PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD
A great product has the potential to be life changing. It can be simultaneously beautiful and innovative, useful and creative, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.
At the International Design Awards, we want to reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a product which will be used, valued and perhaps even loved by its target market. Winning an award can help you get your product noticed and into people’s homes or businesses, as well as giving your career a welcome boost.
We want to find new, innovative and ground-breaking products that we can share with the world. Our winning product design will have spotted a gap in the market and created the perfect item to fill it.
If you’ve come up with a design, which stands out from the crowd, you need to let the world know about it. What better way than submitting it to a jury of experts so they can share their praises to people all over the globe?
You’ve already done the hard work by coming up with a great product design, now let us give you the chance to shine. Enter our award today for the opportunity to raise your profile to an international level and have the design world give your work the appreciation it deserves.
The IDA’s Product Design of the Year Award recognises the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with a practical and beautiful creations, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.
- Bathing & Skin Care
- Car Seats & Accessories
- Baby & Children Products
- Health & Baby Care
- Infant Products & Gears
- Nursery products
- Pregnancy & Maternity
- Toddler Products
DESIGN FOR SOCIETY
- Design for Elders
- Design for Environment
- Design for Public Awareness
- Design for Society
- Design for Sustainability
- Designs for Social Impact
- Eco-Sustainable Design
- Behavioral correction tools
- Classroom design
- Public campaigns
- Self learning devices
- Teaching aids
HOME INTERIOR PRODUCTS
- Bathroom Fittings/Appliances
- Household appliances
- Interior Furniture
- Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
- Kitchen Appliances
- Kitchen Furniture
- Materials and surfaces
- Switches, Temperature Control Systems
- Textiles/Floor Coverings
- Windows, Doors
- Bathroom Lighting
- Designer Lighting
- Desk Lamps
- Energy Saving Lighting
- Floor Lamps
- Green Lighting (Eco lighting)
- Illuminated Home Decor
- Outdoor lighting
- Special Purpose Lighting
- Table Lamps
- Use of natural light
INDUSTRIAL AND LIFE SCIENCE DESIGN
- Medical Furniture
- Medical/Scientific Machinery
- Safety Designs
MEDIA AND HOME ELECTRONICS
- Cameras, Video Cameras and Equipment
- Computers and information technology
- Consumer electronics and cameras
- Home Computers
- Phone and Other Communications Technology
- TV, Video and Audio Equipment
- Drones, UAVs, Unmanned systems
- Productivity Tools/Presentations
- Scanners/Copiers/Fax Machines
OUTDOOR AND EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
- Bicycle and bicycle accessories
- Exercise Equipment
- Leisure, games and fun
- Outdoor Lighting
- Outdoors, trekking and camping
- Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories
- Sauna/Steamroom/Jacuzzi / Swimming pool
SUSTAINABLE LIVING/ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION
- Alternative Energy Source Equipment
- Energy Conservation Equipment
- Recycling Equipment
- Residential Sustainable Design
- Rural Sustainable Design
- Urban Sustainable Design
- Board and card Game
- Construction Toy
- DIY (Do It Yourself) Toy
- Educational Toy
- Musical Toy
- Outdoor Toy
- Robotic Toy
- Toy for Infant
- Toy for Children
- Toy for Teens
- Wooden Toy
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles
- Auto Accessories and Interiors
- Auto/Truck/Mobile Home
- Mass Transportation
- Vehicle accessories
OTHER PRODUCT DESIGNS
- Other Products designs
Deadlines & Fees
The International Design Awards invites product designers and design teams to submit conceptual, in-progress or completed work. Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the project, including designers, the firm, manufacturer, and clients.
Early Bird Deadline-10% Discount
Extended Earlybird-5% Discount
* Multiple entries must be paid at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”. An entry paid at a later time will be counted as a “first entry”.
** You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time but must be in the same disciplines. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged at 50% in the same discipline.
You may choose to pay online via PayPal or Credit Card.
Please note that entry fees are non-refundable. Also, once your submission fee is paid, you will NOT be able to edit or change your entries.
Once you have paid your submission fee, your entry is complete. There are no hidden expenses further down the line. Winners will not be charged any additional fees for publication, publicity, or the IDA trophy.
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.
PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR, PROFESSIONAL
The product design of the year winner will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA awards winning stainless steel trophy.
EMERGING PRODUCT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, STUDENT
This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of product design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in an newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.
Prizes and Promotions
The Winner of the Product Design of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.
Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalised press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.
Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
ATTEND THE WINNERS GALA
Celebrate your winning in Los Angeles or New York in the bi-annual IDA gala.
to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.
ONLINE DESIGN DIRECTORY
inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.
PUBLISHED IN THE ANNUAL BOOK
The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
A handsome certificate to promote your winning.
IDA WINNERS SEAL
Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.
SUBMISSION IS ONLINE AND IS COMPLETED IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS:
1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.
2. Fill in the simple online submission form–remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.
3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.)
4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.
Up to ten images (JPG/PDF) and one PDF can be submitted per entry—For best results, make sure your images are a jpg/png file cropped to a 4:3 format, are at least 1000px wide, and no larger than 4MB. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only six pages per file, maximum 4 MB.
Entries should include as much detail as possible, including images of each side of the product and usage.
Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than five years before the time of submission are not eligible for submission.
Description of the project should be limited to 600 characters or less.