Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) should answer any queries you may have about the Australian Good Design Awards program, processes and benefits. If you have any questions that are not answered, our team are here to help.
What are the different Australian Good Design Award Accolades?The Australian Good Design Award accolades are among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. These registered trademarks are visible indicators of good design principles and an organisation's commitment to design excellence.
Good Design Award Winner
Awarded to projects that demonstrate design excellence.
Good Design Award Gold
Awarded to top five projects in each category.
Good Design Award Best in Class
Awarded to best overall project in each category.
Good Design Award for Sustainability
Awarded to only one project that demonstrates excellence in sustainable design.
Good Design Award of the Year
Awarded to only one exemplary project from all design disciplines and categories.
How much does it cost to enter the Australian Good Design Awards?To enter the Australian Good Design Awards, entrants must pay a Standard Registration Fee, plus a Winner's Package Fee.
(The Winner's Package Fee is payable only by successful entrants).
Standard Registration Fee = $450 AUD per entry
Social Impact Registration Fee = $150 AUD per entry
Next Gen Registration Fee = Free to Enter
Winning entries in the Australian Good Design Awards are included in the Winner's Package which incurs an additional fee, based on the applicant’s company size. View Winner's Package Fees and inclusions on our Winner's Benefits page on our website.
The cost of transporting entries (if required) to and from the assessment venue must be covered by the applicant.
Are there any discounts for submitting multiple entries?The Registration Fee is a standard fee that does not attract a discount.
What is the Winner's Package and why do I have to pay for this?Winning entries in the Australian Good Design Awards are included in the Winner's Package. The Winner’s Package incurs an additional fee, based on the applicant’s company size.
We take great pride in setting and maintaining international best practices in our judging process and conduct an in-depth evaluation process, consisting of 3 main stages of judging carried out by highly respected national and international design experts.
Our design evaluation process is proudly recognised as being one of the most rigorous in the industry. While some design award programs conduct their evaluations online without any face-to-face deliberations, we do not believe this sets a high enough benchmark for international best practices.
The annual Australian Good Design Awards Ceremony is regarded as one of the most celebrated design events in the industry and an event of this stature incurs significant costs.
While we receive limited corporate sponsorship, these funds alone do not cover the cost of operating the Awards to the high standards we set.
What is included in the Winner's Package?Winners of the Australian Good Design Awards are included in the Winner's Package for an additional fee. The Winner's Package includes:
- Unrestricted use of Good Design Award registered trademark
- Lifetime Project Profile on the Good Design Index
- Media Release with personalised Jury Comments
- Engraved Good Design Award Trophy
- Two Good Design Award Certificates
- Feature in Good Design Awards Yearbook
- Use of Korean Good Design Award Trademark (by request)
- Ongoing promotion through Good Design Social Channels
What if I cannot afford the Registration Fee and/or Winner's Package Fee?For applicants where the Registration Fee or Winner’s Package Fee is a barrier to entry, Good Design Australia offers financial assistance on a case-by-case basis. If this is something you are interested in, please reach out to our team.
My entry is not designed or sold in Australia – am I still eligible to enter?Yes. The Australian Good Design Awards is an international design awards program and accepts entries designed and developed anywhere in the world. The key requirement is that the entry is commercially available and not a prototype or concept.
How many entries can I submit into the Australian Good Design Awards?Applicants may enter as many entries as they would like to be assessed by our international expert judging panel. The same entry may also be submitted in more than one category if applicable.
Can I enter a product range as a single entry?Yes. A product range is only eligible for entry if every product within the range is represented and submitted for assessment in the range. Alternatively, products within this range are eligible for individual entry providing that they do not carry the word ‘range’ in the Entry Name and, if selected, the accolade must be attributed to the individual product assessed rather than the range it is a part of. For more clarification, please contact us.
How should I refer to my Good Design Award winning project in the media and in general promotion?Winning entries in the Australian Good Design Awards receive the Winner's Package, which incurs an additional fee according to the applicant's company size. The Winner's Package provides unlimited use of the Good Design Award Tick Trademarks.
When referring to your accolade internationally and to help distinguish your Australian Good Design Award winning project from other Good Design Award programs that exist around the world, we reccommend that you refer to your winning project as an Australian Good Design Award Winner or Good Design Award Winner (Presented by Good Design Australia).
Can I use the Good Design Tick overseas and under a different brand name?Yes. Once you purchase the Winners Package, you and any third parties associated with the design and development of the entry are entitled to unlimited logo reproduction for the lifetime of the entry across all platforms as it is internationally registered and recognised.
The Good Design Tick trademarks are linked to the product entered rather than the brand therefore if you sell your product overseas under a different brand name, you are able to use the Good Design Tick to promote your entry under affiliate brands.
There are numerous Good Design Award programs that operate in other parts of the world, how is Australia’s Good Design Awards different?There are a number of other highly respected Good Design Award programs that operate in other parts of the world including the Good Design Awards (Japan), Good Design Awards (Singapore), Good Design Awards (Korea).
Good Design Australia maintains close and cooperative relationships with many of these Award programs and collectively, we share the outcomes of our Awards to help further promote the value and importance of Good Design at a global level.
We also have a long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Good Design Awards which allows winners of the Australian Good Design Awards to use the Korean Good Design Award logo on their award-winning projects.
When can I purchase tickets to the Australian Good Design Awards Ceremony?Tickets to the Australian Good Design Awards Ceremony are strictly limited due to the capacity of the event. Tickets will be made available soon after winners have been notified and will be available for purchase through our website.