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China Good Design: Worldwide Call For Entries

The second edition of China Good Design is now calling for entries. The international competition is open to companies worldwide looking to strengthen their position in the huge China market.

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BY Janice Seow

June 8th, 2016


Top image: The winners of China Good Design 2015

Following the success of the inaugural China Good Design award last year, the second edition is now open for submissions. The competition is organised by Red Dot, which is well known the world over for its string of illustrious and highly prized Red Dot design awards.

China Good Design is the first independent international design competition in China; the award recognises the outstanding works by companies both locally and abroad, and brings them to the attention of the huge – and increasingly sophisticated – China market.

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Pilo by Soundario Inc., China China Good Design 2015 (Gold Winner), Living Rooms and Bedrooms category

Just like the Red Dot awards, China Good Design sets the bar for its stringent rules and high judging standards. Submissions to this year’s competition will be assessed by an international jury made up of independent industry experts, such as Gordon Bruce (USA), Martin Darbyshire (UK), Aleksandar Tatic (Germany/Italy), and Prof. Cheng Neng Kua (Taiwan). The panel is also represented by Prof. Renke He, an outstanding personality of the Chinese design scene. As part of the China Good Design programme, participants will also have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with the jurors in a “Meet the Jury” session, and be part of the grand award ceremony and “Designers’ Night” on 30 October.

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Reception Centre of Taipei Style by Symmetry Design Center, China (Taiwan) – China Good Design 2015 (Gold Winner), Urban Design and Public Spaces category

The competition covers a total of 31 diverse categories, from Living Rooms and Bedrooms to Interior Design, Urban Design and Public Spaces, Babies and Children, Jewellery, Sports, Communication, and more. Entries will be judged on their ‘degree of innovation’, ‘functionality’, ‘durability’, and ‘ecological compatibility’, amongst other criteria.

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On-site judging of China Good Design 2015 entries

The winners of China Good Design 2016 will receive wide-ranging media coverage, and the opportunity to present their company and innovative products on a national stage. Xiamen Media Group is partner of the competition, and the award-winning products will also be showcased in a special exhibition during Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot in China. The trade fair for quality design will take place from 29 October to 1 November 2016 in Xiamen, China and is a renowned platform for manufacturers and designers in Asia.

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Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot Design Award, speaking at the China Good Design award ceremony in 2015

Important dates
Regular submission: 10 May – 11 July 2016
Latecomer submission: 12 July – 12 August 2016

For full details of the China Good Design 2016 competition and to submit your work, go to chinagooddesignaward.com

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Winners of China Good Design 2015 take the stage