DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020, organized by Hong Kong Design Centre(HKDC), will open for global submission from April 1 till July 17, 2020. Submissions by May 31, 2020 will enjoy a 50% off on registration fee. ADF has continuously supported the DFA for Asia Awards 2020 as a media partner.


Since its launch in 2003, DFA Design for Asia Awards, organized by Hong Kong Design Centre and funded by Create Hong Kong, has been an influential platform in underpinning designers’ contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia. The Awards covers a total of 23 design categories under four design disciplines: (1) Apparel & Accessory Design, (2) Communication Design, (3) Environmental Design and (4) Product & Industrial Design.

Award entry details:


April 1 - July 17, 2020 17:00(HKT GMT+8)

Entry fee:



HK$1,000 before May 31, 2020



 Award Categories:

(1) Apparel & Accessory Design 
  • Fashion Apparel
  • Functional Apparel
  • Intimate Apparel
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Footwear
(2) Communication Design
  • Identity & Branding
  • Digital Media
  • Packaging
  • Publications
  • Posters
  • Typography
  • Marketing Campaign
(3) Environmental Design
  • Home & Residential Spaces
  • Hospitality & Leisure Spaces
  • Culture, Public Spaces
  • Retail and Showroom Spaces
  • Workspaces
  • Event, Exhibition and Stage Design
(4) Product & Industrial Design
  • Household Appliances
  • Homewares
  • Professional & Commercial Products
  • Information & Communications Technology Products
  • Leisure & Entertainment Products

Award types:

Category Award

Confer to entry by open submission: Gold, Silver, Bronze & Merit award.

Grand Awards

Gold Award winners of each Category Award and nominated outstanding design projects will be considered for the Grand Awards. Design projects that have made the most extraordinary contributions will be conferred: Grand Awards, Grand Award for Culture, Grand Award for Sustainability, Grand Award for Technology, and Grand Award with Special Mention.

Entry requirements:

Design projects, launched in one or more Asian markets between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020, are eligible for Awards submission by the design's owner or client, the brand's owner, designer or design consultancy.

Designs that are still under development and/or have not yet been commercially launched between 1st January 2018 and 31st May 2020, as well as show flats, prototypes, renderings and artists' impressions of designs are ineligible as Entry.