FAQs

Last day of submission of entries is on 15 August 2021, Saturday. Online submissions are accepted until 23:59 (Philippine Time, UTC +8 hrs.) while manual and personal submissions are accepted until 18:00 (Philippine Time, UTC +8 hrs.) only. 

Entry applications and submissions are free of charge. However, should there be fees covering the transport and delivery of entry for the screening and deliberation, it will be shouldered by the entrant. 

As long as you are a design or creative practitioner, with a Philippine-registered business or with a Taxpayer’s Identification Number, you can submit an entry to the Good Design Award Philippines. Keep in mind that your entry must be fully realized or executed, not a prototype, and must have been launched in the market by or after September 2016.

Entries created/ designed by foreigners are accepted as long as the product or service is executed in the Philippines and it was made under a contract with a Philippine-based and/or registered company.

Sorry, but an eligibility requirement is that the entry must have been in the market for not more than five years since the product’s/service’s date of launch (September 2016).

Yes, such entries are still eligible, but awards or recognitions received prior to submission of entry to Good Design Award Philippines will not have any bearing on the evaluation of your entry. 

Entries under co-ownership / partnership are eligible as long as an authorized representative submits on behalf of the owner/ creator. The entrant/ authorized representative guarantees the organizers that they can represent the entry. In case of dispute between entrant and co-owner, organizer will not be held liable. The co-owners must settle disputes on their own.   

Of course you can, but we will only accept a maximum of 5 entries from the same entrant.

No. Eligible entries must be a product or service that is fully realized or executed, and in the market for not more than five years since its date of launch (September 2016). 

The Good Design Award Philippines Secretariat will only receive entry forms accomplished in the English language. This is to ensure that your entry submissions will be fully appreciated through your own words by the local and foreign jury members. 

Yes, we accept manual and personal submissions of entries. Please print and accomplish entry form in A4 sized paper, and gather all entry requirements in a long brown envelope. Kindly label your entry in the following format: GDAPH_LASTNAME_SUB-CATEGORY, and address it to the Good Design Award Philippines Secretariat. Drop your entries at the lobby of Design Center of the Philippines, G/F Philippine Trade Training Center Bldg., Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue cor. Roxas Blvd., Pasay City 1300.

Cost of transportation or delivery of entries is the responsibility of the entrant. 

Entries submitted using the online submission form and through e-mail will receive a response acknowledging their submission. Personal submissions will be given a corresponding acknowledgment receipt. No further questions will be entertained during personal submissions to avoid any bias prior to screening and evaluation. 

All information in the submitted entries are considered final. We highly encourage entrants to review their forms before submitting to ensure completeness and accuracy of information stated in the entry form.

The Good Design Award Philippines does not grant any cash prize. For a full list of winners’ benefits, please click here.

Yes. Entrants have the right to withdraw their entries before the submission deadline of 15 August 2021.

For industry compliance and safety regulations, organizers may require certain certifications such as professional licenses especially for design disciplines that requires it, such as architecture, interior design, etc.

Under the Good Design Award Philippines’ Terms and Conditions, entrant allows the organizer to reproduce all non-confidential information of the entrant submitted in the registration and entry forms. Organizers may use the name of the entrant for future materials related to the entry and this award and to use/ publish submitted photos and text for promotion related to the awards.

For the complete list of Terms and Conditions, please refer to the entry kit.

Category Head

Arch. Tobias Guggenheimer

A Swiss-American architect, design educator and author. He was formerly professor and administrator at Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design and Fordham University.

His New York-based firm, TGA,PC, which was established in New York in 1991, has created many homes, hospitality projects, furniture and other design typologies.

Mr. Guggenheimer authored the book, A Taliesin Legacy: The Architecture of Frank LLoyd Wright and for several years contributed the ‘First Principles’ column at Bluprint magazine. He lectured on a broad range of design topics at venues including the National Building Museum in Washington,DC, the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the International Design Conference in Taipei, The Anthology Conference in Manila, and many others, including our Design Center. He also curated original architectural exhibitions at the Puck Galleries in Manhattan.

Mr. Guggenheimer is Dean of SoFA Design Institute in Makati. 

SUSTAINABILITY, COMMUNITY, AND THE FILIPINO IDENTITY

HOLISTIC COALITION OF THE WILLING (HoliCOW)

The Holistic Coalition of the Willing (HoliCOW) is an initiative by our kababayans in the Visayas region that fosters sustainability, community, but most especially, the Filipino identity.

They are a group of furniture designers and manufacturers in the Visayas who collaborate with communities to develop, produce, and market sustainable, fair trade products that responsibly tap a community’s skills and resources, and that supplement their livelihood.

The coalition’s core value is to craft from resources found within proximity: from objects to traditions passed down from one generation to another. By rallying the morale of our local designers and innovating the design industry’s processes, HoliCOW is a key player in keeping the country’s design scene thriving.