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Application Form (B)

SCHEME B Scheme for Winners of Specified Local Competitions/Awards to Enter International Competitions/Awards

Applicants are required to read the Guidance Notes for the Sponsorship Scheme before completing this application form.  The application period for 2020 SIDA Sponsorship Scheme: 1 June 2020 – 31 July 2021.

This scheme aims to minimize the financial burden of talented local designers and encourages them to enter the international competitions/awards under the government's financial support. This is the financial subsidy scheme in design industry to "encourage local winners to enter international competitions/awards" and promote the status of Hong Kong Designers among the international stage.

(i) Eligible Period

  • 24 specified awards are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 1/6/2020 to 31/7/2021.

  • 9 new specified awards are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 01/01/2021 to 31/7/2021.

  • Award fees will be reimbursed from 1 June 2020 to 31 July 2021 and the reimbursement claim for award fees for specified awards will be released once after entry submission is accepted during this eligible period.

  • There will be no retrospective approval for reimbursement claim in respect of awards obtained before the project call for entries period (i.e. 1 June 2020).

  • Application will be counted on a "First-Come-First-Served Basis" based on the submission date of their application form. If the material information is missing, e.g. flight ticket details, a 1-month period will be provided for participants to supplement the missing information.

  • Reimbursement will continue until the fund has run out.

(ii) Eligibility
Awardees of these 5 local awards below are considered as the eligible participants of Scheme for Winners of Specified Local Competitions/Awards to enter International Competitions/Awards. The reimbursable items of this category exclude any local award expenditures.

Detailed List of 5 Local awards to be covered by Scheme B. Competitions/Awards out of this list will not be considered.

     1.  Gold and Silver Awardee of HKDA Global Design Awards 2018.              

     2. Grand, Gold and Silver Awardee of HKDC DFA 2019 & 2020.

     3. Gold and Silver Awardee of Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 & 2020.

     4. Gold and Silver Awardee of Kam Fan Awards 2019.                                               

     5. Gold and Silver Awardee of Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2019 & 2020.

  • For individual applicants, must be a Hong Kong permanent resident and the holder of Hong Kong 3-star ID card.

  • For design companies or design-applying enterprises, it must be incorporated in Hong Kong and holds a valid Business Registration Certificate.

  • No age limit is imposed and it is not only limited to design practitioners only. (If the public or design students have the capacity and talents to gain the specific awards, they are warmly welcome to apply too.)

  • Maximum TWO applications are allowed for each applicant. Also the awardees must have to use the same winning works in the specific local awards to enter the listed international competitions and awards, other designs under their names will not be subsidised in this scheme.

(iii) Mechanism

The scheme is on a  “First-Come, First-Served” basis and applicants who received the financial support from the scheme should undertake to share their works at the sharing seminar. An applicant is required to provide the name of the international competitions/awards and details of application, together with certification from the local award body. No application fee will be charged for applying HKDA SIDA 2020. However, an awardee of unlisted local competitions/awards in this program will not be considered.

In order to fully utilise the reimbursement funding, there are 3 conditions to reimburse from the budget of Scheme A, B or both A and B.


1. An applicant who has not applied for Scheme B but win the specified awards, will be fully reimbursed by Scheme A.

2. An applicant who has applied for Scheme B but failed to win the specified awards, will be fully reimbursed by Scheme B.


3. An applicant who has applied for Scheme B and also won the specified awards, will be reimbursed by both Scheme A and B as below:

Scheme B: Reimburse all the application fees until the winners' announcement.
Scheme A: Reimburse all the promotional fees once the winners are announced.

For example: Good Design Award
Applicant A applied for Scheme B to join this competition, he/she/it needs to pay the i) 1st Judging fee (~HK$797.58) which is also the entry fee, then he passed the 1st round, and enter the 2nd round judging, he/she needs to pay ii) 2nd Judging fee (~HK$4,227.19+), after the 2nd judging, he/she was nominated to the final judging, then he/she/it needs to pay iii) final judging fee (~HK$7,577.03+) to enter the final round, and he/she/it wins the award finally.

In this case, all "1st judging fee, 2nd judging fee, final judging fee" will be reimbursed from Scheme B as these all are the fee required to pay before the winners announcement. And the fees paid after the winners' announcement will be reimbursed from Scheme A.

The applicant is required to submit both invoices and receipts for reimbursement claim. The invoices and receipts must be issued in the name of the applicant. In order to avoid the double subsidy or duplicated financial support, an applicant needs to sign a guarantee that he/she/it has not gained any other funding sources while applying for the same specified international award in the same year.

(iv) Reimbursable items

1 ) Entry fee

2) Taxation

3) Courier fee

As the Entry fee, Taxation and Courier Fee varies in different international competitions/awards, SIDA cannot indicate the ceiling of each reimbursable item.

