about sda

“ It aims to provide platforms for international exchange, communication and cooperation in various design categories ”

The Shenzhen Global Design Award is organized to recognize and reward outstanding 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 designs as well as the promotion of design thinking.

Awards & Prizes

  • SDSA

    CNY 500,000

  • Gold Award

    CNY 500,000

  • Silver Award

    CNY 300,000

  • Bronze Award

    CNY 100,000

  • Nomination Award

    Honorary Prize


Judging Panels

Each category respectively has its jury panel and each jury panel is responsible for selecting the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Nomination Award winners within the category. Each jury panel consists of world-leading designers, managers of design organisations, editors of design magazines or digital media, or professors of leading design institutes from different countries and cities. Jury members are nominated by supporting organisations and the SDA Academic Committee and invited by the SDA Organising Committee. Introduction of jury members will be announced on the official website at least one month before the judging dates. The chairmen and vice-chairmen of each jury are elected by the judges at the first review meeting.

The Chairman of the jury panel will be responsible for convening theassessment meetings, monitoringthe assessment procedure and announcing the final results.

The chairmen and vice-chairmen of four Juries will form the special final jury and name the winner of the"Special Award for Sustainable Development”.

Members of the jury panel should not enter the competition. If an entry is a project designed by a judge or involving a judge or a project by an entrant who has previously cooperated with a judge or is currently cooperating with a judge, the judge may NOT participate in the review of this entry.

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    Read the terms and conditions carefully, create user name and password before logging in.

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    Complete designer (individual/team/company)and project information and submit.

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    After passing the preliminary examination, the works and additional materials shall be sent to the warehouse before due date.

1. Please do NOT deliver projects to the Secretariat office! Address of the warehouse will be sent to entrant's registered email together with confirmation of passing the phase one evaluation.

2. After materials pass the preliminary examination, entrants must submit the supporting and other legal documents requested by the SDA Secretariat by 17:00 29 March, 2019 (Beijing time). Click here to download the template. In case of shipping delay, entrants could send messages to the Secretariat via email by 17:00 29 March (official email address