Win up to NT$3,800,000 in Prizes for Outstanding Designers in the Taipei International Design Award 2021

Submit an entry for the Taipei International Design Award 2021, for a chance to be among the lucky winners of up to NT$3,800,000 in prizes alongside a trophy and award of recognition.


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  • This year’s total prize money is up to NT 3.8 million including NT 600k for the grand prize-Taipei City Mayor Awards
  • Aside from the cash prize, Special Award winners will also receive a trophy and a certificate of recognition; the Sponsors Award, and Distinction winners will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • The names of all the winners will be announced on the official website to allow businesses to contact them for future design projects.


  • Everyone around the world are welcomed to participate individually or as a group (each group is limited to five members) with one member as main correspondent.
  • Entries must be original creations of the contestants completed after May 10, 2019.




Industrial design refers to design works that can be mass-produced, including general and digital application, Transportation tools, equipment and instruments, daily utilities and household goods, IT and home appliances, etc.


Visual communication includes designs of digital graphic creations, identity, posters, packaging and printing.


Open space provided for public use, government buildings, and private establishments that are partially provided for public use.

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Application Instructions


Registration:All registration must be performed online.

  • Please proceed to our official website ( to obtain personal account. After completing on-line registration, you will receive an automatic email of ‘Account Confirmed Notification’. 
  • Contestants can sign on and upload files before the registration deadline, and then sign the “Intellectual Property Rights Disclaimer” to complete the registration procedure. 
  • The system will send an automatic email of ‘Registration Confirmed Notification’ to the contestant’s email address.
  • Please enter into the registration form your email address correctly in order to receive event-related information from the event executor.


Preliminary Selection:

Upload of documents

  • All entries need to be registered online and obtain a serial number to complete registration.
  • Upload design concept description (Max 500 words in Chinese, and Max 1,200 digital character in English. English as the main language supported by other languages when necessary).
  • Upload the name of the work (English as the main language, supported by other languages when necessary).

Upload of sketches

  • All files should come in the format of Jpg with the maximum size of 3MB per photo.
  • Size: W1190*H840 pixels; resolution: 96 dpi~150 dpi.
  • Maximum 3 photos of the work can be uploaded

About the Taipei International Design Award 2021

$3,800,000 in the Taipei International Design Award

Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei”. Here is an open call for outstanding international designs and an effort to shape Taipei into a convergence platform for creative designs, thereby to discover creative designs with business potential, and further still, to encourage practices of social design in an advocacy that design as a medium can bring humans a better, more pleasant and convenient life.

Taipei International Design Award

Taipei City Government has been devoted to shaping Taipei into a city with design visions and has been encouraging designers to see design as a problem-solving tool, that is, to contemplate on the meaning of design, to solve problems inevitably faced by the general public and society, and to promote a sustainable city, further presenting Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City.”

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Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Start of Registration Online registration : : 2021/5/10
  • Registration Deadline: 2021/8/10 Taipei time 23:59 (GMT+08:00)
  • Preliminary Selection Online 2021/8/16~9/9  
  • Announcement of Finalists 2021/9/15 The announcement will be public in event’s website
  • Deadline for Submission of Final Works/Mockups 2021/10/14 Taipei time 17:00 (GMT+08:00)

Deadline is based on the time and date the final works/mockups are received.

Properly packaged works should be mailed or personally delivered to the “2021 Taipei International Design Award Team” at China Productivity Center, 2F, No. 79, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi District, New Taipei City, 221.

Finalists for the Industrial Design category should submit mockups. Finalists for the Visual Communication Design category should submit a poster or the actual design work. Finalists for the Public Space Design category should submit a mockup of the work or 3D animation.

Final Selection 2021/10/26~28 Venue in Taipei City, Taiwan

Award Ceremony At the end of Oct. or At the beginning of Nov.


The organizer should invite local and international experts as judge panel. The judge panel for each category will consist of experts who come from more than two different continents and nationalities.

The organizer reserves the right to change the members of the judge panel if members are unable to participate in the selection process due to illness or unforeseeable circumstances.


Inspection of Qualifications: The details of entries, including qualifications, documents, and formats, are inspected.

Preliminary Selection: The preliminary selection will be conducted by submission of digital files via an online system. Qualified entries in each category will be selected as finalists.

Final Selection: The final selection will be based on the actual physical works, mockups, animations or printouts that meet required specifications.


Applicability Use of new materials to reduce pollution and solve daily life hassles


Level of commercialization The industrial design category will be selected based on the completeness and feasibility of the production plan of the work.

Creativity Creativity, innovation

Functionality Innovative application of functions, materials and techniques

Sophistication of design works

Aesthetics Visual attraction and aesthetical interpretation

The organizer guarantees that the judging process will be conducted in a fair and impartial procedure and guarantees that it will not influence the judge panel during the judging process.

The juror’s decision is final and abiding. No third party correspondence (jury and contestants) will change the decision.

Program and Venues

  • Award winners will be announced at the award ceremony and on the event’s website.
  • The venue will be announced at a later date.
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