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.

  • Bedroom: Furniture
  • Bathroom Fittings/Appliances
  • Entertainment Area
  • Household Appliances
  • Home: Furniture
  • Home: Lighting- Indoor
  • Home: Lighting - Outdoor
  • Kitchen: Appliances
  • Kitchen: Furniture
  • Kitchen: Accessories/Tabletop
  • Gardening accessories
  • Robotics Appliances
  • Materials and Surfaces
  • Textiles/Floor Coverings
  • Windows, Doors
  • Other Home Interior Products
  • Audio/listening Devices
  • Building Electrical: Switches, Temperature & Control System
  • Building Security Systems: Alarm and Home Security
  • Building Security Systems: Work and Industrial
  • Building Security Systems: Other Designs
  • Camera: Analogue Cameras
  • Camera: Digital Cameras
  • Camera: Equipment (tripods, monopods, etc)
  • Camera: Lenses
  • Camera: Other Designs
  • Computer: Accessories
  • Computer: Desktop
  • Computer: Information Technology
  • Computer: Laptops
  • Computer: Scanners and Printers
  • Computer: Tablets
  • Computer: Other Designs
  • Phones: Application Design
  • Phones: Cord or Cordless Home Phone
  • Phones: Mobile
  • Phones: Mobile phone Covers and accessories
  • Phones: Office Phone Systems
  • Phones: Other Designs
  • TV, Video and Audio Equipment
  • Robotics and drones
  • Other Consumer Electronics Designs
  • Backpacks
  • Briefcases
  • Cosmetic Bags
  • Garment Bags
  • Handbags
  • Shopping Bags
  • Special Purpose Bags
  • Trolleys
  • Other Bag Designs
  • Luggage: Carry-on
  • Luggage: Checked
  • Luggage: Luxury
  • Luggage: Sets
  • Watches: Analog
  • Watches: Digital
  • Watches: Fashion
  • Watches: Luxury
  • Watches: Smartwatches
  • Wellness and Beauty Products
  • Makeup Products
  • Skincare (creams, liquids, lotions)
  • Hairdryers and hair styling tools
  • Skincare/Healthcare Tools/Devices
  • Wellness and Beauty: Other Designs
  • Personal Hobby and Leisure
  • Personal Travel Accessories
  • Other Personal Products
  • Baby Appliances
  • Baby Products
  • Children Safety Products
  • Nursery Products
  • Pregnancy & Maternity Products
  • Strollers
  • Toddler Products
  • Kids: Bath Accessories
  • Kids: Car Seats and accessories
  • Kids: Changing Tables
  • Kids: Edge & Corner Protections
  • Kids: Electrical
  • Kids: Harnesses & Leashes
  • Kids: Sterilization
  • Kids: Travel Systems
  • Other Designs Kids
  • Classroom Products
  • Classroom Desks and Chairs
  • Classroom Custom Signs
  • Classroom Decoration
  • Classroom Games
  • Classroom Sets
  • Ebooks and E-Learning
  • Educative Posters/Cards
  • Stationery, Books & Notebooks
  • Other Classroom Designs
  • Educational Tools
  • Accessibility Instructional Devices/Methods
  • Alternative Education Tools
  • Behavioral Correction
  • Inclusivity Instructional Devices/Methods
  • Learning Toys
  • Self-learning Devices/Apps
  • Software/Apps
  • Tablets
  • Teaching Aids
  • Other Learning Designs
  • Office Chairs
  • Office Conference room
  • Office Desk
  • Office Desk Accessories
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Furniture Accessories
  • Office Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Office Interior Design Elements
  • Office Lighting
  • Office Modules & Dividers
  • Office Partition & Acoustic Systems
  • Office Reception area
  • Office Robotics Appliances
  • Office Sofa
  • Office Supplies and Stationery
  • Office Telecommunications
  • Office Tools
  • Other Office Furniture Designs
  • 3D Printers and CNC
  • Printers, Scanner / Copier
  • Projectors & Presentation
  • Software Application - Collaboration Design
  • Software Application - Productivity Design
  • Other Office Product Designs
  • Mouses
  • 3D Hardware
  • Headphone & Headsets
  • Joystickers
  • Mousepad
  • Consoles
  • Gamepads
  • Gaming Accessories
  • Gaming Appliances
  • Gaming Appliances - Rhythm
  • Gaming Cases
  • Gaming Computers
  • Gaming Keyboards
  • Gaming Microphone
  • Gaming Mobiles
  • Gaming Monitors
  • Gaming Motion Sensing
  • Gaming Notebooks/Laptops/Tablet
  • Gaming Shooting
  • Gaming Speaker
  • Gaming Steering
  • Gaming VR & AR Set
  • Gaming Webcam
  • VR & AR Equipment
  • Gamepads
  • Other Gaming Designs
  • Adult Toys
  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Classic Toys
  • Construction Toys
  • DIY/Handmade Toys
  • Dolls
  • Educational Toys
  • Kids Toys
  • Musical Toys
