• Online Submission

    18 Apr – 26 Jun 2024
  • First Round Judging(1)

    Late-Jul 2024
  • Final Round Judging(1)

    Early-Aug 2024
  • Notifications to Awardees(2)

    Sep / Oct 2024
  • DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony

    Late Nov / Early Dec 2024
  • Commencement of Work/ Study outside Hong Kong (6-12/18 months)(3)

    Earliest: 1 Jan 2025
    Last: 30 Sep 2025 (Work)
    Last: 28 Feb 2026 (Study)
  • Contribute to the HK design industry

    Not less than 2 consecutive years upon return

Note (1)

A judging panel will select the awardees in judging session(s). It is co-chaired by the representatives of organiser and sponsor and consists of representatives from educational institutions, design-related associations and renowned design companies.

The judging panel will select the applicants to enter Final Round Judging based on the application materials including the design works and presentation video submitted by the applicants in First Round Judging.

Finalists will be invited to the Final Round Judging for a presentation of their portfolio and work/ study plan. Candidates should bring along their portfolio, documents, certificates and reference materials to the judging session in person.

Note (2)

Awardees will become the ambassadors of DFA HKYDTA to promote the award programme and Hong Kong design and creative industries.

Note (3)

Awardees are required to submit proposal of work/ study outside Hong Kong, interim report and completion report before, during and after the undertaking.