Where can I get the application form?

For online application, please click above link. Application form can be obtained at the following outlets:

HKTDC Head Office Reception, Hong Kong Design Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Art Centre, and Hong Kong Design Centre etc. 


How do I submit the form and what is the application deadline?

Completed application form must be submitted by 18 April 2016 via our website or by mail or in person to HKTDC office. Sketch boards must be submitted to HKTDC office by 3pm on 25 April 2016 or before.



HKTDC – Creative Department (Lifestyle Team)

38/F, Office Tower, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Office hour: Mon to Fri, 09:00 – 17:00 (Except 12:30-14:00)  Sat, Sun and public holidays closed


Is there any age limit for contestant?

Contestants must be 45 years of age or under on 18 April 2016, the deadline for all entries.


What’s new on the PRIZES & CATEGORIES?

No specified categories this year! All finalists will compete for four prizes; they are the Champion, First Runner-up, Second Runner-up and the Best Footwear & Accessories Design Award(sponsored by i.t). 


Tell me more about the “Best Footwear & Accessories Design Award”?

The Winner of “the Best Footwear & Accessories Design Award” will be selected by the prize sponsor i.t. Contestants are required to design shoes for the collection and they will be produced by sponsor. Meeting will be arranged between i.t and the finalists to go through the production details and the sponsor has the final discretion to the final design. Other accessories in the collection are to be produced by the finalist.


Can I apply for the contest if I do not have any sponsor?

You can still apply for the contest if you do not have a sponsor at the application stage. However, once you become one the shortlisted finalists, you must acquire a sponsor (a Hong Kong clothing manufacturer/ enterprise/ fashion design institute) to put your design into production. You are also required to submit your sponsor’s company name, stamp and logo. HKTDC reserves the right to disqualify any unsponsored applications.


Is it necessary for the sponsor to put my design into production for free?

Not really. The sponsorship can be financial or technical, that can support a quality and successful production of your design.


Can I jointly apply the contest with my friend or apply as a company?

No, all contestant can only apply to the contest as individual designer.


Can I apply for the contest if I am a HKID card holder?

Contestant must be a permanent HKID card holder who has 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong.


What should I pay attention to when preparing Mood-boards?

 - Write in English and supplemented in Chinese

 - NO Pencil Writing

 - NEVER write your name/school on the mood boards

 - NEVER submit loose sheets

 - Submit the mood-boards with fabric swatches of no less than 12x12cm

 - NEVER submit special packaging with mood boards such as suitcase or a box, your contents are more important than anything else


 (For details, please refer to application form)


I am not available to submit the entry form and the presentation board to HKTDC office in person during office hour, what can I do?

You can submit the entry form and the presentation board by

a.  post, with your ID card copy before the application deadline; or
b.  authorise a person to submit for you with your ID card copy during office hour

Office hour: Mon to Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm