HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 Awards Announcement

476 design awards are now featured in the virtual exhibition while the first “Design Clientele Award” brings designers and brands together

HONG KONG SAR – Media outreach – June 24, 2022 – HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 (HKDA GDA 2021), organized by the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) has been widely recognized as one of the most established interdisciplinary design competitions in the Asia-Pacific region since 1975 and supported by main sponsor, Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government. Today, the price list of HKDA GDA 2021 was officially released online at 2:00 PM (HKT).

2021 HKDA Global Design Awards – Online Awards Ceremony Virtual Exhibition

This year is the 47th anniversary of the Awards and HKDA GDA 2021 also marked a milestone in outstanding quality with more than 2,200 entries from 15 countries and also for the first time in introducing the “Design Clientele Award” to strengthen ties between brands and designers. and the dual mode of online and physical judging. To recognize different levels of design excellence across 8 multiple design disciplines, including graphic, digital, product, space, design clientele, experience, impact and price increase creatives, a total of 476 awards including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence, Hong Kong Best and Judge’s Choice Awards were selected by a world-class panel of 24 high-level representatives from the design industry from Hong Kong, Mainland, Japan, Singapore, UK, USA, Netherlands etc. In this edition of HKDA GDA, the brand new “Design Clientele Award” is introduced to encourage good business support and promote business collaboration to provide designers and their clients with opportunities to demonstrate their works and promote designs. innovative.

Online award ceremony

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 HKDA GDA Awards Ceremony is being held online and it is the honor of the organizer to have the Secretary of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong SAR Government Kong, Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, to record a congratulatory video as guest of honor. Also, it is honor to have Dr. Kan Tai Keung, SBS, BBS, Mr. Ron Leung, Global Design Awards 2021 Judge, Mr. Karr Yip, President of Hong Kong Designers Association, Dr. Anthony Kong, Project Coordinator of Hong Kong Designers Association Global Design Awards 2021, Mr. Kelly Sze, Member of Hong Kong Designers Association and Mr. Eddy Hui, Executive Committee of Hong Kong Designers Association, will be the presenters of the awards.

Online award ceremony:

About the virtual exhibition

Under the theme ‘Cultural Nature’, 476 winning works and highlights of the winners’ sharing are presented in the virtual exhibition from June 24 to September 23, 2022. This year, the virtual exhibition comes from a digital media perspective with the waves, the mountains and the sky to present another mode of exposure to the public.

Highlights of the winning entry

The winning works include both international and local design. Selected works include the double championship air purifying lamp ‘Airluna’, the multi-shape design tool ‘Exlicon’, a crowdfunding project won the New York Design Gold Award and other global awards, recycling stores”[email protected]that are commonly found in Hong Kong, the typography promotion platform “Typeclub” and the exhibition co-presented by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum “Time will tell”.

Virtual exhibition: From June 24 to September 23, 2022
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About the Organizer – Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)

HKDA was founded in 1972. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and is a design organization that promotes the public interest in design and higher professional status for practicing designers in government, cultural, entertainment, commercial and industrial, for full-time and part-time teachers and administrators of the academic side of design.

About the main sponsor – Create Hong Kong
Create Hong Kong (Create HK) is a dedicated office set up by the HKSAR government to lead the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries. Established in June 2009, it coordinates government policy on creative industries, focuses government resources on promoting and accelerating the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with commerce to stimulate the development of creative industries. .

Disclaimer: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government only provides financial support to the project and does not otherwise participate in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these documents/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. , Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Bureau of Trade and Economic Development, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Audit Committee.

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