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

09.02.2019 24.02.2019 Exhibition Excellent Communications Design Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
11.04.2019 Call for entries German Design Awards 2020
03.07.2019 Grant programm Deadline
10.07.2019 Application deadline
01.08.2019 02.08.2019 Jury session in Frankfurt am Main
07.02.2020 Awards ceremony in the context of Ambiente fair
07.02.2020 11.02.2020 Exhibition Excellent Product Design Frankfurt Fair, Galleria Nord

Press releases

German Design Award

From now on, international companies, designers, architects and agencies are invited to register for the German Design Awards 2020. The German Design Council will check your project and let you know whether it meets the criteria to receive a nomination – this process ensures the standard of excellence embodied by these awards. Registration closes on 10 July 2019.

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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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