Terms and Conditions


1. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any entries not prepared in accordance with the regulated format and entry fees will not be refunded; Any entries being withdrawn by any entrants; no fee will be refunded.

2. The Entrants declares and warrants that the Entry does not:

Infringe or violate, or involve elements that infringe or violate any applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to crimes, violence, obscenity, indecency, libel defamation, races misunderstanding or discrimination, privacy invasion, under any kind of preferential treatment, solicitation, or threatening;

Infringe or violate any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, patent, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets or other proprietary rights, held by any third parties, regardless whether or not such rights are known to the Participant;

3. Although the screening is conducted in accordance with the Subject Entry Category chosen by the applicant upon application, the category may be changed at the discretion of the Judging Committee.

4. Entrants must take various protective measures to properly transport the entries to the organizer properly. The organizer accepts no liability for any loss or damage for any entry submitted.

5. Awarded products will not be returned to entrants after submission. The award organizer may use them for exhibition and promotional purposes.

6. All non-awarded entrants will receive an email regarding the return of entries in May 2024. If the entries are not retrieved within one month, the organizer has the right to handle them on its own.

7. The Organizer reserves all rights to exhibit and/or publicize the prize-winning and other entries in any format at their discretion.

8. The awarded parties would be interviewed. Photo and video shooting of the awarded and merit entries would also be made for promotion via website and various materials, i.e. Awards Booklet, video at the Awards Presentation Ceremony & Press Conference and exhibition venues.

9. It is the responsibility of the entrants to protect designs by design registration or patent. All matters regarding design copyright will be arranged by the entrant(s).

10. In submitting the entrants registration, all entrants fully and unreservedly agrees to all the terms, clauses and conditions as above;

11. The Organizer reserves the right of interpretation and final jurisdiction of rules of this competition.

12. All personal information submitted will solely be used for the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards purposes. In accordance with Sections 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance by Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong, the entrants have the rights regarding access to and correction of personal data provided.