The Shenzhen Global Design Award is organized to recognize and reward outstanding designers with creativity, vision, foresight, and influence. It also aims to enhance the exchanges and cooperation among all designers from different countries and inspire the industrialization of designs as well as the promotion of design thinking.
Each category respectively has its jury panel and each jury panel is responsible for selecting the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Nomination Award winners within the category. Each jury panel consists of world-leading designers, managers of design organisations, editors of design magazines or digital media, or professors of leading design institutes from different countries and cities. Jury members are nominated by supporting organisations and the SDA Academic Committee and invited by the SDA Organising Committee. Introduction of jury members will be announced on the official website at least one month before the judging dates. The chairmen and vice-chairmen of each jury are elected by the judges at the first review meeting.
The Chairman of the jury panel will be responsible for convening theassessment meetings, monitoringthe assessment procedure and announcing the final results.
The chairmen and vice-chairmen of four Juries will form the special final jury and name the winner of the"Special Award for Sustainable Development”.
Members of the jury panel should not enter the competition. If an entry is a project designed by a judge or involving a judge or a project by an entrant who has previously cooperated with a judge or is currently cooperating with a judge, the judge may NOT participate in the review of this entry.
One of the founders of X-Urbanus, serves as the Principal Architect and Design Manager of the firm
Director of the Design Museum in London
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati
Founder and professor of the Center for Architecture Studies at Peking University
Vice President on the International Council of Design (ico-D) board 2017-2019
Deputy director of the Art Museum of Tsinghua University, the professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University
1989-2018, Editor-in-chief of Interior Magazine, Taiwan 2012-2018 present, CEO of MJ Publishing Co. Ltd
President of the CSID of the Interior Design Association
Dean of the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University
Dean and professor of the School of Design at Hunan University
Director of the research center of Arts & Science, Tsinghua University
Industrial designer, strategist, entrepreneur, educator, and researcher
Founder of Cube Sydney and Cube Design China
Design thinker, speaker, writer, designer, educator and advisor
Professor of China Art Academy, Supervisor of PhD students, Dean of School of Design
Professor, Department of arts and crafts, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Professor, designer, artist and curator
Fashion Brand Creative Strategy Consultant
Director of Creative Services, HCMA Architecture + Design, and President-Elect of the International Council of Design (ico-D)
Visiting Professor at College of Design and Innovation of Tongji University, Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA）
Professor, Doctor of Arts and doctoral tutor of China Academy of Art
Vice President, Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Arts , Macau University of Science and Technology
Fellow Member of Alliance Graphique Internationale; Advisor of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department
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Complete designer (individual/team/company)and project information and submit.
After passing the preliminary examination, the works and additional materials shall be sent to the warehouse before due date.
1. Please do NOT deliver projects to the Secretariat office! Address of the warehouse will be sent to entrant's registered email together with confirmation of passing the phase one evaluation.
2. After materials pass the preliminary examination, entrants must submit the supporting and other legal documents requested by the SDA Secretariat by 17:00 29 March, 2019 (Beijing time). Click here to download the template. In case of shipping delay, entrants could send messages to the Secretariat via email by 17:00 29 March (official email address firstname.lastname@example.org).