Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY PROJECTS AM I ABLE TO SUBMIT?
You will be able to submit a maximum of 2 projects only. This is to ensure that you showcase your best work to the judging panel, ensuring that the submissions aren’t saturated by one designer.
HOW MANY CATEGORIES AM I ABLE TO ENTER?
We ask that you only enter 2 categories, as an example that could be a project entered into the Residential Category as well as the New Talent Category.
DO I HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO APPLY?
Whilst we encourage students to apply, we also welcome interning, established and upcoming designers. You may be an established designer with your own business, a student in a university or beginning a design apprenticeship within a design firm.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
We ask that you are of the age of 16 or above to apply for the awards.
CAN THE IMAGES SUBMITTED BE CGIS?
We ask that the images are physical photography of a project rather than a CGI. The only categories where it is acceptable to submit CGI imagery or sketches are the New Talent Category and the Product Design Category. Through the Product Design Category we ask that as well as physical product imagery, original sketches are also submitted.
DO I HAVE TO BE CHINESE RESIDENT TO ENTER?
For our inaugural awards, they will be solely aimed at Chinese residents to help promote design within Mainland China. But not to worry, the next awards will be held in a different core design city so keep an eye on our WeChat account: KellyHoppenDesignAwards and our website as we may be visiting your city next.
WHEN IS THE CUT OFF POINT FOR SUBMISSIONS AND KNOW IF I AM THROUGH?
The Kelly Hoppen International Design Awards will take place in March 2020 in Shanghai. The shortlisted winners will be alerted via email or WeChat.
WHERE DO THE AWARDS TAKE PLACE?
The Kelly Hoppen International Design Awards will take place in March 2020 in Shanghai.
WILL YOU BE FLYING SHORTLISTED WINNERS TO THE AWARDS CEREMONY?
Budget does not allow for us to fly shortlisted winners to the awards ceremony in Shanghai. If a shortlisted winner wishes to attend the ceremony, they will be responsible for covering flights and accommodations themselves.