2013 Melbourne Design Awards - Deadlines

1 August - Entries CLOSE
11 August - Extended close date
19 August - Judging
27 August - Finalists announced
23 September - Voting closes
23 October - Awards Night
2013 Melbourne Design Awards

Melbourne Design Awards 2012

The Melbourne Design Awards represent the diversity and culture of the Melbourne design industry.

Melbourne as a recognised global design city, features both local and international design activity, and the shortlisted entries represent an annual snapshot of the sophisticated design culture in the Melbourne marketplace.

Already in the short history of the Awards, we've seen the entries from the top 50 designers in Melbourne and this years' program gives another opportunity for professional designers, design commissioners and brand managers to have their design works recognised.

Join us for a celebration of the people that create and commission design, and who promote and engage in all aspects of design.

Presented by design100.

Key Dates

22 May - Industry briefing and entries open
9 August - Entries close
23 August - Judging panel session
24 August - First round of finalists announced
27 August - Second round of finalists announced
11 September - Public voting closes
19 September - Awards Night - Buy Ticket

Silver, Gold & Best of Winners Announced

Media Release - Thursday 23 October 2014
Winners of the prestigious 2014 Melbourne Design Awards have been announced by design100 Founder & CEO, Mark Bergin at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture’s new state-of-the-art Melbourne School of Design facility.  

The coveted Best of awards were announced with the accolades as follows: Design Champion – NAB for the 2nd year running, Best Start-up – Yousili, Best Studio less than 5 – Immediacy, Best Studio  5 – 20 Principals and Best Studio 20+ architecture firm McBride Charles Ryan leading the way with two gold and one silver award winning projects.

“The depth in the 2014 awards has been remarkable, across 34 categories we’ve awarded 100 winners” said Mr Bergin. With a focus on the design economy, Mr Bergin remarked “a primary goal of the awards is to also provide recognition to the commissioners, who recognise that design is the premise of accelerating business and have the courage to honour their convictions by commissioning new design projects. We’re proud to acknowledge their important role in the design equation.”

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New Star Design Awards Now Open

NewStar Design Awards is a scholarship and exhibition program that offers emerging designers an incredible opportunity to win work experience at some of the world’s most prestigious design studios and to expose their work through public exhibition.
Working alongside the Collie Print Trust, agIdeas endeavour to provide opportunity to expand the knowledge, skills and experience of our rising design stars on the global stage, expanding their international perspectives and networks.
Entrants are shortlisted by a panel of leading Australian designers. The winner is selected by international designers who participate in the agIdeas International Design Forum as part of Melbourne International Design Week.
To enter, simply submit 3 examples of your best work in either 2D, 3D or Multimedia categories via the leading online creative community The Loop.
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Get into Action - Save with a Nomination Pack

The  Melbourne Design Awards close midnight Tuesday 7 October. Time to get into action.

We know some people have cottoned on to the nomination packs. They offer a way to get the standard price nomination during the late period. Nomination packs cover 6 nominations and cost $1500, a saving of 48%.

The awards are great opportunity to promote your projects and your organisation as a leader in design.

Great design is the intersection between innovative materials, courageous client needs and brilliant design execution. So we have introduced the Best Supplier category into this year's awards to give suppliers the opportunity to participate via project showcase nominations.

Design commissioners with a wide body of work will be in the running for the coveted Design Champion Award recently taken out in the Sydney Design Awards by Sekisui House and last year in Melbourne by NAB.

Winners will be announced prior to the trophy presentation so if you're involved with a winning project you can further enhance your awards experience by getting together with the project team and celebrating your award.

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Standard Nomination Deadline closes 11.59pm Tuesday 23 September

Less than 48 hours remain for the  Melbourne Design Awards Standard Nomination Deadline before rolling over to the Late Nomination Deadline Make sure you're represented in our next round of Shortlisting and in the running for our Silver & Gold award announcements.

A timely reminder to designers and commissioners to ensure you've nominated all your relevant projects to be in contention for the Best Studio and Design Commissioner awards. 

In recognising that great design projects are based on innovative products and services we have also introduced the Best Supplier category into this year's awards. So if you know a great supplier who deserves recognition, it's time to spread the news and encourage them to get involved. 

If your nomination won’t quite get over the line by the deadline, you can make payment to lock in the standard pricing and complete your nomination when it’s ready, but remember the clock is ticking.

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Early Bird Nominations Close 11.59pm Thursday 11 September

We recommend you to take up the Melbourne Design Awards early bird offer – not only do you benefit from the 20% discount but your project gains wider exposure for you own and our awards program marketing.

If your nomination won’t quite get over the line by the deadline, you can make payment to lock in the early bird pricing and complete your nomination when it’s ready.

To those already on the early bird shortlist – Congratulations. Remember to post and tweet about your Shortlist achievement.

Mark Bergin
CEO & Founder

Early Bird ($240 nomination fee) - Closes 11 September
Standard ($300 nomination fee) - Closes 23 September
Late ($480 nomination fee) - Closes 7 October

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