• Online registration

  • Early Bird: 8 June - 12 July 2022

  • Regular: 13 July - 12 September 2022

  • Latecomer: 13 September - 14 October 2022

  • Online judging: 17 October - 23 October 2022

  • Notification of the nomination: 24 October 2022

  • Payment of approval fee: 24 October - 8 November 2022

  • Delivery of products: 24 October - 8 November 2022

  • On-site Approval: 14 November 2022

  • Notification of results: 15 November 2022

  • Payment of Winner Package: 15 November - 29 November 2022

  • Annual celebration: December 2022

  • Winners' Exhibition: December 2022

Material required for the competition

1. Product description (both in Chinese and English, 500-1200 words)
2. Product image (3 or max. 5 images per product; 300 dpi resolution of A4 size minimum; products on white background would be appreciated.)
3. Product video (within 90 seconds, if any)
4. Description of intelligent features (English and Chinese description is required if metacategory "Smart Product" is selected)


Manufacturers and designers from around the world, whose products are being fabricated in an industrial production process (before Dec 2022) are invited to participate in the CGD 2022. The products must have launched on the market and not be older than 3 years (no earlier than December 2019). There is no limit to the number of product entry for each participant.

Non-industrial unique items are barred from participating in the CGD.


You can choose the category you want to enter from the traditional category and the metacategory. You can register for the traditional category only, or you can register for both the traditional category and the metacategory.

Traditional Category
  • Home and furniture

    Chairs, Coffee and side tables, Carpets and runners, Cupboards, Decorations and accessories, Dressers, Home furniture accessories, Home textiles, Lounge furnishings, Multimedia furnishings, Room dividers, Seating, Shelves, Sideboards, Stools, Storages, Tables, Upholstered furniture, Wardrobes, Other.

  • Bedroom furniture and bedding

    Bedcovers, Bedroom furniture accessories, Beds, Bedsteads, Bed tables, Bedroom textiles, Frames, Mattresses, Pillows, Storages, Wardrobes, Other.

  • Lighting and lamps

    Architectural lighting, Built-in lighting,  Ceiling lighting, Chandeliers, Construction lighting, Decorative lighting, Desk lamps, Downlights, Dynamic lighting, Emergency lighting, Floodlighting, Floor lamps, Guidance systems, Hanging lamps, Head lamps, Lamps series, Light bulbs and tubes, Lighting systems, Mobile lighting, Outdoor lamps, Outdoor lighting, Pendant luminaires, Reading lamps, Retail lighting, Solar-powered lamps, Special-purpose lamps, Spotlights, Table lamps, Torches, Wall lamps, Work lighting, Other.

  • Household appliances and household accessories

    Aroma diffuser, Cleaning accessories, Cleaning devices, Fans, Fire extinguisher, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Sockets, Tumble dryers, Vacuum cleaners, Washing machines, Waste systems, Other.

  • Kitchens and kitchen furniture

    Eat-in kitchens, Extensible kitchens, Fitted kitchens, Industry kitchens, Kitchen elements, Kitchen isles and blocks, Kitchenettes, Luxury kitchens, Mobile kitchens, Pantry kitchens, Professional kitchens, Other.

  • Kitchen taps and sinks

    Built-in sinks, Electronical fittings, Filter taps, Flush-mount sinks, Kitchen tap series, Single lever mixers, Sink and faucet combinations, Sinks, Sink series, Top-mounted sinks, Two-handle fittings, Undermount bowls, Other.

  • Kitchen appliances and kitchen accessories

    Extractor hoods, Catering appliances, Coffee machines, Dishwashers, Electric kettles, Fondues, Fryers, Grills, Grinder, Hobs, Juicers, Kitchen equipment, Kitchen machines, Microwaves, Mixers, Multifunction devices, Ovens, Pressure cookers, Refrigerators and freezers, Rice cookers, Smoothie makers, Soda maker, Steam cookers, Storage, Stoves, Tea maker, Toasters, Water filtration systems, Other.

