2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS OPEN

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GLOBAL SEARCH FOR GOOD DESIGN AND GROUND-BREAKING INNOVATION

Australia’s only international design awards open for 2020 entry.

Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. Through the annual Good Design Awards program, we recognise and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8 MAY 2020.

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.

Each year, Good Design Australia invites renowned design experts from Australia and around the world to participate in the Good Design Awards evaluation process and remains one of only a handful of international design award programs that conducts a face-to-face, hands-on evaluation of the projects submitted for consideration.

“Our Judges don’t look at pictures over the internet to decide the winners, they meet face-to-face, debate and argue the merits of good design to decide which projects go on to receive the prestigious Good Design Award,” said Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia.

Australia’s Good Design Awards is respected globally for its high standard of design evaluation with more than 40 independent design and architecture experts participating in the judging process. “The importance of any awards program is defined only by its credibility and we take great pride in maintaining a high standard of design evaluation,” said Dr. Gien.

Entries are evaluated on three main design criteria which include: Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact with the highest scoring projects receiving accolades.

“As we transition to a world that is experiencing exponential advancements in science and technology and one that continues to grapple with big issues such as climate change and inequality, design-led innovation and creative thinking is now more important than ever,” Dr. Gien went on to say.

New for 2020 is the introduction of a Precinct Design Category which has been established to recognise and celebrate the critical role of design in the planning and development of new city precincts. The new category will recognise projects where a holistic design approach has been adopted in the design of precincts and includes elements such transport, education, health and other services – all designed to improve the quality of life for people and contribute to better economic, social and environmental outcomes.

“Our world is crying out for cutting edge-design innovations that are solving problems, improving our quality of life and helping our planet move towards a more sustainable future for us all. This message is central to the Good Design Awards and the innovative projects the program attracts and showcases each year,” Dr. Gien concluded.

The Good Design Awards recognise design excellence across broad sectors and industries and covers everything from the design of products we use each and every day, the services we interact with, the places and spaces we occupy, to the design of the processes and systems that underpin business, industries and economies right through to projects in the social innovation space.

The 2020 Good Design Awards will be presented at the annual Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney on 9 July 2020.

ENTER THE 2020 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS HERE

GOOD DESIGN KEY DATES

  • 8 MAY 2020 – 2020 Extended Entries Deadline
  • JUNE 2020 – Judging Week
  • JULY 2020 – Successful Entries Notified
  • JULY 2020 – Winners Package Opt-Out Deadline
  • OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 TBC – Good Design Awards Ceremony (Sydney)

VIEW FULL PROCESS AND TIMELINE HERE

GOOD DESIGN CATEGORIES

The Australian Good Design Awards is one of the most diverse design award programs in the world spanning 11 overarching design disciplines and 28 sub-categories.

New for 2020, the Precinct Design Category has been established to recognise and celebrate the critical role of design in the planning and development of new precincts. In particular, projects where a holistic design approach includes elements such transport, education, health and other services – all designed to improve the quality of life for people and contribute to better economic, social and environmental outcomes.

GOOD DESIGN EVALUATION

With a record 700 projects submitted to the Good Design Awards in 2019, our international Jury of design and architecture experts evaluate each project under three main evaluation criteria:

  1. Good Design
  2. Design Innovation
  3. Design Impact

During our Good Design Judging Week, our incredible Good Design Jury meet in Sydney to evaluate each and every submission from the Awards. Design experts from across Australia and overseas convene to take part in the Jury session and select the Good Design Award Winners.

Entrants to the Good Design Awards are also invited to a special ‘Meet the Judges’ evening at the Judging Venue in Sydney. The 2020 Good Design Jury will be announced in 2020.

GOOD DESIGN CELEBRATION

The annual Good Design Awards Ceremony is one of the most celebrated events on the international design calendar. Guests are invited to enjoy a sit-down dinner followed by the official Good Design After Party.

GOOD DESIGN TICK TRADEMARK

The Good Design Award accolade, more commonly known as the Good Design Tick, is among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. The Good Design Tick of approval offers companies a competitive advantage that leads to increased sales and point of sale differentiation.

GOOD DESIGN ACCOLADES AND TROPHY

The Good Design Award Tick Trophy is made from sustainable materials and processes and is an international symbol of design excellence and sustainable design practice.

All entries in the Good Design Awards are evaluated against criteria for Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact and awarded accolades in the following order.

  • Good Design Award of the Year (Awarded to only 1 project)
  • Good Design Award for Sustainability (Awarded to only 1 project)
  • Good Design Award Best in Class (Awarded only to the best projects in each category)
  • Good Design Award Gold (No limit to number of Awards)
  • Good Design Award Winner (No limit to number of Awards)

GOOD DESIGN SPECIAL ACCOLADES

Good Design Australia also presents a number of special awards and accolades, these awards include:

  • Good Design Team of the Year
  • Indigenous Designer Award Presented by RMIT
  • Patron’s Australian Design Award
  • Women in Design Award
  • Australian Design Prize
  • Automotive Design Award
  • MAAS Design Award
  • DIA Team of the Year
  • 202020 Vision Green Design Award
  • CSIRO Design Innovation Award

VIEW ALL SPECIAL ACCOLADES AND CRITERIA HERE

GOOD DESIGN ENTRY FEES

Registration fees include an online entry profile and expert evaluation by a panel of Australian and International Design Experts, as well as, if successful, a listing in the Good Design Awards Yearbook.

  • $450 AUD per entry
  • $150 AUD per entry (Social Impact Only)
  • Free Entry for all NEXT GEN (Student) entries

Due to exceptional circumstances Good Design Australia will be extending a 25% on all entries from 20 March 2020.

GOOD DESIGN WINNERS PACKAGE

Winning entries will be included in the Winners Package at an additional cost (based on company size). Applicants can opt-out of the Winners Package if they so choose. The Winners Package includes:

  • Unlimited use of the Good Design Award Tick Trademarks
  • Winners Profile on Good Design Index
  • Good Design Awards Yearbook (one copy)
  • Good Design Award Trophy
  • Good Design Award Certificates (two copies)
  • Personalised Media Release with Jury Comments
  • Pre-release tickets to Good Design Awards Ceremony
  • Press and Media Coverage
  • Opportunity to use Korean Good Design Award Logo
  • VIEW ALL FEES AND INCLUSIONS HERE

GOOD DESIGN ON TELEVISION

Good Design Australia is a proud network partner of Australia by Design: Innovations broadcast on Channel TEN and Network ONE. Hosted by popular TV personality Jamie Durie, the hit TV show brings good design to mainstream television and features a selection of Good Design Award recipients across eight episodes.

VIEW 2019 EPISODES HERE

GOOD DESIGN YEARBOOK

The Good Design Awards Yearbook profiles the winners of the annual Australian Good Design Awards, showcasing examples of best in class design and innovation in Australia and overseas.

BUY 2019 YEARBOOK HERE

FAQs

For all frequently asked questions please see below. If you have any further questions please contact us at mail@good-design.org.

VIEW FAQs HERE

GOOD DESIGN PARTNERS

At Good Design Australia, we believe in a better Australia and a more sustainable and prosperous world through design. We gratefully acknowledge our design-driven partners and supporters who share this aspirational vision for design.

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