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The German Design Awards directly contributes to the overall commercial success. Prizes will only be awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The highly esteemed, international jury guarantees this. The German Design Awards identifies and presents unique design trends: a competition that advances the design-oriented scene.

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CATEGORIES

What fits best for your project/product

EXCELLENT PRODUCT DESIGN

You design products that meet the highest customer requirements - whether furnishings, technical equipment, vehicles, clothing etc.
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Bath and Wellness

Bathroom and sanitary ware, bathroom fittings, sanitary technology, bathroom furniture and fixtures, bathroom accessories, saunas, solariums, whirlpools, body care products, other


Buildings and Elements

Building equipment, windows, doors, stairs, banisters and handrails, house and building automation, house and door labelling, security and access systems, surveillance cameras and systems, smoke detection systems, walls/ floors/ceilings, acoustic solutions, door and window fittings, switches and switch systems, mailboxes, garages, gates, escalators, lifts, controls for products in this category, other


Kitchen

Kitchens, kitchen furniture, kitchen fittings, electrical appliances, accessories, cooking equipment, ovenware, other


Tabletop

Dishes, cutlery, accessories and decorations, other


Household

Household appliances, large electric appliances, household items, air and water filtering units, humidifiers, waste systems, other


Design Classics and Re-editions

Design Classics, Re-editions and Redesigns


Furniture

Living, sleeping and seating furniture, children's and special furniture, other


Lifestyle and Fashion

Fashion, bags, suitcases, travel gear, head coverings, glasses and sunglasses, other


Home Textiles and Home Accessories

Home textiles, upholstery fabrics and leathers, decorative fabrics, wallpapers, wall and home decorations, home accessories, other


Gardening and Outdoor Living

Garden furniture, gardening tools and products as well as equipment, garden accessories, sunscreens, furnishings for conservatories, grills and barbecues, other


Sports, Outdoor Activities and Leisure

Sports equipment and products, sportswear, tents, backpacks, binoculars, flashlights and forehead flashlights, night vision devices, outdoor clothing, outdoor and trekking equipment, games, hobby and craft supplies, recreation equipment and products, fitness equipment and products, musical instruments, products for animals, other


Baby and Child Care

Products for babies and children, baby and child care products, baby and children’s toys, play equipment, baby carriages, schoolbags and accessories, other


Luxury Goods

Luxury accessories, jewellery, watches, other


Computer and Communication

Computers, notebooks, tablets, network and conference technology, storage media, NAS, server systems, printers, copiers, scanners, smartphones, telephones and telephone systems, charging stations, recording and playback equipment, peripheral devices and accessories for Computers and communication devices, cameras and equipment, other


Entertainment

Consumer electronics, microphones, headphones, loudspeakers, audio equipment, amplifiers, televisions, recording and playback equipment, beamers, sound systems, event technology, stagecraft, sound engineering, lasers and effects, multiroom systems, docking stations, video game consoles, e-readers, cameras and equipment, other


Human-Machine-Interface

Interface design and controls as an integral part of a product, other


Material and Surfaces

Materials and raw materials, material innovations, surfaces, innovative textiles (technical and ornamental), other


Energy

Energy technology, heating systems, radiators, ovens of all kinds, air conditioning systems, ventilation systems, solar energy installations, furnaces and boilers, other

Industry

Machines and facilities, components, control technology, materials handling technology, robotics, safety technology, timing systems, logistics systems, machines, semi-finished products, work and protective clothing, industrial packaging, other


Workshop and Tools

Tools, workshop equipment, measurement and testing technology, special products, other


Medical, Rehabilitation and Health Care

Medical equipment, medical technology, medical and orthopaedic assistive devices, optics and optical equipment, laboratory technology, practice and hospital furnishings, laboratory furniture, assisted technology and assisted living, other


Lighting

Residential and workplace lighting, recessed and exterior lighting, lighting systems, lamps, special lighting, street lighting, lighting technology, other


Office Furniture

Office furniture and office furniture systems, conference furniture, partitions, acoustic elements, furniture and space solutions for special rooms, other


Stationery

Writing and plotting instruments, office accessories and equipment, filing and classification systems, presentation systems, papers, hobby and craft supplies, other


Retail

Sales and product display systems, cash register systems, terminals, displays, return systems, other


