German Design Award 2015

The German Design Award is an international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of both designers and companies. Prizes will go to topquality 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. And not only a jury of experts will vote. For the Public’s Choice prize all design enthusiasts can cast a vote. The aim of the German Design Award is to identify, present and honour unique design trends. A competition that advances the design scene.

As an industry competition for the industry that highlights participants’ great design expertise, the German Design Award has an excellent public image. This is also down to the reputation of its organizer, the German Design Council, which has been representing and supporting the German design industry with its expertise in all questions relating to design for 60 years now.


Nomination request for the German Design Award

Numerous high-quality products and projects that enrich our lives are developed each year. The best ones deserve to win the German Design Award, which is why our experts are constantly scouring the market for promising new discoveries.
Of course, it is impossible to always be aware of each and every innovation; however, we would like to ensure all prize-worthy products and projects receive the chance to participate in the German Design Award. Therefore, we are providing you with the opportunity to actively apply for a nomination. This step is free of charge. 


Please use the following link to send us your nomination request.

After we receive your application, our team of experts will determine whether or not your product/project meets the German Design Council’s nomination criteria. In case of a favorable decision, we will subsequently send you our official nomination documents, which you can in turn use to register for the competition. Please note there is a fee attached to this.

So tell us more about your highlights. We look forward to your application!


Rat für Formgebung/German Design Council

Katharina Burghardt 

Phone .49 (0) 69 - 74 74 86-50

Fax .49 (0) 69 - 74 74 86-19



The German Design Award is the premium prize from the German Design Council and is not identical to the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany tendered by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology.