A first-rate prize for first-rate design: the German Design Award.

How is design evolving – around the world? What are the groundbreaking trends, and who’s behind them? The German Design Award is one of the most widely recognised international design awards, honouring first-rate entries in the field of product and communications design.

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The next events

13.04.2018 Call for entries German Design Awards 2019
08.06.2018 Grant programm Deadline
13.07.2018 Application deadline
02.08.2018 03.08.2018 Jury session in Frankfurt am Main
20.08.2018 Notification of jury's decision
08.02.2019 Awards ceremony in the context of Ambiente fair
08.02.2019 12.02.2019 Exhibition Excellent Product Design Frankfurt Fair, Galleria Nord
09.02.2019 24.02.2019 Exhibition Excellent Communications Design Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt

Press releases

German Design Award

With over 1,600 international visitors, the awards ceremony for the 2019 German Design Awards was a design event of the highest calibre. The “Newcomer 2019” award went to Luzia Hein, who was delighted to receive 15,000 EUR in prize money. In another highlight of the ceremony, Peter Schmidt was acclaimed as “Personality of the Year”.

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German Design Award

The graphic designer and brand designer Peter Schmidt has been honoured as »Personality of the Year« in the German Design Awards 2019. The jury statement included the following comment: »Peter Schmidt is unrivalled in his holistic approach to brand design. Although not many consumers will know him by name, there is hardly anyone who won't be familiar with the countless logos, packaging and products he has worked on: from Apollinaris, Arzberg and 4711 to Laura Biagiotti, Jil Sander and Joop –...

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German Design Award

The jury for the 2019 German Design Awards has announced the finalists for the Newcomer Award. Of the 188 talented young designers from German design schools who were nominated, the following have been short-listed to win the €15,000 prize: Essi Johanna Glomb, Luzia Hein, Gabriel Müller, the designer team of Luisa Rubisch and Rasa Weber, and Frauke Zoë Taplik.

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