  • Cookware and cooking utensils

    Baking sets, Baking utensils, Bowls, Cookware sets, Kitchen aids, Kitchen scales, Kitchen textiles, Kitchenware, Knives, Knife blocks, Knife sets, Pan set, Pots, Special cookware, Storages, Other.

  • Tableware

    Teapots / Coffee pots, Bottles, Bowls, Cans, Carafes, Ceramics, Cutlery sets, Dishes, Glasses, Oil and vinegar dispensers, Porcelain, Salt and spice spreader, Special cutleries, Table decorations, Table textiles, Thermos flasks, Travel mugs, Vases, Wine openers, Other.

  • Bathroom and sanitary equipment

    Bathroom accessories, Bathroom drainage systems, Bathroom furniture, Bathroom mirrors, Bathroom series, Bathroom textiles, Bathtubs, Bidets, Showers, Toilets and accessories, Wash basins, Whirlpools, Other.

  • Bathroom taps and shower heads

    Basin mixers, Electronical fittings, Single lever mixers, Two-handle fittings, Showerheads, Shower systems, Other.

  • Garden furniture

    Conservatories, Garden and outdoor furniture, Lounge furniture, Terrace and balcony furniture, Other

  • Garden appliances, garden tools and garden equipment

    Accessories, BBQ equipment, BBQ fireplaces, Faucets, Fences, Fountains, Fireplaces and fire baskets, Garden appliances, Garden decorations, Garden tools, Garden tool sets, Garden sheds, Garden equipment, Grills, Outdoor heaters, Plant pots, Pools, Pool accessories, Smoke ovens, Smokers, Sun protection, Other.

  • Outdoor and camping equipment

    Binoculars, Camping furnishings, Camping tableware, Clasp knives and hunting knives, Mattresses, Outdoor clothing, Outdoor equipment, Outdoor shoes, Sleeping bags, Vacuum cup, Tent accessories, Tents, Other.

  • Sports equipment

    Diving, Fitness devices, Equestrian sports, Fitness equipment, Functional clothing, Golf and golf accessories, Sports articles, Sports clothing, Sports shoes, Trend sports and equipment, Water sports and equipment, Winter sports and equipment, Other.

  • Hobby and leisure

    Game equipment, Games, Gaming machines, Musical instruments, Musical equipment, Novelty goods and gifts, Pet supplies, Scooters, Sex toys, Skateboards, Toys, Other

  • Bicycles and bicycle accessories

    Bags, baskets and containers, Bicycle tyre inflators, Bike computers, bike components, City bikes, Clothing, Cross and trekking bikes, E-bikes, Electric scooters, Gear and gear shift, Helmets, Lighting, Locks, Mountain bikes, Protectors, Racing bikes, Racks, Other.

  • Babies and children

    Accessories, Baby bottles, Baby carriers, Baby phones and cameras, Baby scales, Breast pumps, Child seats, Children’s bicycles, Children’s cutlery sets, Children’s furniture, Children’s tableware sets, Clothing, Cradles, Game equipment, Games, Hygiene articles, Playpens, Pregnancy and parenting articles, Schoolbags, Soothers, Strollers, Toys, Travel cots, Tricycles, Other.

  • Personal care, wellness and beauty

    Brushes, Combs, Cosmetic tools, Hair curlers, Hairdryers, Hair straighteners, Heated pillows and covers, Hygiene articles, Infrared cabins, Manicure and pedicure devices, Massage devices, Oral hygiene devices, Pools, Shaving and hair removal devices, Saunas, Solaria, Ultrasonic devices, Weighing scales, Other.

  • Fashion and lifestyle accessories

    Belts, Bridal fashion, Children’s clothing, Exclusive collections, E-cigarettes, Gloves, Hair Accessories, Hats & caps, Men’s wear, Mobile & Tablets Accessories, Parasols & Umbrellas, Plus size fashion, Scarfs, Shoes, Smart fashion, Smart accessories, Swimwear & Accessories, Underwear & lingerie, Wallets, Women’s wear, Other.

  • Luggage and bags

    Briefcases, Camera bags, Carrier bags, Dry bags, Handbags, Luggage scales, Schoolbags, Suitcases, Backpacks, Travelling bags, Trolleys, Other.

