The call for entries has begun for the 2017 edition of Taiwan's Golden Pin Design Award–the only international design award focused on the world's Chinese-speaking, or huaren, communities. The competition represents a chance for companies and brands to test the viability of their products and projects in the dynamic Greater China region.
Consumers in the Chinese-speaking world are increasingly influenced by design, and many look to the Golden Pin Design Award as a trusted indicator of quality and innovation. Globally influential companies and brands like Apple, Disney, Volkswagen, and Starbucks are already making design decisions for this market, and seeing success from their efforts.
Entries into the Golden Pin Design Award are accepted in four categories: Product Design, Visual Communication Design, Packaging Design, and Spatial Design.
Aside from offering entrants the chance to prove their prowess in the world's largest market, other benefits of participation include:
A comprehensive review of all entered works by an expert panel of jurors, which in the past has included local and international design world luminaries.
A coveted Golden Pin Design Mark received by all entrants who pass secondary selection. This indicator of innovation and quality, which is well recognized by consumers in the Chinese-speaking world, can be used by recipients on marketing materials and online.
An invitation to attend the December 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.
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.
Multilingual coverage and promotional opportunities for Design Mark recipients and Best Design winners.
Preliminary selection: mid-July 2017 Secondary selection: early September 2017 Final selection: late September 2017 Award ceremony: December 2017