  • Outdoor Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Remote Control Toys
  • Robotic Toys
  • Scientific & Optical Toys
  • Stuffed Toys
  • Teenager Toys
  • Wooden Toys
  • Other Toy Designs
  • Bikes: Cargo
  • Bikes: City
  • Bikes: Hybrid/commuter
  • Bikes: Mountain & Dirt
  • Bikes: Racing
  • Bikes :Trekking & BMX
  • Bike Accessories
  • E-bikes
  • Cars: Interiors
  • Cars: Compact
  • Cars: Electric
  • Cars: Hybrid
  • Cars: Luxury
  • Cars: Sedan
  • Cars: Self Driven
  • Cars: Sport
  • Cars: SUV
  • Cars Accessories
  • Aircrafts / Aerospace
  • Cargo Ships
  • Passenger Ships
  • Trains
  • Trams
  • Mass Transportation - Interiors & Accessories
  • Motorcycle Accessories
  • Motorcycles Electric
  • Motorcycle Cruisers
  • Motorcycles Sports
  • Electric Scooters
  • Manual Scooters
  • Scooter Accessories
  • Self-Balancing Scooters
  • Watercraft
  • Canoe
  • Catamarans
  • Electric Boats
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking, Rafting, Rowing
  • Sail Boats
  • Surf Board / Wind Surf Board
  • Yachts
  • Mobile Homes and Caravans
  • Other Commercial Vehicles
  • Other Personal Vehicles
  • Design for Public Awareness
  • Design for Social Impact
  • Design for The Environment
  • Other Social Designs
  • Electronic Testing Equipment
  • Elements
  • Energy
  • Farming
  • Fitness and Training Products
  • Hand Tools & Heavy Equipment
  • Healthcare: Aids / Prosthetics
  • Healthcare: Design for Elders
  • Healthcare: Robotics Designs
  • Healthcare: Safety Designs
  • Healthcare: Physical Therapy
  • Healthcare Other Designs
  • Inclusive & Equity Social Products
  • Medical Products
  • Medical Scientific Machinery
  • Building Products
  • Plumbing, Water System & Products
  • Staircases
  • Windows, doors
  • Other Building Designs
  • Energy Conservation Equipment
  • Geothermal Energy System
  • Off-grid Home Design
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Residential Sustainable Design
  • Solar Power panels
  • Solar Battery Bank Design, Power Storage
  • Solar Powered Appliances
  • Tankless Water Heating (sustainable heat recovery system)
  • Urban Sustainable Design
  • Water filtration System
  • Water Storage Solution
  • Alternative Energy Source Products
  • Energy Saving Materials
  • Sustainable and Green Other Products
  • Sustainable Automotive & Transport Products
  • Sustainable Conceptual Designs
  • Sustainable Consumer Electronics Products
  • Sustainable Educational Products
  • Sustainable Event Products
  • Sustainable Families & Kids Products
  • Sustainable Food & Beverage Products
  • Sustainable Hobby & Sports Products
  • Sustainable Home Products
  • Sustainable Industrial Products
  • Sustainable Outdoor Products
  • Sustainable Packaging Design Products
  • Sustainable Personal Products
  • Sustainable Pets Products
  • Sustainable Toys, Games & Leisure Products
  • Sustainable Work & Office Products
  • Outdoor
  • Exercise Equipment/li>
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Sports Activities
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Habitats and Bedding
  • Pet Carriers
  • Pet Clothing
  • Pet Collars & Leashes
  • Pet Feeding & Treats
  • Pet Grooming
  • Pet Health & Cleaning
  • Pet Safety
  • Pet Supplies: Other Designs
  • Pet Toys
  • Fitness Accessories
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Hobbies Products
  • Sports Equipment
  • Eco-Friendly Event Catering Products
  • Event Accessories
  • Event Catering Supplies
  • Event Decoration
  • Event Devices
  • Event Furniture
  • Event Lighting Design
  • Exhibition & Trade Fair Products
  • Beverage Receptacles
  • Beverage: Other Designs
  • Catering Equipment
  • Catering Supplies
  • Disposable & Eco-Friendly Catering Supplies
  • Food Receptacles
  • Automotive & Transport Product Design
  • Consumer Electronics Product Design
  • Eco Design Products
  • Educational Product Design
  • Event Product Design
  • Families & Kids Product Design
  • Food & Beverage Product Design
  • Hobby & Sports Product Design
  • Home Product Design
  • Industrial Product Design
  • Interface Product Design
  • Outdoor Product Design
  • Personal Product Design
  • Pets Product Design
  • Toys, Games & Leisure Product Design
  • Work & Office Product Design

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

15 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.