German Design Award
Supported by the German Design Council, The German Design Award is an international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of both designers and companies. Prizes are awarded to top quality products and projects from product and communication design, design personalities and newcomers, all of whom are—in their own way—pioneering in German and international design landscape. The aim of the German Design Award is to identify, present and honor unique design trends.
Good Design Award
GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
GOOD DESIGN covers new consumer products designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.
The distinctive black dot-shaped logo was designed the same year by the late Chicago graphic designer, Mort Goldsholl.
Green Good Design
Supported through a joint effort between the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design the GREEN GOOD DESIGN’s goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments and institutions— together with their products, services, programs, ideas and concepts—that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe. GREEN GOOD DESIGN attempts to impact consumer habits, restructure manufacturing output, influence the design of cities and public spaces, and raise a consciousness about our limited global resources and the disappearance of clean air, clean earth and clean water.
red dot Award
With its origins dating back until 1955, the red dot design award ranks among the largest and most renowned competitions in the world today. In 2012 alone, it received more than 15,000 applications from 70 nations. Thus, red dot documents the most remarkable trends and best designs in the world in three disciplines today: from product to communication design to concepts. The internationally accepted seal is reserved exclusively for the competition’s winners. Award is supported by Design Centre Nordrhein Westfalen.
red dot Design Award
The red dot is the renowned distinction for high design quality. A jury of international experts awards the coveted quality seal only to products which set themselves apart significantly from comparable products thanks to their excellent design.
red dot Design Award—honourable mention
The red dot jurors recognize particularly well-executed aspects of design works with the “honourable mention”. Products which convince them with thought-out detail solutions are honoured with this special award.
Universal Design Award
The Universal Design award is an international award which has taken place once a year since 2008. All the entries submitted to the Universal Design Award are closely and critically examined and tested by a jury of experts, as well as by a consumer jury. The evaluation criteria for the entries are broad and flexible usability, easy and intuitive operation, safety and error tolerance, intercultural character and economy.