Every year, this award recognizes a designer of Chinese origin who has accomplished outstanding achievements in his or her own discipline, and who is dedicated to furthering design through educational activities, participation in professional organizations and social commitment.
The award also has a broader significance. By reaching out to Chinese designers around the globe, it creates a body of shared knowledge and experience that stems from common ethnic and cultural origins. The organizers’ vision is to start a ripple effect in Hong Kong that will form a tide reaching every corner of the world where Chinese designers work. The process will help to identify role models who can inspire future generations of young Chinese designers everywhere. The award also pays tribute to the recipient’s significant contributions to the design community. These may take the form of involvement in academic exploration, practical application, as well as participation in educational, training and research activities on national and international level. Finally, the social consciousness and responsibility of the candidate will be taken into account. The recipient will possess a humanitarian outlook that inspires him or her to create designs that have a positive impact on people’s life and on the environment.