Award Introduction
Design Worthy of the World’s Largest Market

Established in 1981, Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award is the most influential design award in the global Huaren market. The planning and handling of the awards, the prize-giving ceremony, and all other related events are executed by Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI). In 2015, the Golden Pin Design Award launched three separate award competitions – the Golden Pin Design Award, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, and the Young Pin Design Award. While each award targets a different demographic, the purpose of each is to commend outstanding innovation in design.

Golden Pin Design Award Timeline
Golden Pin Design Award

An Award to Champion Huaren Design

The Golden Pin Design Award recognizes commercial products and projects entered by design teams and industry professionals. Each year, through a rigorous and impartial judging process led by industry experts, over one hundred products and projects are selected to receive the coveted Design Mark certificate in recognition of outstanding design. A small selection of the Design Mark recipients are then chosen to receive the Best Design trophy. The Golden Pin Design Award certificate and trophy is an influential signifier of quality in design.

Golden Pin Concept Design Award

Leaders of Emerging Global Design Trends

The Golden Pin Concept Design Award invites products and projects that have not yet entered production or are not yet on the market. The winners of the annual award are granted the right to use the coveted Design Mark. The Best Design winner receives a certificate, award trophy, and a cash prize. The Golden Pin Concept Design Award
gathers together innovative design concepts from all around the globe, and creates a platform for future innovation in design.

Young Pin Design Award

The Foremost Award for Design Students in Taiwan

The Young Pin Design Award is the official award of the Young Designers’ Exhibition (YODEX), the largest student design exhibition in the world. It is awarded to Taiwanese college and university graduates in the field of design. Best Design winners are awarded a certificate and cash prize at the award ceremony during YODEX. Together with the Golden Pin Design Award, the Young Pin Design Award seeks to support up-and-coming designers, showcasing Taiwan’s design talent.