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Good Design Award

Japan

This award is sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion and is awarded once a year for items featuring excellent design. The award has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1957. Its current name was adopted in 1988 following a privatization. It is the only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan. A wide range of genres, from industrial products to business models, event activities, and so on, are eligible for the award.
“G-mark” has played a role as an index of “good design” for more than half a century since its establishment.

Good Design Long Life Design Award

Japan

This award is sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion and is awarded once a year for items featuring excellent design. The award has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1957. Its current name was adopted in 1988 following a privatization. It is the only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan. A wide range of genres, from industrial products to business models, event activities, and so on, are eligible for the award.
“G-mark” has played a role as an index of “good design” for more than half a century since its establishment.

JIDA Design Museum Selection, Selected Product

Japan

Established in 1998 by a public interest incorporated foundation called the Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (JIDA), the JIDA Design Museum Selection targets the promotion and development of industrial design and selects excellent products that will give us guidelines when considering the future as well as the present and the past. With “For beautiful, abundant life” as its theme, superior design products are selected to be kept from the present day for future reference and are presented, displayed, and recorded at the “JIDA Design Museum Selection.”

iF Design Award

Germany

Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. They are selected by the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world.

reddot design award

Germany

A global design award that has been sponsored by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany since 1955. It consists of three fields: product design, communication design, and design concept. High-level metrics, such as innovativeness, functionality, quality, consideration of design for human use, durability, etc. are used in the evaluation.

Design for Asia Awards

Hong Kong

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Design Center (HKDC), the Design for Asia Awards are international design awards celebrating design excellence in four criteria: “overall excellence,” “use of technology,” “Impact in Asia,” and “commercial and societal success.” Since their launch in 2003, the awards have grown as a design event that receives high evaluations from designers and companies not only in Asia but across the world. In addition to the special prize, the program awards a Grand, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit in each category.

Golden Pin Design Award

Taiwan

This award celebrates design products, created for the Greater China area, which consider aspects of manufacturing such as the area’s lifestyle, cultural characteristics, technology, and customs. It also celebrates products that are well balanced in all aspects of integrity, creativity, functionality, aesthetics, and communicability. The award was instituted 33 years ago under the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C.. In 2014, it was relaunched as an international award sponsored by the Taiwan Design Center.
*The Greater China area refers to Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.