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Hangzhou (China) Hangzhou, China

The 2024 Design Intelligence Award (DIA) Call for Entries has been open to global participants. In the past years, DIA has received more than 51,000 entries from 70 countries and regions. Before the registration deadline on July 14, 2024 (24:00, GMT+8), any design company, design team, employed designer, independent designer or young designer can sign […]

BLT Built Design Awards 2024

Baar Baar, Switzerland

BLT Built Design Awards recognize and honor the expertise of all professionals involved in the realization of outstanding projects, on a global basis — from architecture firms and interior design experts to construction products and landscape architecture. The BLT Built Design Awards encompasses all forms of buildings, projects, and infrastructure that cope with the challenges […]

World Rattan IronCrafts Capital Cup Industrial Design Competition

Quanzhou Quanzhou Fujian, China

In 2019, Anxi County in China was awarded the title of "World Capital of Rattan Iron Art" by the World Crafts Council. By 2023, Anxi's rattan iron industry had a total output value of 28.6 billion yuan. To further address the industry's design needs, Anxi is launching the inaugural World Rattan Iron Crafts Capital Cup […]

Designverse Awards 2024-2025

Shanghai (China) Shanghai, China

Designverse Awards, as a core product of YoungBird's global design ecosystem big data research & service platform, evolved from Designverse Ranking, which went online in 2019 and continuously accumulated data and judgment criteria. After three years of operation, it has upgraded to Designverse Awards. New categories and awards for "Space - Concept" and "Product - […]

Call for entries: German Design Award 2025

Frankfurt (Germany) Frankfurt, Germany

The German Design Awards set international standards for innovative design developments and competitiveness on the global market. It only honours projects that are pioneering in the German and international design landscape and highlights positive developments in circular design. Whether digitalization, AI or circular design - the German Design Awards platform reveals the contribution that design […]

Tsinghua University “Design+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

Beijing (China) Beijing, China

The competition is themed on "Design Futures, Empower Youth" and explores innovative opportunities in areas such as future products and services, future spaces and environments, future arts and fashion, future health and well-being, future tourism and cultural creativity, future science popularization and education. It focuses on new industries, new models, and new momentum driven by […]

Call for entries: 2024 Taiwan International Student Design Competition

Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) , Taiwan

In accordance with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations in 2015, the theme “Equality” calls on students to treat others with the same level of respect and warmth. Students are encouraged to blend and co-create a more beautiful and diverse society through the power of design. This aims to realize the vision […]

Better Design Award 2024: CALL FOR GLOBAL ENTRIES

Shenzhen (China) Shenzhen, China

Better Design Award, abbreviated as BDA, is an international comprehensive design award. The award recognizes works and companies that demonstrate design excellence and innovation around the world. Adhering to the concept of designing for a better life, BDA will discover global good design, create a new engine of industry, lead a new way of life, […]

Vision 2074 – For a Sustainable Paradise Call for Exhibition Submissions

San Diego (United States) San Diego, United States

Join us for a collaborative exhibition hosted by World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024, San Diego State University, The San Diego Architectural Foundation and The American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter! Design Challenge As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Temporary Paradise?” (1974), one of the few forward projecting planning documents for our […]

Call for entries: BraunPrize 2024


Braun is excited to announce the 22nd Braun Prize International Design Competition. Since its inception in 1968, the Braun Prize has been at the forefront of recognizing and promoting young designers globally. This year, under the theme of 'Ideas to Keep,' we challenge emerging designers and inventors to explore both timeless design principles from the […]

Touchstones of Design Exhibition

Istanbul (Turkey)

The exhibition consists of Prof. Dr. Tevfik Balcıoğlu's former students and friends. Experienced designers are showcasing products they have designed that marked turning points in their lives. On the opening day of the exhibition, a panel is being held to introduce his new book published by the Chamber of Architects. Tevfik Balcıoğlu is a retired […]

DESIGN KOREA 2024 : 2nd Early Bird Discount until 31 July

Seoul (South Korea) Seoul, Korea, Republic of

We are announcing our annual design fair, DESIGN KOREA 2024 - hosted by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion. DESIGN KOREA is a comprehensive design fair that shares future design trends driving innovative growth in the rapidly changing industrial environment, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) and DX (Digital […]

Design Futures: Shared Vision 2024 – International Summer Program

Beijing (China) Beijing, China

The program will openly solicit activity proposals online, and student teams from around the world need to submit project proposals related to the aforementioned topics. Through online voting, expert selection, and other steps, 50 students and 10-15 outstanding proposals will be selected. The student teams with outstanding proposals will be invited to Tsinghua University to […]

Czech Design Week

Prague (Czech Republic) Prague, Czech Republic

The annual show and festival of design and artistic creation Czech Design Week will take place in two exhibition spaces during its 11th Edition . The exhibition line of the latest collections of designers, studios, studios and brands in the Mánes Exhibition Hall from 5 to 8 September will be complemented by a curated exhibition […]

Paris Design Week

Paris (France) Paris, France

Taking place across four districts in the capital city over 10 days, Paris Design Week will comprise exhibitions, installations, talks, open showrooms and networking opportunities.

València Design Fest

Valencia (Spain) Valencia, Spain

During the month of September, València celebrates a design festival that brings together national and international companies and professionals to discover first-hand the local talent, the creative effervescence of our city and the latest trends in design from the Mediterranean. All this, thanks to an agenda of activities consisting of exhibitions, conferences, presentations, projects led […]