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2018 GOV Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital, service design & experience design, design champion, best project, best transformation, best innovation plus specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

Key Dates

4 July - Standard Deadline
23 August - Extended Deadline
27 September - Judging
3 October - Rating Closes
4 October - Winners Announced
13 November - Awards Presentation

Category Listing

Best Expanded Service or Application


This can be any expanded existing service or application from a new initiative or internal startup to an established department. We're not just after bells and whistles, but true innovation that exceeds expectations and fills a previously unmet need. in all categories with updates and developments that truly enhance the user experience and take your app or service to another level.  

 

Best New Service or Application


This can be any new service or application from a new initiative or internal startup to an established department. We're not just after bells and whistles, but true innovation that exceeds expectations and fills a previously unmet need.  

 

Best Connected Device or IoT


From not so long ago being a concept only/prototype scenario, the connected device and Internet of Things revolution has taken the world by storm and today we have a whole host of devices and systems that give us more control over how we work, live and play.   

 

Best API


APIs are fast becoming the scaffolding of the digital world, connecting services and information. Your entry will be an outstanding API that provides new potential a better, faster or easier way to integrate and expand functionality. In short - the best in its league

  

 

Service Design - Community


This award celebrates creative and innovative solution design for the successful delivery and provision of community services. Consideration given to system integration, user experience, product design 

  

 

Service Design - Corporate


This award celebrates creative and innovative solution design for the successful delivery and provision of government corporate services. Consideration given to system integration, user experience, product design 

  

 

Service Design - Departmental


This award celebrates creative and innovative solution design for the successful delivery and provision of government services. Consideration given to system integration, user experience, product design.  

 

Architecture - Community, Civic & Cultural


This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow.   

 

Architecture - Education


This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow.   

 

Architecture - Mixed Use


This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow.   

 

Architecture - Proposed


This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. The project can be a concept, tender or personal project, i.e. proposed space.   

 

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design


This award celebrates innovative and creative design for a temporary building or interior, pop up site, installation, exhibition, fixture or interactive element. Consideration given to materials, finishes, signage and experience.  

 

Interior Design - Corporate & Commercial


This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.   

 

Interior Design - Public & Institutional


This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.   

 

Landscape Design


This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the use of practical, aesthetic, horticultural, and environmental sustainability components, taking into account climate, site and orientation, site drainage and irrigation, human and vehicular access, furnishings and lighting.   

 

Urban Design


This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the process of place making, designing and shaping cities, towns and villages. The category prioritises the connections made between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric. Consideration given to giving form, shape and character to groups of buildings, streets and public spaces, transport systems, services and amenities, whole neighbourhoods and districts, and entire cities, to make urban areas functional, attractive and sustainable.  

 

Lighting Design


This award celebrates creative and innovative lighting design or effects in indoor or outdoor spaces.  

 

Best Project

This award celebrates the best overall design project which best demonstrates excellence in design across all criteria.

All eligible nominations will be automatically submitted into this category and no fee applies.

  

 

Marketing - Outdoor, Retail, POS


This award celebrates creative and innovative design for visual communications and display including traditional and digital signage and three dimensional displays in outdoor, retail or point of sale contexts that inform and engage an audience about products, ideas or services. Consideration given to the technical, conceptual and aesthetic elements, audience engagement and message delivery.  

 

Marketing - Print


This award celebrates creative and innovative design for visual communication intended to engage and inform an audience about products, ideas or services. Consideration given to the technical, conceptual and aesthetic elements, audience engagement and message delivery.  

 

Graphic Design - Corporate Identity & Branding


This award celebrates creative and innovative design in the traditional or digital visual representation of brand, ideas and messages. Consideration given to clarity of communication, representation of brand values and the matching information style to audience.   

 

Graphic Design - Publication


This award celebrates creative and innovative design in the traditional or digital visual representation of ideas and messages. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching of information style to audience register.   

 

Graphic Design - Environmental


This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the intersection of communication design and the built environment, and is concerned with the visual aspects of wayfinding, communication identity and brands, information design and shaping the idea of place. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching of information style to audience.  

 

Graphic Design - Illustration & Type


This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the traditional or digital visual representation of brand, values, ideas and messages across type and illustration projects. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.   

 

Marketing - Film, Video & Viral


This award celebrates creative and innovative visual and audio corporate communications that place an emphasis on design values.  Consideration given to the technical, conceptual and aesthetic elements, viewer engagement and message delivery.  

 

Best Transformation

This award celebrates the best transformation demonstrated by all design projects nominated across all categories.

All eligible nominations will be automatically submitted into this category and no fee applies.
  

 

Best Innovation

This award celebrates the best innovation demonstrated by all design projects nominated across all categories.

All eligible nominations will be automatically submitted into this category and no fee applies.
  

 

Marketing - Interactive Signage


This award celebrates innovation and creativity in design of a unique user experience in the combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactive content for signage. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.   

 

Digital Experience - App


This award celebrates innovation and creativity in design of a unique user experience in the combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content for apps. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.   

 

Digital Experience - AR/VR


This award celebrates innovation and creativity in design of a unique user experience in the combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content for an augmented reality experience. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.   

 

Digital Experience - Website


This award celebrates innovation and creativity in design of a unique user experience in the combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, and interactivity content for websites. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.

 
  

 

Service Design - Retail


This award celebrates creative and innovative design in the government retail environment. Consideration given to attracting, engaging and motivating customers to make purchases, the use of colour, lighting, space, product information, sensory inputs (smell, touch, sound) as well as technologies such as digital displays and interactive installations.  

 

Wayfinding


This award celebrates creative and innovative design in the ways people orient themselves in physical space, and navigate from place to place. Consideration given to signage and other graphic communication, clues in the building's spatial grammar, logical space planning, audible communication, tactile elements and provision for special-needs users.  

 

Marketing - Event Experience


This award celebrates creative and innovative event design. Consideration given to originality, creativity, theming, stakeholder engagement and how the event created a seamless experience for the visitor and helped to reinforce the program's core message

   

 

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