Sustainable Design


The Best Nominator Award recognizes the nominator who provides the best support and cooperation for the Jury and the Secretariat or nominates the most winners. SCCDA would select the winner(s) with assistance from the Jury.

Prize payment:

1. The payment of the prize will be arranged after the SDAY Awarding Ceremony and paid in accordance with fiscal regulations and tax procedures of the People's Republic of China. 

2. The payment of the prize could take up to 6 months (starting from the second day of the Awarding Ceremony). Winners are required to provide all the info and materials needed for the payment to the SDAY secretariat before the deadline. If the submission of materials is delayed, the recipient of the prize changes or any other expected situation happens on the winner's account, the SDAY Secretariat has the right to postpone the payment and Secretariat's explanation shall be final.

3. All prizes are pre-tax amount. All prizes are subject to income tax in accordance with local law, and SDAY Secretariat can pay the prize after paying tax on winners' behalves.

4. International winners are strongly suggested to receive the prize via personal bank account. If recipient differs from the winner, a signed/stamped authorization letter is required for payment.


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  • The pandemic has overshadowed global development, and the world faces greater challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals delineated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations. Meanwhile,  industrial restructuring requires more time in various countries as traditional industries still form a great part of the economies, while emerging and high-tech industries have not yet grown into the leading forces of economic growth. The energy mix has not been fundamentally changed. Pollution in specific industries and areas has not been properly controlled. Carbon neutrality remains a tough task, and environmental issues have weighed increasing pressure on development. Low-carbon development is inevitable, and the key to success in global competition lies in the green economy.

  • Design has a great impact on production, lifestyle, business, ecosystem, and public environment. Young designers across the globe are cordially invited to explore ways to promote the economy, industries, and society to go green. Only sustainable design can ensure the co-existence of human and nature, and build a planet where we share our future.


  • 1 Oct - 31 Dec 2022

    Call for entries worldwide

  • 31 Dec 2022

    Deadline for online registration

  • 15 Jan 2023

    Deadline for tangible works submission (time for arrival at the Secretariat’s warehouse)


  • Mid-February 2023

    Final judging and results announcement

  • Spring 2023

    Awarding Ceremony and SDAY Exhibition

  • First half of 2023

    Exhibition tour in chosen UNESCO Creative Cities