• The total score is 30. A minimum score is required for a Certificate of Excellence. The Certificate of Excellence winner with the highest score in each category will be considered for the Best of Category award.
  • The highest-scoring winners in Professional Architecture, Professional Interior Design, Professional Product Design and Student will be considered for the Best of the Best trophies.
  • To ensure the entries are competing to set of standard of excellence instead of just competing among themselves, a minimum score is required to qualify for every award.
  • Scoring will be based on the following:
    • Main objectives of the client’s brief and description of design solution (10 points)
    • Description of key elements of design, materials used and how they contributed to the success of the design (20 points)
  • The judging process will take place online via the confidential A&D Trophy Awards platform. Judges will have three weeks to review the entries, applying a predetermined scoring system to allocate points to specific entries. An average score will be calculated from the scores given by the judges.
  • Shortlisted entrants will be invited to deliver a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session, before the panel of judges, who will apply a predetermined scoring system to allocate points to each entry. An average score will be calculated from the scores given by the judges.
  • Scoring will be based on the following:
    • Functionality of overall design (10 points)
    • Originality and creativity (10 points)
    • Effectiveness of overall project presentation – how well has the entrant conveyed his/her design concept? (10 points)
  • The student judging session will take place in August in Hong Kong.