GIDA is an international design prize driven by globalization, specialization and market orientation. The prize is created to discover future design, inspire future life and empower future cities by exploring the Chinese concept of “harmony” and exchanging the global experience of good designs featuring intelligence and sustainable development.
The DFA Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of the Hong Kong Design Centre, celebrating design excellence and acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. Since its launch in 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards has been a stage upon which design talents and corporations can showcase their design projects internationally.
The Andreu World International Design Contest has been held annually since 2001, which surely makes it one of the oldest in the world, and is unique in its specialty, the design of seats and tables. The figures accumulated in the editions that have been made until today are spectacular, with tens of thousands of participants from more than a hundred countries. To compete, participants must present a sustainable seat and/or table design that meets all the specifications that Andreu World presents in the product briefing, solving its technical and formal problems in the terms indicated for its production in series.WebsiteWDO Member: Andreu World
2020 International Busan Design Award(ibda) is an open place for the international design industry to share various design concepts and to revitalize the industry by linking platforms in order to realize and commercialize the ideas. The event is co-organized by the Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Office of Education, the Busan Chamber of Commerce, and the Design Council Busan, and hosted by the Design Council Busan. We hope to see your ideas in Asia’s largest international design awards.
Over the years, Taipei City Government has been devoted to shaping Taipei into a city with design visions and has been continuously conveying to those with a passion for design and creativeness the urban branding of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.” Taipei City Government extends its invitation to designers from all over the world to join in and vie for the highest honor. The total prize money is up to NT 3.8 million, including NT 600K for the grand prize -Taipei City Mayor Award. There will also select Golden/Silver/Bronze prizes with prize money NT 500K/200K/150K for each category.
Good Design (GD) Selection, hosted by the Korean government Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and organized by KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion), has been held annually since 1985 based on the Industrial Design Promotion Act. The products and services selected thorough this program are given GD Marks in acknowledgement of their design excellence. Good Design (GD) Selection is open to companies around the world, and the deadline for entries is June 30.
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The German Design Awards directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this.The German Design Awards identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.
Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design. “G.Mark”, the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design. GDA is calling for entries until 2 June.
Dezeen Awards, now in its third year, identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work. Organized by Dezeen, one of the most popular and influential architecture and design websites in the world, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere. The deadline for entries is 2 June.
The Biennale, 1.618 Paris’s flagship event, is a unique experience that combines a marketplace, an innovation space, a contemporary art exhibition, and a think tank. Renowned from 2009 for its bold scenography, the event contributes to changing consumers’ behaviour by offering concrete, inspiring, alternatives and a different approach to sustainable development: raising awareness while fostering the sense of beauty.
The Kids Design Award for the best product design - and thus also for the best aspiring young designer of the year 2020. Judged by independent experts from the design, industry and education sectors. The opportunity for all those, who would like to receive a distinction for their designs in the children's outfitting and furniture sector.
Canton Fair Product Design & Trade Promotion Centre (PDC) is a gateway for designers to enter the Chinese market. Present your design to 25,000 Chinese manufacturers and numerous buyers worldwide who are eager for design, and get your design order in the PDC online Design Show.Design studios are welcome to sign up for this online exhibition. WDO members enjoy a 20% off discount.
The Fuorisalone and the Salone del Mobile Week have united to define Milan Design Week, one of the world’s most important design events. For a week, Milan abounds with themed events, presentations, concerts, DJ sets and special projects related to the world of design, furniture and innovations in living solutions.Website
The international conference DesignTalks is the signature event of DesignMarch, Iceland´s design festival. It is illustrating the spectrum of design and architecture, its relevance, power, potential and responsibility in today’s society. A full day of inspiration.Website
Designers, manufacturers, architects and interior designers who want their product or project evaluated by internationally recognized design experts have turned to the iF DESIGN AWARD for decades. They do so to prove their company puts design in the focus of its business, and to attract international attention. Winning an iF DESIGN AWARD will help you stand out from the competition, improve your branding and reach new target groups.
World Industrial Design Day 2020 celebrates the amazing power of ‘design for everyday life‘, recognizing the value and benefits of design on the products and services that make our lives easier and more efficient. Join us on WIDD2020 as we recognize the practicality of design, as well as reflect on our increasing obsession with things.
Celebrating the best in design and architecture across 11 main design disciplines spanning 28 categories, Australia’s Good Design Awards is the nation’s highest design honour, recognising and rewarding design excellence since 1958. Now in its 62nd year, the Good Design Awards has a long and proud legacy of promoting the best in design to a global audience. Australia’s only international design awards open for 2020 entry.
UIA2020Rio, the 27th World Congress of Architects, is taking place in Rio de Janeiro the 19-23 July of this year. Keynote speakers include Eduardo Souto de Moura, Solano Benitez, Elizabeth de Portzamparc, Tatiana Bilbao and Francis Kéré.
The Elevate Prize is seeking to find, support, and shine a spotlight on leaders, innovators, activists, and risk-takers who are impacting their community every day, creating a multiplier effect that will allow them to more easily scale their work, impact more lives, and inspire others to tackle issues in their own communities – igniting a chain reaction of goodness across the world. Submit by 29 June.