Design Exchange Awards 2010 Call For Submissions

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Design Exchange Awards 2010 Call For Submissions

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 – 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:
• Expand national understanding of design as an essential resource
• Demonstrate that investment in design impacts overall business success
• Celebrate effectiveness in all design disciplines
• Highlight the critical role of design in enhancing quality of life
• Reinforce the value of strong client/designer partnerships
• 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 – January 30th, 2011.

Deadline for submissions is SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
ARCHITECTURE – COMMERCIAL: Public and corporate structures
ARCHITECTURE – 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 – COMMERCIAL: Retail, public and corporate interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN – RESIDENTIAL: Private interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN – 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.

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