Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, seeks entries for its 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition from lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers, and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in interior or exterior design projects.
Loftwork Inc. and FabCafe Tokyo, along with sponsor Takeo Paper, are accepting entries from around the world for the You Fab 2013 Competition, for creating toys, greeting cards, and party wear/accessories using paper and a laser cutter.
The entry deadline is July 15th, 2013. For more information and entry instructions, please visit this page of the Loftwork web site.
10 Best Design has announced the winners of its inaugural Best eCommerce Web Design Firms Awards, with RazorIT of Syracuse, New York, holding down the number one spot. This PR Web article contains more on these awards, and a list of the ten winners.
Network Products Guide announced the winners of the 8th annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards at a dinner event on May 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. This page of the Network Products Guide web site has the complete list of winners.
2013 Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards winners announced
The winners of 2013 Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards, covering everything from landscape architecture to fashion, have been announced. James Wines was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award. This page from the Smithsonian Magazine blog contains information on, and images of, the winners.
Sappi Fine Paper North America is accepting entries for the 2013 Ideas that Matter, described by Sappi as “…an annual, innovative grant program that supports and transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good.”
The winners of the A’ Design Awards 2012-2013 have been announced in 80 categories, including Furniture Design, Packaging Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Graphics Design, Architecture, Arts and others. This page of the A’ Design Awards web site has a complete list of winners; more information on these awards may be found in this Digital Journal article.
The winners of the 2013 Edison Awards, for the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, have been announced. This page of the Edison Awards web site has a complete list of winners.
The Art Directors Guild has announced that its 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards for achievements in production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, February. 8, 2014, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
For more on this event and these awards, please see this Shoot Online article.
The Dieline Package Design Conference will take place from June 23 through June 26, 2013, in San Francisco. More on this event, including online registration and information about The Dieline Package Design Awards, may be found at this page of the Dieline web site.
Pentawards is accepting entries from packaging designers worldwide for its seventh edition.
The regular entry deadline is May 17, 2013; there is a final deadline of May 24, 2012. For more information, please visit the Pentawards web site.
The James Dyson Foundation is accepting entries for the James Dyson Award 2013, an international design competition. The requirements are described with admirable brevity: “design something that solves a problem.”
The entry deadline is August 1, 2013. More information and a link for online entry may be found at the James Dyson Award web site.
The winners of the 2013Merritt Awards, honoring excellence in Design and Collaboration in the theatrical world, were announced at a ceremony on April 15, 2013 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
2013 World Whiskies Design Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2013 World Whiskies Design Awards have been announced. The Glenrothes Single Cask 1970 #10573 took the Award for Best Design, with Stranger & Stranger named as the Best Design Agency. For images of the winners, please visit this page of the World Whiskies Design Awards web site.
The ECRI Institute is accepting entries for its Health Devices Achievement Awards, which recognize improving patient care and patient safety through technology management.
The submission deadline is June 3, 2013. More information and online entry may be found at this ECRI Institute web page.
Yupo Corporation’s Wally awards call for entries
Yupo Corporation is accepting entries for its Wally awards, honoring those who use its Synthetic Paper in creative ways. The three categories are Best Design; Best Package Design; and Best Artist.
The entry deadline is June 11, 2013. More information and online registration may be found at this Yupo USA web page.
The Beverage Testing Institute has announced the winners of the 2012 BTI Packaging competition. South Africa’s Indaba took the award for ‘Best Paper Label Design’. A complete list of winners may be found at this BTI News web page.
HBA Global Expo is now accepting nominations for its annual IPDA (International Package Design Awards), which honor innovative beauty packaging in several categories including cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, skin care, and innovations in sustainability.
The deadline for submissions deadline is March 22, 2013. More information and relevant links may be found in this Marketwatch article.
Fast Company is accepting entries for its Innovation By Design Awards, which honor innovative and disruptive design solutions to business problems.
The entry deadline is at the end of May 6, 2013. For more information and relevant links, please see this Sacramento Bee article.
Spark Awards are accepting entries for the Spark>Concept & Student competition, in a variety of categories such as communication design, product design, etc. The entry deadlines are as follows:
Earlybird Deadline, April 15, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California)
Standard Deadline, May 31, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California)
Late & Final Deadline, June 17, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California) .
For more information, please visit this page of the Spark Awards web site, and follow the appropriate links.
Over 160 winners from the Spark Design Award competitions were honored at the sixth annual Spark Celebration. Winners of the first “Best of the Best of the Best” AllSpark Awards were also announced; these winners included Yves Behar of fuseproject, Franz von Holzhausen of Tesla, and Sujin Hwang of Art Center College of Design.
For more information on this event and these awards, please see this SFGate article.
