SDA2021

2019.10.01 — 2021.06.30

Registration Time

About SDA

About the Shenzhen Global Design Award (SDA)

In parallel with the Shenzhen Design Week, the Shenzhen Global Design Award is organized to recognize and reward outstanding designers with creativity, vision, foresight, and influence.designers from different countries and inspire the industrialization of designs as well as the promotion of design thinking. 

The 3rd SDA targets 5 categories: Industrial & Product / Communication / Architecture / Interior / Fashion. 

While its most eye-catching feature is the total prize of 1,000,000 CNY, SDA strives to brand and promote the winning designs and their authors through various activities, such as tour of exhibitions, constant media coverage, etc. Thus, SDA will become one important and effective window through which foreign designers and design institutions could enter the huge Chinese market.

 

About the Shenzhen Design Week

The Shenzhen Design Week is a big initiative engineered by the authorities to support the design communities. With the first edition starting in late April 2017, it is an international annual design event sponsored by the Shenzhen Municipal Government, administered by the Shenzhen Innovation & Creative Design Development Office, and organized by Shenzhen Culture, Creativity & Design Association (SCCDA).

It aims to provide platforms for international exchange, communication and cooperation in various design categories. It also provides good opportunities for designers from around the world to showcase their talents through different events such as exhibitions, workshops, and forums, etc.

Scholars, policy makers, managers, students in relevant fields and professional designers all over the world are welcome to participate in these events happening simultaneously during the course of one week over different parts of the city. 

 

About the City of Shenzhen

Being the first special economic zone in China, Shenzhen grows from a small fishermen village of 300,000 people ashore South China Sea to a metropolis of over 20 million with the nation's fastest growing economy in just 40 years.
Recognized as the birth place of China's modern design, Shenzhen has been attracting design talents around the country and her flourishing design industries cover various categories, including graphic, industrial and product, fashion, architectural, interior, etc.

In 2008, Shenzhen was designated the City of Design by UNESCO and joined the Creative Cities Network which currently consists of 180 members.

In recent years, the Municipal Government of Shenzhen has been strongly supporting the design communities and boosting the design industries with large investments, aiming to transform the manufacturing hub of the world into a premium design hub.

Awards & Prizes

The 3rd SDA targets 5 categories: Industrial & Product / Communication / Architecture / Interior / Fashion. 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.

  • 可持续发展特别奖

    SDSA

    CNY
    500,000
    1
  • 金奖

    Gold Award

    CNY
    500,000
    5
  • 银奖

    Silver Award

    CNY
    300,000
    15
  • 铜奖

    Bronze Award

    CNY
    100,000
    25
  • 提名奖

    Nomination Award

     
    不设奖金
    50

1. The "Special Award for Sustainable Development” is set up in order to reinforce the public interest and future-oriented nature of SDA. This special award winner will be named by the special final jury composed of the chairmen and vice-chairmen of four Juries, one for each category.
2. Winner of the Special Award will be chosen from all entries and are not limited to projects that have already received other awards. Winner of the Special Award can also be winner of other awards.
3. All prizes are pre-tax amount. All prizes are subject to income tax in accordance with local law, or SDA Secretariat can pay the prize after paying tax on winners’ behalves. 

Schedule

Online registration deadline: 30 June 2021
Preliminary evaluation: 1-2 July 2021
Tangible projects submission deadline (Arrival date at the secretariat warehouse): 31 July 2021
Final Judging: 10-11 August 2021
Awarding ceremony: 8 September 2021

Categories

  • ARCHITECTURE

    ARCHITECTURE

    Public buildings & facilities

    Urban & Landscape

    Public Exhibition & Installation

    ARCHITECTURE

  • INTERIOR

    INTERIOR

    Public and Cultural Spaces

    Commercial spaces

    Leisure spaces

    Offices & Accommodation

    INTERIOR

  • INDUSTRIAL

    INDUSTRIAL

    Telecommunication

    Automobiles / Vehicles

    Sports & Leisure

    Babies & Kids

    Other

    INDUSTRIAL

  • FASHION

    FASHION

    Apparel

    Accessories 

    Bags & luggage

    FASHION

  • COMMUNICATION

    COMMUNICATION

    Identity & Branding

    Advertising

    Packaging

    Publishing & Print Media

    Other

    COMMUNICATION

Registration and Application

  • 01

    REGISTER & CREATE MY ACCOUNT

    Read the terms and conditions carefully, create user name and password before logging in.

  • 02

    COMPLETE PROJECT INFO ONLINE

    Complete designer (individual/team/company)and project information and submit.

  • 03

    DELIVER MY PROJECT

    After passing the preliminary examination, entries shall be sent to the warehouse before due date according to instructions in the email sent by the secretariat.

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 examination by the secretariat. 

2. Entrants must prepare the supporting legal documents (template available on “download” page of the official website) and submit online after passing the examination by the SDA Secretariat before 24:00, 31 July 2021 (GMT+8:00).