Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award 2019 call for entries is now open. The award is an opportunity for companies, design teams, and individuals from all around the globe to demonstrate design excellence in Taiwan, Asia, and beyond. The early bird entry deadline is April 30 and the general entry deadline is June 27. Entries can be submitted online via the official Golden Pin Design Award website.
Judging is split into four categories — product design, communication design, spatial design, and integration design which is a new category for projects that integrate multiple design disciplines including professional curation, service design, and more. The international judges at last year’s final selection were Edmond Bakos (Managing Director of CHAMPALIMAUD Design — USA), Ad van Berlo (Founder of VanBerlo — Netherlands), Kashiwa Sato (Creative Director of SAMURAI Inc. — Japan), and Chris Lee (Founder and Creative Director of Asylum — Singapore).
The first round of judging takes place in mid-July, the second and third rounds in August and September, and the award ceremony will be held in Taipei on December 5, 2019. The Design Mark winners will be announced after secondary selection in September, and the Best Design trophies are to be awarded at the ceremony. The price of entry is just USD$55 before the early bird deadline, or USD$70 during the general period. And unlike some other international design awards, there are no additional charges for secondary and final judging.