Competition Result

“Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition” Award Ceremony was successfully held on 17 Oct 2020. Congratulations to all winners!

“Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition” Winner List

 

The “Roving Exhibition of Winning Entries” which recognises winners’ outstanding performance will soon be launched. Please stay tuned for the latest announcement!


Background & Introduction

Water is an indispensable resource in human life. Nevertheless, less than 1% of all water resources on Earth are fresh water that is suitable for direct use. With rapid global population growth, economic development, climate change and pollution, the scarce fresh water resources are in imminent crisis. Water conservation is therefore imperative!

The average daily domestic fresh water consumption per capita in Hong Kong is about 130 litres and most are consumed for bathing. Apart from taking a quicker shower to reduce water consumption, shower with a water-efficient showerhead is a more effective and eco-friendly way to reduce water consumption. “Innovative Water Efficient Showerhead Design Competition” (the “Competition”) is one of the significant programmes of the Campaign, which is also the first eco-friendly showerhead design competition in Hong Kong. WSD strives to gather innovative showerhead designs through the Competition to inspire the contestants and the public with new ideas on water conservation and promote the use of water saving devices. Using water efficient devices allows one to enjoy shower and make an effort in environmental protection by saving water at the same time. Water saving is just that easy!

Objectives

Design Concept and Theme

Design Concept 1
Bathing accounts for a large proportion of domestic water consumption. Integrating eco-friendly elements and features in designing showerheads which can reduce water and energy consumption concurrently is the popular trend nowadays.
Design Concept 2
Being “Innovative” means to challenge and break through the traditional concept by diversifying and enhancing both appearances and functions of showerheads.

Categories of Entries & Eligibility

Conceptual Design: Academic Section

  • Entrants must be Hong Kong residents and students of registered secondary schools, universities, tertiary institutions or other institutions accredited by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
  • Entrants may participate individually or as a team under this category.
  • Students from different institutions may participate as a team with no more than 4 students.
  • Each entrant may only join a maximum of 2 teams.
  • Entrants may participate individually and as a team at the same time. However, submissions with repeated design are not allowed.
  • Submission must be original designs; each participating unit (individual or team) may submit a maximum of 3 entries. If more than 3 entries are submitted, the Organiser will randomly select 3 entries for assessment without prior notice.

Original Product: Professional Section

  • Products submitted must be original and manufactured (not conceptual designs) and preferably, available in the market for no more than 3 years.
  • Hong Kong or overseas industry practitioners aged 18* or above, and any corporates registered in Hong Kong or overseas may participate individually or as a corporate under this category.
  • Participating individuals or corporates must be the copyright owner of their entries (except for product agencies). If there are more than one person or corporate owning the copyright of the entry, agreement from all copyright owners must be obtained to qualify for participation. All entries must not infringe the rights of any third parties.
  • If entries are agencies’ products, product agencies must obtain agreement and authorisation from all copyright owners before participating the competition.
  • Each participating unit (individual or corporate) may submit a maximum of 5 entries. If more than 5 entries are submitted, the Organiser will randomly select 5 entries for assessment without prior notice.
  • Entries must be finished products. Partial products or accessories will not be accepted.

* Age of entrants will be calculated as of the application deadline of Competition.

Awards & Prizes

Academic Section

Award Prize
Gold
Gold Award (1 Place) A trophy and HK$10,000 cash prize
Silver
Silver Award (1 Place) A trophy and HK$5,000 cash prize
Bronze
Bronze Award (1 Place) A trophy and HK$3,000 cash prize
Merit
Merit Award (5 Places) A certificate and HK$1,000 cash prize
"Certificate of Participation" will be awarded to all participants for encouragement

Conceptual designs of Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners will be produced as prototypes by the Organiser, and stand a chance of displaying in the product exhibitions to recognise winners’ outstanding performance and promote innovative water saving devices. The prototypes will be gifted to winners upon the completion of exhibitions as reward and encouragement.

Professional Section

Award Prize
Gold
Gold Award (1 Place) A trophy and Gold Award logo*
Silver
Silver Award (1 Place) A trophy and Silver Award logo*
Bronze
Bronze Award (1 Place) A trophy and Bronze Award logo*
Merit
Merit Award (3 Places) A trophy and Merit Award logo*
Best Innovation Award
Best Innovation Award (1 Place) A trophy and Best Innovation Award logo*
Best Affordable Award
Best Affordable Award (1 Place) A trophy and Best Affordable Award logo*
"Certificate of Participation" will be awarded to all participating individuals and corporates for encouragement

* The Organiser authorises the use of winner logo on all items relevant to the winning product for promotion and commercial use, including product packaging, promotional materials and websites, etc.

