NATIONAL DESIGN EXCHANGE AWARDS – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Design Exchange awards is a national design competition open to professional designers across Canada. The awards promote Canadian design excellence and recognize the critical role of design in all types of organizations â€“ national & international. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. Projects are recognized for balancing function, aesthetics, and economic success.
The awards are designed to:
â€¢ Expand national understanding of design as an essential resource
â€¢ Demonstrate that investment in design impacts overall business success
â€¢ Celebrate effectiveness in all design disciplines
â€¢ Highlight the critical role of design in enhancing quality of life
â€¢ Reinforce the value of strong client/designer partnerships
â€¢ Promote the critical role of design in sustainability
Winning Entries will be announced on November 23rd, 2010 at a dinner ceremony being held at the Design Exchange. An Exhibition highlighting the winners will be on display and open to the public from November 24, 2010 â€“ January 30th, 2011.
Deadline for submissions is SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.
ARCHITECTURE â€“ COMMERCIAL: Public and corporate structures
ARCHITECTURE â€“ RESIDENTIAL: Private residences
ENGINEERING: Building Technology, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer (including software), Environmental, Mechanical, Product, Structural, Transportation, New Materials
APPAREL/FASHION DESIGN: Textiles, Footwear, Jewelry and Accessories, Uniforms, Outerwear, Safety Gear.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: Industrial products produced for industry and/or consumer products available to the public
INTERIOR DESIGN â€“ COMMERCIAL: Retail, public and corporate interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN â€“ RESIDENTIAL: Private interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN â€“ TEMPORARY or PORTABLE: Set, Theatre, Exhibit, Showrooms and model suites
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Commercial, residential and public landscapes
URBAN DESIGN: Streetscapes, Infrastructure projects, Master plans, Interventions
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS: BRAND and IDENTITY : Marketing, Way-finding,
Package, Corporate identity.
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS: CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND EDITORIAL: Brochures, Newspapers, Publishing, Interactive media, Websites, etc.
CANADIAN COMPANY OR CEO WITH THE BEST DESIGN STRATEGY: The CEO with the Best Design Strategy will be the leader of an organization that uses design and innovation as a major component of its business strategy.
Take note fashion designers! See the Design Exchange Awards website for more information and to enter.