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YDA 로고

APPLICATION GUIDE

  • Theme of the yearSustainable Design for a Better Future
  • Design DisciplineAny Design Discipline Except Food and Music
    • QualificationKorean Designers Aged 34 and Under
      Any Korean national aged 34 years and under as of May 10, 2021 is eligible to apply.
    • SubmissionsDesign & Design Introduction
      Submit up to three illustrations of design work or design concept
      * JPG files less than 2 MB, minimum 1,000px width
  • How to applyOfficial Website
    Online application is available via the official website for the 1st round evaluation. Qualified applicants will be asked to submit a prototype for the 2nd round evaluation.
    Enter Awards
First Lady Kim Jung-sook (front row: fourth from right), and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden (front row: fifth from right), and other officials from hosting organisation congratulate the 2019 KSYDA final winners, (front row: from left) Sanghee Park, Yujin Kang,
Hayoung Lee at the award ceremony held at Svensk Form in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 2019.

Evaluation Process

All submitted works will be reviewed according to the following criteria, regardless of category.

  • Creativity

    Does the project offer a new solution to a problem in a creative and simple approach?
  • Aesthetic

    Does the project consider and incorporate beauty that is relevant and/or functional?
  • Relevance

    How is this year's theme reflected and expressed through the project?
  • Impact

    Is the design commercially viable and/or able to bring positive impact to the society that contributes to driving a bigger social engagement?

Award Benefits

Benefits for All Finalists
Opportunity to Exhibit at
Design Korea Festival 2021
Artist Promotional Video Produced &
Online Promotion Provided for Exposure
Invitation to Seminar & Networking Event
with Past Finalists
Additional Benefits for the Top 3 Winners
5 Million Korean Won1
Providing Global Design Internship Program 2022
Opportunity to Exhibit at events hosted by
Embassy of Sweden, etc2
1. Depending on the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, if travel restrictions are lifted, a design trip to Sweden & a visit to the IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult can be an alternative award option equivalent to 5 million Korean won

2. Subject to change
Notice
  • A work may be excluded from judgment or an award may be canceled if a work submitted is applied to the other competition or organization after the work has been selected, plagiarized, infringe on the copyright of other works, won a prize at the other contest or is duplicated. The intellectual property rights of the submitted designs are kept with the applicant.
  • The applicant is responsible for all intellectual property disputes cause by the submitted design. Participants are not allowed to request for withdrawal and return of entries until the pre-competition schedule is completed. Finalists shall allow organizer to use the work to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose and objective of the award.
  • Introduction file and submitted works can be modified until the end of the application period. It is recommended to complete the application in advance, as the system may be slow on the last day of application due to high traffic.