Montreal (Canada) – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is pleased to extend another exclusive opportunity to interested members to join the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize Review Panel.

Expressions of interests are now being accepted to help form a new panel consisting of five representatives who will be required to review the international submissions during the next cycle of the World Design Impact Prize (WDIP). First launched in 2010, the inauguration of the Prize has provided Icsid with a unique opportunity to showcase industrial design driven projects from around the globe that have made a significant social, cultural, economic and/or environmental impact on quality of life.

Through the continued participation of interested members, Icsid can pursue the development of its many programmes and initiatives, such as the WDIP.

What we’re looking for

The WDIP Review Panel is a voluntary opportunity whereby panellists will be called on to evaluate the international projects that have been submitted for consideration for the Prize. As a group, the Review Panel will select the shortlist of projects. However, the final selection will be made by the Icsid Membership that will vote to determine the winner during the General Assembly in 2013.

The Review Panel will be asked to participate in two (2) teleconference meetings in April 2013 and September 2013 (dates to be determined).

Panellists may also be requested to draft briefing notes about the WDIP and/or project submissions.

Expressing your interest

If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please submit the following details:

1. Personal details

  • Full Name
  • Title
  • Icsid member organisation
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Skype information
  • Gender
  • Organisation (if different than above)

2. Statement of Intent

Additionally, you are asked to submit a 250-300 word Statement of Intent to further demonstrate your interest in the project and what contributions you feel you can make as an active Icsid Member to the WDIP Review Panel.

3. Photo

Please also include a recent, high-resolution profile photo.

Submissions should be sent to no later than Friday, 23 November 2012.

Candidates for the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize Review Panel will be reviewed and selected by the Icsid Board in December 2012.

Icsid Members in good standing are given an exclusive opportunity to help shape a key Icsid project that has the potential to be immensely impactful on the industrial design community in the future. Your participation in WDIP helps Icsid achieve its mandate of enhancing social, cultural, economic and environmental quality of life through design.

About World Design Impact Prize

The World Design Impact Prize is a biennial designation created to recognise empower and stimulate socially responsible design projects and initiatives around the world.

Awarded by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the World Design Impact Prize honours exceptional industrial design driven projects that make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/or environmental quality of life. The establishment of a prize specifically for industrial design driven projects also produces tangible examples, best practices and socially responsible industrial designs that help shape the future of the profession.