Submission Process

All international entries must be submitted via email. Entries within China can be submitted via the website sign in button.

Email address:

There will be three rounds of judging:

Round One and Two: Shortlisting of Finalists

Send your entry in two parts as separate PDF documents.


The Cover Document should contain the following information:

  • Name
  • College
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth


The Submission Entry should include a written description and accompanying images/videos. No name or logos must be included in this second document. For international entries please submit Part Two as one .pdf in A3 format:

Written Component:

  • Description – Brief description of the design concept. Up to 300 in Chinese and or 500 words in English.
  • What problem does the design address and how?
  • How is it different from other designs?
  • What else would you like to say about your project?


  • Up to 5 images – include captions explaining images.

Video (This is not essential):

  • You may include a video of your 3D digital model.
  • Video must be an MP4 format
  • No longer than 180 seconds
  • Under 100mb
  • 1080 pixel wide

All elements of the submission must be legible.

There must be no names or logos on any of the Part Two: Submission Entry component – on either written submission or images. All judging is anonymous. Please include contact details on the separate Part One: Cover Document.

Round Three: Selection of Winners for the Outstanding Design Awards and Excellence in Design Awards will occur after the final face to face defence in Foshan, China.

All finalists from Round Two will go forward to the third round of judging.

Entrants will be required to attend the final judging in Foshan, China on 29th and 30th June, 2018. Travel scholarships will be provided to cover costs of flight and accommodation from anywhere in the world.

Entrants will be given the opportunity to present their project to the finalist judges. Presentations will be 10 minutes long including a 5 minute presentation with Powerpoint and 5 minutes of question time. You may bring physical models to the defense presentation. Physical models are not essential.