The first “Greater Bay Area Top Design Award” was jointly organized by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Society and SWDG Development Company Limited. This cross-sector design competition is committed to being the largest and most extensive design industry in the Greater Bay Area. The award aims to enhance the creativity level of 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area (including 9 cities in Guangdong Province and 2 special administrative regions), promote culture of design and motivate communications among 11 cities to enhance the overall artistic level. The cooperation of Greater Bay Area cities is to the benefits of achieving world-class standards, strengthening competitiveness, effectively establishing GBA as an important strategic position for China
and the world leading district.
According to the “Greater Bay Area Development Plan”(Plan) promulgated by the State Council of Republic People of China on February 18, 2019, the content refers to the intention to improve the public culture service system and cultural creativity industry system with cultivating cultural talents, creating cultural boutiques, prospering the cultural market and enriching residents cultural life, which are the most important tasks for Hong Kong to integrate into the Greater Bay Area in the future. The “GBA Top Design Award” is also aimed at this. Led by a group of top designers and business elites from Hong Kong, this competition provides an important communication and display platform for designers and brands in Greater Bay Area. It brings a platform for creative talents to showcase the unique cultural charm of each city among Greater Bay Area.
In line with the national development blueprint, designers and brands as the mainstay of the creative industry should increase cooperation and communication among Hong Kong, Macao and mainland for further artistic exchange and integration to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results. This competition aims to enhance participants visibility and image in the Greater Bay Area and bring more opportunities for the company’s future development. The competition involve different areas such as space, architecture and fashion, it will cover professionals in different sectors of design industry, breakthrough cultural differences and jointly move into a deeper integration.
In the “Plan”, it also emphasized that it is necessary to strengthen the exchange of youth among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. This competition believes that the creative industry pay attention to the combination of inheritance, theory and practice. Therefore, it is necessary to set up a special group of college students to cultivate a new generation of design elites for developing unique creative thinking, creating imaginative design solutions, and helping them to portray the vision of future careers. The concept of this award is the same as the “Plan” mentioned, which is to provide young people with opportunities in entrepreneurship, employment, internships and volunteer work. Therefore, it benefits to promote exchanges among young people and support the integration of Hong Kong and Macao youth into the Greater Bay Area.
At present, the organizers have established close cooperative relationships with colleges and several well-known designers in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The competition has also received their full support and willingness to serve as judges and support organization to provide valuable professional advice for the works.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Society is based on the development plan of GBA. It is committed to uniting the youth of the communities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and jointly exerting the spirit of interaction, assistance and complimentary to promote the popularization of Hong Kong and Macao community youths. The understanding of the people’s sentiments, to encourage the exchanges between these three areas and also harmonious integration, serve as a bridge for effectively setting up an entrepreneurial employment platform in the Mainland.
SWDG Development Company Limited has large scale brand management with 5 subsidiary businesses include architectural planning and interior design (Commercial and Residential projects), general contracting, structural engineering consultants, brand planning, agency of European kitchen cabinet brands, is a one-stop group. From middle class to high-end and even the celebrity families in the Hong Kong are their clients, they had high standards of design and gain many award winners, over 60 awards gained in local and international design competition. SWDG always implement the “diversified design style, be brave in innovation, and be loyal to the core concept.” For the purpose of professionalism, it has won the “Best SME Award 2017” issued by the “Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises General Chamber of Commerce” and has been deeply appreciated and supported by all clients in industries.
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– Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above
– Students who study in design or related industries
– With work experience in design or related industries
– Full-time students enrolled in a design or related course accredited by a local educational institution, including a Higher Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree
– Part-time students pursuing a design or related course at a local or overseas educational institution
Participants should pay attention to the following matters:
• Free participation
• Each applicant can only register for one competition
• Participants must agree and accept the terms and conditions of participation listed on the online application form
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Winners in College group will have the opportunity to receive prizes of up to HKD 5,000 or HKD 2,000 and join the exchange program to the GBA or arrange site visits and exchanges in well-known company in Mainland China.