The judging panel consists of 5 world-leading designers and managers of design organizations in the field of industrial and product design from different countries. Jury members (including 2 shortlisted jurors) are nominated by the SDA Academic Committee and invited by the SDA Organizing Committee. Biographies of jury members will be published on the official website at least one month before the judging dates.
Due to the pandemic, judging will take place online. Jury members will select online 20 finalists for the Grand Award and Merit Award, and 20 finalists for the Concept Award, then select the winners via real-time online meeting.
The Chairman is elected by jury members at the first meeting. The Chairman will be responsible for convening the meetings, monitoring the progress and announcing the final results.
Members of the judging panel should not enter the competition. If an entry is a project designed by a juror or involving a juror, or a project by an entrant who has previously cooperated with a juror or is currently cooperating with a juror, the involved juror shall NOT participate in the review of this entry.
Original, experimental, exploratory and forward-looking; proposing effective ideas in response to the pandemic
Public-oriented, practical, eco-friendly and recyclable; proposing new concepts for post-pandemic urban living
Pioneering, dynamic, facilitative and transformative; improving the efficiency of post-pandemic industrial development
Influential, academic and comprehensive; attracting wide international attention
The panel will conduct the first evaluation online and select 20 finalists after examination of the images, videos and other supporting materials for entries according to the judging criteria.
The panel will meet online and select all winners in this phase.