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Media OutReach – 24 June 2022 – HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 (HKDA GDA 2021), organized by Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) has widely been acknowledged as one of the most established cross-disciplinary design competitions in the Asia-Pacific region since 1975 and supported by the Lead Sponsor, Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Today, the Award List of HKDA GDA 2021 was officially released online at 2pm (HKT).
HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 – Online Awards Presentation Ceremony Virtual Exhibition
This year is the Awards’ 47th anniversary and HKDA GDA 2021 has also marked a milestone by the outstanding quality with over 2,200 entries from 15 countries and also for the first time to introduce the “Design Clientele Award” to tighten the connections between brands and designers and the dual mode of online and physical judging. In order to recognize different levels of design excellence from 8 multiple design disciplines including graphics, digital, product, spatial, design clientele, experience, impact and rising creative awards, a total of 476 awards including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Excellence, Hong Kong Best and Judge’s Choice Awards was selected by a world-class panel of 24 top-notch representatives of the design industry from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands and etc. In this edition of the HKDA GDA, the brand-new ‘Design Clientele Award’ is introduced to encourage good business support and promote business collaboration so as to provide opportunities for both the designers and their clients to demonstrate their works and promote innovative designs.
Online Awards Presentation Ceremony
Due to the pandemic, the HKDA GDA 2021 Awards Presentation Ceremony is held online and it is the honour of the organiser to have the Secretary for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, to record a congratulary video as the Guest of Honour. Also, it is the honor to have Dr. Kan Tai Keung, SBS, BBS, Mr. Ron Leung, Judge of Global Design Awards 2021, Mr. Karr Yip, Chairman of Hong Kong Designers Association, Dr. Anthony Kong, Project Coordinator of Hong Kong Designers Association Global Design Awards 2021, Mr. Kelly Sze, Fellow of Hong Kong Designers Association and Mr. Eddy Hui, Executive Committee of Hong Kong Designers Association to be the award presenters.
Online Awards Presentation Ceremony:
About Virtual Exhibition
Under the theme of ‘Cultural Nature’, 476 winning works and the highlights of winners’ sharings are presenting in the virtual exhibition from June 24 to September 23, 2022. This year, the virtual exhibition is brought out from the perspective of the digital media with the waves, mountains and sky to present another exhibition mode to the audience.
Winning Entry Highlights
The winning works include both international and local design. Selected works include the double championship Air purifying lamp ‘Airluna’ ,multi-shape design tool ‘Exlicon’, a crowdfunding project awarded by the New York Design Gold Award and other global awards, recycling stores “[email protected]” which are commonly found in Hong Kong, typography advocacy platform “Typeclub” and exhibition co-presented by Hong Kong Heritage Museum “Time will tell”.
Virtual Exhibition: From 24 June to 23 Sept, 2022
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