Design Week Awards entry extended until 5 April

Find out about how to enter and what to expect from the 2023 Winners’ Showcase.

We had lots of last minute entries coming in along with requests for extensions so we are happy to announce that you now have until 05 April to get your entries over.

This year we hope to share the Awards with our largest ever audience by bringing the Winners’ Showcase to more than 900,000 readers of the site, newsletter subscribers and social followers.

Our Winners’ Showcase will capture the shortlisted and winning projects by featuring write-ups explaining each, alongside interviews with our Best of Show and Hall of Fame winners.

We’re currently putting together an independent judging panel of around 50 judges. We recently announced the first wave of judges and you can read about each as they are confirmed.

Every year the Awards evolves to reflect the changing nature of designers’ work, adapting so that we can focus on what’s important to you and your clients.

In recent years more designers across the board have been encouraging clients to embrace a sustainable approach to projects so that it becomes standard in many briefs. While we welcome projects that put people and the planet first in all categories, we also have the Design Climate Action: Designing Sustainably category that celebrates particularly innovative design work, which is making a tangible difference to the health of the planet by embracing progressive principles such as regenerative design.

We’re proud of the high standard of work that we get in the Communications section and are looking forward to celebrating more of it this year.  The full range of branding work is represented as you’ll see when you browse the categories.

The Digital section covers everything from Interaction Design to TV, Film and Video Graphics and has been readjusted in recent years to offer a relevant category for any digital project.

Our Product and Furniture group sees Consumer and Industrial Product Design represented as distinct categories and this year we’re broadening the furniture category so that it also includes lighting.

In the Spaces section you’ll find Exhibition Design, Workplace Interiors, Retail Design and more. There’s a home for every type of spatial design.

Not only will be celebrating the best work in the Winners’ Showcase across all channels at the end of June, each winner will receive a Design Week Awards light bulb trophy.

Details on how to enter can be found here, where you can also browse the categories and download our entry pack.

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