Eligibilities and Prerequisites

Each entrant can submit maximum 10 entries and entries must fulfill the following criteria:
1.Entries must be projects that are constructed, complete, on the market or being mass-produced. Entries’ completion date must be between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018. 
2.Entries must comply with national and industrial policies and related technologies and standards.
3.Projects that are conceptual, or still under construction, or not commercially developed, or unfinished displays including models, renderings, etc. are NOT eligible as entries.
4.Entries must be submitted by the project’s owner/client/brand owner/designer/design consultancy, and the same project can be submitted by one entrant ONLY. If one entry involves more than one party, it is necessary to negotiate and decide who is the entrant and provide a contract between multiple parties to confirm the entrant. Otherwise the entrant will be disqualified.
5.Projects that have participated in the inaugural SDA are NOT eligible as entries for the second SDA. 


  • Photos

    All photos should be uploaded on the Award website. Maximum 10 photos for each item submitted. All photos should be in JPEG/PNG format, over 300dpi and no more than 1024*768 pixels each. MUST be actual photos without special effects.

  • PDF files

    Maximum 12 Mb for each item submitted and should be uploaded on the website.

  • Video

    Maximum 2 minutes and 24 Mb, MP4 format only, could be uploaded online or be recorded on U-Key only(NO DVD or VCD please) before shipping to the Secretariat. Unoriginal scores or music must come with copyright authorization.

  • Animation and APPs

    HD video files or large programme files can be sent to the Secretariat via email or wetransfer. Files larger than 4G must be recorded on U-Key before shipping to the Secretariat. The device will not be returned.

  • Display board

    NOT bigger than700mm x 1000mm.

Tangible Projects

The submitted entries must be completely assembled and fully functional. Electrical products must provide transformer and adapter to match Chinese electrical voltage: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz.

Shipping of entries bigger than 1m x 1m x 1m or with weight over 50 KG can proceed ONLY after consulting the Secretariat, who reserves the right to refuse any oversize entries.


Online registration and entrysubmission are free of charge. Any costs arising from packaging, shipping,postage, customs clearance, insurance and any other necessary fees are at the expenses of the entrants.


All texts must be in English.

Entry label should be downloaded from the Award website and fixed on the top right-hand corner of the packaging of each submitted item (including supporting materials).

Posters, display boards, U-keys,documents, perishables and liquids are not returnable.

The Entrant shall have adequate insurance coverage for his or her works submitted, particularly with regards to the risk of theft, fire, breakage and damage.

The Entrant shall be responsible for all costs (including but not limited to all packaging costs, transport costs, documentation, postal charges, courier charges, insurance costs, governmental/jurisdictional approvals and licenses, and any other costs necessary or likely) in the passing and transporting of the entries into the possession of the Secretariat or the return of the designs upon the entrant’s request.

The Entrant agrees that SDPA shall not be liable for any loss or damage of the Design during the passing or transporting to and from SDPA or at the premises arranged by SDPA for the judging sessions.

While reasonable care will be taken when handling the Design in the premises arranged by SDPA, SDPA shall not, in the absence of negligence on the part of SDPA, be liable for any loss or damage of the Design. For the avoidance of doubt, it is agreed that superficial rust, oxidation, discoloration, or any like condition due to moisture is not a condition of damage but is inherent to the nature of the Design and SDPA shall not be responsible for such condition.

Entrants, except the winners of the Award, who intend to retrieve the designs, shall reply within 14 days after receiving email from the logistics. Otherwise, designs may be subject to disposal.