ICOGRADA ENDORSES HKDA ASIA DESIGN AWARDS 09

16 March 2009
Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong SAR) - Icograda is pleased to endorse HKDA Asia Design Awards 09, a biennial event organised by the Hong Kong Designers Association that has evolved over the years to become a major design awards competition and exhibition.
Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong SAR) - Icograda is pleased to endorse HKDA Asia Design Awards 09, a biennial event organised by the Hong Kong Designers Association that has evolved over the years to become a major design awards competition and exhibition.

Originating from the First Picture Show, inaugurated in Hong Kong in 1975, the show was renamed HKDA Design Show in 1976. It was an annual event until 1980 when it became a biennial competition open to all local designers in various disciplines. Since 1996, the call for entry of the design show has been extended to other Asia Pacific countries and has become the biggest and most important design competition in the region.

To reinforce the image of the Awards, it was renamed as HKDA Awards in 2005 and this year as HKDA Asia Design Awards. In the last Awards, over 1,700 entries were received locally and from the Asian regions.

The HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 focus on the importance of design and how it enhances and affects the quality of life as well as how it is value-added to the business world. This will in turn accelerate the position of Hong Kong as an Asian design hub.

Call for entries
HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 is open to all designers in the Asia Pacific region. Works entirely designed in the region and first released between 3 June 2007 and 30 June 2009 are eligible for entry.

The main categories for HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 are the four major design disciplines of graphic, product, spatial and new media design.

Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence or Merit Awards will be awarded to the selected entries of each category. As a personal recognition of outstanding entries, each judge will select one "Judges' Choice" from all entries of his/her respective categories.

Award results will be announced on 30 November 2009.  Major awards will be presented at the Award Presentation Ceremony.  All winning entries will be showcased at the Hong Kong City Hall from 30 November to 5 December 2009 and published in the HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 catalogue.

Find out more on the event listing.



For more information, please contact:

Hong Kong Designers Association
Unit 216A, InnoCentre
72 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
T: +86 852 2527 3968
F: +86 852 2527 5468
E:
W: www.hongkongda.com


About the Hong Kong Designers Association
The Hong Kong Designers Association was founded in 1972. The Association is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and is a design body to advocate public interest in design and higher professional status for practising designers in Government, cultural, entertainment, commercial and industrial sectors, for full-time, part-time teachers and administrators on the academic side of designing.