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Design for Well-Being Award encourages creative designs to improve well-being and healthy living


 
 
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PRLog - Jun. 19, 2014 - TSIM SHA TSUI, Hong Kong -- The China Hong Kong Chapter, Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) jointly organize the first-of-its kind Design for Well-being Award for Asia and the Western Pacific Region.  The Award aims to recognize, celebrate, promote, and inspire creative solutions that improve well-being and healthy living in contemporary cities.

Sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, there are three award categories in the competition, namely, Product Design, Space Design, and Communication Design. On top of one gold and a number of merit awards in each category, there will be one Grand award and one special jury mention for all categories from outstanding entries from the Asia/Western Pacific region. These will be selected by a panel of judges comprising of Henry STEINER, renowned designer, Rocco YIM, JP, award-winning architect, Cees DE BONT, Dean of School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and representatives from the organizers.

Scarlett PONG, JP, Chairman of the 6th Global Conference of the AFHC’s organizing committee says, “As Hong Kong gears up for the competitive creative landscape, innovation and design have become more and more relevant, if not essential, to the promotion of public health. Thanks to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust’s sponsorship of this pre-conference initiative, AFHC and J.C.DISI are glad to collaborate in this professional design competition to give recognition to cutting-edge designs, making cities and their inhabitants healthy.”

Alvin YIP, Director of J.C.DISI, affirms, “We aspire to make this a regional highlight at the interdisciplinary crossroads of health, design, and architecture, and energize the creative industry’s efforts to improve the well-being of not just groups with special needs, such as children and the elderly, but also the average citizen.”

Entries can be submitted online at http://www.designwellbeing.org from 18 June 2014 to 28 July 2014. Finalist entries will be displayed in the Social Innovation Festival exhibition gallery in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at PolyU from 10 to 19 October 2014, and the winners will be announced at the gala dinner of the 6th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities on 29 October 2014.

For details of the competition, please visit: http://www.designwellbeing.org

For details of the conference, please visit: http://www.afhc2014.org.hk

J.C.DISI’s bilingual knowledge platform: http://www.socia.hk

Social Innovation Festival: http://www.10dayfest.hk


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