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2007 Outstanding International Designers Awards

Purpose of the award

The Outstanding International Designers Awards is intended to honour those who have achieved pre-eminent status in the design field anywhere in the world. The recipients will be designers who have demonstrated surpassing excellence, a very special ability and an enthusiastic commitment to enhancing the status and role of design in the international market in the creative industries.

Eligibility

To ensure the highest quality of candidature for this very prestigious award, candidates must initially be nominated by an academic, professional or industrial peer in the design field. They must also be supported in their nomination by an individual or company demonstrating a substantial commitment to the ideals and values of the Hong Kong Art and Design Festival. Such support should therefore come from individuals and entities who undertake sponsorship of the festival and its events at a significant level, including Title Sponsor, Sub-title Sponsor or Diamond Sponsor.

Criteria for selection

The Judging Panel will select the successful candidate(s) on the basis of their personal commitment and excellence of design abilities and creativity; eminent contribution to the creative industries, whether through professional leadership, education and development of emerging talent or ground-breaking innovation; and clear evidence of social responsibility revealed in the positive influence of their designs on the integrity and well-being of the international design market.

Results Announcement

All award results will be announced at the Award Presentation to be held in Hong Kong on 4th August 2007. All winning entries will be showcased at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3rd to 6th August 2006 and published in the Hong Kong Art & Design Festival Catalogue.

 
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