endorsed | 2016 Taipei International Design Award

12 May 2016
12 August 2016
China Productivity Center

ico-D is pleased to endorsed the 2016 Taipei International Design Award, produced by ico-D Member China Productivity Center and in collaboration  Industrial Designers Association, Taiwan Poster Design Association, Graphic Design Association of the Republic of China, Taiwan Graphic Design Association, Chinese Society of Interior Designers, Kaohsiung Creators Association. 

Online registration at www.taipeidaward.taipei is open until 12 August 2016!


Featuring the unique characteristics and high quality of “Taipei Design,” the Taipei City Government has organised the 2016 Taipei International Design Award—an award that is open to designers, teachers and students of design, as well as people with a 'design passion' from around the globe. Winning submissions will be selected from an international roster of entries, creating a platform for both exchange and commerce.

The award encourages the use of universal design to improve the city's economic, social, environmental, and cultural development by providing its users with a safer, harmonious, and more convenient lifestyle. 

Entries are grouped into three main categories: Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design and Public Space Design.

1. Industrial Design
Industrial design refers to design works that can be mass-produced, including general and digital application, transportation tools, equipment and instruments, daily utilities and household goods, IT and home appliances, etc.

2. Visual Communication Design
Visual communication includes designs of digital graphic creations, identity, posters, packaging and printing (including digital printing) etc.

3. Public Space Design
Open space provided for public use, government buildings and certain private establishments.


Registration, Submissions and Guidelines:
All submissions must be made online via the official 2016 Taipei International Design Award website: www.taipeidaward.taipei. Information about guidelines and specifications is available as a pdf in multiple languages here.


Important Dates:

12 May - online registration: www.taipeidaward.taipei
12 August - online registration deadline: Taipei time 23:59 (GMT+08:00)
8-26 August - preliminary selection online
1 September - announcement of finalists
3 October - deadline for submissions of final works/mock-ups
15 October - final selection
11 November - award ceremony

The following prizes will be awarded: 

Taipei City Mayor Award (1 in total)
Golden Award (NTD 450,000) (3 in total)
Silver Award (NTD 150,000) (3)
Universal Design Award (NTD 120,000) (3)
Application Upgrading Award (NTD 120,000) (3)
Bronze Award (NTD 100,000) (3)
ico-D Excellence Award (1)
IFI Special Award (1)
Judges’ Special Award (NTD 10,000) (15)
Sponsors Award (to be adjusted according to total sponsored)
People’s Choice Award (NTD 10,000) (3)
Distinction (several per category).

Official 2016 Taipei International Design Award website: www.taipeidaward.taipei

ico-D Member profile page for China Productivity Center.



About ico-D Endorsements
Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.


Find out how to apply for ico-D Endorsements here.


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