2018 Sydney Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

Why Nominate

Being recognised for an Award offers a distinct competitive advantage to those offering products and services to a highly visible, global market. It provides recognition of excellence for current and prospective employees, investors, clients and customers, and industry collaborators and partners.

DRIVENxDESIGN award programs also offer a unique platform for brands to reach a highly specialised audience through the Awards communication streams.

The Awards are open to anyone with an interest in developing products and services that are designed to have both a commercial and market impact.

Immediate benefits on nomination submission are:

  • After passing the review standard nominations are selected to be in the collection to be presented to the jury and displayed on the awards website visible to our extensive audience.
  • You will also receive a notification email with promotional tools including awards logos.
  • Selected nominations will be featured across in our eNewsletter, media releases and social media channels

Participation in the awards is the first step in a series of recognition moments:

  • Promote your courage, innovation, creativity and craft leadership to your peers across three continents
  • Gain marketplace exposure of your project or brand
  • Increase awareness of your work and gain marketplace and peer comment
  • Provide a mark of distinction for your project or brand
  • Selected award winning projects will be invited to participate in the associated design summit.  This is a live interview and puts your design work and team front and center as design leaders.

The Awards enable your brand to:

  • Benchmark your work
  • Impress clients and customers
  • Boost confidence in your products and services
  • Add unmistakable gravitas to your marketing materials
  • Boost employee morale and demonstrate company pride in their work
  • Demostrate your business is listening to and adapting to your clients' and customers' needs
  • Stand out from your competition by being recogized as an award winner

According to a study by the University of Leicester*, award winning companies experienced:

  • Higher growth in sales over non-award winning companies by an average of 77%
  • Higher increases in operating income over non-award winning companies by an average of 18%
  • Higher growth in assets over non-award winning companies by an average of 44%

*Source: University of Leicester, sponsored by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and the European Foundation for Quality Management (http://www.quality-foundation.co.uk/pub_reports.htm), based over a period of 11 years.