Design for Asia Award 2008

Recognizing good designs that are most influential within Asia

Category Award
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Furniture, Interior, Product
Country Hong Kong
RegDeadline 30 June 2008 31 July 2008 GoogleCal iCal
30 June 2008 31 July 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility Design owners, clients, or brand owners, Designers, or design consultancies
Target Field Any design in the world that has been commercially launched in one or more Asian markets between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2008

Half of the world's population lives in Asia and the unique characteristics of this vast, growing and rapidly maturing market are becoming important design considerations for designers and enterprises across the world - affecting products and interiors, apparel and communications. The Design for Asia (DFA) seeks to raise awareness amongst businesses and the public about the value of good design as an essential component in business success, as well as for a sustainable, higher quality of life for all.
The DFA Award is presented to companies and designers from around the world that have achieved business success through good design with a notable impact on Asia. Since its inception in 2003, the Award has shown rapid growth. In keeping with current trends, this year's award will be expanded to ensure that the excellence of design in Asia gains a proper form of recognition - to reflect the abundant number of excellent designs.

First Stage Judging: Design experts of each category and regional editors from around Asia and Hong Kong
Grand Award Judging: world-renowned professionals and experts from a variety of business, professional, academic and design disciplines with experience both locally and internationally

DFA Gold Award (1), DFA Silver Award (1), DFA Bronze Award (1), DFA Grand Award (a maximum of 10), DFA Outstanding Design from Greater China Award (a maximum of 10 from the Greater China region, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), DFA Special Awards (for Sustainability, for Culture, for Technology):
Publication and Exhibition and Yearbook and the use of the endorsement mark

Entry Fee
HK$800 per entry

A maximum of 10 JPEG images

First Stage Judging: 14 - 15 Aug 2008
Deadline for Grand Award Judging Submission: 12 Sep 2008
Grand Award Judging: 9 - 10 Oct 2008
Award presentation and HKDC Annual Award Gala Dinner: Mid Dec 2008

Past winners

Hong Kong Design Centre

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