Golden Pin Design Award 2017

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  June 30, 2017  (expired!)
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    The call for entries has opened for Taiwan's Golden Pin Design Award 2017, the only international huaren-focused design award in the world, inviting designers from around the world to flaunt products and projects that cater to the global Chinese-speaking, or huaren, communities.

    Chinese-speaking consumers demand products and designs tailored to their needs and desires. Given the variety of economic classes, lifestyle choices, and business opportunities in Chinese-speaking countries, astute design is crucial if brands want to remain competitive.

    There are four award categories:

    Product Design
    Visual Communication
    Packaging Design
    Spatial Design

    International and domestic companies selling products and undertaking design projects in this complex arena must couple an understanding of centuries of civilisation within a keen sense of local trends.

    As the gauge for leading design in Chinese-speaking communities, the Golden Pin offers entrants an unprecedented opportunity to prove their prowess in the world's largest market.

    Entry fee: 35 USD / 1000 NTD / 250 RMB.


    Open to individuals or companies that are selling, manufacturing, or designing products or projects in a Chinese-speaking country or region. International companies must have a subsidiary company or official dealer registered in a Chinese-speaking country.


    Entered products and projects are assessed in three stages by an expert international jury. Second stage winners receive a Golden Pin Design Mark, an indicator of innovation that they can use to market their product or design project.

    Of these winners, just 15 to 20 receive a Best Design Award. All winners benefit from increased brand exposure through the public and media relations efforts of the Golden Pin team.