When this CitySeener was only eight years old, she used to make all kinds of jewellery with whatever she could get her little hands on: seashells, turtle shell, eggshells. She worked hard to make the designs and received the most heartfelt praise from her faithful followers - her grandparents. Now that she is older and has learned that turtle-shell earrings and eggshell anklets were probably not as flattering as she thought, she has resorted to buying jewellery from designers who actually know what they are doing. If you, unlike Cityseen, have creative talent, read on: the Hong Kong Designers Association has just issued an open invitation for designers in the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the HKDA Award 2005. They are calling for entries in four main categories: graphic, product, new media and spatial. In 2002, the HKDA Design Show registered more than 2,300 entries from 40 cities. This year it is anticipating a record number of entries. The judging panel will convene in August in Hong Kong. Entries in the new media category will be judged online. Results will be announced in November. Winning entries will be shown at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai from November 20 to 23 and published in the HKDA Award 05 Catalogue. To find out more about the competition, or to enter, visit www.hongkongda.com/awards05 . The competition is open to anybody who lives in the Asia-Pacific region. The deadline for submissions is July 16.