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2010 CALL FOR ENTRIES ENTRY CLOSES Tuesday 1 December 2009 ENTER ONLINE designawards.com.au


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BE IN THE RUNNING FOR AUSTRALIA’S TOP PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD T  he Australian International Design Awards, Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design awards program, is calling for entries in the 2010 Awards. B  y participating, manufacturers and designers have the opportunity to gain international exposure and a local marketing edge. Winners and finalists receive measurable outcomes including vast media exposure, print and online promotion, point-of-sale advantage, product exhibition opportunities, market credibility, peer recognition and much more. Eligibility Entry is open to all professionally designed products available for sale in Australia and products professionally designed by Australians for overseas markets. For full terms and conditions of entry, visit www.designawards.com.au/application.jsp

CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF ENTERING YOUR PRODUCT – E xposure to consumers, potential clients, product manufacturers and businesses engaged in design and innovation locally and globally – Cost effective means of reaching and establishing credibility with compatible markets – Coverage through media, websites, exhibitions, international trade fairs, annual publications and promotional material – A launch pad for new products into the marketplace through recognised trademark symbols of design excellence – Corporate positioning as an innovative leader – Association with credible and reputable industry bodies: Standards Australia and the Australian International Design Awards – Networking opportunities with design-related professionals and business leaders – Exposure to international business opportunities through the program’s peak status as Australia’s promotional member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, and a broader network of international designers – Sales enquiries and design referrals through online product profiles – Being part of an energetic industry body that is well supported and actively pursues every opportunity to promote the local and international design communities

Cover image: X5 Wireless Pager, Charger and Holster 2008 Design Award

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MEASURABLE OUTCOMES P  articipants in the Australian International Design Awards could benefit from: Media Exposure – Regular media releases distributed to national and international media outlets highlighting participants’ achievements – Articles frequently published in some of Australia’s leading mainstream and trade publications such as BRW, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Indesign, Design Quarterly (DQ), Wheels magazine and many more – T V and radio coverage with major news, documentary and lifestyle programs – Quarterly features in Standards Australia’s official magazine distributed to more than 10,000 industry members Printed Promotional Material – Feature in the annual Yearbook, an industry acclaimed sourcebook distributed B2B and B2C at newsstands as a supplement to Indesign and DQ magazines, representing a total readership of 33,000+ Online Exposure – Permanent product profile on designawards.com.au with a global readership of 300,000+ unique visitors per annum – Online publication of the Yearbook eBook for one year on leading design website indesignlive.com with a global readership of 173,000+ unique visitors per annum Local and International Product Exhibition Opportunities – Annual exhibition of finalists co-located with the Awards Presentation Night – Powerhouse Museum Selection on annual display in the Museum’s Success and Innovation gallery and launched at Sydney Design each year – International trade shows – Standards Australia’s gallery Point-of-Sale Advantage – Opportunity to license the Australian International Design Award™ or Australian International Design Mark™ trademark logos for point of sale advantage


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CATEGORIES OF ENTRY E  ach entry is assessed on its individual merits against a common set of judging criteria. The number of accolades resulting in each category depends on the quality of entries in that category. Consumer Includes domestic appliances, whitegoods, homewares, consumer electronics, personal accessories, baby goods, toys and personal care Business and Technology Includes professional products, office equipment, financial registers, communication terminals and commercial instruments Medical and Scientific Includes medical and laboratory equipment, home health care, personal treatment and health monitoring devices Automotive and Transport Includes motor powered vehicles, automotive components and accessories, public and other modes of transport Sport and Leisure Includes professional and recreational sporting equipment, camping gear and leisurewear Housing and Building Includes construction equipment, building materials, plumbing, industrial fittings and fixtures Heavy Machinery Includes heavy mining, agriculture and production equipment Architectural and Interior Products Includes furniture, lighting, public spaces, textiles and object design Student Australian Design Award – James Dyson Award, run in conjunction with Dyson. Includes conceptual projects from tertiary students of design across Australia

ACCOLADES Australian International Design Award™ of the Year Presented to the top Design Award winning product that year Australian International Design Award™ Presented to products in recognition of design excellence Australian International Design Mark™ Presented to products in recognition of good design Other Accolades – Wheels Automotive Design Award – Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design – Powerhouse Museum Design Award and Selection – Australian Design Award – James Dyson Award

New York Guggenheim Museum Lamp 2009 Design Mark


2010 TIMETABLE This timetable is subject to change Applications Open Tue 15 September 2009 Applications Close Tue 1 December 2009 First Round Shortlisting Commences Mon 7 December 2009 First Round Shortlisting Concludes Mon 18 January 2010 Notification of First Round Shortlist Fri 22 January 2010 Submission Material Due Fri 12 February 2010 Final Round Assessments Mon 22 February – Fri 5 March 2010 Notification of Finalists Fri 12 March 2010 Awards Presentation Night Fri 4 June 2010 Sydney

MORE INFORMATION To discuss this information with a member of the Australian International Design Awards team, or to receive a complimentary copy of the annual Yearbook, call + 61 2 9237 6090, write to mail@designawards.com.au or visit

www.designawards.com.au

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2010 Australian International Design Awards - Call for Entries  

BE PART OF AUSTRALIA'S TOP PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD The Australian International Design Awards, Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design...

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