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DFA Design for Asia Awards 2024 calls for Entries!

Unveiling Asian Design Brilliance for Global Recognition

The DFA Design for Asia Awards 2024, hosted by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with media partnership from the NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF), will accept entries until June 30.

As a supporting organization, we are pleased to offer you a discounted entry fee of HKD 1,980 per entry for registrations made after the discount period (May 15 to June 30). Please insert the discount code [Dfaa24so] when submitting the entry.

The DFA Design for Asia Awards (DFA DFAA) remains a prestigious global event, celebrating Asia's design prowess. DFA DFAA 2024 invites submissions across 30 categories in 6 disciplines, including Communication, Digital, Fashion, Product, Service, and Spatial Design, promoting innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Award Categories

Unveiling Asian Design Brilliance for Global Recognition

The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), supported by the NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) as a media partner, will host the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2024. Entries will be accepted until 30 June 2024, with an early bird discount of 50% off the entry fee until 30 April 2024.

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As a renowned annual international event that inspires innovative solutions and fosters collaboration transcending boundaries, the DFA Design for Asia Awards (DFA DFAA) continues to honour and showcase Asia's design excellence on the world stage. The DFA DFAA 2024 embraces a dynamic spectrum of the design industry by welcoming entries from 30 design categories spanning across 6 disciplines: Communication Design, Digital & Motion Design, Fashion & Accessory Design, Product & Industrial Design, Service & Experience Design, and Spatial Design.
Award Categories

Calling for Award Entries from Six Design Disciplines:

(1) COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Identity & Branding
Packaging
Publication
Poster
Typography
Marketing Campaign

(2) DIGITAL & MOTION DESIGN

Website
Apps
User Interface (UI)
Game
Video

(3) FASHION & ACCESSORY DESIGN

Fashion Apparel
Functional Apparel
Intimate Wear
Jewellery & Fashion Accessory
Footwear

(4) PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Household Appliance
Homeware
Mobility, Professional & Commercial Product
Information & Communications Technology
Product
Leisure & Entertainment Product

(5) SERVICE & EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Service Design
Experience Design

(6) SPATIAL DESIGN

Residential Space
Hospitality & Leisure Space
Culture & Public Space
Commercial & Showroom Space
Workspace
Institutional Space
Event, Exhibition & Stage

Awards Structure

All design projects submitted will be assessed by an international judging panel comprised of world-leading design experts and professionals. The panel will determine the Grand, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards.

Entry Requirements

Design projects launched in one or more Asian markets between 1 January 2022 and 31 May 2024 are eligible for submission by their design owners, clients, brand owners, designers or design consultancies.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will assess each entry based on the criteria below (as applicable):

Creativity and Human-centric Innovation
Usability
Aesthetic
Sustainability
Impact in Asia
Commercial & Societal Success

Winners’ Entitlements and Exposure

Trophy and Certificate (certificates for Merit Award winners)
Awards Publication:
Each winner will receive a complimentary copy of the DFA Awards publication, which introduces all the winning projects and the project teams behind them. The publication will also be disseminated to global industry leaders to enhance the winners’ exposure.
Exhibition & Online Showcase
Awards presentation and other events:
Winners will be invited to DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony and Business of Design Week (BODW) events to establish networks with international and local designers and business leaders. Selected winners will also be invited to speak at global and regional talks, forums or other events to increase their global exposure.
Award endorsement Mark:
Winners will receive authorisation to use the globally recognised DFA DFAA Endorsement Mark for further promotion.

DFA Design for Asia Awards

Since its inception in 2003, the "DFA Design for Asia Awards" have been dedicated to celebrating design excellence and recognizing projects that prioritize user-centric design while incorporating distinctive Asian perspectives to elevate the quality of life for individuals across the region. Hosted by the Hong Kong Design Centre as a key component of the broader "DFA Awards," this initiative receives support from Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as the Lead Sponsor. Over the years, the "DFA Design for Asia Awards" have served as a global platform for both design talents and businesses to present their innovative projects to an international audience.

Hong Kong Design Centre

Hong Design Centre is a strategic partner of the Hong Kong SAR Government in leveraging the city’s East-meets-West advantage to create value from design. To achieve our goals we cultivate a design culture, bridge stakeholders to opportunities that unleash the value of design, and promote excellence in various design disciplines.

Outline of the DFA Asia Design Awards 2024

Entries:1 April 2024 to 30 June 2024 (Hong Kong time)
Entry Fee:HK,000 per entry
Discount:50% off entry fee until 30 April 2024 (Hong Kong time)
Online submission
Entry URL:https://tinyurl.com/3z4mpj36
Effective on April 1


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