Voting is now open for the first Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards. The 2014 Design contest from the French Champagne House asked creatives from nine different countries to take a shot at designing a Veuve Clicquot Mailbox from October 1st to November 15st. The submissions are all in and now you can help choose the winner.
First, Clicquot’s Own Correspondence Collection
First off, Veuve Clicquot pays tribute to its history by reinventing the concept of correspondence with four products of their own that characterize their Maison. These products are available for purchase where Veuve Clicquot is sold.
The Clicquot Mailbox
To pay homage to Madame Clicquot’s letter writing and her resulting conquest of the USA, Veuve Clicquot has created a fresh, unconventional version of the traditional American mailbox. Painted in our classic Clicquot yellow and proudly carrying the Maison’s codes, its lid opens up to reveal a 75cl bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, while a playful red flag lifts up to confirm its safe arrival. To top it all off, the bottle is accompanied by a little card and envelope for you to add a personalized message.
The Clicquot Envelope
Introducing the Clicquot Envelope: a three-dimensional take on the traditional postal envelope. This is no normal envelope, however; instead of finding a letter inside, it opens up to reveal a 75cl bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label! With a nod to the correspondence maintained by Madame Clicquot with her various clients across the world, this version comes in a classic Clicquot Yellow and is adorned with various symbols representing the Maison. Send and share a unique Clicquot moment in a truly distinctive way.
The Clicquot Express
For Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin, letters and correspondence were vital to her business while she built and maintained important commercial relationships. In today’s world, the exchange of letters is still a valued way of developing all kinds of relationships, be they friendly, romantic, or professional.
We recognize the importance of sending gifts, and so thanks to Clicquot Express you can now send a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label by international mail! This innovative case is ready and waiting to be sent across the world to friends or loved ones with your bottle inside: stamped with those identifiable symbols of the Maison, it also brings with it that special touch of charm which makes it unmistakably ‘So Clicquot’.
The Clicquot Clutch
Veuve Clicquot is returning to that essential evening classic – the clutch- with a touch of elegance and a mischievous twist. Chic yet practical, this clutch bag has been skilfully constructed to conceal an isothermal layer which will keep a 75cl bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label cool for up to two hours. The nomadic spirit of this piece makes it your essential addition to stylish picnics and parties. However, if you want to give the Clicquot Clutch as a gift to someone, a little appliqué window lets you insert a personalized message to the happy recipient…
The Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards
So, what is the Contest? What am I voting on?
The VEUVE CLICQUOT RE-CREATION AWARDS MAILBOX EDITION allowed anyone from one of the 9 participating countries to design a mailbox using their template, submit it and have others vote online for their favorites. The submissions are broken into country categories for Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain, UK and the USA. Some countries have tons of submissions, others, not so many.
Here are examples of one of the leading designs from each country so far (in no particular order):
Amy Common, Australia:
Caroline Bowden, UK:
Chloe TM, Belgium:
Eileen, Ugarkovic, Canada:
Jacob Lenard, USA:
Kei Ninomiya, Japan:
Marta Lladó, Spain:
Monika, Vitzthum, Germany:
Tiago Westphal Souza, Brazil:
Remember, the above visuals are just an example of ONE from each country, there are many to choose from.
You may vote for any creation internationally, but only one vote per creation per day is permitted (although you may vote for several at a time) – and feel free to come back and vote again tomorrow.
The National Winner will:
1) enjoy a two-day experience at Veuve Clicquot’s prestigious Hôtel du Marc in Reims, France,
2) participate in the ceremony to vie for International Winner, and
3) have their creation featured on wallpaper.com, the designer’s online magazine. Vote today, then Share the Mailbox Vote with your friends!
An International Jury, composed of Veuve Clicquot’s own as well as influential names in the world of design, will select the final International Winner of the Re-Creation Awards. With experience in the design field and knowledge of the brand, these connoisseurs promise to post first-class Mailbox selection.
Each of the 9 host countries will have its own National Jury to determine the first round of finalists. Composed of personalities renowned within their home countries, these friends of Veuve Clicquot will select the National Jury Winners for the Re-Creation Awards.
18 National Winners will be chosen and invited to attend the Re-Creation Awards ceremony at Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc in Reims, France. The International Winner will be chosen among them – and their design is to become the Clicquot Mailbox of 2015.
The International Winner will have their limited edition Mailbox distributed worldwide* and receive 10,000€ in prize money. In addition, you and your creation will be featured in WALLPAPER Magazine
And, lastly, an invitation to the Milan Design Week, the biggest trade fair of its kind, to reveal your winning Mailbox design.
All Clicquot Mailbox submissions are now online and ready for your special delivery. Click on “Vote” to support your favorite creation(s), sending the designers on to champagne greatness.
Voting runs from November 16th to December 15th, 2014
Vote for your favorites here