Better Design Award 2024

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Better Design Award 2024

Better Design Award 2024 is now open for entries!

Better Design Award 2024: Better Design Award (BDA), an international comprehensive design award that recognizes works and companies that demonstrate design excellence and innovation around the world, has been recently opened for entries for 2024.

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Better Design Award (BDA), an international comprehensive design award has been recently opened for entries for 2024. This award recognizes works and companies that demonstrate design excellence and innovation around the world.

Adhering to the concept of designing for a better life, BDA will discover global good design, create a new engine of industry, lead a new way of life, contribute Chinese design wisdom to the world’s advanced manufacturing industry, and promote Chinese culture.

There are two entry groups:

1) Product group entries must have been launched to the market within two years, the main designer or design team has the corresponding intellectual property rights and in line with the national industrial policy and relevant technology, standards and other related provisions.

2) The concept group entries must be original works of various inventions, novel designs and aesthetic designs that have not been sold or produced in the market, and have great innovations in function, structure, form, technology, materials and low-carbon. The launch to market time is not earlier than the final evaluation of this award.

Each entry, whether in the Product or Concept group, must belong to one of the following three categories:

The Pillars of a Great Power
Emphasis on design to empower industrial change. Including but not limited to: equipment manufacturing (high-end equipments, intelligent robots, etc.), heavy equipment, aerospace and navigation equipment and instruments, super large computers, cutting-edge machines (new energy vehicles, low-altitude aircraft, etc.) and other elds of products and services.

Good Life
Emphasis on design to create a better life including but not limited to: the new generation of electronic information products, modern light industrial textiles (clothing, daily chemicals, hardware, arts and crafts, etc.), home products (household appliances, furniture manufacturing, kitchen and bath, etc.), CMF (cutting-edge new materials, new processes, etc.), digital creativity and information services (digital audio-visual, interactive design, industrial software, etc.), national trend cultural innovation, fashion design and other elds products and services.

Future Design
Emphasize that design leads the future development including but not limited to: smart city (smart community, medical care, transportation, cultural tourism, etc.), urban public design, green ecology, future industry, social innovation and other elds of products and services.

The enterprise group selects enterprises that have made outstanding achievements in business model, design innovation, design management, etc., or brands with growth and development potential driven by design.

The products (works) and enterprises that have won the BDA awards will be announced publicly, and the qualified main designers will be recommended to participate in the evaluation of Guangdong Technical Expert, May 1st Labor Medal, March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetter and other honors

Who may enter?

Manufacturing companies, design agencies, designers and colleges, individuals or teams from any country and region in the world are eligible to participate.

Prize:

The Better Design Award offers a total prize pool of 4.25 million Yuan (approximately 546,000 EUR) and features 50 cash awards to be distributed among the winners.

The works of the winners will be displayed in global exhibition tours, both online and offline, as well as to be permanently displayed in museums.

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