Awards & Categories
There are NINE awards:

Category Awards
Gold Award
Silver Award
Bronze Award
Merit Award

 

Grand & Special Awards
Grand Award
Grand Award for Culture
Grand Award for Sustainability
Grand Award for Technology
Grand Award with Special Mention

 

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit

The best works from each of the 4 design disciplines will be awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze  and Merit Awards selected by panels of design experts from around the world.

Gold Award winners of the Category Award and outstanding design projects by nomination will be selected as the candidates of Grand & Special Awards. Awards will be conferred to candidates with design excelllence: 

 

Grand Award

The Grand Award commends the best designs among all categories based on their design excellence, influence in Asia and commercial success. A maximum of ten designs will be awarded.

 

Grand Awards for Culture, Sustainability and Technology

These awards are presented to design solutions that excel in fields beyond the definitions of the traditional categories and have been deemed exemplars for improving quality of life, or inspiring future design development.

 

Grand Award with Special Mention

The best design projects are nominated for the Grand Awards, together with the Gold Award projects, which an independent panel reviews and selects the Grand Award with Special Mention, and then grant the projects that make the most extraordinary contributions the Grand Awards, Grand Awards for Culture, Sutainability and Technology.

26 Categories Under 4 Design Disciplines

The judges will present Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards to the winners in each of the following 4 design disciplines which includes 26 design categories:

 

  1. APPAREL & ACCESSORY DESIGN
  • Men’s Apparel
  • Women’s Apparel
  • Children’s Apparel
  • Functional Apparel 
    e.g. Safety clothing & personal protective equipment design, clothing for special needs (for elderly, disabled, infant), uniform & occasion apparel, etc.
  • Fashion Accessories
    e.g. Bags, jewellery, eyewear, watch design, etc. 
  • Footwear
  • Textiles & Sundries
    e.g. Yarn, knitted fabrics, woven fabrics, printed fabrics, buttons, lace, zippers, etc.

  1. COMMUNICATION DESIGN
  • Identity & Branding
    e.g. Corporate design & identity, brand design & identity, annual report, advertising campaigns, etc.
  • New Media
    e.g. Corporate websites, public service websites, community / networking websites, E-zine / E-papers, online shops & e-commerce, microsites, web TV, digital advertising, online / offline applications, web and PC applications, moving images (animation, video, motion graphic, etc.), social media platform, etc.
  • Packaging
    e.g. Packaging of beverages, food, beauty, health, household, leisure, lifestyle, consumer electronics, etc.
  • Publications
    e.g. Books, magazines, annual reports and other publications, etc.
  • Posters
  • Typography
  • Marketing Campaigns
    e.g. holistic plan like online, above and below the line, TVC, promotional items like invitation cards, DM etc.

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 
  • Home & Residential Spaces
  • Hospitality & Leisure Spaces
    e.g. Recreational & public spaces (hotels, guesthouses, spas and wellness areas, restaurants, cafés, bistros, bars, lounges, casinos, staff canteens, etc.), etc.
  • Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
    e.g. Infrastructural projects, regional planning or urban design, revitalization or restoration projects, etc.
  • Retail and Showroom Spaces
  • WorkSpaces
    e.g. Office, industrial (industrial properties, warehouses, garages, distribution centers, etc.), etc.
  • Green and Sustainable Spaces
    e.g. Parks, community gardens, etc.
  • Event and Stage Design

  1. PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 
  • Household Appliances 
    e.g. Living room / bedroom, Kitchen / dinning, Bathrooms / spas, Electronic products, etc.
  • Homewares
    e.g. Tableware and decoration, Lighting, furniture, home textiles, etc.
  • Professional & Commercial Products
    e.g. Vehicles(land, water, aerospace), medicine / health care, special vehicles / constructions, agriculture, electronic devices, etc.
  • Information & Communications Technology Products
    e.g. Computers and information technology, computer accessories, communication devices, camera & camcorder, audio & visual products, smart devices, etc.
  • Leisure & Entertainment Products
    e.g. Entertainment technology devices, gifts & crafts, outdoor, leisure & sports, games & hobby product design, etc.