Design Competitions

  1. Service Design Award 2020

    Service Design Award 2020

    Organized by the Service Design Network, the Award recognizes work of an exceptional standard in the field of service design from the private and public sector, as well as academia.


  2. PAVE Student Design Competition 2020

    PAVE Student Design Competition 2020

    Now open for submissions, the PAVE Student Design Competition promotes 'real world' design experience for college-level students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry.


  3. LIT Design Awards 2020

    LIT Design Awards 2020

    The 2020 edition of the LIT Design Awards is now open to submissions, accepting entries from lighting manufacturers, designers, and practices from all around the world.


  4. STA 100 2020

    STA 100 2020

    Each fall, the Chicago-based Society of Typographic Arts (STA) brings the global design community together by inviting all creative professionals to submit typographic work and get recognized for it.


  5. Spark Design Awards 2020

    Spark Design Awards 2020

    Submissions are open for the 2020 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.


  6. Andreu World International Design Contest 2020

    Andreu World International Design Contest 2020

    The 2020 edition of the Andreu World International Design Competition is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to design a chair and/or table under a single premise: sustainable design.


  7. DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021

    DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021

    The 2021 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards is now open for entries. The Awards celebrates and champions the integral role design plays in business success, improving societies and enhancing people's lives.


  8. Green Product Award 2021

    Green Product Award 2021

    The eight Green Product Award is now open for submissions in 11 categories that make a sustainable lifestyle a reality.


  9. iF Design Award 2021

    iF Design Award 2021

    The iF Design Award 2021 invites agencies, architects, designers, and companies from all over the world to put their products and services to the test.


  10. 2020 Europe 40 Under 40

    2020 Europe 40 Under 40

    The 2020 Europe 40 Under 40, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and designers, is now open for entries.


  11. Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021

    Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021

    The Stanford Center on Longevity is challenging university students to design solutions for the post-pandemic future, keeping in mind both how these solutions affect people throughout the life span, and how they can be designed in ways that are accessible to all.


  12. Architizer A+Firm Awards

    Architizer A+Firm Awards

    Annual A+Firm Awards is a new program created to spotlight the architects and collaborators behind the world's best architecture.


  13. Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021

    Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Taipei Cycle D&I Awards. The competition is open to all designers, manufacturers and retailers in bicycle-related industries.


  14. Clairvoyants 2020

    Clairvoyants 2020

    Dwie Siostry Publishing House is calling for submissions for the 2020 Clairvoyants international competition for an illustrated children's book.


  15. CBDX - Cities for All

    CBDX: Cities for All

    The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.


  16. eVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition

    eVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition

    eVolo Magazine is inviting architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2021 Skyscraper Competition.


  17. Red Dot Award - Product Design 2021

    Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

    The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, appraises the best products created every year.


  18. Design Ventura

    Design Ventura

    Design Ventura is a design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools in the UK. The free competition invites schoolchildren aged 13-16 to design a product that improves everyday life by addressing social, educational or environmental issues.


  19. Telly Awards 2021

    Telly Awards 2021

    The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television across all screens, has opened its 42nd annual call for entries with a host of new and expanded categories.


  20. C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    The C-IDEA Design Award is an annual juried design competition that aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.


  21. Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions, AKQA's annual global competition to unearth the next generation of creative talent, is now open for entries.


  22. Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    The 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Competition challenges participants to create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals, while incorporating all three elements of biomimicry into their proposed solution.