• Online Submission

    20 Apr – 28 Jun 2021
  • First Round Judging(1)

    Late Jul 2021
  • Final Round Judging(1)

    10 Aug 2021
  • Notifications to Awardees(2)

    Sep/ Oct 2021
  • DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony

    Dec 2021
  • Commencement of Overseas Work/ Study (6-12/18 months)(3)

    Earliest: 1 Jan 2022
    Last: 30 Sep 2022 (Work)
    Last: 28 Feb 2023 (Study)
  • Contribute to the HK design industry

    Not less than 2 consecutive years upon return
Note (1)

A judging panel will select the awardees in judging session(s). It is co-chaired by the representatives of organizer and sponsor and consists of representatives from educational institutions, design-related associations and renowned design companies.

The judging panel will select the applicants to enter Final Round Judging based on the design works, presentation video and supporting documents submitted by the applicants in First Round Judging.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Final Round Judging for a presentation of their portfolio and overseas work/ study plan. Candidates have to bring along their portfolio, documents, certificates and reference materials to the judging session in person.

Note (2)

Awardees will become the ambassadors of DFA HKYDTA to promote the award programme and Hong Kong design and creative industries.

Note (3)

Awardees are required to submit overseas work/ study proposal, interim report and completion report before, during and after the overseas undertaking.