30 November 2009
04 December 2009
Hong Kong SAR
Organised by the Hong Kong Designers Association, HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 is a biennial event that has evolved to a major design awards competition and exhibition during the last 34 years.

Previously the HKDA Awards, 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 is now closed

The period for entries has now come to a close.  Open to all designers in the Asia Pacific region, HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 invited the submission of works entirely designed in the region and first released between 3 June 2007 and 30 June 2009 are eligible for entry.

Awards ceremony and exhibition

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.


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.

Gold winners will be awarded with trophies. Other winners will be awarded with certificates.The judges reserve the exclusive right to decide whether any awards would be given to any entries.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will receive a set of Endorsement Marks. This gives exclusive right for the winners to use the marks for the promotion of their awarded works.


Graphic design category
Mr. Bjorn Kusoffsky (Sweden) - Stockholm Design Lab
Mr. Chris Lee (Singapore) - Asylum
Mr. Michael Johnson (UK) - Johnson Banks
Mr. Kaoru Kasai (Japan) - SUN AD Company Ltd.
Mr. Wang Xu (China) - Wang Xu Design Co., Ltd.

Newmedia category

Mr. Sean Lam (Singapore) - Kinetic Singapore
Mr. Fabio Simoes Pinto (Brasil) - F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Mr. Matt Pyke (UK) - Universal Everything

Product category

Mr. Eric Chan (USA) - Ecco Design Inc.
Mr. Jean Marie Massaud (France) – Studio Massaud
(More to be confirmed)

Spatial category
Mr. Thomas Heatherwick (UK) - Heatherwick Studio
(More to be confirmed)

Submission information

Specific criteria can be found on the event website.


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.


Leisure & Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government

Gold Sponsors

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Polytrade Paper Corporation Ltd.

Event history

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.

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
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