Q1: Why should I participate in HKDA Global Design Awards 2018?

Trophies will be given to Gold Awards winners while Silver, Bronze, Excellence, Hong Kong Best and Judge’s Choice Awards winners will be awarded certificates by HKDA. The winning entries will have the opportunity to be exhibited publicly and featured on Global Design Awards 2018’s social media platforms including Facebook, Weibo and the Awards Website, etc. Awardees will also have the chance to be interviewed by media to share their winning designs.

Q2: Who is eligible?

The designer, the owner or user (client) of design, the brand’s owner, its designer or design consultancy are welcome to submit designs which have actually been produced and (in case of commercial designs) have become available in any market(s) after 1 January 2015.

Q3: What should I do if I created an account but didn’t receive the activation email?

The system will send you a notification email with the activation link to your email address once your account is created. Since it is an automated email, please check the junk mail folder if necessary. You may also check if your email address provided is correct.

Q4: How many entries can I submit?

There is no limitation on the number of entries for each entrant or company. Each entrant can submit other entries in different categories by using one single account.

Q5: Can I submit the same entry into more than one category?

You can submit your design into more than one category. However, a separate entry fee will be charged for each category.

Q6: Do I have to submit an actual design?

To facilitate the assessment, entrants (for ‘Graphics’ and ‘Product’ design categories) are all required to submit the actual design to the Global Design Awards Office before the submission deadline (9 Nov 2018, 18:00 HKT). Please also ensure that the delivery time falls within normal working hours. Submit the design with a legible and clearly noticeable ‘Package Label’ attached on each parcel for identification and stick the ‘Entry Label’ on your work. Entries submitted without labels will be subject to disposal without further notice. For Digital entries, website link should be uploaded via the online submission platform. For Spatial entries, a PDF file of maximum 10 pages (max. 1920 x 1080 pixels) should be uploaded via the online submission platform.

Q7: What will be arranged for the winning entries?

The winning entries will have the opportunity to be exhibited in the Awards Exhibition.

Q8: Can I amend the submitted information/image?

You can amend the submitted information before completing the payment procedure until the official submission deadline (9 Nov 2018, 18:00 HKT) via the online submission platform. No further amendments or uploading will be allowed after the payment procedure is completed.

Q9: When will the results be announced?

Shortlisted entries will be announced on 6 December 2018.

Q10. Can I submit other entries after completing the payment procedure?

After completing the payment procedure, you can register a new account with a different email address for submitting additional entries.