Procedures

The registration for CGD 2016 has started from April 12th to August 12th. All nominated products will be exhibited during the “Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot in China”, which will be held in October. At the same time, the participants will have an opportunity to meet the jurors, attend the grand award ceremony and join the “Designers’ Night”.

  • 4.21~5.20 Early bird: 800 RMB/ Product.
  • 5.21~6.25 Regular: 1,000 RMB/ Product.
  • 6.26~7.25 Latecomer: 1,200 RMB/ Product.
  • 7.26~7.30 Online pre-screening: All products will be prejudged online by the jury according to the texts and pictures in the registration system.
  • 8.3 Release of nomination result.
  • 8.3~8.15 Nomination fee: Pay the nomination fee to participate in the on-site judging.
  • 8.3~8.15 Delivery of the products: Nominated products will be delivered to the designated site to participate in the on-site judging.
  • 9.15 On-site judging: The international jury will experience the products at the scene and make the most professional, impartial and fair judgment.
  • 9.16 Notification on award-winning result: Award winners will be notified via emails.
  • 9.16~9.28 Winner service fee: Winners will gain more benefits after paying winner service fee.
  • 11.3~11.5 Exhibition for nominated & awarded products: Exhibition will be held at the same time with Red Dot Exhibition in the same venue during the Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot in China 2017. Nominated & awarded products will obtain more opportunities for exposure and cooperation.
  • 11.3 Award ceremony & Designers’ Night.
  • 11.4 Meeting with the Jury: to get the professional suggestion on products via one-to-one communication with the jury.

Eligibility

Manufacturers and designers from around the world, whose products are being fabricated in an industrial production process, are invited to participate in the 2017 CGD. The products must launched on the market and not be older than 3 years.
Non-industrial unique items are barred from participating in the CGD.

