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SZIDF 2019: Competition To Design The Official Souvenir

Calling all designers! The Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA) and invite you to design the official souvenir for attendees of the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair 2019 (SZIDF 2019).

About SIDA

SZIDF is organized by SIDA and Founded in 2008, SIDA was the first Chinese association to join the World Design Organization (WDO) and has since grown to a membership of 851 members from Shenzhen and all over China.

SIDA is responsible for building the Shenzhen Institute for Innovative Design, the Sino-Finnish Design Park, the Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), and the Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center (HIDC). The SZIDF is the largest industrial design fair in Asia, and this is the 7th year in a row that SIDA has organized the event

About The Competition

SIDA and would like to invite designers from all over the world the opportunity to design the official souvenir for attendees of the 7th edition of SZIDF from November 3rd to 5th 2019.

The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of representatives from both SIDA and, with the official award ceremony being held in Shenzhen on the night of November 3rd. 

Furthermore, the winner will have the chance to showcase their work at SZIDF with a complimentary stand and have all their travel and accommodation expenses covered by SIDA. For more information, see the Prizes section below.



All submissions for the competition must adhere to the following guidelines:

Product typology: the product is a souvenir for attendees of SZIDF 2019. It should be a simple, non-technological product that is for everyday use such as a t-shirt, cloth bag, notebook, or pen.
Theme: the product should represent the concept of this year’s fair of “Redesign, Reconnect.” It must also include the logos of SZIDF and SIDA.
Size and weight: the product should be light and easy to carry.
Materials and technologies: entrants are free to use any material they wish as long as it is suitable for mass production. The product must not have any electronic components or features, as it will need to be produced in time for the fair at a low cost.
Production: the product will be mass produced by a factory in China.
Deliverables: submit all images that best represent your product including rendering, descriptions, and CAD files. If necessary, a ZIP file can be attached containing extra materials.

Language: Since we are an international association, all texts provided with your uploads must be submitted in English.


Required Files

  • Number of images: 1-5 images
  • Dimensions: 960x720 pixels
  • Format: jpg., gif., and .png.
  • Color mode: RGB
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • File size: 1MB per image


Evaluation Criteria

The jury will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria:

Technical feasibility
Brand compliance


Important Dates

Upload period: Now until 30th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)
Community vote: 30th September 2019 – 7th October 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)
Jury vote: from 30th September 2019
Announcement: by the end of October 2019 on
Award ceremony: 3rd November 2019 at the SZIDF designers night in Shenzhen


Participation is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older. Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the website via the SZIDF 2019 Gadget Design Award upload page will be accepted.


The winner of the competition will receive the following prizes worth approximately EUR11,000:

- International round-trip flight, 4 nights at a luxury hotel, and airport pick-up and drop-off;
- 6m x 6m standard booth and booth setup (note that the booth may also host materials relating to and the competition);
- A prototype of their winning product;
- One onsite bilingual English-Chinese assistant;
- One advertising page in the SZIDF catalogue;
- One page ad on SZIDF website for two years;
- Promotion in SZIDF community;
- Networking opportunities with design masters and design leaders at SZIDF 2019;
- Free pass to all the concurrent forums and workshops at SZIDF 2019;
- Award ceremony during the designers night of SZIDF 2019 on Nov 3rd 2019.


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Event Details

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:10am - Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
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Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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