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Application Form B - Scheme B

 

Hong Kong Designers Association

SIDA 2020 (Sponsorship for International Design Awards 2020)

Sponsor: Create Hong Kong of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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 May 2021.

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

(i) Eligible Period
- All specified awards are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 1/6/2020 to 31/5/2021.
- Award fees will be reimbursed from 1/6/2020 to 31/5/2021 and the reimbursement claim for application fees for specified awards will be allowed 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. 1/6/2020).
- Application will be counted on a First-Come-First-Served Basis based on the submission date of their application form. If the key 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. But the reimbursable items of this category exclude any local award expenditures.

Detailed List of 5 Local awards to be covered by the 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.

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

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

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

- For individual, must have a permanent residents of Hong Kong and the holders of Hong Kong 3-star ID cards.
- For design companies or design-applying enterprises, must be local registered and have Hong Kong Business Registration (BR) and Certificate of Incorporation (CI).

- No age-limited and 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 under the “First-Come, First-Served” basis and applicants who received the support from the scheme should undertake to display their works at the sharing seminar. The applicants are 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, awardee of unlisted local competitions/awards in this program will not be considered.


The specific local awards are in a high quality of design and highly recommended with cash sponsorship to enter the specified international design awards.

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


1. Applicants who have not applied Scheme B but won the specified awards, will be fully reimbursed by Scheme A.

2. Applicants who have applied Scheme B but failed to win the specified awards, will be fully reimbursed by Scheme B.


3. Applicants who have applied 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 fee until the winners announcement.
Scheme A: Reimburse all the promotional fee once the winners announced.

For example: Good Design Award
Applicant A applied Scheme B to join this competition, he/she needs to pay the i) 1st Judging fee (~HK$797.58) which is also the entry fee, then he passed the 1st round, and going to 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 needs to pay iii) final judging fee (~HK$7,577.03+) to enter the final round, and he/she won 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 need to pay before the winners announcement. And fee after the winners announced will be paid 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, the applicants need to register and sign a guarantee form that they have not gain any funding sources while applying 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 are different 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, the applicants understand that this project is operating under the monitoring of HK Governments, and agrees the reimbursement schedule will be followed by the actual payment schedule of CSI funding issued by the HK government. Successful applicants will receive 80% of the reimbursement in preliminary round of examination. The last phase payment to the applicants can only be issued after the application and document proof are approved by CSI. If the application is approved by the HK government, all the remaining amounts will be settled within 6 - 9 months once the project funds from CSI are received.

Applicant information

(Name of applicant must be the same as shown on his/her HKID card)

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.)

 

Notes - Documents Checklist

 

An applicant must submit the completed application form together with a copy of the following documents to the Office of the Hong Kong Designers Association (SIDA) (Address: Flat C, 4/F Wui Wah Factory, 1035-1037 Yee Kuk West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong) within 1  June 2020 – 31 May 2021.

 

Documents required:

  • Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card,

  • Documentary proof of entry fees, judging fees and final judging fees paid,

  • Award result proof

  • Taxation proof

  • Courier Fee Receipt

  • Front page of the applicant’s bank passbook or bank statement showing the applicant’s name, account number and bank name/bank code.

  • Copy of Hong Kong Business Registration (BR) (*Only For Design companies or Design-applying enterprise)

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (CI)  (*Only For Design companies or Design-applying enterprise)

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1. Hong Kong Identity Card 

(*Only For Personal Application)

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)

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

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8. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (CI)

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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.)

 

Notes - Documents Checklist

 

An applicant must submit the completed application form together with a copy of the following documents to the Office of the Hong Kong Designers Association (SIDA) (Address: Flat C, 4/F Wui Wah Factory, 1035-1037 Yee Kuk West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong) within 1  June 2020 – 31 May 2021.

 

Documents required:

  • Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card,

  • Documentary proof of entry fees, judging fees and final judging fees paid,

  • Award result proof

  • Taxation proof

  • Courier Fee Receipt

  • Front page of the applicant’s bank passbook or bank statement showing the applicant’s name, account number and bank name/bank code.

  • Copy of Hong Kong Business Registration (BR) (*Only For Design companies or Design-applying enterprise)

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (CI)  (*Only For Design companies or Design-applying enterprise)

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1. Hong Kong Identity Card

(*Only For Personal Application)

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 (BR)

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

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8. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (CI)

(*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, the applicant should: be a permanent Hong Kong resident (with the right of abode, or the right to land or to stay in Hong Kong without restriction, 3 Star should appears on the Hong Kong Identity Card);  (b) For design companies or design-applying enterprises, must be local registered and have Hong Kong Business Registration (BR) and Certificate of Incorporation (CI).
No age-limited and not only limited to design practitioners only.

 

2. All specified awards of the 5 detailed award list are eligible for application throughout the call for entries period, from 1/6/2020 to 31/5/2021.
Award fees will be reimbursed from 1/6/2020 to 31/5/2021, and the reimbursement claim for award fees for specified awards will be allowed once after award announcement is made 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. 1/6/2020).
Application will be counted on a First-Come-First-Served Basis based on the submission date of their application form. If the key information is missing, eg. 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.

 

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 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 Scheme; 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 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.

ORGANIZER

SPONSORSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS

SPONSOR

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.
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