Endorsed | 2017 Taipei International Design Award

28 April 2017
28 July 2017

ico-D is pleased to endorse the 2017 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA), 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 "Taipei International Design Award" is open until 28 JULY 2017.

The Taipei City Government is organising the Taipei International Design Award entitled: “Design for an Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world and to those with a passion for creativity and design, as a gesture to project the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei".

2017 Taipei International Design Award is an open call for outstanding international designs in an effort to position Taipei as platform where a designs and design for business potential share a platform. The award encourages practices of social design where design as a medium is seen as a field that bring humans a better, more pleasant and convenient life.

2017 sees the 10th anniversary of Taipei International Design Award. Over the years, the Taipei City Government has been devoted to shaping Taipei into a city with design visions and has been encouraging designers to contemplate the meaning of design, to see design as a problem-solving tool by way of design thinking, to deliver substantial impact via social design, and to further present Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for an Adaptive City”.

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 2017 Taipei International Design Award website: www.taipeidaward.taipei.

Information about guidelines and specifications is available as a pdf in here.

Important Dates:
Start of Registration: April 28 (Friday)
Registration Deadline: July 28 (Friday)
Preliminary Selection Online: July 31 (Monday) – August 21 (Monday)
Announcement of Finalists: August 25 (Friday)
Deadline for Submission of Final Works/Mockups: September 25 (Monday)
Final Selection: October 1 (Sunday)
Award Ceremony: October 26 (Thursday)


The following prizes will be awarded: 

Taipei City Mayor Award (1 in total)
Golden Award (NTD 500,000) (3)
Silver Award (NTD 200,000) (3)
Bronze Award (NTD 150,000) (3)
Social Design Award (NTD 120,000) (1 in total)
Application Upgrading Award (NTD 120,000) (1 in total)
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 2017 Taipei International Design Award website
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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