Australian Good Design Awards

The Australian Good Design Awards continues a long and proud legacy of showcasing the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.

Each year, the Awards attract new and innovative design projects from around the world, celebrating the very best in all areas of design, architecture, engineering, research, fashion and social impact.

Entries represent projects across broad sectors and industries and cover everything from the design of everyday products we use, the services we interact with and the places and spaces we occupy, to the design of the processes and systems that underpin our businesses, industries, economies and social habits.

Pictured above: Whill Model C2 Personal Mobility, 2021 Australian Good Design Award of The Year. Designed and Commissioned by Whill Inc.

Recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program, the Australian Good Design Awards represents the diverse spectrum of design with 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.

In addition to the design disciplines represented in the Awards, the Good Design Award for Sustainability is awarded to a project that exemplifies excellence in design for sustainability practice and circular economy principles.

This standalone Award category has been established to inspire change and achieve a sustainable future through the application of good design principles.

WHAT IS THE GOOD DESIGN TICK?

The Australian 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. These registered trademarks are visible indicators of good design and a brand’s commitment to excellence in design and innovation.

Consumers can be assured that a product, project or service displaying the Australian Good Design Award trademark has been professionally designed to the highest standards and put through a rigorous design evaluation by an independent panel of design experts using a comprehensive evaluation process.

AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD ACCOLADES

All entries in the Australian Good Design Awards are evaluated against criteria for GOOD DESIGN, DESIGN INNOVATION and DESIGN IMPACT and awarded accolades in the following order.

More Information on Accolades

  • AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
    OF THE YEAR

    (Highest Design Honour - Limited to 1)
  • AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
    SUSTAINABILITY

    (Excellence in Sustainable Design - Limited to 1)
  • AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
    BEST IN CLASS

    (Design Excellence - Limited to Top 30)
  • AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
    GOLD

    (Exceeds Good Design Criteria - No Limit)
  • AUSTRALIAN GOOD DESIGN AWARD
    WINNER

    (Meets Good Design Criteria - No Limit)

SIXTY THREE YEARS OF GOOD DESIGN

OFFICIAL 2021 GOOD DESIGN AWARDS YEARBOOK

$125 AUD (+GST + postage)  

The 2021 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.

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