Incepted as the “Promotional Product Design” (PPD) Award in 2010, the PPD will be entering its 10th edition in tandem with the 12th Malaysia Gifts Fair.

The first three editions were open to university and college students (i.e. amateur designers) only. In order to encourage and tap into a broader talent-base, however, the Organizing Committee decided to add another category for professional Malaysian designers, in 2013.

Both categories were combined into one in 2014, which is open to all professional Malaysian designers and creatives, in the hope that this will spur participants to compete at the highest level.

Ultimately, the idea behind the PPD was to provide talented individuals with the opportunity to have their designs recognized, rewarded and even commercialized in collaboration with established local entrepreneurs.

With the ever evolving education in design and innovation, younger talents are produced. Therefore, this year in 2020, PPD has decided to once again open to learning institutions to provide a platform for them to showcase their talents.


The vision of the Promotional Product Design Award is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for professional & student designers and from diversed background and experience to compete on, while providing them a platform of nationwide audience to showcase their success and talents to.

The PPD Award also aims to cultivate design and innovation in promotional product industries.


Demonstrates the will to innovate, redesign, rethink and the courage to compare yourself to others in competition.

One of the few FREE entry - designers award competitions in Malaysia.

Winners receive extensive attention from the press, public and the industry through the product showcase during KLIGP.

A chance to participate in Malaysia Good Design Award the highest design recognition from the Malaysian Government through MRM which endorses products that bears quality in design manufacturing.


Previous competition statistics (as Product Design Contest – PDC) in 2012 :

  • 264 Project Submissions from a single category
  • 18 Institutions
  • 10 Winners
  • 4 Nationalities
  • 4 Judges
  • Immeasurable success


Malaysian Gifts & Premium Association

  • Managed by promotional product entrepreneurs
  • Organizer of Malaysia Gifts Fair - ASEAN's largest gifts and premium fair
  • Well-connected in the gifts and premium industry

Malaysia Design Council (MRM)

  • Government council under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Organizer of Malaysia Good Design Award, formerly known as Malaysia Good Design Mark & Design Competition
  • Strong links with educational institutions


A panel of 5 judges will be appointed, including 3 renown professionals from the product design industry and representatives from both MGPA Top 12 winning designs (6 each category) will first be shortlisted, and then grand prize winner and runner-ups will be determined.