Categories

  • Home furnitureChairs, Coffee and side tables, Carpets and runners, Chests, Cupboards, Decorations and accessories, Display cases, Dressers, Home furniture accessories, Home textiles, Lounge furnishings, Mirrors, Multimedia furnishings, Room dividers, Seating, Shelving units, Sideboards, Stools, Storage, Stoves, Tables, Upholstered furniture, Wardrobes, Other
  • Bedroom furnitureBedcovers and throws, Bedroom furniture accessories, Beds, Bedsteads, Bed tables, Bedroom textiles, Chests, Frames, Mattresses, Pillows, Storage, Wardrobes, Other
  • Lighting and lampsAquarium lighting, Architectural lighting, Built-in lighting, Bollard lighting, Ceiling lighting, Chandeliers, Construction lighting, Desk lamps, Downlights, Floodlighting, Floor lamps, Floor lighting, Guidance systems, Hanging lamps, Head lamps, Lamps series, Light bulbs and tubes, Lighting systems, Mobile lighting, Object lighting, OLED lamps, Outdoor lamps, Outdoor lighting, Path lighting, Pendant luminaires, Reading lamps, Retail lighting, Solar-powered lamps, Special-purpose lamps, Sports lamps, Spotlights, Table lamps, Torches, Wall lamps, Work lighting, Other
  • Household appliances and household accessoriesCleaning accessories, Cleaning devices, Fans, Fire detectors, Fire extinguisher, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Smoke detectors, Textiles, Tumble dryers, Vacuum cleaners, Washing machines, Waste systems, Other
  • Kitchens and kitchen furnitureCountry kitchens, Eat-in kitchens, Extensible kitchens, Fitted kitchens, Industry kitchens, Kitchen elements, Kitchen isles and blocks, Kitchenettes, Luxury kitchens, Mobile kitchens, Pantry kitchens, Professional kitchens, Serving counters, Other
  • Kitchen taps and sinksBuilt-in sinks, Electronical fittings, Flush-mount sinks, Single lever mixers, Sinks, Top-mounted sinks, Two-handle fittings, Undermount bowls, Other
  • Kitchen appliances and kitchen accessoriesBread machines, Egg cookers, Extractor hoods, Catering appliances, Coffee machines, Dishwashers, Electric kettles, Fondues, Fryers, Hobs, Juicers, Kitchen equipment, Kitchen machines, Meat grinder, Microwaves, Mixers, Ovens, Raclettes, Refrigerators and freezers, Smoothie makers, Steam cookers, Stoves, Toasters, Waffle irons, Water filtration systems, Other
  • Cookware and cooking utensilsBaking utensils, Bowls, Casseroles, Cookware, Cutting boards, Kitchen aids, Kitchen scales, Kitchen textiles, Kitchenware, Knives, Knife blocks, Pans, Pots, Pressure cookers, Storage, Woks, Other
  • TablewareTeapots / Coffee pots, Bottles, Bowls, Cans, Carafes, Ceramics, Cutlery, Dishes, Glasses, Porcelain, Salt and spice spreader, Table decorations, Table textiles, Vases, Other
  • Bathroom and sanitary furnitureBathroom accessories, Bathroom drainage systems, Bathroom furniture, Bathroom mirrors, Bathroom series, Bathroom textiles, Bathtubs, Bidets, Showers, Toilets and accessories, Wash basins, Whirlpools, Other
  • Bathroom taps and shower headsElectronical fittings, Single lever mixers, Two-handle fittings, Showerheads, Shower systems, Other
  • Garden furnitureConservatories, Garden and outdoor furniture, Garden swings, Landscaping, Lounge furniture, Outdoor bars, Pavilions, Storage, Terrace and balcony furniture, Beach chairs, Other
  • Garden appliances, garden tools and garden equipmentAccessories, BBQ equipment, BBQ fireplaces, Cushions, Garden furniture covers, Fences, Fountains, Outdoor textiles, Fireplaces and fire baskets, Garden architecture, Garden appliances, Garden decorations, Garden tools, Garden sheds, Garden equipment, Grills, Outdoor heaters, Plant pots, Pools, Pool accessories, Smoke ovens, Smokers, Sprinkler systems, Sun protection, Weather stations, Other
  • Outdoor and camping equipmentAir mattresses, Binoculars, Camping furnishings, Camping mats, Camping tableware, Clasp knives and hunting knives, Climbing equipment, Cooling bags, Hiking sticks, Mattresses, Outdoor clothing, Outdoor equipment, Outdoor shoes, Sleeping bags, Sports bottles, Tarps and beach shelters, Tent awnings, Tent accessories, Tents, Other
  • Sports equipmentDiving, Fitness devices, Fitness equipment, Functional clothing, Golf and golf accessories, Rehab sports and equipment, Sports articles, Sports clothing, Sports shoes, Trend sports and equipment, Water sports and equipment, Winter sports and equipment, Other
  • Leisure and funGame equipment, Games, Gaming machines, Hobbies, Musical instruments, Musical equipment, Novelty goods and gifts, Pet supplies, Scooters, Sex toys, Skateboards, Toys, Other
  • Bicycles and bicycle accessoriesBags, baskets and containers, Bicycle tyre inflators, Bike computers, Bike equipment, Care and maintenance materials, City bikes, Clothing, Cross and trekking bikes, E-bikes, Electric scooters, Gear and gear shift, Helmets, Lighting, Locks, Mountain bikes, Pedelecs, Protectors, Racing bikes, Other
  • Babies and childrenAccessories, Baby bottles, Baby carriers, Baby phones and cameras, Baby scales, Child seats, Children’s bicycles, Children’s furniture, Clothing, Cradles, Game equipment, Games, Hygiene articles, Playpens, Pregnancy, Schoolbags, Soothers, Strollers, Textiles, Toys, Travel cots, Tricycles, Other
  • Personal care, wellness and beautyBrushes, Combs, Cosmetic tools, Hair curlers, Hairdryers, Hair straighteners, Heated pillows and covers, Hygiene articles, Infrared cabins, Infrared lamps, Manicure devices, Massage devices, Oral hygiene devices, Pedicure devices, Shaving and hair removal devices, Sauna ovens, Saunas, Solaria, Sponges, Ultrasonic devices, Weighing scales, Other
  • Fashion and lifestyle accessoriesAccessories, Bodywear, Cosmetics, Fashion, Flacons, Footwear, Hats, Leather goods, Umbrellas, Other
  • Luggage and bagsBriefcases, Carrier bags, Handbags, Luggage scales, Schoolbags, Suitcases, Backpacks, Travelling bags, Trolleys, Wallets, Other
  • GlassesGlasses, Sunglasses, Sports glasses, Other
  • WatchesAlarm clocks, Analogue watches, Chronographs, Clock and weather stations, Clockworks, Digital watches, Fashion watches, Longcase clocks, Luxury watches, Pocket watches, Pulse watches, Smartwatches, Sports watches, Table clocks, Time measuring devices, Wall clocks, Wristwatches, Other
  • JewelleryAnklets, Bracelets, Brooches, Clasps, Cufflinks, Earrings, Folkloristic jewellery, Hair decoration, Luxury jewellery, Costume jewellery, Necklaces and pendants, Piercing and body art, Pins, Rings, Wedding rings, Other
