Best Client Award open for submissions

May 4 2017

5 May
14 Jun


Dutch Design Awards (DDA) has opened registrations for the Best Client Award, the prize for good commissioning in relation to design. Clients, project leaders and designers who wish to compete for this recognition can register through the DDA website until 14 June 2017. The presentation will take place on Saturday 28 October during Dutch Design Week.


With this prize, the DDA gives recognition to the added (im)material value of design for companies and institutions. The Best Client Award is awarded annually to the organisation who has deployed design strategically, sustainably and innovatively in the most professional manner. Clients, project leaders and designers can register online until 14 June at Following the payment of the once-only registration fee (€ 150 excl. VAT), the registration becomes official and is processed.

Jury and criteria All submissions will be evaluated by a jury of experts. This year comprising Pieter Aarts (Design Management Netwerk), Rita van Hattum (BNO), Roel Stavorinus, Luuk Ros (Adformatie), Mark van Iterson (Heineken) and Adjan Kodde (Mirabeau). Important criteria are the level of professionalism, strategy, sustainability and innovation.

Hall of fame The Best Client Award was previously awarded to Brabantia (2016), Eindhoven365 (2015) the zoo Natura Artis Magistra (2014) and construction company Heijmans (2013). The complete overview of all Best Client Award finalists and winners can be viewed in the online Dutch Design Gallery.

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