Judging Criteria

Winners should be

(I) original, experimental, exploratory and forward-looking; proposing creative ideas for future development;

(II) public-oriented, practical, eco-friendly and recyclable; proposing new urban living concepts;

(III) pioneering, dynamic, facilitative and transformative; improving the efficiency of industrial development;

(IV) influential, attracting wide international attention.

Judging Panel

The judging panel comprises nine world-leading designers from different countries. The members of the judging panel will be announced on the official website of the Award one month before the final assessment. The Chairman of the judging panel will be elected by all members at the preliminary assessment meeting.

The Chairman of the judging panel will be responsible for convening the assessment meetings, monitoring the assessment procedure and announcing the final results.

Members of the judging panel are not allowed to enter.


Call for entries: 1 July – 31st December 2017

Online registration deadline: 31st December 2017

Objects submission deadline (Arrival date at the secretariat): 15th January 2018

Final judging: Late January 2018

Results Announcement: Early February 2018

Award presentation ceremony: April 2018

Enter by invitations

All supporting units of the Shenzhen Design Week and SDA can nominate designs which will directly enter the final assessment.

Supporting units must register all nominees and submit their designs and relevant materials before 31 December 2017, or instruct nominees to complete registration and application online, and deliver works before the deadline.