The DFA Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), celebrating design excellence and acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. Since its launch in 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards has been a stage upon which design talents and corporations can showcase their design projects internationally.

All Entries are recruited either by open submission or nomination. Entrants may submit design projects in one of 28 categories under six key design disciplines, namely Communication Design, Fashion & Accessory Design, Product & Industrial Design, Spatial Design, and two new disciplines from 2022: Digital & Motion Design and Service & Experience Design.

Entries will be accessed according to the overall excellence and factors like creativity & human centric innovation, usability, aesthetic, sustainability, impact in Asia as well as commercial and societal success in two rounds of judging. The judges are design professionals and experts attuned to design developments in Asia and experienced in different international design awards. Entries for Silver Award, Bronze Award or Merit Award will be selected according to their design excellence at the first round judging, while Grand Award or Gold Award will be conferred to finalists after the final round judging.