Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Call for Entries is now open and for the first time, international companies, are also eligible to enter and prove their design prowess at the most influential design award in the huaren (Chinese-speaking) world.
Previously, entrants needed to be a registered company in a Chinese-speaking country or region in order to participate. This year, the Golden Pin Design Award encourages more international companies to take part by opening the annual competition to companies from anywhere in the world.
Golden Pin Best Design winners are invited to attend the exciting award ceremony in Taipei, where they are presented on stage with a bespoke trophy. Winners may also be eligible to access free networking, exhibition, sales, and promotion opportunities provided by the Taiwan Design Center.
In the Golden Pin Design Award, there are 4 categories:
- Product design – Computer and information products, Television and home entertainment, Home appliances, Lighting, Home furniture, Homeware, Office and stationery products, Kitchen, Bathroom, Vehicles and accessories, Outdoor recreation and sports, Fashion products, apparel, and accessories, Healthcare and beauty, Maternal and infant products, Industrial equipment and tools, Robotics, and others.
- Communication design – Professional curation, Ambient experience, Service design, Social design, Non-profit design, Urban planning, Solution design, and others.
- Spatial design – Residential space, Office space, Dining space, Recreational and entertainment space, Public space, Architecture and structures, and others.
- Integration design – Corporate and brand identity, Publications, Packaging, Posters, Font design, Animation, Advertisement, Online and interface design, Applications, and others.
In 2017, the executors of the Golden Pin Design Award, Taiwan Design Center received 2919 entries from 14 countries and regions around the world; USA, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Of those entrants, 455 received the Design Mark, and 23 won the coveted Best Design trophy.
Established in 1981, the annual Golden Pin Design Award celebrates design in the huaren community.
Golden Pin Design Award 2018 – Entry Fees
The registration/entry fee is $55 (USD) per project for entries before the early bird deadline — 30 April 2018, 12:59 pm (Taipei, GMT+8) or $70 (USD) per project after the early bird deadline.