Conceptional Transportation

Passenger and commercial vehicles, motor homes, caravans, trailers, agricultural vehicles, aeroplanes and aircraft, helicopters, water and hybrid vehicles, railed vehicles, motorcycles and rollers, vehicles for local public transportation, special vehicles, other


Aviation, Maritime and Railway

Aeroplanes and aircraft, helicopters, water and hybrid vehicles, railed vehicles, vehicles for local public transportation, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other


Automotive Parts and Accessories

Automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other


Motorcycles

Motorcycles and rollers, automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other


Passenger Vehicles

Passenger and commercial vehicles, motor homes, caravans, trailers, agricultural vehicles, special vehicles, automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other


Public Design

Urban and street furniture, kiosks, advertising columns, displays and advertising media, shelters, stops and stations, park furniture, waste and lighting systems, other


Utility Vehicles

Agricultural vehicles, special vehicles, automotive equipment (luggage racks etc.), vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other


Bicycles and E-Bikes

Mountain bikes, racing bikes, crossbikes, urban and E-Bikes, pedelecs, children’s bikes, trekking bikes, special bikes, other


Service Design

Non-visible performance processes, which can be visualized and experienced through a special design creativity.


Universal Design

All products and projects are addressed, which are characterised by the following points: Barrier-free usability, flexible usage, intuitive operation, risk minimisation in the application, demand, use and access

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN

You enable communication that reaches people - whether through audiovisual media, print products, websites, software, campaigns, etc.

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Audiovisual

Music videos, image and advertising videos, commercials, trailers, virals, television design (e. g. broadcast stations, programmes), sound design, animation, other


Interactive User Experience

Interactive media, software applications, game and interface design, connectivity, augmented reality, other


Online Publications

Digital magazines, ebooks, newsletters, digital annual reports, other


Design Classics and Re-editions

Design Classics, Re-editions and Redesigns


Web

Websites and microsites, blogs, online shops, other


Apps

Education, books, services, health, fitness, music, news, navigation, travel, social networking, games, sports, entertainment, shopping, other


Game Design

PC and console games, game apps, etc


Integrated Campaigns and Advertising

Online advertising (e. g. advertisements, banners, internet television, screensavers), campaigns, cross media and outdoor media, print advertising, mailings, dialogue media, concepts, other


Packaging

Product packaging and outer product packaging, food and beverage packaging, tags, bottle labels, cans, bags, CD/DVD/disc covers, other


Corporate Identity

Corporate identity, corporate design, corporate films, corporate events, corporate publishing, corporate manuals, corporate books, corporate fashion, corporate architecture, brand slogans and symbols, logos, signets, key visuals, other

Brand Identity

Brand identity, brand design, brand films, brand events, brand publishing, brand manuals, brand fashion, brand architecture, brand signet, other


Books and Calendars

Books (e. g. literature, nonfiction, photobooks, children’s books), digital books, corporate books, art books, calendars (e. g. wall and pocket calendars), digital calendars, other


Editorial

Newspapers, journals and magazines, financial statements and annual reports, catalogues and product catalogues, brochures, manuals, other


Official Documents

Stamps, private and official documents, identification cards, customer club cards, memberships, bank notes, debit and credit cards, other


Posters, Cards and Photography

Posters and placards of all kinds, postcards, artistic photography, advertising and fashion photography, photojournalism, event photography, industrial and architectural photography, other


Typography

Fonts, font families, other


Event

Events, award ceremonies, congresses, press events, seminars, incentives, product launches, road shows, concerts, other


Service Design

Non-visible performance processes, which can be visualized and experienced through a special design creativity.


Universal Design

All products and projects are addressed, which are characterised by the following points: Barrier-free usability, flexible usage, intuitive operation, risk minimisation in the application, demand, use and access

EXCELLENT ARCHITECTURE

You create living environments in which people like to stay - whether residential buildings, public buildings, shops, hotels, landscape architecture, urban planning etc.

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Architecture

Buildings of all kinds (residential houses, public buildings, industrial and corporate buildings, religious buildings, museums, hotels, etc.), temporary architecture, other


Conceptional Architecture

Construction concepts, architectural concepts, building projects under construction, landscape architecture, other


Interior Architecture

Interior design, hotels, spa and wellness, restaurants, bars, cafés, lounges, libraries, medical practices, offices, other


Retail Architecture

Brand spaces, shops, concept stores, flagship stores, showrooms, department stores, malls, other


Signage and Wayfinding

Indoor and outdoor signage systems: Cities, public buildings, office and commercial buildings, shopping malls, residential buildings, etc.


