Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Call for Entries is now open. An invitation for international companies to prove their design prowess at the most influential design award in the Chinese-speaking world.
Established in 1981, the annual Golden Pin Design Award is the longest-running international design award that celebrates products or projects expressly created for and within huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities. The global huaren community is the world’s largest diaspora and around 1.2 billion people, which is 16 percent of the world’s population, speak Chinese as a first language (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2012). The Golden Pin Design Award offers a chance for international companies to share their greatest designs with the huaren community, both in the Greater China region and worldwide.
In the Golden Pin Design Award, there are 4 categories:
Product design - Computer and information products, Television and home entertainment, Home appliances, Lighting, Home furniture, Homeware, Office and stationery products, Kitchen, Bathroom, Vehicles and accessories, Outdoor recreation and sports, Fashion products, apparel, and accessories, Healthcare and beauty, Maternal and infant products, Industrial equipment and tools, Robotics, and others.
Communication design - Professional curation, Ambient experience, Service design, Social design, Non-profit design, Urban planning, Solution design, and others.
Spatial design - Residential space, Office space, Dining space, Recreational and entertainment space, Public space, Architecture and structures, and others.
Integration design - Corporate and brand identity, Publications, Packaging, Posters, Font design, Animation, Advertisement, Online and interface design, Applications, and others.
How to enter:
Follow this link for entry guidelines: http://www.goldenpin.org.tw/en/pgpnyg1.asp
Early bird registration deadline: April 30, 2018, 12.59pm (Taipei, GMT+8)
Early bird registration fee: US$55
Complete registration form (http://member.goldenpin.org.tw/GoldenPin/) and submit fee within early bird period for discount.
General registration deadline: June 28, 2018, 5pm (Taipei, GMT+8)
General registration fee: US$70
To enter, visit: http://member.goldenpin.org.tw/GoldenPin/
Why to enter:
In 2017, the executors of the Golden Pin Design Award, Taiwan Design Center received 2919 entries from 14 countries and regions around the world; USA, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Of those entrants, 455 received the Design Mark, and 23 won the coveted Best Design trophy.
1 An affordable entry fee with no additional costs incurred at any stage of the award process.
2 All entries are subjected to a comprehensive review by an expert panel of jurors, which in the past has included local and international design world luminaries; Oki Sato of Nendo (Japan); Rossana Hu of Neri&Hu; (China); Martin Darbyshire of tangerine (UK); Kristof Crolla of L.E.A.D (Hong Kong); Dr. Brandon Gien of Good Design (Australia); and Shikuan Chen, Head of Design at Compal Electronics (Taiwan).
3 A coveted Golden Pin Design Mark received by all entrants who pass secondary selection. This is an indicator of innovation and quality, which is well recognized by consumers in the Chinese-speaking world, and can be used by recipients for marketing materials and online promotion.
4 An invitation to attend the lavish November award ceremony in Taiwan’s buzzing capital city, Taipei — providing a chance to network with designers and company owners from across the Greater China region and beyond.
5 The chance to take home a bespoke trophy designed by world-renowned Taiwanese glass art brand, LIULIGONGFANG, presented to all Best Design winners at the ceremony.
6 Multilingual coverage and promotional opportunities for Design Mark recipients and Best Design winners. Past winners have been profiled in hundreds of publications since 2014, including Domus China Edition, Designboom China, IdN World (Hong Kong), Indesign Live (Hong Kong & Singapore), Cubes (Singapore), Portfolio (Singapore), Cutout (Malaysia), Art4D (Thailand), Creative Gaga (India), Design Pataki (India).
Comment as :