GDC Award runs every other year to praise and recommend the best designs with an aim to encourage creative designers since its foundation in 1992. Attracting designers from all over the world, GDC developed from “a top design award among Chinese designers” to “one of the most important global design awards”. 

What GDC brings is not only a design award, but a design community that is full of creativity and continuous improvement. Through a two-year series of activities such as competitions, exhibitions, lectures, interviews, etc., GDC gathers top designers together to explore the value of design and promote the concepts of design.

GDC is curated and operated by Shenzhen Graphic Design Association (SGDA), a non-profit professional design association. SGDA expects GDC to continuously discover and motivate new creative forces, making efforts to shape a fairer and more sustainable future. The SGDA Council, which is elected every two years, is responsible for the operation and management of GDC.