Applied Arts magazine is accepting entries for its 2013 Design Awards. Types of design under consideration include graphic, typography, promotional, editorial, packaging, broadcast graphics, and others.
The entry deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit this Applied Arts magazine web page.
A’ Design Award & Competition is accepting submissions for their packaging category. They describe this contest as “…a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, packaging design companies and other business in the package manufacturing industry worldwide.”
The entry deadline is February 28, 2013. More information and relevant links are located in this Lovely Package article.
Travel + Leisure Magazine2013 Design Awards winners announced
Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced the winners of its 2013 Design Awards winners, in categories ranging from clothes to accessories to resorts to museums, and others. Those looking for a list of winners should look at this MediaBistro article; those interested in a slide show should check out this page of the Travel + Leisure web site.
The Pentawards Concept competition is accepting entries of packaging design in the categories of Beverages, Food, Body, Other markets, Luxury, and Ecological concepts from designers from all over the world.
There is a hard entry deadline of midnight, GMT, on March 1, 2013. For more information, please visit this Dexigner web page.
Night Vision Awards call for entries
The Night Vision Awards selection committee is now taking final nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show, which will be held in Las Vegas at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO.
The entry deadline is February 15, 2013. For more information, please see this Aero News Network article.
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center Design Talks Series, Featuring National Design Award Winners
Design Talks, a conversation and presentation series sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will run from March through May, 2013, at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem in New York City. The series will feature winners from the 2012 National Design Awards, and will focus on collaborative aspects of design.
This Smithsonian Newsdesk article has more information, including links for online ticket purchase.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) seeks presentation abstracts for the Contemporary Art Gallery at the RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from June 10 through 13, 2013. The Gallery “…will recognize artists who use additive manufacturing, 3D printing or 3D imaging technologies to create works of art.”
Artists who have existing works that were created using additive technologies can submit a photo image of their art. Artists also have the option of submitting new designs in JPG file format for review and consideration to be printed.
The entry deadline is March 4, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers web site.
Live Design is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Excellence In Live Design awards, in seven categories—Architainment, Concerts, Corporate Events, Live For Broadcast, Theatre Production, Venues (Club or Lounge), and Venues (Theatre or Performance).
The entry deadline is March 5, 2013. This Live Design Online web page has more information, including a link to the downloadable entry form.
Winners of Spark Awards to be announced on February 15, 2013, in San Francisco
Winners of the Spark Awards will be announced at a Celebration on February 15, 2013, at the Autodesk Design Gallery, One Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California. This Daily Markets article has more information and relevant links, including one to Eventbrite for online registration.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is accepting entries for the 2013 Design, Art and Technology Awards from “…Companies, Students, Artists, Gamers, Makers, App and Software Developers, Roboticists, Musicians, Designers, Museums, Art + Tech Organizations, Advertising Agencies, Corporations working in Research & Creativity, New Media Educators, New Media Creators, and Creative Tech Event Managers and more.”
The entry deadline is February 15, 2013. This Techburgher web page has more information and relevant links.
The 2013 Core77 Design Awards are accepting entries in 17 categories.
There is an early bird deadline of January 31, 2013, and a regular deadline of March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the Core77 Design Awards web site.
Citroen is accepting entries for the third edition of the Citroën Créative Awards. Entries should be innovative smartphone apps that make life easier for drivers and passengers.
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is accepting entries from teams with at least one graduate student (current or within two years of graduation as of December 31, 2012) from any masters-level or post-graduate higher education program. Proposed ventures must be financially sustainable or profitable; be scalable in the long term; and have a quantifiable social and/or environmental bottom line as part of their mission and practices. Winners will receive $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses.
Entry deadlines vary by region; the USA-Americas Executive Summary Submission Deadline is January 30, 2013. For more information, please see this Campus Entrepreneurship article, and the Global Social Venture Competition web site.
Spark Design Awards has announced the launch of its 6th design award contest, the Spark>App Awards, recognizing superior design in apps for platforms such as smart phones and tablets.
The deadlines schedule is as follows: January, 31 2013, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time; Standard Deadline, April 15, 2013, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time; Late & Final Deadline, May 6, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time. For more information and relevant links, please see this Digital Journal article, or visit this page of the Spark Awards web site.
Mashable 2012 Innovation Index winners
Mashable has announced the winners of its Innovation Index competition for the best innovations of 2012, in 15 categories ranging from Food to Fashion to Travel to Productivity, among others. For a complete list of winners, please visit this Mashable web page.
2013 Dieline Package Design Awards call for entries
Inwork has announced that it will begin accepting entries for the 2013 Dieline Package Design Awards on January 1, 2013. These awards honor achievements in consumer package design.
The early bird deadline is January 31, 2013; the regular deadline is February 28, 2013; and the final deadline is March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Package Design Awards web site.
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