Kid’s Design Thinking Awards Details

Eligibility & Qualifications:

  • All Entrants who are 6 to 12 years old (as on the deadline of submission) and currently studying in local primary schools are welcome.
  • Submission Fee: Free of charge.


  • The entry must be the original work of the entrant.
  • Each participant is allowed for multi entries on multi categories.
  • Each submission will be given a unique reference number. Each work shall submit separately.
  • Individual submission only; group submission will not be accepted.
  • For each submission, please submit the digital file(s) through the official website: The Finalists will be required to provide the physical submitted work for Final Judging.
  • The submission and digital file must meet the following requirement:
    • 2D entry: the submission should be the illustration with descriptions on paper no larger than A3 size.
    • 3D entry: the size of submission should be within 2m (L) x 2 m (W) x 2m (H); and please provide photo(s) and/or illustration(s) with descriptions on paper within in A3.
    • Digital file: each entry is required to upload up to 3 images/ digital files only. The digital file can be in JPG/PNG/PDF format and maximum 5MB per each file.
    • Entrant’s name should not appear in any submitted images or files.

Design Categories:

  • Product for Play
  • Social Innovation
  • Edible
  • Wearable
  • Spatial

Judging Mechanism:

Panel of Judges composes of internationally renowned designers, local designers and professionals of child education and psychology.

Preliminary Judging:

  • The Panel of Judges will shortlist 200 entries as Finalists.

Final Judging:

  • The 200 Finalists are required to provide the physical work for final judging.
  • The Panel of Judges will select the Awardees from the Finalists’ works.

Judging Criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Communication ability to the audience/ user
  • Practicality
  • Achievement of objectives
  • Environmental sustainability

Privileges and Awards


  • No Kidding! Gold Award
  • No Kidding! Silver Award
  • No Kidding! Bronze Award
  • The Most Popular No Kidding! Design Award
  • No Kidding! Judge’s Choices*

*A total of 6 “No Kidding! Judge’s Choice” awards will be selected by each Judge.


For all awardees, [Including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Judge’s Choices and Most Popular Design]

  • An invitation to attend the Awards Presentation Ceremony and Exhibition 2020
  • A Certificate of Award
  • An invitation to attend the Designer x Kids Co-op and its sharing seminar

Important Dates

Submission of Entries Deadline 19th September 2020 (18:00 HKT)
Announcement of Finalist October 2020
Final Judging October 2020
Awards Presentation Ceremony 14th November 2020
Awards Exhibition 14th to 27th November 2020
Designers x Kids Co-op November 2020 to January 2021
Designers x Kids Co-op Sharing Seminar February 2021