HKDA Global Design Awards 2013: Call for entries

05 July 2013
09 November 2013


Established in 1972, “Hong Kong Designers Association” (HKDA) is the first of its kind in Hong Kong for practicing designers, design administrators and academics, with aims to encourage the use of quality design and uplift the appreciation of quality design in the community.

“HKDA Global Design Awards” (HKDA GDA) is a biennial design competition organized by HKDA since 1975. As a multi-disciplinary design competition, HKDA GDA accepting worldwide entries of graphic design, new media design, product design and spatial design. In HKDA GDA2011, 14 world-class judges had been invited to be the jury panel, attracting thousands of entries from 40 destinations around the world including Mainland China, USA, Great Britain, France, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and so forth. Please go to the link below to view the highlight video of HKDA GDA2011:

The call for entries of HKDA GDA2013 has launched. The theme is “THE DESIGN ISSUE” which provides an open platform that beyond a design competition. Besides submitting design entries to HKDA GDA2013, design professionals are invited to express their notions on identity, position, thinking, creativity and beliefs as “Design Issue” in HKDA GDA2013’s official website and facebook page. By submitting their own “Design Issue” in those platforms encourage designers to exchange their beliefs on design and construct a valuable design archive for worldwide community.

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Jury Panel of HKDA GDA2013

Graphic Judges

•    Mr. Daniel Ayuso, cla-se bcn studio (Spain)
•    Mr. Maurus Fraser, Winkreative (United Kingdom)
•    Mr. Hei Yi-yang, Sense Team (China)
•    Ms. Naomi Hirabayashi, PLUG-IN GRAPHIC (Japan)
•    Ms. Emily Oberman, Pentagram (USA)

New Media Judges

•    Mr. Daniel Bonner, Razorfish (United Kingdom)
•    Mr. Toshiya Fukuda, 777interactive (Japan)
•    Mr. Johan Vakidis, AKQA Shanghai (China)

Product Judges

•    Mr. Chiaki Murata, METAPHYS (Japan)
•    Mr. Andreas Schupp, Lenovo Group (Hong Kong)

Spatial Judges

•    Mr. Andre Fu, AFSO (Hong Kong)

Awards Ranking & Prize

Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence or Merit Awards will be awarded to the selected entries of each category.  Each judge will also select one "Judges' Choice" from all entries in their respective categories. 

The award entitled “Hong Kong Best” will be presented to the best local entry in each category, opening up opportunities for local designs to be recognised.

Gold Award winners will be presented trophies. Other winners will receive certificates. Winning entries will be showcased in Awards Exhibitions from March to April 2014 and published in HKDA Global Design Awards 2013 catalogue with worldwide distribution.

Entry Fees

 Location Single Entry
Series Entry
 Federation Members (member of HKDA, IDA and FDA)
HK$ 200
HK$ 300
 Honk Kong Local (non-members)
 HK$ 400
HK$ 550
 Mainland China
 RMBY 350
RMBY 450
 Overseas (International)
US$ 55
US$ 75

Contact information

Hong Kong Designers Association

Unit 216A, 2/F InnoCentre, 

72 Tat Chee Avenue, 
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, 

Hong Kong

T: +852 2776 9142


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