How to enter

Eligibility

Work entered into the Design Week Awards 2019 must have been produced or first published between 9 March 2018 and 16 March 2019 to be eligible for entry.

We welcome all form of entrants, whether you are an individual designer, a design group, agency or client.

Entry Fees

Entries into the Design Week Awards are charged at £235 (+VAT) per entry or £190 (+VAT) for small businesses (10 employees or less). There is no limit to the amount of categories one piece of work can be entered into. Similarly, there is no limit to the number of times one individual or company can enter different pieces of work.

Entry Deadline

The entry deadline is 15 March 2019. Download our entry pack now for more information. 

Judging

Entries are assessed by the judging panel on the quality of design and execution presented. Key considerations are: 

  • Aesthetics
  • Innovation
  • Appropriateness of form and function
  • The creative use of type, texture, colour and space

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What you’ll need to enter

Explanatory Brief

Your explanatory brief should be a short description of your work to give the judges the back ground and context to the project. Your project will be judged purely on its aesthetic composition and the judging criteria. However, you are free to provide supporting monetary/marketing statistics if you wish. Your brief should not exceed 500 words. 

Digital Supporting Material

These should be files either of the project itself, or supporting materials for the work. The maximum number of files for submission are five digital files. Preferred file formats for images are Jpeg, Tif and Bmp, are for moving images Mov files using H264 codec or Mp4 files. Includes your explanatory brief, submissions should not exceed the upload limit of 20MB per entry.

Physical Samples

To get a true sense of your work, the judges always prefer to see physical samples as part of your submission, where appropriate. Should you wish to send us physical samples, please label all items with the corresponding entry number – you will find this in a confirmation email sent to you after completing your entry. Send your physical samples to: 

F.A.O Design Week Awards 2019, 3rd Floor Events, 79 Wells Street, London W1T 3QN