Remark: The reimburable items exclude local awards expenditures.

(v) Reimbursement and Release of Grant


Reimbursement will be processed within 3 months after the application is considered successful. 


Since the project is government-funded under CreateSmart Initiative governance, an applicant understands that this project is operating under the supervision of HKSAR Government, and agrees the reimbursement schedule will be followed by the actual payment schedule of CSI funding issued by the HKSAR Government. A successful applicant will receive 70% of the reimbursement in the preliminary round of examination. The last phase payment will be settled within 6 - 9 months once the project funds from CSI are received.

Applicant information

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Awards Details

(Competition/Award out of the 24 Award List will not be considered.)

Award 1

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Reimbursement Details

(In case if the invoices and receipts for reimbursement claim is in other currency,  only the payment receipt in HKD is accepted.)

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1. Hong Kong Identity Card 

(*Only For Individual Applicant)

2. Documentary Proof of Entry Fees, Judging Fees and Final Judging Fees Paid

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3. Award Result Proof

4. Taxation Proof

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5. Courier Fee Receipt

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6. Front Page of the Applicant’s Bank Passbook or Bank Statement showing the Applicant’s Name, Account Number and Bank Name/Bank Code.

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7. Copy of Hong Kong Business Registration (BR)

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Reimbursement Details

(In case if the invoices and receipts for reimbursement claim is in other currency,  only the payment receipt in HKD is accepted.)

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1. Hong Kong Identity Card

(*Only For Individual Applicant)

2. Documentary Proof of Entry Fees, Judging Fees and Final Judging Fees Paid

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3. Award Result Proof

4. Taxation Proof

5. Courier Fee Receipt 

6. Front Page of the Applicant’s Bank Passbook or Bank Statement showing the Applicant’s Name, Account Number and Bank Name/Bank code.

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7. Copy of Hong Kong Business Registration Certificate

(*Only for Design companies or Design-applying enterprise )

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I have attached with Invoices and receipts for reimbursement claim and issued in the name of the applicant.

RULES/DISCLAIMERS

1.  (a)  For individual applicant, the applicant should: be a permanent Hong Kong resident (3 Star should appears on the Hong Kong Identity Card);  (b) For design companies or design-applying enterprises, it must be incorporated in Hong Kong and holds a valid Business Registration Certificate.
No age-limit is imposed and it is not only limited to design practitioners only.

 

2. 24 specified awards are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 1/6/2020 to 31/7/2021.  9 new specified awards are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 01/01/2021 to 31/7/2021. Award fees will be reimbursed from 1 June 2020 to 31 July 2021, and the reimbursement claim for award fees for specified awards will be granted once after award announcement is released during this eligible period. There will be no retrospective approval for reimbursement claim in respect of awards obtained before the project call for entries period (i.e. 1 June 2020).


Application will be counted on a "first-come-first-served basis" based on the submission date of their application form. If the material information is missing, eg. flight ticket details, a 1-month period will be provided for participant to supplement the missing information.
Reimbursement will continue until the fund has run out.

 

3. Amendment to any information after submission of the application form should be submitted to the Hong Kong Designers Association in writing. The applicant will be notified in writing or by telephone if additional information is required by the Selection Panel. Applicants who do not hear from the Hong Kong Designers Association three months after the closing date for application may consider their applications unsuccessful.

 

4. Information, details and materials submitted will not be returned. Apart from the record of successful applicants, all the information will be destroyed twelve months after the closing date for application.

 

5. The Hong Kong Designers Association reserves the rights: to withdraw the application if an applicant is found to have provided any false or  misleading  information or withheld any material information.

 

6. Personal data collected from the application for the purpose of the Sponsorship for International Design Awards Scheme 2020 will be used by the Hong Kong Designers Association to process the application and for other related purposes. Provision of personal data by the applicant is voluntary.

 

7. The applicant has the right to request access to and/or correction of personal data provided, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). 

 

8. The application must be completed and sent, by email (sida@hkda.hk), by online application form, or by post to: Flat C, 4/F Wui Wah Factory, 1035-1037 Yee Kuk West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong     

ENQUIRY:      Tel: (852) 2527 3968        Email: sida@hkda.hk

i) I hereby declare to have read, acknowledged, understood and will observe the rules/disclaimers set forth in this application form and the Guidance Notes for the Sponsorship for International Design Awards Scheme 2020; and undertake to be bound and agree to be bound by the rules/disclaimers throughout.

 

ii) I agree to assist the Hong Kong Designers Association in promoting the prospect of the industry and to attend sharing sessions to share my experiences from the sponsorship programme.

 

iii) I hereby agree for the Hong Kong Designers Association to approach my referee for my information, if necessary.  

 

iv) I have not gained any other funding sources while applying the same specified international award in the same year using the same design

 

v) I hereby declare the information provided herein is correct and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

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