The 2013 People's Design Award is now open for public vote. The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Smithsonian magazine invite public to vote for their favorite design from a pool of 20 works.
"Cooper-Hewitt's People's Design Award contest encourages the American public to think about the impact of design and broadens the conversation about the significance of good design," commented Caroline Baumann, director of the museum.
"The great range in this year's contest illustrates how design improves lives from carrying water to personal safety. I am excited to see what emerges as the public's favorite amongst these many inspiring design projects."
Nominees include Helios Bars, HelmetHub, Sunset Skateboards, Misfit Shine, littleBits, Dot Dot Dot, Double, Journey, Leap Motion controller, Mailbox, Medium, EvoCam, Hamilton-T1 Ventilator, and SpareOne plus phone.
The deadline for voting is October 11. The winning design will be announced live October 17 at the National Design Awards Gala in New York.