The DFA Design for Asia Awards is a Hong Kong Design Centre program that was launched in Hong Kong in 2003 to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. DFA awards are presented to companies and designers whose superior work reflects Asian lifestyles and who are influential in the design field. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit Awards are presented to winners chosen from a total of 26 different categories, and candidates of Grand Awards are selected from among Gold Award winners. These candidates are given the Grand Award with Special Mention, and winners of the top prize—the Grand Award—are chosen from among them, along with recipients for three other special awards. Yamaha previously received the Grand Award for its SILENT Brass™ in 2014 and its YEV electric violin in 2017.