  • Glasses

    Glasses, Reading glasses, Sunglasses, Sports glasses, Other.

  • Clocks and watches

    Alarm clocks, Analogue watches, Chronographs, Clockworks, Digital watches, Diver’s watch, Fashion watches, Longcase clocks, Luxury watches, Pocket watches, Skeleton watches, Sports watches, Stopwatches, Three-hand watches, Time zone watches, Wall clocks, Wristwatches, Other.

  • Jewellery

    Anklets, Bracelets, Brooches, Clasps, Cufflinks, Earrings, Hair decoration, Luxury jewellery, Costume jewellery, Necklaces and pendants, Piercing and body art, Pins, Rings, Wedding rings, Other.

  • Architectural design

    Bars, Cafés, Children’s gardens, Cinemas, Clubs, Concert halls, Cultural and public amenities, Hotels, Libraries, Lounges, Museums, Practices, Real estate, Residential buildings, Restaurants, Shopfitting, Shops, Shopping malls, Stadiums, Theatres, Trade fair stand construction, Office buildings, Waiting areas, Wellness areas, Other.

  • Interior design

    Bars, Cafés, Children’s gardens, Cinemas, Clubs, Concert halls, Cultural and public amenities, Hotels, Libraries, Lounges, Museums, Practices, Real estate, Residential buildings, Restaurants, Shopfitting, Shops, Shopping malls, Stadiums, Theatres, Trade fair stand construction, Office buildings, Waiting areas, Wellness areas, Other.

  • Interior design elements

    Access control systems, Bar furnishings, Bar counters and fittings, Carpets, Ceiling fans, Coverings, Décors, Doors and door systems, Display solutions, Elevators, Fire detectors Floor coverings, Handles and Handle systems, Mirrors, Object furniture, Partition systems, Photo frames, Postboxes, Room acoustics, Room textiles, Screens, Security systems, Smart Home Systems and Automation, Smoke alarms, Sockets, Stairs, Sun protection, Switches and systems, Tiles, Wallpapers and wall panelling, Window blinds and accessories, Windows, Other

  • Urban design

    Advertising columns, Bollards, Building elements, Bus stops, Charging stations, City and landscape planning, Enclosures, Garden and park architecture, Micro-architecture, Park benches, Parking spaces and multi-storey car parks, Playgrounds, Public design, Public playing equipment, Shops, Street furniture, Street information systems, Street lanterns, Street luminaires, Street signs, Temporary architecture, Toilets / Public toilets, Town parks, Urban planning, Other

  • Materials and surfaces

    Floor coverings, Composite woods, Decorative paper, Decorative surfaces, Edges, Floor equipment, Tiles, Glass, Sheet metals, Laminates, Leather, Mineral composite materials, Natural materials, Paper and cardboard, Synthetic materials, Veeners, Upholstery materials, Wallpapers, Wood, Others

  • Office furniture and office chairs

    Boards, Conference and meeting room furniture, Desks, Lecterns and writing desks, Lounge furnishings, Office accessories, Office chairs, Office equipment, Office furnishing systems, Office furnishings, Quiet areas, Reception and waiting area furnishings, Room dividers, Seating furniture systems, Shelves and closets, Storage spaces, Wardrobes, Other

  • Office supplies and stationery

    Ballpoint pens, Calculators, Folders, Fountain pens, Lead pencils, Notebooks, Office organisation and utensil set, Planners and calendars, Pencils, Presentation equipment, Stamps, Other

  • Tools

    Construction equipment, Electronic tools, Hand tools, Home tools, Industrial tools, Ladders, Measurement, Safety clothing, Tool boxes, Tool cabinets, Tools accessories, Work benches, Work protection, Other

  • Heating and air conditioning technology

    Air conditioning systems, Air distribution systems, Air inlets and air outlets, Air purifiers, Building technology, Fans, Control systems, Dehumidifiers, Heating pumps, Humidifiers, Instant water heaters, Radiators, Radiators and energy systems, Room controllers, Solar technology, Stoves, Thermostats, Ventilation systems, Water heaters, Other

  • Industrial equipment, machinery and automation

    3D printers, 3D scanners, Automations, Cash dispensers, Cleaning devices, Components, Detectors, Control systems, Event technology, Equipment, Gate and door systems, Industrial products, Industrial packaging, Machines, Measuring technology, Operating technology, POS systems, Printers, Safety technology, Scanners, Suction devices, Switches, Terminals, Testing technology, Timers, Workstation systems, Other

  • Robotics

    Autonomous mobile robots, Cleaning robots, Exoskeletons, Exploration robots, Humanoid robots, Industrial robots, Medical robots, Robot vacuum cleaner, Robotic lawnmower, Robotic parts, Service robots, Toy robots, Other

  • Medical devices and technology

    Dental equipment, Emergency equipment, General practice equipment, hospital equipment, Laboratory technology, Laboratory furniture, Medical devices, Medical equipment, Medical furniture, Medical imaging, Medical instruments, Medical measuring devices, Medical sanitary fittings, Operating equipment, Operating technology, Other

  • Healthcare

    Care aids, Communication aids, Daily living aids, Electronical help systems, Furnishings, Hearing aids, Measuring devices, Mobility aids, Prostheses, Orthoses, Orthopaedic aids, Rehabilitation, Sleep and respiratory care, Veterinary care, Other

  • Cars and motorcycles

    ATV, Combined cars, Compact cars, Convertible cars, Electric vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, Motorbikes, Mopeds, Quads, Sedan cars, Sports cars, Subcompact cars, SUV / Off-road vehicles, Tricycles, Vans / Minibuses, Other

  • Motorhomes and caravans

    Alcove vehicles, Camper vans, Caravans, Caravan equipment, Caravan interior fittings, Chassis, Components, Fully integrated motorhomes, Luxury liner, Mobile homes, Off-road vehicles, Partially-integrated motorhomes, Pick-up caravans, Pop-up trailer, Porch & cartop tents, Teardrop trailers, Tiny houses, Other

  • Ships, trains and planes

    Aircrafts, Aeroplanes, Aeroplane interior fittings, Boat interiors, Cargo ships, Catamarans, Electric boats, Freight trains, Kayaks, Motor boats, Motor ships, Passenger ships, Passenger trains, Racing boats, Rowing boats, Sailing boats, Sailing ships, Steamboats, Train interior, Trams, Water scooters, Yachts, Other

  • Commercial vehicles

    Agricultural machines, Ambulance vehicles, Buses, Fire engine vehicles, Forklift trucks, Tractors, Transport vehicles, Utility vehicles, Other

  • Vehicle accessories

    Accessories, Automobile technology, Car entertainment, Car styling, Components, Luggage racks, Navigation systems, Vehicle interior fittings, Vehicle lighting systems, Wheel rims, Other

  • TV and home entertainment

    3D glasses, Antenna, Docking stations, DVD & Blu-ray players, E-readers, Game consoles, Home cinema, Players, Projectors, Receivers, Remote controls, Streaming clients, TV accessories, TVs, TV wall mounts, Other

  • Audio

    Amplifiers, Audio accessories, Bluetooth speakers, DJ equipment, Docking stations, Headphones, Hi-fi systems, MP3 / MP4 players, Radios, Record players, Speakers, Soundbars, Sound systems, Other

  • Cameras and camera equipment

    Analog cameras, Camcorders, Camera accessories, Cameras, Camera lenses, Cine cameras, Compact cameras, Digital cameras, Instant photography cameras, SLR cameras, Surveillance cameras, Tripods, Video cameras, VR cameras, Other

  • Drones and action cameras

    Action cameras, DIY drones, Drone accessories, FPV drones, Fun drones, Multicopter, Professional drones, Other

  • Mobile phones, tablets and wearables

    Accessories, Activity trackers, Mobile phones, Powerbanks, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Tablets, Wearables, VR headsets, Other

  • Communication technology

    Accessories, Base station, Batteries, Charging stations, Conference technology, Headsets, Microphones, Routers, Telephones and telephone systems, Voice recorders, 2-way radio sets, Other

  • Computer and information technology

    Accessories, Casing, Computer components, Computers, Data carriers, Keyboards, Laptops, Modems, Monitors, Mouse devices, Netbooks, Network technology, Notebooks, Peripheral devices, Photocopiers, Presenters, Presentation technology, Printers, Scanners, Servers, Stylus pens, USB sticks, Other

  • Packaging design

    Food, Health, Household, Kids, Luxury, Retail, Sports, Sustainable, Tea & Coffee, Technology

The metacategory “Smart Products”

You can submit Internet products and digital products. For example, The intelligent features can be found, in data processing, the networking of an entire system or interaction design. Your product will have the opportunity to win two awards and be recognized for its achievements in "Smart Products"!

The metacategory “Smart Products” shows connected and digital products from all areas of life. Products that win an award in this category have successfully fulfilled the requirements that the complex interaction between humans and technology in the age of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things poses to design. As part of a comprehensive system, the purpose and use of these products is determined by collecting and processing data.

The product will then be evaluated twice by the CGD Jury: During the first round, the experts will pay attention to the holistic design. In the second evaluation, the focus is on the smart features of the product.


Contemporary Good Design
Gold Winner
Contemporary Good Design
Contemporary Good Design:
Smart Product
Contemporary Good Design:
Best Smart Product

Judging Criteria

  • Degree of innovation: Is the product new in itself or does it supplement an existing product with a new, desirable quality?

  • Product periphery: How is the product as part of a system integrated into the system environment? How have packaging and disposal issues been solved?

  • Functionality: Does the product fulfill all requirements of handling, usability, safety, and maintenance, and does the manual explain its use in a comprehensible way?

  • Durability: Have the product’s material, formal, and non-material value been designed for a long life-span?

  • Self-explanatory quality: What does the product convey about its purpose and use without knowing the manual? How distinct are product semantics and product graphics?

  • Formal quality: How logical is the constructive structure and the congruity of the formal composition? How is the form related to the function?

  • Symbolic and emotional content: What does the product offer the user beyond its immediate practical purpose in terms of sensual quality, possibilities of a playful use or emotional attachment?

  • Ecological compatibility: Are materials, material costs, manufacturing technology and energy consumption in an appropriate proportion to the product utility? To what extent have disposal problems and recycling issues been considered?

Costs & Fees

  • Early Bird (8 June-12 July): 500RMB / Entry

  • Regular (13 July-12 September): 800RMB / Entry

  • Latecomer (13 September-14 October): 1,000RMB / Entry

  • * After registering for the traditional cetagory, if you choose to participate in metacategory, you will have to pay another registration fee.

  • Approval Fee: 2,000RMB / Entry

  • * No extra approval fee is required to sign up for metacategory.

  • Winner Package: 15,000 RMB/Entry (Contemporary Good Design Winner)

    25,000 RMB/Entry (Contemporary Good Design Gold Winner)

    15,000 RMB/Entry (Contemporary Good Design: Smart Product)

    25,000 RMB/Entry (Contemporary Good Design: Best Smart Product)

  • Young Professional Application Day: To encourage and support young designers, the first 50 submissions by young designers can enjoy a Young Professional Application discount. (The discount includes free charge of registration and approval, Winner Package 50% off.)
    *Young Professional refers to apprentices and young designers (up to 5 years after graduation). If enter as a team, the Young Professional should be the chief designer.

Explanation Rights of Judging

Following the principle of fairness, justice and transparency, the CGD committee will communicate the periodical and final results on CGD websites and other media platform.

The CGD committee withholds the final interpretation and jurisdiction. If there is any dispute over the designs, one can contact the committee and provide relevant proofs (documents indicating plagiarism). Once confirmed, the award winners will be deprived of the qualification, the Certificate of Merit and trophy will be revoked.

OrganiSer's Rights

If necessary, the organiser has the right to adjust the number of certain awards, cancel or add certain awards.
The organiser enjoys the rights to exhibit all participating products for CGD, including both entries and award winners.

The Guide to Registration