WHAT projects/products are eligible for submission?

Commodities that are already in the market or in the pre-launch stage can be submitted. It should either be already in the market or available by the time the results are released. All submissions must be available for promotional activity.

WHERE – are there restrictions to place of origin?

As SG Mark is an international award, there are no country restrictions for the entry's production, sales or usage. Companies awarded with the Japan Good Design Mark (G Mark), can be exempted from 1st screening when they submit for SG Mark. (Please submit the document of G Mark awarded for our verification)

WHEN – are there restrictions to when they were produced?

There are no project-year restrictions for projects submitted for SG Mark.

WHO should apply?

Applicants can be either the client (i.e. distributor, manufacturer, provider, sponsor, commissioner) or the service provider (i.e. designer). If a designer is submitting the entry, they must either submit it as a joint entry with their client or present a letter of consent from the client to the organiser together with the entry.

HOW are they awarded the Mark?

To obtain SG Mark, the products/projects should endeavour to embody the following:

Empathy Value Inspiration
Solving problems, improving lives and meeting the needs of users Contribution of value through its design and user experience Galvanising and engaging society, community and environment

Ethics & Responsibility Sustainability Progress
Contribution that realise and/or transform societies, communities, the environment and lifestyles Production efficiency and use of environmentally-friendly materials Pioneering the future and presenting strategic value to businesses and communities


LIFE Lifestyle/Personal – Business to Consumer INDUSTRY Business to Business SOCIAL Education, Medical, Research
  • Product
  • Food & Beverage
  • Apparel
  • Furniture
  • Transportation
  • Residential Housing
  • Graphic, UX, UI
  • Gaming/Software
  • Media (i.e. news blog)
  • Materials
  • Equipment/Machines
  • Industrial Spaces
  • Office Furniture

  • Corporate Identity, Branding
  • Annual Reports
  • Equipment
  • Spaces
  • Facilities

  • Graphic, UI
  • Public Media

SG Mark 2019 Special Category - SMART DESIGN

This year's special category of Smart Design aims to promote the process of creating new approaches and solutions to address existing challenges. It is a call to push the boundaries to improve or re-inv ent the way individuals, businesses and government agencies operate, engage and interact.

This may be achieved through but not limited to the use of new technologies. In other words, a Smart Design transforms life, experience and/or processes for the betterment of a larger community.


Application Fee - SGD $200

Please note:
  • Submissions are deemed complete only after payment is received.
  • Participants who wish to pull their entries out of SG Mark may do so before the stipulated submission deadline (4 January 2019 at 23:59 hours). Withdrawers are required to notify the organiser either via email at, along with the reason of withdrawal.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.

Award-Winners Package Fee (Compulsory)

All Winners of SG Mark will be required to take up the Basic Winner Package of S$3,600 once they have been notified for 2nd screening. Payment of the Basic Winner Package and Publicity Package must be made at least 2 weeks before the 2nd screening.

Please note that any requests for withdrawal is not acceptable upon application and full fee for the Basic Winner Package is chargeable.

*DBCS Members enjoy 10% discount off the following packages

[Mandatory] Basic Award-Winner Package ($3600) includes
  1. Direct entry into Japan Good Design Award 2019’s 2nd screening round
  2. Exclusive jury screening by internationally renowned design practitioners
  3. DBCS Awards Night & Gala Dinner (2 pax)
  4. SG Mark Plaque & Certificate (2 per entry)
  5. Listing on SG Mark website
  6. Feature in SG Mark Awards Yearbook
  7. Feature in DBCS Social Media posts
  8. Usage of SG Mark on winning product marketing collaterals, valid for one year
[Optional] Publicity Package ($1800) includes
  1. SG Mark Exhibition
  2. Press Publication on local media
Recommended Package
Basic Award-Winner Package ($3,600) + Publicity Package ($1,800) = Total ($5,400)

Multiple Winners Package Discount
(Only applicable to those who choose Recommended Package)
SGD$5,000 each for 3 awards
SGD$4,500 each for 4 awards
SGD$4,000 each for 5 awards
SGD$3,000 each for 6 awards or more

Payment options

Bank Transfer/PayNow Cheque Paypal
Name of Bank Account: ​Design Business Chamber Pte. Ltd.
Bank Account No: 712-330794-001
Address: OCBC Bank 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
Bank Name: OCBC
Bank Code: 7339
Bank Branch: 712
Swift code: OCBCSGSG
PayNow for DBCS
Made payable to Design Business Chamber Pte Ltd 4% PayPal charges waived by DBCS

Bank charges will be borne by the applicant.

Terms & Conditions

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