Fair and Exhibition

Exhibitions, temporary architecture, trade-fair architecture, trade-fair stands and appearances, scenography, installations, other


Urban Space and Infrastructure

Urban planning and design, landscape architecture, urban parks, public spaces, playgrounds, infrastructure and transportation facilities, bridges, other


Service Design

Non-visible performance processes, which can be visualized and experienced through a special design creativity.


Universal Design

All products and projects are addressed, which are characterised by the following points: Barrier-free usability, flexible usage, intuitive operation, risk minimisation in the application, demand, use and access

German Design Awards 2020 - Call for entries

BENEFITS

Why you should participate

DISTINCTION

Use your label for your communication purposes and promoting the submitted entry.

PR WORK

You benefit from our press work, social media communication and media partnerships.

AWARDS CEREMONY

Our awards ceremony is one of the most significant design events of the year and an ideal opportunity to establish important contacts.

ONLINE REACH

The link from our winner gallery to your website will give you important link juice. Also share your listing on your social media channels.

INTERNATIONAL JURY

An independent, interdisciplinary jury of experts ensures the excellence of the awards.

MARKETING SERVICES

Show your competence with additional measures from our Marketing Services team.

THE EXHIBITIONS

Accompanying the awards ceremony, a selection of winners will be presented in exhibitions.

THE CATALOGUE

Your entry in the German Design Awards catalogue guarantees you a place among design avantgardes.

REVIEW OF THE
GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS
CEREMONY 2019

FACTS:
5.400 ENTRIES FROM 63 COUNTRIES
50 GOLD WINNERS
1.600 INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

THE JURY

Expertise from all over the world

German Design Awards 2020 - Call for entries

Prof. Andrea Lipp-Allrutz

Jury member Prof. Andrea Lipp-Allrutz

Prof. Anke Bernotat

Jury member Prof. Anke Bernotat

Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis

Jury member Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis

Hanne Willmann

Christian Zanzotti

Jury member Christian Zanzotti

Christine Matz

Jury member Christine Matz

Dina Gallo

Jury member Dina Gallo

Prof. Hartmut Raiser

Prof. Dr. Erik Spiekermann

Felix Heck

Gemma Riberti

Lukas Cottrell

Jianjun Xie

Johann Dück

Katrin Menne

Nicolette Naumann

Prof. Mark Braun

Prof. Markus Weisbeck

Mårten Claesson

Matthias Wagner K

Dr. Michael Peters

Michael Thomson

Prof. Mike Richter

Björn Sorge

Silvia Olp

Susanne Brandherm

Ralf Schwoebel

Prof. Philipp Thesen

Ryutaro Yoshida

Virginia Lung

Volker Stengele

Nina Bruun

Armin Illion

Sabine Loeser-Schoeps

Georg Ruhrmann

Jutta Werner

Michael Kruza

Reinhard Pascher

Moritz Putzier

If you want to know more about our jury members, click here:

www.GERMAN-DESIGN-AWARD.com

THE DATES

Do not miss the deadlines

German Design Awards 2020 - The dates

10 APRIL 2019

Start of the announcement phase

24 MAY 2019

Deadline for Early-Bird registrations

10 JULY 2019

Registration deadline

1-2 AUGUST 2019

Jury session

NOVEMBER 2019

Publication of the winners in the online gallery

7 FEBRUARY 2020

Awards Ceremony in the context of fair Ambiente 2020

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HOW TO REGISTER

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German Design Awards 2020 - How to register

Register as a new user in our online database »My Design Council« by using this link: to the MDC. We recommend a desktop computer for this.

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After your account is confirmed you create your submission to the competition. With our submission guide, we'll give you an overview of the process and all the data you need to submit.

Everything complete? Then finish your submission bindingly. Please note that there are costs and fees associated with registration in the contest and the possible receipt of an award.

Send us your product or project in July 2019 for the jury session.

You will be informed about the jury’s results in writing. All winners will be invited to the German Design Awards ceremony in Frankfurt am Main in Febraury 2020. We wish you much success!

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The GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2020 are divided into:

EXCELLENT
PRODUCT DESIGN

EXCELLENT PRODUCT DESIGN

EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN

EXCELLENT ARCHITECTURE

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