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DIA Award: Call for Entries from Europe – only 2 weeks to go!

Based at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Design Intelligence Award DIA is China’s first International Award programme in Industrial Design. While well known and regarded in the industry, the DIA is still almost unknown outside China. European design organizations have therefore agreed to actively promote the prestigious DIA to a broader audience.

The German speaking European countries are still an important global hub for design and innovation. As its international strategy, designaustria seeks to act as a bridge between European and Chinese designers and design companies. designaustria has been involved with DIA over the previous years, having sent judges in the First Stage Evaluation Sessionat and the Final Evaluation Session. Now, the goal is to improve both the quality and quantity of the entries coming from Europe, especially entries from the D-A-CH area. designaustria likes to attract and appeal to the really innovative products and ideas that are out there so that, in future years, people see the DI Award winners as real innovators on a global scale.

Who is running DIA?
China Academy of Art, China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) / Industrial Design Teaching Advisory Board under the Chinese Ministry of Education, Design Intelligence Award Committee

Why they are in place?
DIA returns to the origin of design with human intelligence, advocates that design is “Intelligence of Humanity, Wisdom of Life, Fusion of Tech & Art, Brain of Industry”, and plays the role of bringing world-wide creativity to an intelligent future.

What are the timescales?

Entry Collection Period Up to June 25th 2021.
Preliminary Evaluation  July 6th to July 16th – with results being announced on July 27th.
Shortlisted Entry Delivery  August 18th to September 8th.
Second Evaluation  August 17th to August 28th – with results being announced on August 31st 
Final Evaluation  September 10th to September 17th
Award Ceremony  September 27th

Application fee will be charged, however it is askad that any logistical, insurance or customs clearance expenses (when prototypes are sent) incurred by Applicants be borne by them.

Enter your submission until June 25th 2021.: