soccer, a bad result is not because of the players, it is due to poor management by the coach.

In my opinion, I do not see that winning designs are representing the theme "patterns of the world" except "Mexican Zarape" and "Porcelain".

Is this a really bad joke?... Jovoto?.

Hey there.

I disagree and quite confused by the way Jovoto managed this project.

There is NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT by Victorinox on any of its official channels.

Why are you making this announcement without the Surprise factor and without any co-responsibility of the brand?

On the official page it says: "The 10 winning designs will be announced by the beginning of OCTOBER 2020. Keep your eyes on this page for more details." So what?

Besides, 7 of the 10 announced ideas as "client's choices" are designs by old Jovoto members. What about the 841 new participants who put all their effort into this Victorinox project?.

The project guide did not handle this project with clarity, many of the participants never understood what a "pattern" is. As in soccer, a bad result is not because of the players, it is due to poor management by the coach.

In my opinion, I do not see that winning designs are representing the theme "patterns of the world" except "Mexican Zarape" and "Porcelain".

Is this a really bad joke?... Jovoto?.

You are 100% right, Jovoto is to blame on that, not verifying the designs for stock art properly, this is a 1on1 copy of the link on the winner design from Raymundo Rincon, very sad.

Hi Christian,

The pinterest link you attached doesn't prove anything, it only shows us that someone pinned this pattern to their board. You know how pinterest works, a design can be pinned by thousands of different people, thousands of times, and none of those people are "owners" of the "pin". Raymundo created his design in 2013 and rearranged it for this project. As a community manager here at jovoto, I feel really sad that other designers jump to conclusions and accuse other designers of wrongdoing without having done their research right. This is not how a community works.

Those are some good designs, but not all are patterns of the world.

You are 100% right again, Jovoto is to blame on that, not verifying the designs for stock art properly, another 1on1 copy of the link this time with small adjustments on the winner design from Marina Jötten, very sad again.

Dear creatives,

Thank you for all your comments, we strive to improve the way we work every day and we always welcome your feedback!

Let’s start with the announcement on the jovoto platform, before it’s been released by Victorinox. The official announcement by Victorinox will be released in the beginning of October. We value the work and time of our community and wanted to give you a heads up and „sneak peek“ of what’s to come before the rest of the world finds out! We know how exhausting and nerve wrecking waiting for results can be, so we simply wanted to bring the amazing news to the community a bit earlier. By the messages we received from the winners we can tell that the surprise element was definitely there!

Every year, this project is about pushing your creative boundaries and coming up with unique designs that will be loved by the community, the client and the consumer. We understand that this year’s subject „patterns of the world“ was a very broad one and the interpretation of a pattern was also approached from different angles. Jovoto is a platform for exploration and we are always happy to see different approaches in your designs. Of course, there is a definition of what a pattern is, but we believed that being open to interpretations by our community was more important than putting rigid boundaries on the submissions.

As we mentioned previously, we do all needed checks on the shortlisted designs internally, before announcing those on the platform. We have not updated the ideas with all the work that some designers had to do, so unfortunately you won’t be able to see the tweaks here on the platform. But we assure you, that any design that featured any 3rd party material has been updated and contains no 3rd party materials.

As you know, this project is split into two separate „voting routes“ if we can call them that. First one is in the hands of our amazing community, and the second route is the client’s choice. They are both independent, and the client doesn’t have to follow the community voting when putting together their shortlist of 30 designs, that then go into the global voting - open to everyone. We love seeing new faces on the platform during open projects like this one, and we are also extremely happy that we still attract creatives that have been with jovoto for years to join. It is in your hands to decide who gets the community prizes, and in client’s hands to shortlist 30 designs that have the potential to be the next limited edition of Victorinox. And then it is up to the rest of the world to vote in the global voting and pick 10 winning designs.

We hope this clears up some questions and once again, congratulations to the winners!

Your jovoto team

Congratulations, guys! :D

Hello Jovoto Comunity I would fist like to say congrats to all the finalists and participants, there are many outstanding designs from all around the globe. I would just like to add my two cents regarding my design. Jovoto has contacted me and asked me if there was any truth to this. I have been in communication with them for some time now and we have cleared it up. This is a design I made a few years back along with other traditional Mexican designs. I´m sorry for the confusion this might have caused. I wish everyone the best of wishes and I´m eager to see what next year’s theme will be.