The Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY) is an international, professional competition for young designers under 35 who are from one of the UNESCO Creative Cities worldwide.
Launched in 2013, SDAY hopes to encourage and reward young creatives who have made an outstanding contribution to making cities more environmentally friendly, society more harmonious and development more sustainable.
There are 21 awards in total: 1 Grand Award (Professional Group, RMB100,000), 10 Merit Awards (Professional Group, RMB30,000 per winner), 10 New Star Awards (Student Group, RMB20,000 per winner), plus up to 3 Best Nominator Honorary prizes.
Previous winners include the ‘Sociometer’ designed by a team of three students from Dundee UNESCO Creative City of Design. Receiving a New Star award, the Sociometer visually measures Wi-Fi activity in a social environment. Designed to fit the interior of a traditional Scottish Bar, the Sociometer aims to reduce the distraction of our phones by highlighting how much we use them in a social setting.
Applications should be sent to Dundee UNESCO City of Design: [email protected]