Judging criteria include but are not limited to the following:

  • 01

    Achievement in utilizing designs to increase sales, lower costs, and improve product qualities, productivity and profitability.

  • 02

    Achievement in utilizing designs to enhance sustainability in urban environment, social and economic development, and to improve quality of lives in cities.

  • 03

    Achievement in utilizing designs to contribute to the transformation of local economies, of social development, and of cities’ development.

  • 04

    Achievement in developing cultural diversity based on traditional cultures.

  • 05

    International recognition, commercial and societal success in designs.

  • 06

    Achievement in uniqueness, creativity, originality, innovation, aesthetics, sustainability, use of technology, user-friendliness in designs.


The judging process will consist of two stages of detailed assessments, based on the actual products, images and additional supporting materials submitted by the entrants.

  • 01

    First Stage

    First Stage Judging will be carried out by the nominators according to the judging criteria listed above. Each nominator will decide how many entrants it will recommend.

  • 02

    Second Stage

    An International Jury would convene in Shenzhen. Actual design works and supporting materials will be displayed side by side for the jurors to evaluate. All award winners will be selected at the end of the second stage.


Jury report will be available 1-3 weeks after shortlist is announced. Stay tuned.