Creative Chiang Mai runs activities, events and projects
that are regular and or of strategic importance.

Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA)

Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) by Creative Chiang Mai

The Annual Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) by Creative Chiang Mai is an initiative that aims to promote innovation and creativity across a range of design categories. The CDA focuses on design, often with a contemporary touch, rather than pure art or craft. The purpose is to showcase Chiang Mai and its talent, and to highlight why design is important and adds value. The first Chiang Mai Design Award was launched in 2012 and we are now entering its fifth year.
Each year, more than 20 voluntary judges and advisors dedicate their time to this award – many of them are well-recognized designers, university lecturers in relevant fields - or have a professional interest in design.


There are six broad categories: (1) Architecture & Interior, (2) Crafts, furniture, decorative Items and fashion accessories, (3) New Media, (4) corporate identity design, (5) packaging design, (6) retail design and merchandising display, and (7) Eco design.
Deadlines, Application Form and Facebook Page
The deadline for 2016 is 15 August 2016 and the application form can be downloaded here.
More information can be found at:


Selected designs will benefit from; 
  • Free consultation on further the product development, marketing, market access, etc. by TCDC, CMU STeP experts, and the judges and advisors.
  • Considered to receive free support with the applications to different awards such as the Design Excellence Award (DEmark) and the G-mark Award.
  • Free exhibition space, for planned exhibitions in Chiang Mai and Bangkok or Phuket, including exhibition and award ceremony during Chiang Mai design week
  • Marketing and PR support

Strategic Partners, Supporters and Sponsors

The CDA awards are supported by the Chiang Mai University Science & Technology Park (CMU STeP), the TCDC, as well as other CMCC members such as the DITP, deco-moda and Citylife. We welcome additional corporate sponsorship.
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