DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA), established in 2005, aims to nurture up-and-coming design practitioners and design graduates aged 35 or below. It recognises promising Hong Kong young design talent, serving to maintain the city’s competitiveness and consolidate its role as an Asian design hub.

Sponsored by Create Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Hong Kong Design Institute and the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, awardees may receive financial sponsorship to work in overseas renowned design companies for 6 to 12 months or study abroad for 6 to 18 months.

DFA HKYDTA allows awardees to develop their skills, unleash their potential and bring different ideas from overseas back to Hong Kong, contributing to the city’s design and creative industries upon their return.