HKDC DFA Design For Asia Awards 2021 

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021, organized by Hong Kong Design Centre(HKDC), is open for global submission from March 15 till June 18, 2021. 50% discount offer on entry fee is available until the registration made by April 30, 2021. ADF is continuously supporting the DFA for Asia Awards 2021 as a media partner.adf-web-magazine-dfa-design-for-asia-award-2021-1

The DFA Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), celebrating design excellence and acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. Since its launch in 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards has been a stage upon which design talents and corporations can showcase their design projects internationally.

The programme is comprised of five major awards: Grand Award, Grand Award for CultureGrand Award for Sustainability, Grand Award for Technology and Category Award. Entries to the Category Award are recruited by open submission, while entries to the other four are by nomination. For the Category Award, entrants may submit design projects in one of 24 categories under four key design disciplines.  GoldSilver, Bronze and Merit awards are presented to winners in each category. Submissions are judged on overall excellence and considering factors like creativity & human centric innovation, usability, aesthetic, sustainability, impact in Asia as well as commercial and societal success.

The judges are design professionals and experts attuned to design developments in Asia and experienced in serving as judges for Hong Kong and international design awards.

DFA Awards 2020 Winners Exhibition Showcase

Award Key Dates and Fees

Entry Date15 Mar - 18 Jun 2021(by 17:00 HK time)
Entry FeePromotional Period: HK$1,000 (15 Mar - 30 Apr 2021)
Regular Period: HK$2,000(1 May - 18 June 2021)
Publication and Promotion FeeGrand Award(for Culture, for Sustainability, for Technology) : HK$6,000
Grand Award with Special Mention: HK$5,000
Gold Award: HK$5,000
Silver Award: HK$4,000
Bronze Award: HK$4,000
Merit Award: HK$3,000
Judging PeriodJul- Aug 2021
Result notification to EntrantsLate Aug 2021
Public Announcement15 Oct 2021
Presentation Ceremony and ExhibitionsEarly Dec 2021

adf-web-magazine-dfa-design-for-asia-award-2021-3Entry Requirements

The entry must have actually been produced and (in the case of commercial products) have become available in one or more Asian markets between 1st January 2019 and 31st May 2021.

The entry must be submitted by the design's owner or client, the brand's owner, its designer or its design consultancy. Hong Kong Design Centre may request entrant to submit a Letter of Support when awarded, to certify the owner agree the entry submission.

Design Disciplines & Categories

Apparel & Accessory Design
  • Fashion Apparel
  • Functional Apparel
  • Intimate Wear
  • Jewellery & Fashion Accessories
  • Footwear
Communication Design
  • Identity & Branding
  • Digital Media
  • Packaging
  • Publication
  • Poster
  • Typography
  • Marketing Campaign
Environmental Design
  • Home & Residential Spaces
  • Hospitality & Leisure Spaces
  • Culture & Public Spaces
  • Retail & Showroom Spaces
  • Wrokspaces
  • Institutional Spaces
  • Event, Exhibition & Stage Design
Product & Industrial Design
  • Household Appliance
  • Homeware
  • Professional & Commercial Product
  • Information & Communications Technology Product
  • Leisure & Entertainment Product