Shenzhen Global Design Award 2017 – Open Call

UNESCO City of Design Shenzhen have announced an open call for the Shenzhen Global Design Award, which aims to recognize and reward outstanding designers, and to strengthen opportunities between designers at home and abroad.

The award aims to discover designers with creativity, vision, foresight, and influence. It also aims to enhance the exchanges and cooperation among all designers from different countries and inspire the industrialization of creative designs as well as the promotion of creative design concept.

The Shenzhen Design Award is supported by the Organizing Committee of the Shenzhen Design Week, and organized by the Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA).




For the first edition in 2017, industrial and product designs in the following categories are accepted from:

– Information & Communications Technology Products

– Computers and information technology, Computer accessories, Communication devices, Camera & camcorder, Audio & Visual Products, Smart devices, etc.

– Leisure & Entertainment Products

– Entertainment technology devices, Gifts & crafts, Outdoor, Leisure & sports, Games & hobby product design, etc.

– Household Appliances

– Living room / bedroom, Kitchen / dinning, Bathrooms / spas, Electronic products, etc.

– Homeware

– Tableware and decoration, Lighting, Furniture / home textiles, etc.

– Professional & Commercial Products

– Vehicles(land, water, aerospace), Medicine / health care, Special vehicles / construction, Agriculture, Electronic devices, etc.


Registration and Application

Entrants must register on the official website of the award and upload supporting documents before 10:00, 31st December 2017 by following the steps below:

1.Create user name and password before logging in;

2.Read and agree to terms and conditions;

3.Complete personal/team information;

4.Complete designs description form (one entry one form);

5.Upload photo of individual or teams;

6.Pack and ship real objects and make sure they arrive at the secretariat before 15th January 2018 (Beijing time)



Grand Award – 200,000 USD

Gold Awards (2) – 100,000 USD

Silver Awards (4) – 50,000 USD

Bronze Awards (10) – 20,000 USD



Call for entries: 1 July – 31st December 2017

Online registration deadline: 31st December 2017

Objects submission deadline (Arrival date at the secretariat): 15th January 2018

Final judging: Late January 2018

Result Announcement: Early February 2018

Award presentation ceremony: April 2018


For more info and how to apply, please visit –