Why Enter

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Why Enter SIDA ?

Sponsored by Create Hong Kong ("CreateHK") of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, HKDA organizes the SIDA 2020 sponsorship program which is a 18 months project aimed to provide financial aid to Hong Kong designers and local design-applying enterprises to participate in representative international award competitions with the following goals:

 

  1. Promote high-quality Hong Kong designs and brands to the world.

  2. Promote high-quality Hong Kong designs to the local market.

  3. Identify local young design talents.

  4. Up-lift design and art appreciation of the Hong Kong community.

  5. Cultivate active participation and exchange amongst local and international designers.

  6. Increase the participation of local designers in international awards.

 

SIDA 2020 is an no age-limited financial support program which can encourage and support young local design talents to develop and expand their own business without worrying the huge winner promotion expense.

 

Minimize the financial burden of talented local designers and encourage them to enter the international competitions/awards under the government financial support.

 

Cultivate active participation and exchange amongst local and international designers. Designers will have a chance to meet with practitioners from around the world in the overseas award presentation, which allows you to exchange design insights and keep abreast of the most updated industry knowledge.