Original product of Gold Award winner may be presented as prizes of “Water Saving Competition” to promote the use of water saving devices. The “Water Saving Competition” will be organised by the Organsier tentatively scheduled in 2021, which targets all households in Hong Kong and participants will compete on the volume of water conserved, with an aim to strengthen their understanding on the importance of water conservation.

Additional Rewards

All winning entries may be exhibited in the following means to promote their innovative eco-friendly design concepts, thereby enhancing the reputation and status of the winning designers and even the winning brands in the society:

  • The Organiser will publish an “Innovative Water-Efficient Showerhead Design Competition” promotion booklet with details of all winning entries. Publications will be distributed to the public and practitioners in Award Ceremony, exhibitions and other designated venues. Digital version of the publication will also be accessible for all from the official website and websites of other relevant parties.
  • Winning entries will also be published in “Industrialists”, a publication of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) for distribution to FHKI’s members from various sectors.
  • Media will be invited to report on the Competition and winning entries. Media interview will be arranged for the Gold Award winners.
  • The winning entries will be showcased in local roving exhibitions, as well as in large-scale household exhibitions.
Assessment

Adjudication Panel

  • Director of Water Supplies Department
    Mr. WONG Chung-leung, JP
  • Chairman of Advisory Committee on Water Supplies
    Prof. Joseph KWAN Kai-cho
  • Honorary President of Federation of Hong Kong Industries
    Prof. Daniel CHENG, BBS, MH, JP
  • Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre
    Prof. Eric YIM, JP
  • Head, Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design of Hong Kong Design Institute
    Mr. Daniel CHAN Kwong-yiu
  • Chairperson of Friends of the Earth (HK) Charity Limited
    Mrs. Mei NG, BBS
  • General Manager of Green Living and Innovation Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council
    Mr. Raymond FONG

Assessment Criteria

For Academic Section, the adjudication panel will assess the entries according to the following criteria:

Category Criteria Weight of Score
Environmental Efficiency
  • Product materials and design concept are eco-friendly and meeting the requirement of energy-saving
  • Effectiveness on water conservation and strengthening environmental awareness of users
  • Sustainability of design
30%
Innovation
  • Innovative design that will lead the product development trend
  • Effectiveness in using new technologies and materials
  • Enhancement of user satisfaction through product design
30%
Appearance
  • Aesthetics of overall design
  • Integration of technology and design
  • Distinctive and balanced design
20%
Practicality
  • Innovative functions and reasonable structure
  • User-friendly and conform with ergonomics
  • Distinctly comfortable and convenient in use
  • Simple and efficient operation; safe and durable
  • Reasonable and feasible design
20%

For Professional Section, the adjudication panel will assess the entries according to the following criteria:

Category Criteria Weight of Score
Environmental Efficiency
  • Product materials and design concept are eco-friendly and meeting the requirement of energy-saving
  • Effectiveness on water conservation and strengthening environmental awareness of users
  • Sustainability of design
30%
Innovation
  • Innovative design concept that will lead the product development trend
  • Effectiveness in using new technologies and materials
  • Enhancement of user satisfaction through product design
20%
Appearance
  • Aesthetics of overall design
  • Integration of technology and design
  • Distinctive and balanced design
20%
Practicality
  • Innovative functions and reasonable structure
  • User-friendly and conform with ergonomics
  • Distinctly comfortable and convenient in use
  • Simple and efficient operation; safe and durable
20%
Marketability
  • Affordable price
  • Product functions are value for money
10%

The entry with the highest score in “Innovation” and “Marketability” will receive the “Best Innovation Award” and “Best Affordable Award” respectively.

Briefing Sessions

Academic Section

Date: 18 January 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Venue: INDEX - 15/F, Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Guest: Prof. Eric YIM, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre

Professional Section

Date: 16 December 2019 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: INDEX - 15/F, Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Guest: Mr. Jimi KWOK, Well-known Product Designer


Schedule

Date Activity
Nov 2019 Call for Application
16 Dec 2019 Briefing Session for Professional Section (Event Highlights)
18 Jan 2020 Briefing Session for Academic Section (Event Highlights)
17 Apr 2020 Application Deadline
29 May 2020 Deadline for Entry Submission
12 June 2020 Preliminary Selection
Late June 2020 Announcement of Finalists
4 Jul 2020 The Final Presentation (Event Highlights)
17 Oct 2020 Award Ceremony

Co-organiser & Supporting Organisations

Co-organiser

Co-organiser

 

Supporting Organisations


Enquiries

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

Tel: 2732 3107

Email: info@showerheaddesign.hk

Address: 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon


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