  • Interior architecture and interior designBars, Cafés, Children’s gardens, Cinemas, Clubs, Concert halls, Cultural and public amenities, Hotels, Libraries, Lounges, Museums, Practices, Real estate, Residential buildings, Restaurants, Shopfitting, Shops, Shopping malls, Stadiums, Theatres, Trade fair stand construction, Office buildings, Waiting areas, Wellness areas, Other
  • Interior design elementsAccess control systems (e.g. door, building automation), Bar counters and fittings, Bar furnishings, Building equipment, Carpets, Ceiling fans, Coverings, Décors, Door stoppers, Doors, Elevators, Floor coverings, Funeral parlours (e.g. coffins, urns, gravestones), Handle systems, Interior fittings, Keys, Mirrors, Object furniture, Partition systems, Photo frames, Photovoltaics and accessories, Pools, Postboxes, Railings, Room acoustics, Room fittings, Room textiles, Sales displays, Screens, Security systems, Smoke alarms, Sockets, Stairs, Sun protection, Surface coverings, Switches, Tiles, Wall panelling, Wallpapers, Window blinds, Windows, Other
  • Urban designAdvertising columns, Bollards, Building elements, Bus stops, City and landscape planning, Enclosures (e.g. walls, fences), Garden and park architecture, Micro-architecture, Park benches, Parking spaces and multi-storey car parks, Pavements, Playgrounds, Public design, Public playing equipment, Shops, Street furniture, Street information systems, Street lanterns, Street luminaires, Street signs, Temporary architecture, Toilets / Public toilets, Town parks, Urban planning, Other
  • Materials and surfacesFloor coverings, Anti-slip materials, Carpet flooring, Carpets, Concrete flooring, Cork flooring, Cushion material, Door mats, Edges, Floor equipment, Floor tiles, Glass, Iron sheets, Laminate, Laminated plastics, Lawn and outdoor carpets, Leather, Natural materials, Paper and cardboard, Parquet flooring, PVC flooring, Step mats, Stone carpets, Synthetic materials, Vinyl flooring, Wallpapers, Wood, Others
  • Office furnitureBoards, Conference and meeting room furniture, Desks, Lecterns and writing desks, Lounge furnishings, Multimedia, Office accessories, Office chairs, Office trolleys, Office equipment, Office furnishing systems, Office furnishings, Quiet areas, Reception and waiting area furnishings, Roll and freestanding containers, Room deviders, Seating furniture systems, Shelves and closets, Storage spaces, Wardrobes, Other
  • Office supplies and stationeryCalculators, Office organisation and utensils, Planners and calendars, Notebooks, Presentation equipment, Writing equipment, Other
  • ToolsElectronic tools, Hand tools, Home tools, Industrial tools, Measurement, Safety clothing, Tool boxes, Work benches, Work protection, Other
  • Heating and air conditioning technologyAir conditioning systems, Air purifiers, Fans, Heating pumps, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Radiators, Radiators and energy systems, Room controllers, Solar technology, Thermostats, Other
  • Industrial equipment, machinery and automation3D printers, 3D scanners, Automations, Cash dispensers, Cleaning devices, Components, Detectors, Equipment, Control systems, Gate and door systems, Industrial products, Industrial packaging, Machines, Measuring technology, Operating technology, POS systems, Printers, Safety technology, Scanners, Suction devices, Switches, Terminals, Testing technology, Timers, Workstation systems, Other
  • RoboticsAutonomous mobile robots, Humanoid robots, Industrial robots, Medical robots, Service robots, Exploration robots, Other
  • Life sciences and medicineEmergency equipment, General practice equipment, hospital equipment, Laboratory technology, Laboratory furniture, Medical devices, Medical equipment, Medical furniture, Medical imaging, Medical sanitary fittings, Operating equipment, Operating technology, Other
  • HealthcareCare aids, Communication aids, Daily living aids, Electronical help systems, Furnishings, Mobility aids, Prostheses, Orthoses, Orthopaedic aids, Rehabilitation, Other
  • Cars and motorcyclesATV, Combined cars, Compact cars, Convertible cars, Motorbikes, Mopeds, Quads, Sedan cars, Sports cars, Subcompact cars, SUV / Off-road vehicles, Tricycles, Vans / Minibuses, Other
  • Ships, trains and planesAircrafts, Aeroplanes, Cargo ships, Catamarans, Electric boats, Freight trains, Kayaks, Motor boats, Motor ships, Passenger ships, Passenger trains, Racing boats, Rowing boats, Sailing boats, Sailing ships, Steamboats, Water scooters, Yachts, Other
  • Commercial vehiclesAmbulance vehicles, Buses, Transport vehicles, Fire engine vehicles, Caravans and motor homes, Fork-lift trucks, Patient Tractors, Utility vehicles, Other
  • Vehicle accessoriesAccessories, Aeroplane interior fittings, Automobile technology, Boat interiors, Car entertainment, Car styling, Caravan equipment, Caravan interior fittings, Components, Luggage racks, Navigation systems, Trailers, Train interior, Tyres, Vehicle interior fittings, Vehicle lighting systems, Wheel rims, Other
  • TV and home entertainment3D glasses, Antenna, Blu-ray players, Docking stations, DVD players, E-readers, Game consoles, Home cinema, Players, Projectors, Receivers, Remote controls, Streaming clients, TVs, TV wall mounts, Other
  • AudioAudio accessories, Bluetooth speakers, DJ equipment, Docking stations, Amplifiers, Hi-fi systems, Headphones, MP3 / MP4 players, Record players, Speakers, Radios, Soundbars, Sound systems, Other
  • CamerasAnalog cameras, Camcorders, Camera accessories, Cameras, Cine cameras, Compact cameras, Digital cameras, Instant photography cameras, SLR cameras, Surveillance cameras, Video cameras, VR cameras, Other
  • Drones and action camerasAction cameras, DIY drones, Drone accessories, FPV drones, Fun drones, Professional drones, Other
  • Mobile phones, tablets and wearablesAccessories, Activity trackers, Mobile phones, Power banks, Outdoor smartphones, Smartphones, Smart watches, Tablets, VR headsets, Other
  • Communication technologyAccessories, Batteries, Charging stations, Conference technology, Headsets, Microphones, Routers, 2-way radio sets, Telephones and telephone systems, Voice recorders, Other
  • Computer and information technologyAccessories, Casing, Computer components, Computers, Data carriers, Keyboards, Laptops, Modems, Monitors, Mouse devices, Netbooks, Network technology, Notebooks, Peripheral devices, Photocopiers, Presenters, Presentation technology, Printers, Scanners, Servers, Stylus pens, USB sticks, Other

