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.

  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Bathroom Appliances and Fittings
  • Kitchen Appliances and Accessories
  • Home Entertainment
  • Gardening
  • Home Robotics
  • Smart Home Products
  • Textiles
  • Surfaces
  • Windows & Doors
  • Decor / Styling
  • Other Interior Products
  • Audio Devices
  • Cameras and Accessories
  • Computers and Accessories
  • Phones and Accessories
  • Home Entertainment
  • Audio-Video Equipment
  • Robotics and Drones
  • Other Consumer Electronics
  • Bags and Luggage
  • Watches
  • Health and Wellness Products
  • Jewelry
  • Luxury Accessories
  • Travel Accessories
  • Beauty and Skincare
  • Personal Hobby and Leisure
  • Other Personal Products
  • Baby and Nursery Products
  • Kids and Toddler Products
  • Baby/Child Furniture
  • Children's Health and Wellness Products
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Baby/Child Travel Systems
  • Children’s Safety Products
  • Education and Learning
  • Other Family and Children's Designs
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Equipment / Accessories
  • Office Electronics
  • Office Styline / Decor products
  • Office Lighting products
  • Other Office Products
  • Gaming Appliances / Electronics
  • Gaming Furniture and Accessories
  • Electronic Toys / Robotics
  • Adult Toys
  • Classic Toys
  • Board Games and Puzzles
  • Outdoor games and toys
  • Educational games and toys
  • Other Toy Designs
  • Bicycles / e-bikes / Scooters
  • Motorcycles
  • Safety and Accessories for bikes/motorbikes/scooters
  • Cars / Personal Vehicles
  • Accessories for Cars/personal vehicles
  • Mass Transportation (air/road/rail)
  • Watercraft
  • Mobile Homes/Caravans
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Drones / unmanned vehicles
  • Other Vehicles
  • Products for Social Impact
  • Industrial / Professional Medical Equipment
  • Personal Health and Wellness Products
  • Products for a Green Life
  • Other
  • Industrial Construction/Building Products
  • Industrial Vehicles / Equipment
  • Industrial Electronics / Appliances
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Smart/Integrated Industrial Products
  • Eco-friendly Industrial Designs
  • Sustainable Industrial Designs
  • Other Industrial Designs
  • Alternative Energy Products
  • Products for Urban Sustainability
  • Water and Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Food Production
  • Environmental Education
  • Green Transportation
  • Other Sustainable Products
  • Fitness and Sports Clothing
  • Fitness and Sports Accessories
  • Fitness and Sports Equipment
  • Outdoor Lifestyle Products and Accessories
  • Hobbies and Crafts Products and Accessories
  • Other Leisure Products
  • Pet Grooming Products
  • Pet Fashion and Accessories
  • Pet Furniture
  • Toys for Pets
  • Pet Carriages / Travel Gear
  • Other Products
  • Event Products and Accessories
  • Event Displays and Decoration
  • Event Lighting
  • Event Furniture
  • Event Catering Products / Supplies
  • Other Event Products
  • Tableware
  • Food Storage solutions
  • Food Distribution
  • Sustainable F&B Products
  • Other F&B Products
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Eco/sustainable design
  • Children / Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Home
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Interface
  • Personal
  • Pets
  • Toys & Games
  • Other Conceptual Products

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.

30 MAY

Early Bird Deadline

-10% Discount


Extended Earlybird

-5% Discount


Regular Deadline


Final Deadline

30 November

Extended Final Deadline













* 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.

Awards Titles


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.


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.


to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.


inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.


The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.


A handsome certificate to promote your winning.


Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.

Submission Details

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.