Awards

China Good Design
Gold Winner
China Good Design
Winner
China Good Design
Honourable Mention

Judging Criteria

  • Degree of innovationIs the product new in itself or does it supplement an existing product with a new, desirable quality?
  • Product peripheryHow is the product as part of a system integrated into the system environment? How have packaging and disposal issues been solved?
  • FunctionalityDoes the product fulfill all requirements of handling, usability, safety, and maintenance, and does the manual explain its use in a comprehensible way?
  • DurabilityHave the product’s material, formal, and non-material value been designed for a long life-span?
  • Self-explanatory qualityWhat does the product convey about its purpose and use without knowing the manual? How distinct are product semantics and product graphics?
  • Formal qualityHow logical is the constructive structure and the congruity of the formal composition? How is the form related to the function?
  • Symbolic and emotional contentWhat does the product offer the user beyond its immediate practical purpose in terms of sensual quality, possibilities of a playful use or emotional attachment?
  • Ecological compatibilityAre materials, material costs, manufacturing technology and energy consumption in an appropriate proportion to the product utility? To what extent have disposal problems and recycling issues been considered?

Fees

  • Early bird: 800 RMB/Product
  • Regular: 1,000 RMB/Product
  • Latecomer: 1,200 RMB/Product
  • Nomination Service Fee: 5,000 RMB/Product
  • Winner Service Fee: 20,000 RMB/Product (Gold Winner)
    10,000 RMB/Product (Winner, Honourable Mention)

Explanation Rights of Judging

Following the principle of fairness, justice and transparency, the CGD committee will communicate the periodical and final results on CGD websites and other media platform.
The CGD committee withholds the final interpretation and jurisdiction. If there is any dispute over the designs, one can contact the committee and provide relevant proofs (documents indicating plagiarism). Once confirmed, the award winners will be deprived of the qualification, the Certificate of Merit and trophy will be revoked.

Organiser's Rights

If necessary, the organiser has the right to adjust the number of certain awards, cancel or add certain awards.
The organiser enjoys the rights to exhibit all participating products for CGD, including both entries and award winners.

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